Today, NOAA and its partners released the first federal strategic plan to guide research and monitoring investments that will improve our understanding of ocean acidification, its potential impact
New NOAA research has revealed unprecedented changes in ocean carbon dioxide in the tropical Pacific Ocean over the last 14 years, influencing the role the oceans play in current and projected ...
Over the last five days beginning on March 16, 2014, carbon dioxide levels have surpassed 400 parts per million at NOAA’s Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii.
According to NOAA’s Spring Outlook released today, rivers in half of the continental United States are at minor or moderate risk of exceeding flood levels this spring with the highest threat in the
This story was provided by the NOAA Cooperative Institute for Research and Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder. To view the story, click here. Contact: Katy Human, ...
New survey led by Oregon Sea Grant across eight coastal states found that that while the American public may be divided about whether climate change is happening, coastal managers and elected offi
More ice cover may lead to higher water levels Near record level ice cover topping 90 percent recently over the Great Lakes could help reduce evaporation and contribute to higher lake levels.
An interview with Mike Alexander, research meteorologist at NOAA’s Earth System Research Lab in Boulder, Colorado, about a new web portal that maps climate change effects in oceans.
This study uses climate projections from GFDLâs Earth system model (ESM2.1) to force an individual-based model for the larval stages of North Atlantic Cod at each of 5 cod spawning sites across t
A potent greenhouse gas and biological irritant, ozone near the Earth surface is also a health-damaging air pollutant, regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
This news release was provided by the NOAA Cooperative Institute for Research and Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder. To view their release, click here .
The Pauley Seminar is Capstone of Ascent: Energy and Water Sustainability, Presented by: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Chancellor Tom Apple, U.S.
NOAA and the U.S.
A perspective from NOAA and NASA scientists published online on January 29, 2014 in Nature Climate Change addresses a key question surrounding proposals to engineer the Earth’s climate to increase
This study advances our understanding of the physical processes controlling the dynamics of ice streams - pathways for ice discharge from the interior of ice sheets to surrounding oceans - and the
NOAA-led research using climate model projections concludes the Arctic climate will continue to show major changes over the next decades, but that carbon emission mitigation could slow temperature
Backed by University of Wisconsin Sea Grant, a grad student will use a concept called storm transposition to show Wisconsin communities why they may want to invest in climate change resilience.
According to a new report released today by NOAA and its partners, cooler temperatures in the summer of 2013 across the central Arctic Ocean, Greenland and northern Canada moderated the record sea
Smithsonian researchers partnered with Gary Freitag, an Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program agent, to hold a volunteer-led assessment of invasive species off the coast of Ketchikan, Alaska .
The Great Lakes, a vital asset to 35 million residents, have a legacy of pollution due to our nation's industrial past.
As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, the Obama Administration today announced an interagency National Drought Resilience Partnership to help communities better prepare for future droug
In an effort to safeguard valuable areas along the coastline, the City of L.A.
The Sea Grant network has been actively engaged in both the short term and long term recovery for those impacted by Sandy.
Coral reefs may be able to adapt to moderate climate warming, improving their chance of surviving through the end of this century, if there are large reductions in carbon dioxide emissions, accordi
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Georgia Sea Grant, University of Georgia, and North Carolina Sea Grant are launching a project to help St.
A new climate study from University of Hawai’i Sea Grant found that most of the earth will routinely experience a climate unlike anything on record by 2047.
This news story was released jointly by NOAA and the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder. To view CIRES' news release, click here .
Contact: Chris Ennis, firstname.lastname@example.org , 303-497-7538 A new study shows that water vapor high in the sky and the temperature at the Earth’
This report documents the results of projects in eight states, led by Oregon Sea Grant. We used a risk-communication framework to provide assistance to coastal communities.
H elping diverse coastal communities adapt to a wide array of impacts from climate change is a challenge.
The authors compared observations to model results, using 23 different CMIP5 models to simulate internal climate variability and the response to anthropogenic and natural forcing.
The globally-averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for August 2013 tied with 2005 as the fourth warmest August since record keeping began in 1880, say NOAA scientists.
