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NOAA's Experimental Lake Erie Hypoxia Forecast is even more useful than anticipated

NOAA's Experimental Lake Erie Hypoxia Forecast is even more useful than anticipated

Now in its fifth year, this forecast model has turned out to serve additional purposes that NOAA’s scientists hadn’t even considered – including maintaining sustainable fisheries and solving a smelly mystery!

September 20, 2021 0 Comments
5 ways NOAA scientists are answering big questions about climate change

5 ways NOAA scientists are answering big questions about climate change

From warmer ocean temperatures to longer and more intense droughts and heat waves, climate change is affecting our entire planet. Scientists at NOAA have long worked to track, understand and predict how climate change is progressing and impacting ecosystems, communities and economies.

April 20, 2021 0 Comments
Climate-driven shifts in deep Lake Michigan water temperatures signal the loss of winter

Climate-driven shifts in deep Lake Michigan water temperatures signal the loss of winter

Climate change is causing significant impacts on the Great Lakes and the surrounding region. As the largest surface freshwater system in the world, the Great Lakes have an enormous impact, seen and unseen, on the more than 34 million people who live within their collective basin. Because of their unique response to environmental conditions, Earth’s large lakes are considered by scientists as key sentinels of climate change. A long-term study published in Nature Communications today from NOAA reveals a warming trend in deepwater temperatures that foreshadows profound ecological change on the horizon. While less visible than the loss in ice cover and increasing lake surface temperatures, this latest index of climate change adds to the growing evidence of climate change impacts in the region. 

March 16, 2021 0 Comments
The amazing research resume of the High-Resolution Rapid Refresh Model

The amazing research resume of the High-Resolution Rapid Refresh Model

From its inception as an experiment to improve forecasts for aviation, to its transition of its final update to NOAA National Weather Service operations, the Global Systems Laboratory’s pioneering High-Resolution Rapid Refresh weather model established a remarkable resume of research accomplishments. 

January 14, 2021 0 Comments
Storm-induced sea level spikes expected to increase on the Gulf and Atlantic coasts

Storm-induced sea level spikes expected to increase on the Gulf and Atlantic coasts

Using a new powerful NOAA global climate model, NOAA and partner researchers show that big storm-induced spikes in sea levels will increase in the future from the Gulf Coast to the Atlantic coast as warming progresses, but will be driven by differing forces.

February 13, 2020 0 Comments
Sinkhole Science: Groundwater in the Great Lakes

Sinkhole Science: Groundwater in the Great Lakes

January 29, 2020 0 Comments
NOAA is developing underwater robots to map, measure toxicity of Great Lakes algal blooms

NOAA is developing underwater robots to map, measure toxicity of Great Lakes algal blooms

Two underwater robots will be gliding throughout the western Lake Erie basin this week, as NOAA and its partners at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) test technology to autonomously monitor and measure the toxicity of harmful algal blooms in the Great Lakes.

August 14, 2019 0 Comments
A Look Inside How NOAA Tracks Harmful Algal Blooms

A Look Inside How NOAA Tracks Harmful Algal Blooms

In the Great Lakes, summer means the arrival of sun, warmth and time spent enjoying the outdoors. Unfortunately, it also often means the arrival of harmful algal blooms.

July 11, 2019 0 Comments
Great Lakes water levels predicted to reach record highs this year

Great Lakes water levels predicted to reach record highs this year

Several Great Lakes are expected to reach record high water levels in the next six months, thanks to above average precipitation in the watershed and large amounts of runoff this year. 

May 8, 2019 0 Comments
This Earth Day, Explore the Ways NOAA Research is Tackling the Planet’s Biggest Questions

This Earth Day, Explore the Ways NOAA Research is Tackling the Planet’s Biggest Questions

For scientists at NOAA, Earth Day — and every other day of the year — is about getting to the bottom of some of the most pressing questions about the planet we call home: how it works, how it’s changing, and how humans are affecting it.

April 16, 2019 0 Comments
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