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Are tropical cyclones moving at a more leisurely pace?

Are tropical cyclones moving at a more leisurely pace?

A recent NOAA-led study found the speed of movement of tropical cyclones, including hurricanes, has been slowing in recent decades, with more storms lumbering slowly over land and potentially causing more flooding. However, new research published in Nature by another NOAA scientist casts some doubt that tropical cyclones are slowing and that there’s a link to climate change.

June 6, 2019 0 Comments
XPrize announces winners in contest to advance ocean science and discovery

XPrize announces winners in contest to advance ocean science and discovery

Editor’s note: This story was adapted from the XPrize news release issued on May 31, 2019.

XPRIZE, the global leader in designing and operating incentive competitions to solve humanity’s grand challenges, announced winners on May 31, in the $7M Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE and the $1 million NOAA Bonus prize as part of the global competition to advance ocean technologies for rapid, unmanned and high-resolution ocean exploration and discovery.

May 31, 2019 0 Comments
NOAA names Colorado State University to host cooperative institute for atmospheric research

NOAA names Colorado State University to host cooperative institute for atmospheric research

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration today announced it has selected Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, to host NOAA’s cooperative institute focused on developing new satellite products and models designed to improve weather and climate prediction.

May 22, 2019 0 Comments
New NOAA, partner buoy in American Samoa opens window into a changing ocean

New NOAA, partner buoy in American Samoa opens window into a changing ocean

NOAA and partners have launched a new buoy in Fagatele Bay within NOAA’s National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa to measure the amount of carbon dioxide in the waters around a vibrant tropical coral reef ecosystem.

May 21, 2019 0 Comments
NOAA names Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution to host cooperative institute

NOAA names Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution to host cooperative institute

 

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration today announced it has selected Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution to host NOAA’s Cooperative Institute for the North Atlantic Region.

May 14, 2019 0 Comments
NOAA names University of Rhode Island to host new cooperative institute for ocean exploration

NOAA names University of Rhode Island to host new cooperative institute for ocean exploration

 

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration today announced it has selected the University of Rhode Island to host NOAA’s Ocean Exploration Cooperative Institute.

May 6, 2019 0 Comments
NOAA researcher studies how to improve tornado information to save lives

NOAA researcher studies how to improve tornado information to save lives

When a tornado threatens a community, NOAA National Weather Service forecasters issue a tornado warning. Local emergency management agencies sound emergency tornado sirens or send out phone alerts. Broadcast meteorologists tell everyone to take shelter. But how does all of this help the public and how does the public respond?

April 26, 2019 0 Comments
Drone trains its eyes on flood waters to improve forecasts

Drone trains its eyes on flood waters to improve forecasts

As the Yalobusha River rose around Greenwood, Mississippi, during a major rainstorm in late February, scientists from the Northern Gulf Institute at Mississippi State University deployed a small unmanned plane that took high-resolution images of rising waters and beamed them back in real time to NOAA weather forecasters.

March 20, 2019 0 Comments
Global ocean is absorbing more carbon from emissions

Global ocean is absorbing more carbon from emissions

New research by NOAA and partners based on extensive sampling of the global ocean finds that the ocean absorbed 34 billion metric tons of carbon from the burning of fossil fuels from 1994 to 2007 — a four-fold increase to 2.6 billion metric tons per year when compared to the period starting from the Industrial Revolution in 1800 to 1994.

March 14, 2019 0 Comments
NOAA science report highlights 2018 research accomplishments

NOAA science report highlights 2018 research accomplishments

Forecasting hurricane track and intensity, providing decision support for wildfires, issuing warnings for harmful algal blooms: these are just a snapshot of how NOAA’s research over the past year has provided vital services to Americans every day. A newly released NOAA Science Report celebrates NOAA’s research and development, highlighting how NOAA’s research products impact the lives of all Americans.

March 7, 2019 0 Comments
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