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Airborne research shows East Coast cities emitting twice as much methane as estimated

Airborne research shows East Coast cities emitting twice as much methane as estimated

A new NOAA and University of Michigan study using an instrumented airplane has found unexpectedly large emissions over five major cities along the East Coast - twice the total amount of methane and almost 10 times the amount estimated from natural gas.

July 22, 2019 0 Comments
Climate change to make hot droughts hotter in the US southern plains

Climate change to make hot droughts hotter in the US southern plains

A new NOAA study in the Journal of Climate warns that in the already warm and frequently dry southern Great Plains and Southwest, climate change will make compound heat-wave and drought events significantly hotter than they used to be. 

July 15, 2019 0 Comments
Five NOAA Research scientists to receive Presidential awards for early career achievement

Five NOAA Research scientists to receive Presidential awards for early career achievement

President Trump has named five NOAA Research scientists among 309 federally-supported scientists as recipients of the prestigious Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). They join three other NOAA scientists who will receive the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government to outstanding scientists and engineers who are beginning their research careers and show exceptional promise for leadership in science and technology. 

 

July 15, 2019 0 Comments
NOAA seeks public input on future priorities for research and development

NOAA seeks public input on future priorities for research and development

NOAA is asking the general public and our stakeholders for comments on a new draft plan that outlines agency priorities for research and development from 2020 to 2026. 

July 12, 2019 0 Comments
Mississippi State University to host supercomputer to power NOAA research

Mississippi State University to host supercomputer to power NOAA research

In mid-July, Mississippi State University will begin operating a NOAA-funded, newly installed high-performance computer (HPC) called Orion to support NOAA research and development in environmental, weather and climate modeling, and autonomous vehicle design and operation.

June 19, 2019 0 Comments
NOAA taps weather program leader to head NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Lab

NOAA taps weather program leader to head NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Lab

 

John Cortinas, Ph.D., director of NOAA’s Office of Weather and Air Quality, today was named the new director of NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory in Miami. He will begin the new position on July 8.

June 13, 2019 0 Comments
New engine is driving NOAA’s flagship weather forecast model

New engine is driving NOAA’s flagship weather forecast model

As NOAA launches a major upgrade of its flagship weather forecast model today, an important part is the Global Forecast System’s new dynamical core. The story of how scientists developed the dynamical core or engine for the model is a view into how scientific invention works.

June 12, 2019 0 Comments
Are tropical cyclones moving at a more leisurely pace?

Are tropical cyclones moving at a more leisurely pace?

A recent NOAA-led study found the speed of movement of tropical cyclones, including hurricanes, has been slowing in recent decades, with more storms lumbering slowly over land and potentially causing more flooding. However, new research published in Nature by another NOAA scientist casts some doubt that tropical cyclones are slowing and that there’s a link to climate change.

June 6, 2019 0 Comments
Surprisingly large carbon uptake by North American biosphere during El Niños

Surprisingly large carbon uptake by North American biosphere during El Niños

The results of a new NOAA study snowing a strong response by the North American biosphere to El Ninos highlight the importance of improving understanding of regional carbon-climate relationships, which represent a major uncertainty in future climate projections.

June 5, 2019 0 Comments
Carbon dioxide levels hit record peak in May

Carbon dioxide levels hit record peak in May

Carbon dioxide levels reached the highest seasonal peak recorded in 61 years of observations at NOAA's Mauna Loa observatory. This the seventh consecutive year of steep global increases in concentrations of this important greenhouse gas pollutant.

June 4, 2019 0 Comments
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