The average temperature for the contiguous United States during the summer season (June-August) was 72.6°F, 1.2°F above the 20th-century average, say NOAA scientists.
This news release was issued by the XPRIZE Foundation on September 9, 2013. NOAA's Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory is a partner in this effort, providing technical expertise and insight.
Planktonic food web dynamics shape biogeochemical cycles and global patterns of ocean productivity across trophic levels.
Human influences are having an impact on some extreme weather and climate events, according to the report “Explaining Extreme Events of 2012 from a Climate Perspective” released today by the Bullet
Evaluating climate simulations against observational data is a fundamental step in the evaluation and eventual improvement of models.
Building on a 30-year relationship, top officials from NOAA and the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) signed a long-term cooperative agreement, ensu
Contact: Keli Pirtle, email@example.com, 405-325-6933 Food shortages in the West African Sahel and the Horn of Africa caused by extensive drought and e
George Loomis, a soil scientist and director of the New England Onsite Wastewater Training Center at the University of Rhode Island, is part of a research team supported by Sea Grant that is looki
The globally-averaged temperature for July 2013 was the sixth highest July since record keeping began in 1880.
The impacts of climate change on the North America-North Atlantic-Europe sector are studied using a coupled general circulation model (CM3) and a high-resolution atmosphere-only model (HIRAM), both
The average temperature for the contiguous U.S. during July was 74.3°F, 0.8°F above the 20th century average, according to NOAA scientists.
This news release was provided by the Scripps Institute of Oceanography and the Cooperative Institute for Research in Enivronmental Sciences .
The nation’s 28 National Estuarine Research Reserves (NERR) are experiencing the negative effects of human and climate-related stressors according to a new NOAA research report from the National Oc
Worldwide, 2012 was among the 10 warmest years on record according to the 2012 State of the Climate report released online today by the American Meteorological Society (AMS).
Contact: Monica Allen, firstname.lastname@example.org, 301-734-1123 NOAA’s updated Annual Greenhouse Gas Index (AGGI) , which measures the direct climate influenc
Scientists release new projections for future sea level rise for the Chesapeake Bay and for Maryland, Virginia and nearby Mid-Atlantic coastal areas.
This study investigates the impact of the late 20th century increase of anthropogenic aerosols on the onset of the Indian summer monsoon.
June 2013 also marked the 37th consecutive June and 340th consecutive month (more than 28 years) with a global temperature above the 20th-century average, according to NOAA scientists.
According to NOAA scientists, the Lower-48 states experienced the 15th warmest and 13th wettest June on record. The East was wet, while drought and wildfires impacted the West.
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NOAA's National Weather Service has discovered that 64 percent of lightning deaths since 2006 occurred while people were participating in leisure activities, with fishing topping the list at 26 dea
The authors explored the influence of anthropogenic climate change on Atlantic hurricane activity in the 21st century, using dynamical climate models.
According to NOAA scientists, the globally averaged temperature for May 2013 tied with 1998 and 2005 as the third warmest May since record keeping began in 1880.
Sandy caused approximately $65 billion and drought nearly $30 billion in damage, according to a final report by NOAA's National Climatic Data Center.
According to NOAA scientists, the average temperature for the contiguous United States during the spring season (March-May) was 50.5°F, 0.5°F below the 20th-century average, making it the 38th cool
NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center announced today that a below-normal hurricane season is most likely for the Eastern Pacific this year.
In its 2013 Atlantic hurricane season outlook issued today, NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is forecasting an active or extremely active season this year.
According to NOAA scientists, April 2013 was also the 37th consecutive April and 338th consecutive month (more than 28 years) with a global temperature above the 20th-century average.
According to NOAA scientists, the average temperature for the contiguous United States during April was 49.7°F, 1.4°F below the 20th-century average. It was the 23rd coolest April on record.
According to a newly-published NOAA-led study in Geophysical Research Letters, as the globe warms from rising atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases, more moisture in a warmer atmosphere wi
Clouds over the central Greenland Ice Sheet last July were “just right” for driving surface temperatures there above the melting point, according to a new study by scientists at NOAA and the Univer
In partnership with State and Tribal agencies, the Obama Administration today released the first nationwide strategy to help public and private decision makers address the impacts that climate chan
According to NOAA scientists, the globally-averaged temperature for March 2013 tied with 2006 as the 10th warmest March since record keeping began in 1880.
