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Measuring salt in the ocean may be key to predicting hurricane intensity

Measuring salt in the ocean may be key to predicting hurricane intensity

Salt has played an outsized role in human history. This element found in the ocean is now at the heart of new NOAA research that will potentially lead to improved forecasts of the most dangerous hurricanes.

December 16, 2021 0 Comments
NOAA Research's top 5 stories from 2021

NOAA Research's top 5 stories from 2021

Spectacular footage from inside a hurricane; a major ocean mapping milestone; new insights on the continued impacts of climate change, and much more  -- 2021 was a busy year for NOAA Research. As the year draws to a close, we’re taking a look back at a few of our biggest research stories of the last 12 months.

December 14, 2021 0 Comments
Atmospheric carbon dioxide rebounds as global pollution rates approach pre-Covid levels

Atmospheric carbon dioxide rebounds as global pollution rates approach pre-Covid levels

November 5, 2021 0 Comments
New study finds urban corals persist in unlikely places

New study finds urban corals persist in unlikely places

A new study finds coral that live in urban areas have some cool adaptations for their challenging conditions - even specialized proteins for defending against toxic substances. 

October 14, 2021 0 Comments
Meet 5 NOAA buoys that help scientists understand our weather, climate and ocean health

Meet 5 NOAA buoys that help scientists understand our weather, climate and ocean health

Keeping track of ocean health is critical for understanding climate change, weather patterns, and the health of important fisheries. But how do NOAA and partner scientists gather data on such a vast environment? 

June 2, 2021 0 Comments
Researchers make small but important step in seasonal tornado forecasting

Researchers make small but important step in seasonal tornado forecasting

A new model named SPOTer (Seasonal Probabilistic Outlook for Tornadoes) shows promise in predicting active seasons 1-2 months in advance. 

February 25, 2021 0 Comments
Drones that hunt hurricanes? NOAA puts some to the test

Drones that hunt hurricanes? NOAA puts some to the test

In clear skies over Maryland the week of January 11, NOAA scientists launched a research drone from a NOAA Hurricane Hunter plane to test its ability to gather weather data that could improve hurricane forecasts.

January 25, 2021 0 Comments
The Global Drifter Program launches a new interactive map tool

The Global Drifter Program launches a new interactive map tool

December 21, 2020 0 Comments
After a busy summer, NOAA’s hurricane gliders are returning home

After a busy summer, NOAA’s hurricane gliders are returning home

NOAA’s hurricane gliders are returning home after a successful journey during the 2020 hurricane season. These gliders were deployed off the coasts of Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Gulf of Mexico, and the eastern U.S. to collect data for scientists to use to improve the accuracy of hurricane forecast models. 

November 9, 2020 0 Comments
NOAA scientists gather key data on Hurricane Sally

NOAA scientists gather key data on Hurricane Sally

September 15, 2020 0 Comments
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