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New temperature product improves global climate monitoring

New temperature product improves global climate monitoring

Record cold and record warm temperatures across the planet can cause major and widespread impacts to life and property. But how frequent are these extreme temperature events? How do the frequencies of record warm events and record cold events compare, and have their relative frequencies changed over time? 

October 17, 2019 0 Comments
Tiny Particles Brighten Clouds in the Tropics

Tiny Particles Brighten Clouds in the Tropics

Findings from one of the first studies produced by the Atmospheric Tomorgraphy mission suggest climate models may underestimate the cooling effect of tropical clouds.  

October 17, 2019 0 Comments
Old weather “time machine” opens a treasure trove for researchers

Old weather “time machine” opens a treasure trove for researchers

https://cires.colorado.edu/A NOAA-funded research team ha published an update the 20th Century Reanalysis Project, a dauntingly complex, high-resolution, four-dimensional reconstruction of the global climate that estimates what the weather was for every day back to 1836.

October 9, 2019 0 Comments
Heat waves could increase substantially in size by mid-century, says new study

Heat waves could increase substantially in size by mid-century, says new study

Our planet has been baking under the sun this summer as temperatures reached the hottest ever recorded and heat waves spread across the globe. While the climate continues to warm, scientists expect the frequency and intensity of heat waves to increase. However, a commonly overlooked aspect is the spatial size of heat waves, despite its important implications.

October 7, 2019 0 Comments
Unprecedented 2018 Bering Sea ice loss repeated in 2019

Unprecedented 2018 Bering Sea ice loss repeated in 2019

During winter 2018 the sea ice in the Bering Sea reached record-low levels thanks to persistent warm southerly winds. These conditions caused the ice to retreat to the northern reaches of the 800,000 square mile body of water.

August 14, 2019 0 Comments
Soot from massive 2017 fire clouds persisted in stratosphere for months

Soot from massive 2017 fire clouds persisted in stratosphere for months

A sooty cloud generated by a 2017 firestorm provided an ideal opportunity for researchers to test a climate model that simulated the lifetime of that soot in the stratosphere.

August 8, 2019 0 Comments
New NOAA app brings earth and space animations to your phone

New NOAA app brings earth and space animations to your phone

NOAA's SOS Explorer Mobile, an app for personal mobile devices, tells earth science stories by playing visually stunning movies on a virtual globe.

August 2, 2019 0 Comments
Airborne research shows East Coast cities emitting twice as much methane as estimated

Airborne research shows East Coast cities emitting twice as much methane as estimated

A new NOAA and University of Michigan study using an instrumented airplane has found unexpectedly large emissions over five major cities along the East Coast - twice the total amount of methane and almost 10 times the amount estimated from natural gas.

July 22, 2019 0 Comments
Climate change to make hot droughts hotter in the US southern plains

Climate change to make hot droughts hotter in the US southern plains

A new NOAA study in the Journal of Climate warns that in the already warm and frequently dry southern Great Plains and Southwest, climate change will make compound heat-wave and drought events significantly hotter than they used to be. 

July 15, 2019 0 Comments
Five NOAA Research scientists to receive Presidential awards for early career achievement

Five NOAA Research scientists to receive Presidential awards for early career achievement

President Trump has named five NOAA Research scientists among 314 federally-supported scientists as recipients of the prestigious Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). They join three other NOAA scientists who will receive the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government to outstanding scientists and engineers who are beginning their research careers and show exceptional promise for leadership in science and technology. 

 

July 15, 2019 0 Comments
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