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Utah’s winter air quality mystery

Utah’s winter air quality mystery

During the last two winters, air quality monitors near oil and gas fields in the Uintah Basin have picked up episodes of ozone pollution far in excess of federal health-based standards in the least likely time -- during winter. 

February 7, 2012 0 Comments
Russell Schnell Wins NOAA Science Communicator Award

Russell Schnell Wins NOAA Science Communicator Award

A NOAA scientist who has published 134 scientific papers and holds patents in chemistry and microbiology can now add award-winning science communicator to his list of honors. Russell Schnell is the recipient of NOAA’s 2011 Dr. Daniel L. Albritton Outstanding Science Communicator Award.

February 1, 2012 0 Comments
NOAA Researchers Honored for Outstanding Scientific Publications

NOAA Researchers Honored for Outstanding Scientific Publications

Twenty-one researchers have received 2010 Outstanding Scientific Paper Awards from NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research for discoveries that are expected to help improve weather forecasting and further understanding of climate change and ozone depletion. 
February 1, 2012 0 Comments
Congratulations to the 2011 OAR Employee of the Year Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2011 OAR Employee of the Year Award Winners

Each year, NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research holds a competition to identify federal employees to receive Employee of the Year Awards. This year, four individuals and one group are honored for promoting excellence in their support of the programs and operations of NOAA Research.
February 1, 2012 0 Comments
NOAA researcher earns international honor for discoveries on the role of atmospheric water vapor in climate change

NOAA researcher earns international honor for discoveries on the role of atmospheric water vapor in climate change

Isaac Held, Ph.D., a senior research scientist with the NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory in Princeton, N.J., will receive the prestigious BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award for his contributions to improved understanding of climate change and atmospheric circulation systems.
January 23, 2012 0 Comments
Dr. Robert Detrick named new assistant administrator of NOAA research office

Dr. Robert Detrick named new assistant administrator of NOAA research office

Robert Detrick, Ph.D, a marine geophysicist, was named the new head of NOAA’s research office today. Detrick will start as the assistant administrator of the NOAA Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research on Feb. 13.
January 18, 2012 0 Comments
Chemical measurements confirm official estimate of Gulf oil spill rate

Chemical measurements confirm official estimate of Gulf oil spill rate

By combining detailed chemical measurements in the deep ocean, in the oil slick, and in the air, NOAA scientists and academic colleagues have independently estimated how fast gases and oil were leaking during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
January 9, 2012 0 Comments
Colorado mountain hail may disappear in a warmer future

Colorado mountain hail may disappear in a warmer future

Summertime hail could all but disappear from the eastern flank of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains by 2070, according to a new modeling study by scientists from NOAA and several other institutions.
January 8, 2012 0 Comments
Air pollution levels from Deepwater Horizon spill similar to large urban area

Air pollution levels from Deepwater Horizon spill similar to large urban area

The amount of air pollutants in the atmospheric plume generated by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill was similar to a large city according to a new NOAA-led study published today in a special issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
December 19, 2011 0 Comments
U.S.-Canada Arctic Ocean survey partnership saved costs, increased data

U.S.-Canada Arctic Ocean survey partnership saved costs, increased data

A recent mission marked the completion of a five-year collaboration between the United States and Canada to survey the Arctic Ocean. The bilateral project collected scientific data to delineate the continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles from the coastline, also known as the extended continental shelf (ECS).

December 15, 2011 0 Comments
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