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April 15, 2021
Giant Australian bushfire injected 1 million tons of smoke in the atmosphere
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April 7, 2021
Despite pandemic shutdowns, carbon dioxide and methane surged in 2020
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April 5, 2021
Investigating diverse extreme daily precipitation trends over the eastern and western U.S.
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March 5, 2021
Short-range weather modeling application released to the community
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February 23, 2021
Study suggests western U.S. could see more extreme precipitation events, less seasonal snowpack, and a shorter wet season in the future
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February 17, 2021
COVID-19 lockdowns reduced ozone pollution over the northern hemisphere
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February 10, 2021
Emissions of a banned ozone-depleting gas are back on the decline
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December 22, 2020
The world in a hundred snapshots: New calculation method could help improve climate model accuracy
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December 16, 2020
Publication selected as one of "10 Remarkable Discoveries from 2020" in Nature

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December 3, 2020
GSL Successfully Transitions Significant Upgrades to NOAA Regional Hourly-Updating Weather Model
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November 19, 2020
US Methane "Hotspot" is Snapshot of Local Pollution
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November 20, 2020
Study examines the record-breaking polar vortex and related extremes during the winter of 2019/2020
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November 5, 2020
NOAA GEO-XO Program Technical Report Published
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October 30, 2020
Large, deep Antarctic ozone hole to persist into November
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August 5, 2020
Researchers introduce "thermal displacement" as a new way to measure marine heatwaves
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August 4, 2020
Experimental Model Predicts Smoke Movement From California Fire
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June 9, 2020
GSL models will be evaluated in the 2020 Flash Flood and Intense Rainfall experiment
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June 4, 2020
Rise of carbon dioxide unabated
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June 2, 2020
Smoke from wildfires and agricultural burning has an important role in regulating climate
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June 1, 2020
New experimental model shows improved predictability of winter precipitation in the western U.S.
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April 6, 2020
You may notice something different about us
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March 26, 2020
International Ozone Treaty Stops Changes in Southern Hemisphere Wind
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March 24, 2020
Scientists Mark 30 years of Daily Weather Observations in Boulder
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March 2, 2020
Study delves into the challenging issue of intense, quickly-developing 'flash droughts'
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February 27, 2020
NWS Burlington, VT receives NOAA Heritage Grant to install SOS ExplorerTM
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Febraury 18, 2020
Discovery of new chemical to spur reexamination of marine sulfur cycle and climate models
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January 9, 2020
ATOMIC field campaign kicks off in the tropical North Atlantic
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November 13, 2019
Researchers receive Governor's Awards for High-Impact Research

ESRL congratulates seven of its NOAA and CIRES researchers, and their collaborators

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November 4, 2019
Twenty Questions and Answers About the Ozone Layer

2018 Update released at Montreal Protocol Meeting.

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November 1, 2019
Mahoney named director of Global Systems Division

The previously acting director assumed her new role on October 28.

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October 21, 2019
2019 ozone hole smallest on record

Warmth in polar stratosphere limited depletion. (Story @NOAA Research)

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September 20, 2019
A Year Locked in Ice

Unprecedented international expedition to explore the central Arctic gets underway.

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August 29, 2019
New NOAA app brings earth and space animations to your phone

SOS Explorer™ Mobile plays visually stunning movies on a virtual globe.

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July 22, 2019
Where there's fire, there's smoke – and secrets for science to uncover

NOAA and NASA team up on a massive research campaign called FIREX-AQ.

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July 8, 2019
Three ESRL researchers named recipients of PECASE awards

Early career scientists honored for innovative research.

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June 15, 2019
Study investigates how climate change affects summertime hot droughts in the Southern Great Plains

Researchers take a step toward increasing knowledge on drought–heat wave interactions in a warming world.

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June 5, 2019
Surprisingly large carbon uptake by North American biosphere during El Niños

New finding addresses a major uncertainty in climate models.

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March 25, 2019
New study compares precipitation estimation products to observations

Researchers work towards better understanding of precipitation estimates in areas with complex terrain.

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March 22, 2019
Global carbon dioxide growth in 2018 reached 4th highest on record

NOAA’s atmospheric observatory at Mauna Loa recorded the 4th-highest annual growth in the concentration of atmospheric CO2 in 60 years.

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March 21, 2019
Improving lake-effect snow, lake ice, and visibility forecasts

NOAA team uses experimental coupling of weather prediction with lake hydrodynamics.

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February 6, 2019
Scientific assessment of ozone depletion: full report released

NOAA helps lead international report updating on the state of Earth's protective ozone layer.

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February 5, 2019
Developing new methods to create physically realistic, high-resolution precipitation forecasts

Study uses output from NOAA prediction system

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February 15, 2018
Emissions of Household Products a Dominant Urban Air Pollution Source

Household products are one of the leading culprits of urban air pollution according to a new CSD study published in Science.

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February 15, 2018
Curtis Alexander honored with AMS Early Career Award

Bestowed by the Weather Analysis and Forecasting Committee, Alexander received the award at the AMS Annual Meeting in January.

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February 8, 2018
Projected sea surface temperature changes in Large Marine Ecosystem regions

A new study suggests that a projected transition to much warmer conditions will likely have profound implications for marine ecosystems.

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January 19, 2018
A climate science milestone on Colorado’s Continental Divide

In a bracing chill at 11,568 feet above sea level, a researcher collected an air sample at Niwot Ridge, on the doorstep of the Indian Peaks mountain range.