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Volcanic aerosols, not pollutants, tamped down recent Earth warming

Volcanic aerosols, not pollutants, tamped down recent Earth warming

In the search for clues as to why Earth did not warm as much as scientists expected between 2000 and 2010, researchers have discovered the answer is hiding in plain sight.
March 1, 2013 0 Comments
Saharan and Asian dust, biological particles end global journey in California

Saharan and Asian dust, biological particles end global journey in California

A field study of aerosol impacts on clouds and precipitation in the Sierra Nevada mountains shows that dust and microorganisms transported from as far away as the Sahara desert help to spur the precipitation that California counts on for its water supply.
February 28, 2013 0 Comments
New NOAA study estimates future loss of labor capacity as climate warms

New NOAA study estimates future loss of labor capacity as climate warms

A new NOAA study projects that heat-stress related labor capacity losses will double globally by 2050 with a warming climate. The impact will be felt the most by those who work outside or in hot environments.
February 25, 2013 0 Comments
NOAA and DOE join forces to tackle climate modeling

NOAA and DOE join forces to tackle climate modeling

Scientists with NOAA and the Department of Energy’s Office of Science will coordinate their climate modeling research programs to answer some of the most perplexing questions in climate and Earth systems science.
February 12, 2013 0 Comments
NOAA research finds new way to identify which El Niño events will have biggest impact on U.S. winter weather

NOAA research finds new way to identify which El Niño events will have biggest impact on U.S. winter weather

New research from NOAA and the University of Washington suggests that using satellites to detect heat from deep convective cloud tops may be a way to detect El Niño and could help forecasters predict the unusual weather it causes.
February 7, 2013 0 Comments
Create a rain garden, protect the environment with new NOAA Sea Grant-funded app

Create a rain garden, protect the environment with new NOAA Sea Grant-funded app

Rain Garden, a new free iPhone app, guides users on how to create and install rain gardens that curtail runoff of pollutants, prevent erosion, and provide wildlife habitat.

January 30, 2013 0 Comments
Energy Use in Cities Has Global Climate Effects

Energy Use in Cities Has Global Climate Effects

The heat that is generated by everyday energy consumption in metropolitan areas is significant enough to influence the character of major atmospheric circulation systems, according to a new NOAA-funded study.
January 28, 2013 0 Comments
NOAA gives $3.5 million to help two states address effects of climate change

NOAA gives $3.5 million to help two states address effects of climate change

Arizona and New Mexico will receive $3.5 million in grants from NOAA over five years to help them prepare for and adapt to climate variability and change.
January 16, 2013 0 Comments
Black carbon larger cause of climate change than previously assessed

Black carbon larger cause of climate change than previously assessed

Soot, known as black carbon to scientists, is the second largest man-made contributor to global warming, and its influence on climate has been greatly underestimated.
January 15, 2013 0 Comments
One in a million: NOAA ocean profilers hit new data transmission milestone

One in a million: NOAA ocean profilers hit new data transmission milestone

The Argo fleet, now more than 3,000 floats strong, recently collected its one millionth temperature and salinity profile.
December 11, 2012 0 Comments
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