A new type of buoy powered by the waves is being used during a large scale field study sampling the salinity – or saltiness – of the mid-Atlantic Ocean.
Springtime air pollution from Asia, swept across the Pacific Ocean on winds, can contribute to episodes of high surface ozone pollution in the western United States.
Michigan Sea Grant is overseeing a long-term restoration project to restore fish spawning habitat for native fish species. An acre of rock reefs were constructed in the Middle Channel of the St. Clair River in the spring of 2012 — and fish are already using the reefs. “It is science in action,” said Jennifer Read, assistant director of Michigan Sea Grant and project lead. “We were still constructing reefs a few hundred feet away, and yet, here they were…”
NOAA researchers will be using several innovative tools, techniques, and research results during the 2012 hurricane season to continue to improve hurricane forecasting. Read our 2012 hurricane research news briefs to learn more.
A team of federal and university scientists on a 10-day expedition in the Gulf of Mexico has discovered Lophelia coral growing deeper than previously seen anywhere in the Gulf.
Understanding the mysterious Madden-Julian Oscillation
Advancing knowledge of air quality interactions with weather and climate
Informing Texas with climate data and information
Predicting rapidly-developing droughts based on plant stress
Understanding the ocean's changing chemistry
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