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Decades of research on Great Lakes ice cover reveal trends

Friday, March 9, 2012

Decades of research on Great Lakes ice cover reveal trends

NOAA’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab has monitored ice cover on the lakes for decades. Its measurements have documented wide variations from winter to winter and made possible discoveries about climate links to variation in ice cover.

Asian emissions can increase ground-level ozone pollution in U.S. West

Monday, March 5, 2012

Asian emissions can increase ground-level ozone pollution in U.S. West

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.

NOAA-led study: Colorado oil and gas wells emit more pollutants than expected

Monday, February 27, 2012

NOAA-led study: Colorado oil and gas wells emit more pollutants than expected

When NOAA scientists began routinely monitoring the atmosphere’s composition at a tower north of Denver a few years ago, their instruments immediately sniffed something strange: plumes of air rich with chemical pollutants including the potent greenhouse gas methane.

The serendipitous discovery of solar flares

Thursday, February 23, 2012

The serendipitous discovery of solar flares

Way back before we had the Internet and telephones and electrical wiring, scientists learned how solar flares can play havoc with manmade technologies. They also connected solar flares to the fantastic displays of auroral light, usually seen only at far northern and southern latitudes. And this discovery was completely by accident.

Utah’s winter air quality mystery

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Utah’s winter air quality mystery

During the last two winters, air quality monitors near oil and gas fields in the Uintah Basin have picked up episodes of ozone pollution far in excess of federal health-based standards in the least likely time -- during winter. 

Russell Schnell Wins NOAA Science Communicator Award

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Russell Schnell Wins NOAA Science Communicator Award

A NOAA scientist who has published 134 scientific papers and holds patents in chemistry and microbiology can now add award-winning science communicator to his list of honors. Russell Schnell is the recipient of NOAA’s 2011 Dr. Daniel L. Albritton Outstanding Science Communicator Award.

NOAA Researchers Honored for Outstanding Scientific Publications

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

NOAA Researchers Honored for Outstanding Scientific Publications

Twenty-one researchers have received 2010 Outstanding Scientific Paper Awards from NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research for discoveries that are expected to help improve weather forecasting and further understanding of climate change and ozone depletion. 
Congratulations to the 2011 OAR Employee of the Year Award Winners

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Congratulations to the 2011 OAR Employee of the Year Award Winners

Each year, NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research holds a competition to identify federal employees to receive Employee of the Year Awards. This year, four individuals and one group are honored for promoting excellence in their support of the programs and operations of NOAA Research.
NOAA researcher earns international honor for discoveries on the role of atmospheric water vapor in climate change

Monday, January 23, 2012

NOAA researcher earns international honor for discoveries on the role of atmospheric water vapor in climate change

Isaac Held, Ph.D., a senior research scientist with the NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory in Princeton, N.J., will receive the prestigious BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award for his contributions to improved understanding of climate change and atmospheric circulation systems.
Dr. Robert Detrick named new assistant administrator of NOAA research office

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Dr. Robert Detrick named new assistant administrator of NOAA research office

Robert Detrick, Ph.D, a marine geophysicist, was named the new head of NOAA’s research office today. Detrick will start as the assistant administrator of the NOAA Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research on Feb. 13.
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