According to NOAA scientists, the average temperature for the contiguous United States during March 2013 was 40.8°F, 0.9°F below the 20th century average. It was the 43rd coolest March on record.
According to NOAA scientists, the globally averaged temperature for February 2013 tied with 2003 as the ninth warmest February since record keeping began in 1880.
According to NOAA's National Climatic Data Center, the average temperature for the contiguous United States during the winter season (December 2012–February 2013) was 34.3°F, 1.9°F above the 20th c
According to NOAA scientists, the globally-averaged temperature for January 2013 tied with 1995 as the ninth warmest January since record keeping began in 1880.
According to NOAA scientists, the average temperature for the contiguous U.S.
Weather forecasters have long known that El Niño events can throw seasonal climate patterns off kilter, particularly during winter months.
According to a new technical report, the effects of climate change will continue to threaten the health and vitality of U.S. coastal communities’ social, economic and natural systems.
Arizona and New Mexico will receive $3.5 million in grants from NOAA over five years to help them prepare for and adapt to climate variability and change.
According to NOAA scientists, the globally-averaged annual combined land and ocean surface temperature in 2012 was 1.03°F (0.57°C) above the 20th-century average of 57.0°F (13.9°C).
2012 was a historic year for extreme weather that included drought, wildfires, hurricanes and storms; however, tornado activity was below average, according to an analysis released today by NOAA's
According to NOAA scientists, the globally-averaged temperature for November 2012 marked the fifth warmest November since record keeping began in 1880.
According to NOAA scientists, the average temperature for the contiguous United States during November was 44.1°F (2.1°F above the 20th century average), tying 2004 as the 20th warmest November on
According to NOAA scientists, the globally-averaged temperature for October 2012 was the fifth warmest October since recordkeeping began in 1880.
Before there were satellites, weather data transmitters, or computer databases, there were the ship’s logs of Arctic sea voyages, where sailors dutifully recording weather observations.
NOAA and the University of New Hampshire have announced more than $4.9 million to fund nine collaborative research projects aimed at making coastal communities and environments more resilient to ri
The western half of the continental U.S.
According to NOAA scientists, the globally-averaged temperature for September 2012 tied with 2005 as the warmest September since recordkeeping began in 1880.
According to NOAA NCDC scientists, the average temperature for the contiguous U.S. during October was 53.9°F, 0.3°F below the long-term average.
Changes in summer Arctic wind patterns contribute not only to an unprecedented loss of Arctic sea ice, but could also bring about shifts in North American and European weather, according to a new N
A new NOAA analysis finds that the average temperature for the contiguous U.S. during September was 67°F, 1.4°F above the long-term average.
Warmer air temperatures high above the Antarctic led to the second smallest seasonal ozone hole in 20 years, according to NOAA and NASA satellite measurements.
Today, NOAA announced service improvements underway at its forecast office in Sterling, Va., which provides weather forecasts and warnings and supports public safety decision-makers in the nation’s
Today’s launch of a European environmental satellite from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan will enable NOAA to continue capturing data that feed sophisticated, numerical prediction models used to
According to NOAA's NCDC, the combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces for August was the fourth highest on record for August at 61.22°F (16.22°C), or 1.12°F (0.62°C), above
NOAA scientists also report that the average temperature for the contiguous U.S. during August was 74.4°F, 1.6°F above the long-term average, marking the 16th warmest August on record.
Scientists find steady reduction in one type of air pollutant, although region still suffers bad air days
Updated outlook calls for near- or above-normal Atlantic season
Drought expands to cover nearly 63 percent of the Lower 48; wildfires consume two million acres.
Earth's oceans, forests and other ecosystems continue to soak up about half the carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere by human activities, even as those emissions have increased, according to
A 2011 NOAA research paper that tied weaker South Asian summer monsoons to human activities has won the World Meteorological Organization’s Norbert Gerbier-MUMM International Award for 2013.
