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Wave gliders, ocean drifters and drones to help international researchers solve key climate question

Wave gliders, ocean drifters and drones to help international researchers solve key climate question

American and European scientists are deploying dozens of autonomous and remotely-piloted instrument platforms to capture simultaneous observations of the lower atmosphere and the upper ocean offshore of Barbados with unprecedented detail.

January 23, 2020 0 Comments
ATOMIC mission week 1 recap: Deployments, deployments, deployments

ATOMIC mission week 1 recap: Deployments, deployments, deployments

January 13, 2020 0 Comments
Scientists begin mission into the trade winds

Scientists begin mission into the trade winds

Editor's note: Air & Sea Chronicles,  NOAA's blog series documenting the ATOMIC mission in Barbados​, kicks off today with the first blog from Janet Intrieri, a research scientist from NOAA's Earth System Research Lab Physical Sciences Division, who reports on the first days of the mission aboard NOAA Ship Ronald H. Brown.

January 10, 2020 0 Comments
NOAA launches major field campaign to improve weather and climate prediction

NOAA launches major field campaign to improve weather and climate prediction

Picture a calm, sunny day at a tropical beach. You look out at the ocean and in the distance a flotilla of small white clouds sails close to the waves. It’s ideal weather and typical of many days in the tropical Atlantic. However, scientists don’t fully understand how these ubiquitous clouds (a type of “shallow convective cloud”) form and impact the ocean, and it represents one of the largest uncertainties in predicting climate change.

January 7, 2020 0 Comments
NOAA Research's top 5 stories from 2019

NOAA Research's top 5 stories from 2019

December 30, 2019 0 Comments
NOAA researchers are working to make traveling in winter weather safer

NOAA researchers are working to make traveling in winter weather safer

December 2, 2019 0 Comments
Indo-Pacific Ocean warming is changing global rainfall patterns

Indo-Pacific Ocean warming is changing global rainfall patterns

New research by NOAA and a visiting scientist from India shows that warming of the Indo-Pacific Ocean is altering rainfall patterns from the tropics to the United States, contributing to declines in rainfall on the United States west and east coasts.

November 27, 2019 0 Comments
Braving the Eye of the Storm

Braving the Eye of the Storm

First data to be published from experimental drone flights into hurricane eyewalls demonstrates value for improving models. 

November 21, 2019 0 Comments
Uncovering NOAA’s inventors

Uncovering NOAA’s inventors

It’s no surprise that an agency of scientists working to create better weather forecasts, manage ocean resources and monitor the environment would have a healthy share of inventors.

“Whenever we visit NOAA labs we find a new invention,” said Derek Parks, the acting deputy director of the NOAA Technology Partnerships Office.

November 13, 2019 0 Comments
From hurricanes to seal pups: 4 ways drones are helping NOAA scientists conduct research

From hurricanes to seal pups: 4 ways drones are helping NOAA scientists conduct research

November 12, 2019 0 Comments
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