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Weather data from nation’s largest wind farms could improve U.S. models, forecasts

Weather data from nation’s largest wind farms could improve U.S. models, forecasts

Two of the nation's largest producers of wind-generated electric power will share weather data with NOAA, providing additional observations from wind farms across the nation for research and operations.
November 14, 2012 0 Comments
New NOAA study suggests Great Plains may not suffer semi-permanent Dust Bowl as climate changes

New NOAA study suggests Great Plains may not suffer semi-permanent Dust Bowl as climate changes

A new NOAA study explores the reasons behind diverging views on future Great Plains drought. The good news is that it will probably not be as dire as some earlier studies suggest.

October 25, 2012 0 Comments
Introducing EMILY and other innovations to improve hurricane forecasts

Introducing EMILY and other innovations to improve hurricane forecasts

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.

May 17, 2012 0 Comments
NOAA near-term weather forecasts get powerful boost from new computer model

NOAA near-term weather forecasts get powerful boost from new computer model

Starting today, NOAA is using a sophisticated new weather forecast computer model to improve predictions of quickly developing severe weather events including thunderstorms, winter storms and aviation hazards such as clear air turbulence.

May 1, 2012 0 Comments
Smoking out an air pollutant’s hot spots

Smoking out an air pollutant’s hot spots

A smoke-related chemical, isocyanic acid, may be a significant air pollutant in some parts of the world, especially where forest fires and other forms of biomass burning are common.

April 30, 2012 0 Comments
Superfast 'Gaea' supercomputer helps scientists model the Earth’s climate

Superfast 'Gaea' supercomputer helps scientists model the Earth’s climate

NOAA scientists are using a newly upgraded powerful high performance computer to improve our understanding of the Earth’s climate system.

April 3, 2012 0 Comments
Colorado mountain hail may disappear in a warmer future

Colorado mountain hail may disappear in a warmer future

Summertime hail could all but disappear from the eastern flank of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains by 2070, according to a new modeling study by scientists from NOAA and several other institutions.
January 8, 2012 0 Comments
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