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NOAA adopts portfolio approach to Earth-observation mission

by Debra Werner — May 25, 2021 Stephen Volz, assistant administrator of the NOAA Satellite and Information Service. Credit: NOAA SAN FRANCISCO – At the direction of the Biden Administration, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service (NESDIS) is adopting a portfolio approach. “For…
bubmag
May 25, 2021
NOAA

Watch Us Roam Virtual Deep Seas With Real Oceanographers

We love deep-sea science here at WIRED, and we have the coverage to prove it. From mysterious, barely visible fish and high-tech deep sea submersibles to virtual reality tours of the ocean floor and ocean conservation challenges, it's safe to say we like thinking about the worlds that exist beneath…
bubmag
May 14, 2021
NOAA

NOAA To Begin US East Coast Sea Exploration Expedition This Week

The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will begin a major expedition this week, exploring the deep waters off the US East Coast and testing new technologies. From May 14th to May 27th, scientists aboard the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer will conduct the 2021 Technology Demonstration, traveling from Cape Canaveral,…
bubmag
May 13, 2021
NOAA

NOAA tracks and analyzes the changing climate

by Debra Werner — May 8, 2021 NOAA’s Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii. Credit: NOAA Earlier this month, atmospheric carbon dioxide reached a daily average of 421 parts per million, 50% higher than levels measured before the industrial revolution, according to data gathered at Hawaii’s Mauna Loa Observatory. That information…
bubmag
May 8, 2021
NOAA

The Largest Cells on Earth

Imagine you’re a scientist, sitting in the cold dark belly of a ship above an ocean abyss. Your eyes are fixed on a panel of screens as a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) descends miles below your feet. First the ROV travels through the productive sunlit waters, rich with fish and…
bubmag
May 5, 2021
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NOAA reveals “new normals” for U.S. climate as average temps are heating up

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration revealed new standards on Tuesday for what an average or "normal" U.S. climate looks like, showing average temperatures in the U.S. rising significantly. Why it matters: Shifting the baseline for normal temperatures highlights just how quickly climate change is affecting conditions on Earth. Updating…
bubmag
May 4, 2021
NOAA

Florida Keys Coral Restoration Effort Begins in Earnest

A considerable effort to plant corals in the area off the coast of Key West, Florida, has been announced. The large-scale drive is a collaboration between NOAA and its partners. The vast effort aims to plant a monumental 60,000 coral fragments over three years and aims to restore seven reefs…
bubmag
April 30, 2021