The globally-averaged temperature for June 2012 marked the fourth warmest June since record keeping began in 1880.
Worldwide, 2011 was the coolest year on record since 2008, yet temperatures remained above the 30 year average, according to the 2011 State of the Climate report released online today by NOAA.
The average temperature for the contiguous U.S. during June was 71.2°F, 2.0°F above the 20th century average, ranking 14th warmest June on record.
A new climate analysis by NOAA also finds the contiguous U.S. also experienced record warm year-to-date and twelve-month periods.
Top leaders from NOAA and the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) today signed a landmark agreement that will further strengthen cooperative science activities in the areas of climate
NOAA’s Central Pacific Hurricane Center today announced that projected climate conditions point to a below-normal hurricane season in the Central Pacific Basin this year.
The globally-averaged temperature for April marked the fifth warmest April since record keeping began in 1880.
Warmer and drier than average temperatures continued for much of the nation in April.
On May 1, two students from Oak Park High School in Oak Park, Calif.
In celebration of Earth Day, three area students deployed a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) ocean drifter on April 27, contributing to a global array that yields vital enviro
Earth Day continues on Maui as area students and teachers from Baldwin High School and Kihei Charter School deployed a NOAA ocean drifter today from a Trilogy Excursions vessel that departed from L
Getting an early jump on Earth Day, students from several Boston-area schools helped ready and deploy a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) ocean drifter today, contributing to a
According to NOAA scientists, the average global temperature for March 2012 makes it the coolest March since 1999, yet the 16th warmest since record keeping began in 1880.
According to NOAA scienticts, record and near-record breaking temperatures dominated the eastern two-thirds of the nation and contributed to the warmest March on record for the contiguous United St
Scientists have found a large reduction in the amount of the coldest deep ocean water, called Antarctic Bottom Water, all around the Southern Ocean using data collected from 1980 to 2011.
The globe experienced its eighth warmest October since record keeping began in 1880. Arctic sea ice extent was the second smallest extent on record for October at 23.5 percent below average.
NOAA’s updated Annual Greenhouse Gas Index (AGGI), which measures the direct climate influence of many greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and methane, shows a continued steady upward trend tha
During October, a persistent upper-level weather pattern brought below-normal temperatures to the southeastern United States and above-normal temperatures from the Southwest, across the northern ti
Wintertime droughts are increasingly common in the Mediterranean region, and human-caused climate change is partly responsible, according to a new analysis by NOAA scientists and colleagues at the
The Southern Plains should prepare for continued drier and warmer than average weather, while the Pacific Northwest is likely to be colder and wetter than average from December through February, ac
The Antarctic ozone hole, which yawns wide every Southern Hemisphere spring, reached its annual peak on September 12, stretching 10.05 million square miles, the ninth largest on record.
Studies of future climate change scenarios on the Great Lakes have pointed to falling water levels, but a new NOAA study gives a more optimistic outlook.
The Earth experienced its eighth warmest September since record keeping began in 1880.
Tropical Storm Lee drenches parts of the U.S. while extreme drought conditions persist in the Southern Plains
The globe had its eighth warmest August since record keeping began in 1880, while June through August was the seventh warmest such period on record.
La Niña, which contributed to extreme weather around the globe during the first half of 2011, has re-emerged in the tropical Pacific Ocean and is forecast to gradually strengthen and continue into
The blistering heat experienced by the nation during August, as well as the June through August months, marks the second warmest summer on record according to scientists at NOAA’s National Climatic
Scientists can now remotely monitor the ocean’s changing chemistry with help from some of the five-foot-tall Argo floats that drift with deep ocean currents and transmit data via satellite back to
NOAA, Shell Exploration and Production, ConocoPhillips, and Statoil USA E and P Inc. today signed an agreement to enhance collaboration on ocean, coastal and climate science for the Arctic.
NOAA is launching a comprehensive initiative to build a "Weather-ready" nation to make America safer by saving more lives and protecting livelihoods as communities across the country become increas
The globe experienced its seventh warmest July since record keeping began in 1880. July’s Arctic sea ice extent was the smallest on record for that month since records began in 1979.
