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Monitoring the atmosphere at the U.S.'s northernmost tip

Monitoring the atmosphere at the U.S.'s northernmost tip

For nearly 50 years, NOAA’s Barrow Atmospheric Baseline Observatory has provided a window on the world, producing a record of changes that have a profound global reach.

November 16, 2021 0 Comments
Why NOAA tracks water levels in the Great Lakes

Why NOAA tracks water levels in the Great Lakes

Millions of people rely on the Great Lakes for recreation, industry, and drinking water, and changing water levels can have positive or negative impacts on industries like tourism and transportation in the region. 

November 16, 2021 0 Comments
Meet Ko Barrett: NOAA's senior advisor for climate and IPCC vice-chair

Meet Ko Barrett: NOAA's senior advisor for climate and IPCC vice-chair

At the end of October, a small team of NOAA experts traveled to Glasgow, Scotland to attend the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), an international summit aimed at accelerating climate action across the globe. 

November 1, 2021 0 Comments
Antarctic ozone hole is 13th largest on record and expected to persist into November

Antarctic ozone hole is 13th largest on record and expected to persist into November

This year’s ozone hole developed similarly to last year's: A colder than usual Southern Hemisphere winter lead to a deep and larger-than-average hole that will likely persist into November or early December. 

October 28, 2021 0 Comments
NOAA's National Marine Ecosystem Status website provides one-stop shop for key marine ecosystem data

NOAA's National Marine Ecosystem Status website provides one-stop shop for key marine ecosystem data

The website is a helpful resource for trends, links, and other information related to essential U.S. coastal and marine ecosystem indicator data.

 

October 25, 2021 0 Comments
New study finds urban corals persist in unlikely places

New study finds urban corals persist in unlikely places

A new study finds coral that live in urban areas have some cool adaptations for their challenging conditions - even specialized proteins for defending against toxic substances. 

October 14, 2021 0 Comments
Former NOAA scientist Suki Manabe shares Nobel Prize in Physics for pioneering climate prediction

Former NOAA scientist Suki Manabe shares Nobel Prize in Physics for pioneering climate prediction

Manabe's pioneering research in the 1960s laid the foundation for how scientists perceive the Earth’s climate and how human actions continue to influence it.

October 6, 2021 0 Comments
A world first: Ocean drone captures video from inside a hurricane

A world first: Ocean drone captures video from inside a hurricane

Saildrone Inc. and NOAA have released the first video footage gathered by an uncrewed surface vehicle from inside a major hurricane barreling across the Atlantic Ocean. 

October 1, 2021 0 Comments
NOAA's Experimental Lake Erie Hypoxia Forecast is even more useful than anticipated

NOAA's Experimental Lake Erie Hypoxia Forecast is even more useful than anticipated

Now in its fifth year, this forecast model has turned out to serve additional purposes that NOAA’s scientists hadn’t even considered – including maintaining sustainable fisheries and solving a smelly mystery!

September 20, 2021 0 Comments
Study: Dry future likely unavoidable for Southwest, but reducing greenhouse gases can still help

Study: Dry future likely unavoidable for Southwest, but reducing greenhouse gases can still help

A new study shows that, regardless of future levels of greenhouse gas emissions, the warming climate has locked in an elevated risk of intense megadroughts for the region - but mitigation efforts are still important.

September 8, 2021 0 Comments
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