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Monitoring Change in the Arctic

Monitoring Change in the Arctic

While NOAA has had to cancel many of its planned research surveys in Alaska, it has been able to conduct a number of scaled-back research surveys in 2020. One such survey that will be finishing up this week is in the Arctic and was conducted on board NOAA Ship Oscar Dyson to collect critical data supporting a long time series involving many scientific partners.

September 25, 2020 0 Comments
The warmest summer on record for the Northern Hemisphere comes to an end

The warmest summer on record for the Northern Hemisphere comes to an end

September 20, 2020 0 Comments
Aviation is responsible for 3.5 percent of climate change, study finds

Aviation is responsible for 3.5 percent of climate change, study finds

The study evaluated all of the aviation industry’s contributing factors to climate change, including emissions of carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide, and the effect of contrails and contrail cirrus – short-lived clouds created in jet engine exhaust plumes at aircraft cruise altitudes that reflect sunlight during the day and trap heat trying to escape at night. 

September 3, 2020 0 Comments
Arctic melt season puts focus on sea ice forecasts

Arctic melt season puts focus on sea ice forecasts

Improving Arctic sea ice forecasts is a high priority for NOAA, as indigenous communities, fisheries, ecotourism, oil and gas industries, shipping concerns, wildlife managers and scientists need better information in a region that is rapidly shifting from a reliable frozen ice cap to an open-water ocean. Check out an animation of this summer's Arctic snow and ice melt.

 

August 21, 2020 0 Comments
NOAA teaming up with Arizona firm to advance study of stratosphere

NOAA teaming up with Arizona firm to advance study of stratosphere

World View Enterprises has offered to carry a miniaturized NOAA instrument on its high-altitude balloon to capture measurements of atmospheric particles on a series of flights in 2021 that will last weeks and cover thousands of miles at altitudes above 55,000 feet. 

August 19, 2020 0 Comments
New forecasting system helps prevent mosquito-borne disease outbreaks

New forecasting system helps prevent mosquito-borne disease outbreaks

August 6, 2020 0 Comments
Ocean heatwaves dramatically shift habitats

Ocean heatwaves dramatically shift habitats

NOAA scientists have introduced a new way to measure the impact of marine heat waves.

August 6, 2020 0 Comments
New research finds the Western U.S. is a hot spot for "snow droughts"

New research finds the Western U.S. is a hot spot for "snow droughts"

August 3, 2020 0 Comments
NOAA names University of Miami to host cooperative institute

NOAA names University of Miami to host cooperative institute

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration today announced it has selected the University of Miami to host the Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS).

July 16, 2020 0 Comments
Ocean warming trends dwarf cooling trends, NOAA analysis finds

Ocean warming trends dwarf cooling trends, NOAA analysis finds

A new NOAA analysis of ocean temperature data finds that for the 52-year period from 1968 to 2019,  72 to 79 percent of the ocean area showed warming, while only 1 to 3 percent exhibited cooling.

July 13, 2020 0 Comments
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