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Meet the Women Advancing NOAA Hurricane Research and Forecasting

How seven women across NOAA are leading advances in hurricane technology, observing, and forecasting Hurricanes, also known as tropical cyclones, are among the most destructive natural disasters. These storms pose major risks to coastal communities and cost billions of dollars each year in damages. Impacts are expected to increase with warming ocean temperatures, rising sea […]

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NOAA invests in new tools to measure the ocean

This is a repost of NOAA Research’s original story published October 9, 2019. Four new research projects are giving a boost to NOAA’s ability to measure, track and forecast ocean acidification, warming and other important ocean health indicators. NOAA Research’s Ocean Observing and Monitoring Division has awarded $3 million in funding for projects that will expand the

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Argo Program Achieves Milestone with Two Million Ocean Measurements

This is a repost of NOAA Research’s original story published December 10, 2018 An Argo float recently surfaced in the Atlantic Ocean to transmit temperature and salinity measurements from over a mile deep. This float was made in France and launched by German scientists in 2016, and it is one of thousands in the international Argo

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Leveling the Field – Tips for Inclusive Arctic Field Work

Biogeochemical Floats can be Used to Improve Measurements of Sea-Air CO2 Exchanges, Study Shows “If we can teach statistics, we can teach our researchers how to avoid becoming statistics in the field.” S. Starkweather For early career researchers, the prospect of joining an Arctic research expedition captures the imagination as well as the intellect.  Yet

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Variability and trends in surface seawater pCO2 and CO2 flux in the Pacific Ocean

Variability and trends in surface seawater pCO2 and CO2 flux in the Pacific Ocean Kurishio Extension Observatory mooring. (Credit: NOAA) High-resolution moored time series of sea-air CO2 flux reveal seasonal to decadal variability influences detection of anthropogenic trends, according to CPO-supported paper published in Geophysical Research Letther. This study on partial pressure of carbon dioxide (pCO2)

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A reconstruction of the South Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation

A reconstruction of the South Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation A study published in Geophysical Research Letters shows that observed sea surface temperature could help study variability of the South Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation and its impacts on climate and extreme weather.  Researchers emphasized the importance of sustaining and combining ocean observing platforms with satellite observations.  This study

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NOAA’s Climate Program Office Announces FY18 Federal Funding Opportunities

NOAA’s Climate Program Office Announces FY18 Federal Funding Opportunities NOAA’s Climate Program Office (CPO) supports competitive research through five major Programs: Climate Observations and Monitoring (COM); Atmospheric Chemistry, Carbon Cycle, and Climate (AC4); Climate Variability and Predictability (CVP); Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections (MAPP); and Climate and Societal Interactions (CSI). Through these programs, CPO is

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Absolute Velocity Estimates from Autonomous Underwater Gliders Equipped with Doppler Current Profilers

Absolute Velocity Estimates from Autonomous Underwater Gliders Equipped with Doppler Current Profilers A study published in the Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology demonstrates the value of glider-based Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (ADCP). ADCPs can take measurements with high-resolutions in the deep ocean, making them an efficient tool for sampling large areas in relatively short times. These

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Wind Speed Influences Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies in the Tropical North Atlantic

Wind Speed Influences Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies in the Tropical North Atlantic A CPO-funded study found that wind speed variability associated with the Atlantic Meridional Mode contributes to anomalies in sea surface temperatures in the eastern equatorial Atlantic and the Intertropical Convergence Zone region. An early version of the study’s paper was published in the Journal of Climate.  Researchers analyzed

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CPO’s Steve Piotrowicz to Receive NOAA Administrator’s Award

CPO’s Steve Piotrowicz to Receive NOAA Administrator’s Award NOAA Administrator Dr. Kathryn Sullivan announced that Climate Program Office’s Stephen R. Piotrowicz will receive one of the 2016 NOAA Administrator’s Awards for his outstanding management of the US Argo Ocean Observing program. Piotrowicz and other awardees will receive their awards in a November ceremony at the NOAA

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