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As the North Slope of Alaska warms, greenhouse gases have nowhere to go but up

As the North Slope of Alaska warms, greenhouse gases have nowhere to go but up

The amount of carbon dioxide being released from tundra in the northern region of Alaska during early winter has increased 70 percent since 1975, according to new research funded by NOAA and NASA.


June 14, 2017 0 Comments
Video: NOAA testing unmanned aircraft to measure lower atmosphere

Video: NOAA testing unmanned aircraft to measure lower atmosphere

A few hours before storms formed in northern Oklahoma during the second week in May, three unmanned aircraft flew through the air hundreds of feet above the ground to observe important changes in the atmosphere that could spawn severe thunderstorms.

 

May 25, 2017 0 Comments
NOAA begins transition of powerful new tool to improve hurricane forecasts

NOAA begins transition of powerful new tool to improve hurricane forecasts

NOAA will begin using its newest weather prediction tool -- the dynamic core, Finite-Volume on a Cubed-Sphere (FV3), to provide high quality guidance to NOAA’s National Hurricane Center through the 2017 hurricane season.

May 25, 2017 0 Comments
NOAA names University of Michigan to host cooperative institute for Great Lakes region

NOAA names University of Michigan to host cooperative institute for Great Lakes region

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration today announced it has selected the University of Michigan to continue hosting NOAA’s cooperative institute in the Great Lakes region.
May 19, 2017 0 Comments
Science meets commerce: Aerial data collection helping this small business soar

Science meets commerce: Aerial data collection helping this small business soar

A small business that teamed up with NOAA to design a new tool to help improve the nation’s elevation measurements is now taking flight in the commercial market.

May 10, 2017 0 Comments
Fifty years ago, a historic balloon launch that changed the way we see the ozone layer

Fifty years ago, a historic balloon launch that changed the way we see the ozone layer

What started out as a modest research project driven by scientific curiosity provided NOAA's forerunner with some of the first insights into how ozone, a trace gas that blocks the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays, was distributed in the atmosphere.


April 27, 2017 0 Comments
Study: Global plant growth surging alongside carbon dioxide

Study: Global plant growth surging alongside carbon dioxide

A trace gas present in the atmosphere in miniscule amounts is helping scientists answer one of the biggest questions out there: Has plant growth increased alongside rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere?
April 20, 2017 0 Comments
Cracking the code of a long-distance swimmer

Cracking the code of a long-distance swimmer

Born in the Sargasso Sea, that Atlantic Ocean gyre east of Bermuda, baby European eels will travel 4,000 miles to the freshwater rivers of Europe. Now scientists might have answered a century-old question of how these young eels accomplish such vast oceanic migrations.


April 13, 2017 0 Comments
NOAA study shows as US drilling surged, methane emissions didn’t

NOAA study shows as US drilling surged, methane emissions didn’t

A new NOAA study shows that methane emissions from the United States did not grow significantly from 2000 to 2013 and are not likely to have been an important driver of the increase in atmospheric methane levels observed worldwide after 2007, as other studies have suggested.
March 24, 2017 0 Comments
Agencies team up to accelerate Earth system prediction

Agencies team up to accelerate Earth system prediction

Accurately predicting the weather - at short and long time scales - is among the most complex and important challenges faced by science. Protecting the nation’s security and economic well-being will increasingly rely on improved skill in forecasting weather, weather-driven events like floods and droughts, and long-term shifts in weather, ocean and sea-ice patterns.
March 10, 2017 0 Comments
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