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NOAA seeks public input on future priorities for research and development

NOAA seeks public input on future priorities for research and development

NOAA is asking the general public and our stakeholders for comments on a new draft plan that outlines agency priorities for research and development from 2020 to 2026. 

July 12, 2019 0 Comments
Mississippi State University to host supercomputer to power NOAA research

Mississippi State University to host supercomputer to power NOAA research

In mid-July, Mississippi State University will begin operating a NOAA-funded, newly installed high-performance computer (HPC) called Orion to support NOAA research and development in environmental, weather and climate modeling, and autonomous vehicle design and operation.

June 19, 2019 0 Comments
NOAA taps weather program leader to head NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Lab

NOAA taps weather program leader to head NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Lab

 

John Cortinas, Ph.D., director of NOAA’s Office of Weather and Air Quality, today was named the new director of NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory in Miami. He will begin the new position on July 8.

June 13, 2019 0 Comments
New engine is driving NOAA’s flagship weather forecast model

New engine is driving NOAA’s flagship weather forecast model

As NOAA launches a major upgrade of its flagship weather forecast model today, an important part is the Global Forecast System’s new dynamical core. The story of how scientists developed the dynamical core or engine for the model is a view into how scientific invention works.

June 12, 2019 0 Comments
Are tropical cyclones moving at a more leisurely pace?

Are tropical cyclones moving at a more leisurely pace?

A recent NOAA-led study found the speed of movement of tropical cyclones, including hurricanes, has been slowing in recent decades, with more storms lumbering slowly over land and potentially causing more flooding. However, new research published in Nature by another NOAA scientist casts some doubt that tropical cyclones are slowing and that there’s a link to climate change.

June 6, 2019 0 Comments
Surprisingly large carbon uptake by North American biosphere during El Niños

Surprisingly large carbon uptake by North American biosphere during El Niños

The results of a new NOAA study snowing a strong response by the North American biosphere to El Ninos highlight the importance of improving understanding of regional carbon-climate relationships, which represent a major uncertainty in future climate projections.

June 5, 2019 0 Comments
Carbon dioxide levels hit record peak in May

Carbon dioxide levels hit record peak in May

Carbon dioxide levels reached the highest seasonal peak recorded in 61 years of observations at NOAA's Mauna Loa observatory. This the seventh consecutive year of steep global increases in concentrations of this important greenhouse gas pollutant.

June 4, 2019 0 Comments
Climate change to make events like 2017 Northern Plains flash drought more likely

Climate change to make events like 2017 Northern Plains flash drought more likely

The 2017 Northern Plains drought hit hard and without warning, desiccating pastures, rangelands and wheat, sparking massive wildfires, and causing widespread livestock sell-offs across the Dakotas, northeastern Montana and the Canadian Prairies. While it wasn't the region's worst drought, it caused $2.6 billion in losses. A new study shows droughts like this are 20% more likely due to climate change. 

June 3, 2019 0 Comments
NOAA names Colorado State University to host cooperative institute for atmospheric research

NOAA names Colorado State University to host cooperative institute for atmospheric research

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration today announced it has selected Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, to host NOAA’s cooperative institute focused on developing new satellite products and models designed to improve weather and climate prediction.

May 22, 2019 0 Comments
Rising emissions drive greenhouse gas index increase

Rising emissions drive greenhouse gas index increase

Record levels of greenhouse gas pollution continued to increase humanity’s impact on the atmosphere’s heat-trapping capacity during 2018, according to a yearly analysis released by NOAA scientists today.

May 21, 2019 0 Comments
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