Posted on March 13, 2017Carbon dioxide levels measured at NOAA’s Mauna Loa Baseline Atmospheric Observatory rose by 3 parts per million to 405.1 parts per million (ppm) in 2016, an increase that matched the record jump observed in 2015.
Posted on March 6, 2017Temperatures recorded during a four-day period in late February 2017 across the central and eastern United States were extraordinary for the end of meteorological winter—December through February.
Posted on February 2, 2017Rising sea levels threaten the coastal U.S., low-lying but densely populated regions like New York City are rethinking their approach to the built environment. A new National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration report warns that in the worst cases, parts of America could experience sea-level rises of as much as eight feet by 2100.
Posted on January 26, 2017GOES-16 weather satellite releases first pictures with four times the resolution of existing GOES spacecraft. The higher resolution will allow forecasters to pinpoint the location of severe weather with greater accuracy.
Posted on January 18, 2017Record warmth three years in a row: 2016 Average Global Temperature came in as 58.69 degrees. The temperature record has been broken five times since the start of the 21st century. Year ends with third warmest December on record for the globe.
Posted on November 19, 2016GOES-R, the first of NOAA’s highly advanced geostationary weather satellites, lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at November 19th 2016. The satellite will boost the nation’s weather observation network and NOAA’s prediction capabilities, leading to more accurate and timely forecasts, watches and warnings.
Posted on September 2, 2016NOAA’s Office of Education announced $11.9 million in grants to four lead minority serving institutions across the country. The funds will be used to educate and graduate students who pursue degree programs with applied research in NOAA mission-related scientific fields.
Awards were made to Florida A&M University, Howard University, City College of New York and the University of Maryland – Eastern Shore. These institutions partnered with 24 other schools to establish four cooperative science centers. The centers will train students in earth system sciences and remote sensing technology, coastal and marine ecosystems, living marine resources and atmospheric sciences & meteorology – all core science fields for NOAA.
Posted on September 1, 2016Congratulations to CREST Students on winning several awards at this year NOAA EPP/MSI Forum. Oral Presentation 1. Elius Etienne ---- 1st Place (Climate Adaptation and Mitigation)2. Arun Ravindranath ---- 3rd place (Climate Adaptation and Mitigation)3. Cheila Cullen ---- 1st place (Weather Ready Nation)4. Luis Ortiz ---- 3rd...