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NOAA teaming up with Arizona firm to advance study of stratosphere

NOAA teaming up with Arizona firm to advance study of stratosphere

World View Enterprises has offered to carry a miniaturized NOAA instrument on its high-altitude balloon to capture measurements of atmospheric particles on a series of flights in 2021 that will last weeks and cover thousands of miles at altitudes above 55,000 feet. 

August 19, 2020 0 Comments
New forecasting system helps prevent mosquito-borne disease outbreaks

New forecasting system helps prevent mosquito-borne disease outbreaks

August 6, 2020 0 Comments
Ocean heatwaves dramatically shift habitats

Ocean heatwaves dramatically shift habitats

NOAA scientists have introduced a new way to measure the impact of marine heat waves.

August 6, 2020 0 Comments
New research finds the Western U.S. is a hot spot for "snow droughts"

New research finds the Western U.S. is a hot spot for "snow droughts"

August 3, 2020 0 Comments
NOAA names University of Miami to host cooperative institute

NOAA names University of Miami to host cooperative institute

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration today announced it has selected the University of Miami to host the Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS).

July 16, 2020 0 Comments
Ocean warming trends dwarf cooling trends, NOAA analysis finds

Ocean warming trends dwarf cooling trends, NOAA analysis finds

A new NOAA analysis of ocean temperature data finds that for the 52-year period from 1968 to 2019,  72 to 79 percent of the ocean area showed warming, while only 1 to 3 percent exhibited cooling.

July 13, 2020 0 Comments
NOAA’s Climate Program Office launches Climate Risk Areas Initiative

NOAA’s Climate Program Office launches Climate Risk Areas Initiative

Increased flooding, warming ocean temperatures, fluctuating lake levels, and more frequent heat waves—these are just some of the impacts communities across the country are facing as people from every U.S. region and economic sector turn to NOAA for actionable climate information. 

July 6, 2020 0 Comments
NOAA high performance computer rated among Top 500 in the world

NOAA high performance computer rated among Top 500 in the world

NOAA’s newest high performance computer used for research to advance weather, climate and ecosystem prediction was named number 88 among the top 500 high performance computers in the world based on computing capacity, according to Top500.org.

June 26, 2020 0 Comments
Rise of carbon dioxide unabated

Rise of carbon dioxide unabated

Atmospheric carbon dioxide measured at Mauna Loa Observatory reached a seasonal peak of 417.1 parts per million for 2020 in May, the highest monthly reading ever recorded. Monthly CO2 values at Mauna Loa first breached the 400 ppm threshold in 2014, and are now at levels not experienced by the atmosphere in several million years.

June 4, 2020 0 Comments
NOAA leads community scientists in mapping hottest parts of 13 U.S. cities this summer

NOAA leads community scientists in mapping hottest parts of 13 U.S. cities this summer

Running barefoot from scorching asphalt to cool grass in the summertime as a kid, you likely learned how cityscapes tend to get much warmer than green spaces. Extreme heat can be fatal, and buildings and pavement increase its threat, making some parts of cities up to 20°F hotter than other parts.

June 3, 2020 0 Comments
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