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Mining weather data from Civil War-era Navy logbooks

Mining weather data from Civil War-era Navy logbooks

A new grant will let a University of Washington-based project add a new fleet to its quest to learn more about past climate from the records of long-gone mariners. The UW is among the winners of the 2017 “Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives” awards,...
January 18, 2018
Designing the climate observing system of the future

Designing the climate observing system of the future

A new study suggests that targeted investments in expanding climate observing systems could return trillions of dollars in benefits in the decades to come. 

November 8, 2017
Report: Weather readiness depends on more than just a good forecast

Report: Weather readiness depends on more than just a good forecast

Catastrophic flooding from Hurricane Harvey that led to more than 60 deaths and thousands of rescues showed again that an accurate NOAA forecast by itself is not enough to ensure people grasp the risks and make sound decisions that save lives and property.

November 2, 2017
Warm air helped make 2017 ozone hole smallest since 1988

Warm air helped make 2017 ozone hole smallest since 1988

Measurements from satellites this year showed the hole in Earth’s ozone layer that forms over Antarctica each September was the smallest observed since 1988, scientists from NASA and NOAA announced today. 

November 2, 2017
New research: Forests minimize severe heat waves

New research: Forests minimize severe heat waves

Extensive, mature forest cover can mitigate the impact of severe heat waves, droughts and other weather extremes over large regions, according to new NOAA research published in the journal Nature Communications.

October 23, 2017
NOAA, NASA team up again to investigate the atmosphere over Antarctica

NOAA, NASA team up again to investigate the atmosphere over Antarctica

On the ATom mission, NASA, NOAA, and a team of scientists are probing the secrets of Earth's remote atmosphere out over the deep oceans aboard NASA's DC-8, the world's largest flying chemistry laboratory.

 

 

October 17, 2017
Why is it getting cloudier in the Arctic?

Why is it getting cloudier in the Arctic?

Editor’s note: This is the fifth dispatch from Jeremy Mathis, director of NOAA’s Arctic Research Program, who is leading a team of NOAA scientists on a research cruise in the Arctic aboard the USGCGS Healy. 

September 12, 2017
Fishing in the Arctic?

Fishing in the Arctic?

Editor’s note: This is the fourth dispatch from Jeremy Mathis, director of NOAA’s Arctic Research Program, who is leading a team of NOAA scientists on a research cruise in the Arctic.

September 8, 2017
What the mud tells us about a changing Arctic

What the mud tells us about a changing Arctic

Editor’s note: This is the third dispatch from Jeremy Mathis, director of NOAA’s Arctic Research Program, who is leading a team of NOAA scientists on a research cruise in the Arctic.
September 6, 2017
No ice to break

No ice to break

Editor’s note: This is the second dispatch from Jeremy Mathis, director of NOAA’s Arctic Research Program, who is leading a team of NOAA scientists on a research cruise in the Arctic.

September 1, 2017
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The Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) - or "NOAA Research" - provides the research foundation for understanding the complex systems that support our planet. Working in partnership with other organizational units of the NOAA, a bureau of the Department of Commerce, NOAA Research enables better forecasts, earlier warnings for natural disasters, and a greater understanding of the Earth. Our role is to provide unbiased science to better manage the environment, nationally, and globally.

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