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New smart phone app lets public report rain, hail, sleet and snow to NOAA

New smart phone app lets public report rain, hail, sleet and snow to NOAA

The NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory, in partnership with the University of Oklahoma, has launched a free app for users to anonymously report precipitation from their Apple or Android mobile device.

February 6, 2013 0 Comments
5,000th Teacher Completes NOAA Ocean Exploration Workshop

5,000th Teacher Completes NOAA Ocean Exploration Workshop

When Malia Ane signed in at a September 2012 workshop, she was the 5,000th teacher to do so since NOAA began the program nine years ago.

February 4, 2013 0 Comments
Create a rain garden, protect the environment with new NOAA Sea Grant-funded app

Create a rain garden, protect the environment with new NOAA Sea Grant-funded app

Rain Garden, a new free iPhone app, guides users on how to create and install rain gardens that curtail runoff of pollutants, prevent erosion, and provide wildlife habitat.

January 30, 2013 0 Comments
Energy Use in Cities Has Global Climate Effects

Energy Use in Cities Has Global Climate Effects

The heat that is generated by everyday energy consumption in metropolitan areas is significant enough to influence the character of major atmospheric circulation systems, according to a new NOAA-funded study.
January 28, 2013 0 Comments
NOAA gives $3.5 million to help two states address effects of climate change

NOAA gives $3.5 million to help two states address effects of climate change

Arizona and New Mexico will receive $3.5 million in grants from NOAA over five years to help them prepare for and adapt to climate variability and change.
January 16, 2013 0 Comments
Black carbon larger cause of climate change than previously assessed

Black carbon larger cause of climate change than previously assessed

Soot, known as black carbon to scientists, is the second largest man-made contributor to global warming, and its influence on climate has been greatly underestimated.
January 15, 2013 0 Comments
Oil and Gas Wells Contribute Fuel for Ozone Pollution

Oil and Gas Wells Contribute Fuel for Ozone Pollution

Emissions from oil and natural gas operations north of Denver are releasing gases into the air that could add to ozone pollution in the region.

January 15, 2013 0 Comments
One in a million: NOAA ocean profilers hit new data transmission milestone

One in a million: NOAA ocean profilers hit new data transmission milestone

The Argo fleet, now more than 3,000 floats strong, recently collected its one millionth temperature and salinity profile.
December 11, 2012 0 Comments
New NOAA technical report reveals global sea level rise scenarios through 2100

New NOAA technical report reveals global sea level rise scenarios through 2100

Today, NOAA released a report that estimates global mean sea level rise over the next century based on a comprehensive synthesis of existing scientific literature.

December 6, 2012 0 Comments
Arctic continues to break records in 2012: Becoming warmer, greener region with record losses of summer sea ice and late spring snow

Arctic continues to break records in 2012: Becoming warmer, greener region with record losses of summer sea ice and late spring snow

NOAA scientists participated in a panel discussion of the annual Arctic Report Card, which has summarized the quickly changing conditions in the Arctic since 2006.
December 5, 2012 0 Comments
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