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NOAA and Federal Highway Administration commission national study on social science to improve weather response

Thursday, August 4, 2016

NOAA and Federal Highway Administration commission national study on social science to improve weather response

While advances in meteorology fuel continual improvements to weather forecasts, there is growing awareness that a precise, timely forecast isn’t enough to prevent loss of lives and property. We must also deliver...
Q & A: How can social science improve weather safety?

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Q & A: How can social science improve weather safety?

We sat down recently with Kim Klockow, Ph.D., visiting scientist at NOAA Research’s Office of Weather and Air Quality, to learn about her work bringing together the study of meteorology and human behavior to...
A deadly flood that helped improve weather forecasting

Friday, July 29, 2016

A deadly flood that helped improve weather forecasting

The Big Thompson flood of 1976 was one of three major flash floods during the span of five years in the 1970s that killed more than 450 people across the country -- tragic events that helped spur the modernization of...
Microscopic organisms increase coral erosion in acidic waters

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Microscopic organisms increase coral erosion in acidic waters

A new NOAA-led study published online today in PLOS ONE demonstrates that in naturally highly acidified waters, coral skeletons face increased erosion or eating away of reef structure by microscopic organisms, called...
Q and A: How NOAA team created new engine to improve global weather forecast model

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Q and A: How NOAA team created new engine to improve global weather forecast model

Meet Shian-Jiann Lin, Ph.D., the leader of the team at NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory that created the new dynamic core that NOAA announced this week will be used to develop a state-of-the-art...
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