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NOAA’s Climate Program Office launches Climate Risk Areas Initiative

NOAA’s Climate Program Office launches Climate Risk Areas Initiative

Increased flooding, warming ocean temperatures, fluctuating lake levels, and more frequent heat waves—these are just some of the impacts communities across the country are facing as people from every U.S. region and economic sector turn to NOAA for actionable climate information. 

July 6, 2020 0 Comments
NOAA releases roadmap for the next 7 years of research and development

NOAA releases roadmap for the next 7 years of research and development

June 29, 2020 0 Comments
NOAA high performance computer rated among Top 500 in the world

NOAA high performance computer rated among Top 500 in the world

NOAA’s newest high performance computer used for research to advance weather, climate and ecosystem prediction was named number 88 among the top 500 high performance computers in the world based on computing capacity, according to Top500.org.

June 26, 2020 0 Comments
The Saharan Air Layer: What is it? Why does NOAA track it?

The Saharan Air Layer: What is it? Why does NOAA track it?

June 24, 2020 0 Comments
NOAA ramps up use of drones to collect fish, seafloor and weather data

NOAA ramps up use of drones to collect fish, seafloor and weather data

June 19, 2020 0 Comments
NOAA scientists tackle the challenge of seasonal rainfall prediction

NOAA scientists tackle the challenge of seasonal rainfall prediction

June 15, 2020 0 Comments
NOAA collects a lot of data on the ocean. Here are 4 ways we use it.

NOAA collects a lot of data on the ocean. Here are 4 ways we use it.

June 8, 2020 0 Comments
Rise of carbon dioxide unabated

Rise of carbon dioxide unabated

Atmospheric carbon dioxide measured at Mauna Loa Observatory reached a seasonal peak of 417.1 parts per million for 2020 in May, the highest monthly reading ever recorded. Monthly CO2 values at Mauna Loa first breached the 400 ppm threshold in 2014, and are now at levels not experienced by the atmosphere in several million years.

June 4, 2020 0 Comments
NOAA leads community scientists in mapping hottest parts of 13 U.S. cities this summer

NOAA leads community scientists in mapping hottest parts of 13 U.S. cities this summer

Running barefoot from scorching asphalt to cool grass in the summertime as a kid, you likely learned how cityscapes tend to get much warmer than green spaces. Extreme heat can be fatal, and buildings and pavement increase its threat, making some parts of cities up to 20°F hotter than other parts.

June 3, 2020 0 Comments
A new look at old smoke finds it has an important role in regulating the climate

A new look at old smoke finds it has an important role in regulating the climate

A NOAA study published in Nature Geosciences takes a new look at faint, old smoke and finds that it is just as important an influence on the climate as the thick plumes produced by active fires. 

June 2, 2020 0 Comments
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