Visitors to Lake Huron this summer may have a unique opportunity to glimpse science in action. During July and September, scientists will crisscross Thunder Bay, Saginaw Bay, and the open waters of Lake Huron, collecting samples of sediment, water, mussels, microscopic organisms, and fish.
Bering Sea marine mammals, birds, and fish are shifting where they eat, bear their young, and make their homes in response to changes in sea ice extent and duration.
NOAA researchers will be using several innovative tools, techniques, and research results during the 2012 hurricane season to continue to improve hurricane forecasting. Read our 2012 hurricane research news briefs to learn more.
During a recent Gulf of Mexico expedition, NOAA and partners discovered an historic wooden-hulled vessel which is believed to have sunk as long as 200 years ago.
Today marks the beginning of a large-scale, comprehensive field project to measure how thunderstorms transport, produce and process chemicals that form ozone, a greenhouse gas that affects Earth's climate, air quality and weather patterns.
Through telepresence technology, satellite, and high-speed Internet pathways between ship and shore, scientists ashore view information from sensors and high-definition cameras as it is collected at sea.
NOAA scientists are using a newly upgraded powerful high performance computer to improve our understanding of the Earth’s climate system.
Springtime air pollution from Asia, swept across the Pacific Ocean on winds, can contribute to episodes of high surface ozone pollution in the western United States.
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.