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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
Preparing for extreme sea levels is different depending on location and time, new study finds

Preparing for extreme sea levels is different depending on location and time, new study finds

Sometimes to understand the present, it takes looking to the past. That’s the approach coastal researchers, supported by the NOAA Climate Program Office Climate Observations and Monitoring (COM) Program, are taking to pinpoint the causes of extreme sea level changes.

December 18, 2019 0 Comments
Tiny shells reveal waters off California are acidifying twice as fast as the global ocean

Tiny shells reveal waters off California are acidifying twice as fast as the global ocean

In first-of-its-kind research, NOAA scientists and academic partners used 100 years of microscopic shells to show that the coastal waters off California are acidifying twice as fast as the global ocean average — with the seafood supply in the crosshairs.

December 16, 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
NOAA Research scientists named AAAS Fellows

NOAA Research scientists named AAAS Fellows

NOAA scientists Patricia Quinn, Ph.D., of the Pacific Marine Environmental Lab, and Leo Donner, Ph.D., of the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Lab, were named today as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

November 26, 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
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
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