Persistent, scorching heat in the central and eastern regions of the United States shattered long-standing daily and monthly temperature records last month, making it the fourth warmest July on rec
Carbon dioxide remains the undisputed king of recent climate change, but other greenhouse gases measurably contribute to the problem.
NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco, Ph.D. joined Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee, U.S.
A recent increase in the abundance of particles high in the atmosphere has offset about a third of the current climate warming influence of carbon dioxide (CO2) change during the past decade, accor
Coastal communities along the U.S. East Coast may be at risk to higher sea levels accompanied by more destructive storm surges in future El Niño years, according to a new study by NOAA.
The globe experienced the seventh warmest June since record keeping began in 1880. The Arctic sea ice extent was the second smallest extent for June on record.
June 2011 brought temperature and precipitation extremes across the United States.
When it comes to climate, Western governors know that access to timely and accurate information saves lives and property and helps local businesses.
According to the 1981-2010 normals to be released by NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) on July 1, temperatures across the United States were on average, approximately 0.5 degree F warmer
Worldwide, 2010 was one of the two warmest years on record according to the 2010 State of the Climate report, which NOAA released today.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the American Public Gardens Association (APGA) today announced an innovative pilot project at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pa.,
NOAA’s climate science is used by businesses and governments to make smart investments in the U.S. economy and infrastructure. In her testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives, Dr.
NOAA keynote speech (20 min.)
Monday, June 20, 2011; 11:10 to 11:35 am
Jane Lubchenco, Ph.D. Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Administrator of NOAA
The globe experienced the 10th warmest May since record keeping began in 1880, as the climate phenomenon La Niña ended its 2011 cycle.
NOAA and its federal partners are meeting today on Capitol Hill with East Coast, Gulf and Caribbean state officials to discuss U.S.
Last month, the contiguous United States had dramatic shifts in regional temperatures, but overall May was slightly cooler and wetter than normal.
October ranked the eighth warmest October on record. The first 10 months of 2010 tied with the same period in 1998 for the warmest combined land and ocean surface temperature on record.
Coral reefs suffered record losses as a consequence of high ocean temperatures in the tropical Atlantic and Caribbean in 2005 according to the most comprehensive documentation of basin-scale bleach
The troposphere, the lower part of the atmosphere closest to the Earth, is warming and this warming is broadly consistent with both theoretical expectations and climate models, according to a new s
The contiguous United States had its 11th warmest October on record, according to the latest NOAA State of the Climate report issued Monday.
NOAA today awarded three Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts, totaling up to $550 million, for scientific and technical services to support the agency's key mission and its fiv
In a research paper published online Saturday in the Journal of Geophysical Research Oceans, a publication of the American Geological Union (AGU), scientists reported the southern Baffin Bay off We
NOAA's Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary opened its new Ocean Climate Center today at its headquarters in San Francisco.
NOAA today listed the southern distinct population segment (DPS) of the spotted seal as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, strictly regulating importation of the animal or its parts into
The Arctic region, also called the "planet’s refrigerator," continues to heat up, affecting local populations and ecosystems as well as weather patterns in the most populated parts of the Northern
The Pacific Northwest should brace for a colder and wetter than average winter, while most of the South and Southeast will be warmer and drier than average through February 2011, according to the a
Arctic sea ice reaches its third lowest minimum extent on record.
NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco today announced a $27.6 million American Reinvestment and Recovery Act investment to build a new state-of-the-art supercomputer center in Fairmont, W. Va.
The contiguous United States had its 14th warmest September on record, according to the latest NOAA State of the Climate report issued Oct. 7.
Commerce Secretary Gary Locke today announced six new Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) awards totaling $23.6 million over five years to research institutions, from Honolulu, Hawa
NOAA officials today announced that Global Science & Technology, Inc., of Greenbelt, Md., has been awarded a contract to help manage the agency’s satellite Climate Data Records (CDR) program, w
In recognition of her pioneering work that altered the course of atmospheric research, Susan Solomon, a NOAA senior scientist, was awarded the Career Achievement Service to America medal Sept.
