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New research helps crack the mystery of clouds to improve climate prediction

New research helps crack the mystery of clouds to improve climate prediction

NOAA and partner research on clouds and air-sea interactions will help improve a new generation of models that predict our weather and climate, according to a new summary article that is part of a special issue of the open access journal Earth System Science Data

August 25, 2021 0 Comments
A new way to measure how Arctic plant communities respond to climate change

A new way to measure how Arctic plant communities respond to climate change

NOAA scientists have devised a new way to monitor how Arctic plants and soil are responding to increasing carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere. 

August 16, 2021 0 Comments
NOAA scientist Vaishali Naik plays a leading role in international climate assessment

NOAA scientist Vaishali Naik plays a leading role in international climate assessment

“I wanted to do something related to the environment,” Naik said. “It became clear to me during my studies that pollutants are not just harmful for human health, but they also impact the climate.”

August 9, 2021 0 Comments
NOAA, Census challenge innovators to build tools to tackle the climate crisis

NOAA, Census challenge innovators to build tools to tackle the climate crisis

Data-driven tools will help communities accelerate equitable resilience.

July 30, 2021 0 Comments
Human activities responsible for rapid increase in Earth's heat

Human activities responsible for rapid increase in Earth's heat

A new study by Princeton University and NOAA researchers has found clear evidence of human influence on Earth’s climate in the past two decades of satellite measurements. “Human activity strongly influenced the positive trend in Earth's energy imbalance, causing a significant increase in the heat stored in the planet,” said Shiv Priyam Raghuraman, the lead researcher on the study. 

July 28, 2021 0 Comments
Preliminary analysis concludes Pacific Northwest heat wave was a 1,000-year event…hopefully

Preliminary analysis concludes Pacific Northwest heat wave was a 1,000-year event…hopefully

If the preliminary results are correct, they mean that the heat wave would have been at least 150 times rarer before global warming.

July 22, 2021 0 Comments
Low-oxygen waters off Washington, Oregon coasts risk becoming large 'dead zones'

Low-oxygen waters off Washington, Oregon coasts risk becoming large 'dead zones'

A large area of poorly oxygenated water is growing off the coast of Washington and Oregon. Scientists say oxygen levels may fall low enough to create "dead zones." 

July 21, 2021 0 Comments
Deforestation, warming flip part of Amazon forest from carbon sink to source

Deforestation, warming flip part of Amazon forest from carbon sink to source

New results from a nine-year research project in the eastern Amazon rainforest finds that significant deforestation in eastern and southeastern Brazil turned what was once a forest that absorbed carbon dioxide into a source of planet-warming carbon dioxide emissions.

July 14, 2021 0 Comments
Earth has two different stratospheres, and aviation may be to blame

Earth has two different stratospheres, and aviation may be to blame

Findings of a new study of aerosols in the remote atmosphere finds that the northern stratosphere is significantlly more polluted than the south. Analysis of the aerosols suggests aviation is to blame. 

June 30, 2021 0 Comments
4 ways NOAA is studying the ocean's role in climate

4 ways NOAA is studying the ocean's role in climate

For World Ocean Month, here are four ways NOAA is tracking ocean health and our changing climate.

June 21, 2021 0 Comments
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