Posted on February 8, 2011Last month was the coolest January since 1994, according to scientists at NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) in Asheville, N.C. Across the contiguous United States, the average January temperature was 30.0 F, which is 0.8 F below the 1901-2000 average. And despite several large winter storms across the country, last month was the ninth driest January on record, much drier than normal. Average precipitation across the contiguous United States was 1.48 inches, 0.74 inch below the 1901-2000 average.
Posted on January 18, 2011NOAA has dispatched one of its highly specialized aircraft to collect atmospheric data over the North Pacific Ocean to enhance forecasts of winter storms for the entire North American continent.
Posted on January 12, 2011The first underwater robotic vehicle - or "glider" - to cross an ocean is the centerpiece of a new exhibit in the Sant Ocean Hall at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. The exhibit opened on December 9. The U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS®) glider, operated by Rutgers University, carried out the trans-Atlantic journey last year, just months before scientists applied the technology to the Deepwater Horizon BP response.
Posted on January 10, 2011The Coastal Management Fellowship was established in 1996 to provide on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management and policy for postgraduate students and to provide project assistance to state coastal zone management programs. The program matches postgraduate students with state coastal zone programs to work on projects proposed by the state and selected by the fellowship sponsor, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Coastal Services Center. This two-year opportunity offers a competitive salary, medical benefits, and travel and relocation expense reimbursement.
Posted on January 10, 2011The Northeast Regional Office (NERO) of the National Marine Fisheries Service, located in Gloucester, MA, is seeking interns for the Summer Internship Diversity Program of 2011.
Posted on January 4, 2011The New York State Sea Level Rise Task Force has prepared the final report of its findings and recommendations for adapting to sea level rise for submittal to the State Legislature.
Posted on December 20, 2010On Friday, the Unified Area Command (UAC) released a report from the Operational Science Advisory Team that summarizes the results of the extensive sampling efforts conducted by the subsurface monitoring program. Federal On-Scene Coordinator (FOSC) Capt. Lincoln Stroh will use the findings of the report to direct further operations to find and recover oil.
Posted on December 15, 2010The year 2010 is almost certain to rank in the top three warmest years since the beginning of instrumental climate records in 1850. And 2001-2010 is the warmest ten-year period on record, according to data compiled by the World Meteorological Organization.