New Coral Disease Outbreak Risk Product Available
Summer 2010 the second warmest on record, Arctic sea ice continues its 14-year decline
To more effectively meet the rising public and private demand for climate products and services, Secretary Locke today announced the selection of six new NOAA regional climate services directors.
Today, NOAA Administrator Dr. Jane Lubchenco issued the following statement about the National Academy of Public Administration’s study on a NOAA Climate Service
NOAA’s National Sea Grant College Program has launched a one-time $1.2 million effort to help coastal communities prepare for the impacts of climate change.
The contiguous United States had its fourth-warmest summer (June-August) on record, according to the latest NOAA State of the Climate report issued on Wednesday, Sept. 8.
U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and U.S.
The 2009 State of the Climate report released Wednesday draws on data for 10 key climate indicators that all point to the same finding: the scientific evidence that our world is warming is unmistak
NOAA’s National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center released its seasonal drought outlook today for the period from August through October.
NOAA announced today its selection of the University of California, San Diego to lead a new federal/academic research partnership, forming the Cooperative Institute on Marine Ecosystems and Climate
Last month’s combined global land and ocean surface temperature made it the warmest June on record and the warmest on record averaged for any April-June and January-June periods, according to NOAA.
The combined global land and ocean surface temperature was the warmest on record for May, March-May (Northern Hemisphere spring-Southern Hemisphere autumn), and the period January-May according to
NOAA’s State of the Climate report shows the May 2010 average temperature for the contiguous United States was 60.8 degrees F, which is 0.2 degrees F below the long-term (1901-2000) average.
Shere Abbott, associate director of environment for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, nominated Tom Karl, the Department of Commerce’s principal representative to the Subcomm
The upper layer of the world’s ocean has warmed since 1993, indicating a strong climate change signal, according to a new study.
The combined global land and ocean surface temperature was the warmest on record for both April and for the period from January-April, according to NOAA.
NOAA’s State of the Climate report shows the April 2010 average temperature for the contiguous United States was 54.3 degrees F, which is 2.3 degrees F above the long-term (1901-2000) average (14th
The vulnerability of people to the health effects of climate change is the focus of a report released today by an NIH-led federal interagency group that includes NOAA.
This coming week, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator Dr.
The world’s combined global land and ocean surface temperature made last month the warmest March on record, according to NOAA.
NOAA’s State of the Climate report shows the March 2010 average temperature for the entire contiguous United States was warmer-than-average with several New England states experiencing one of the w
The black and white full-disk image shows North and South America with a storm system visible across the United States, indicated by a drape of clouds from New England westward to the central Plain
Last month’s combined global land and ocean surface temperature made it the sixth warmest February ever recorded.
Melting sea ice may sound like a regional or local problem, but NOAA’s new Arctic Future Web site shows that changes in the Arctic can also influence weather in the mid-latitudes, where a large par
NOAA’s State of the Climate report for the winter season (December through February) and the month of February, state that temperatures were below normal for the contiguous United States.
Scientists Discover Clues into Human Diseases by Studying Dolphins in a Changing Ocean
NOAA’s Fisheries Service today announced the agency will evaluate the status of 82 species of stony coral that the Center for Biological Diversity has asked to be listed as threatened or endangered
Individuals and decision-makers across widely diverse sectors – from agriculture to energy to transportation – increasingly are asking NOAA for information about climate change in order to make the
Coastal residents, businesses and decision-makers around the country will consider how their communities can adapt to climate change through eight newly awarded NOAA National Sea Grant College Prog
A 10 percent drop in water vapor ten miles above Earth’s surface has had a big impact on global warming, say researchers in a study published online January 28 in the journal Science.
Despite a decade of efforts worldwide to curb its release into the atmosphere, NOAA and university scientists have measured increased emissions of a greenhouse gas that is thousands of times more e
The global ocean surface temperature was the second warmest on record for December, according to scientists at NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C.
Springtime ozone levels above western North America are rising primarily due to air flowing eastward from the Pacific Ocean, a trend that is largest when the air originates in Asia.
NOAA’s State of the Climate report shows the December 2009 average temperature for the contiguous United States was 30.2 degrees F, which is 3.2 degrees F below average.