Few scientists have been to the locations in Greenland where Marco Tedesco and his team conduct field research on snow and ice melt.
Using historical weather and sea ice information from ship logbooks, Kevin Wood, Ph.D., learns about conditions in the Arctic in centuries past.
NOAA scientist and Princeton University lecturer Gabriel Lau uses computer models to understand the climate system.
Whenever possible, Tom Knutson avoids one-dimensional thinking, but especially at work. Because the research meteorologist sees climate change as much more than a surface temperature issue, he approaches and studies it as a multi-layered phenomenon daily.
A physical research scientist, who has evaluated climate models and observed aerosols at GFDL since 2004, Paul Ginoux likes making discoveries but enjoys correcting mistakes within those findings even more.
Using high-powered computers, Kirsten Findell examines floods and droughts, land-atmosphere interactions, and land cover and land use change.
When asked which instrument would most improve numerical modeling, Leo Donner can’t settle on just one. The physical scientist says it would take more than a single tool to advance his clouds and convection research, even without cost constraints.
Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) - or "NOAA Research" - provides the research foundation for understanding the complex systems that support our planet. Working in partnership with other organizational units of the NOAA, a bureau of the Department of Commerce, NOAA Research enables better forecasts, earlier warnings for natural disasters, and a greater understanding of the Earth. Our role is to provide unbiased science to better manage the environment, nationally, and globally.