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Sediments a likely culprit in spread of deadly disease on Florida coral reefs, study finds

Sediments a likely culprit in spread of deadly disease on Florida coral reefs, study finds

A new study found that seafloor sediments have the potential to transmit a deadly pathogen to local corals and hypothesizes that sediments have played a role in the persistence of a devastating coral disease outbreak throughout Florida and the Caribbean. 

January 25, 2022 0 Comments
Eruption provides rare opportunity to study volcanic gas and ash injected into the stratosphere

Eruption provides rare opportunity to study volcanic gas and ash injected into the stratosphere

Scientists are traveling to La Reunion to intercept the plume from the Tonga volcano eruption.

January 24, 2022 0 Comments
Understanding a unique tsunami event caused by the Tonga volcano eruption

Understanding a unique tsunami event caused by the Tonga volcano eruption

Two Saildrones were approximately 3,500 nautical miles away when the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano erupted off the coast of Tonga on January 15, capturing key data on the major eruption.

January 24, 2022 0 Comments
Ocean Exploration education grants to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion announced

Ocean Exploration education grants to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion announced

NOAA Ocean Exploration and the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation  have awarded seven education grants to help engage and inspire the next generation of ocean explorers by supporting diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEI&A) efforts related to ocean literacy, stewardship, and workforce development.

January 20, 2022 0 Comments
Air pollution from wildfires, rising heat affected two-thirds of U.S. West

Air pollution from wildfires, rising heat affected two-thirds of U.S. West

Large wildfires and severe heat events are happening more often at the same time, worsening air pollution across the western United States, according to a new study led by Washington State University, with CIRES and NOAA’s Global Systems Laboratory. 

January 14, 2022 0 Comments
Environmental DNA sampling gets an upgrade with new open-source technology

Environmental DNA sampling gets an upgrade with new open-source technology

Scientists at NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) have engineered a new instrument that will provide valuable information about the biodiversity of aquatic ecosystems.

January 14, 2022 0 Comments
Wet, then dry extremes contributed to devastating Marshall Fire in Colorado

Wet, then dry extremes contributed to devastating Marshall Fire in Colorado

On December 30, 2021, the Marshall Fire ripped through suburban neighborhoods on the west side of the Denver-Boulder metropolitan area. Spread by high winds and fueled by dry conditions, the wildfire destroyed more than 1,000 homes, according to news reports.

January 9, 2022 0 Comments
New ocean floats to boost global network essential for weather, climate research

New ocean floats to boost global network essential for weather, climate research

NOAA and partners have joined together to launch approximately 100 new Argo floats across the Atlantic ocean to collect data that supports ocean, weather and climate research and prediction. 

December 15, 2021 0 Comments
Report: Climate change contributed to some of 2020’s worst weather

Report: Climate change contributed to some of 2020’s worst weather

Failed monsoon rains that reignited the southwestern U.S. drought. A spring heat wave in western Europe. Intense Siberian wildfires. Scientists say human-caused climate change made these extreme weather events more likely, according to new research published today in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS). 

December 15, 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
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