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NOAA animation shows how a tsunami happens

2 days agoTechnology : Tech Talk

This animation from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows what happens when an underground earthquake sets off a tsunami.

NOAA animation shows tsunami ripple across the globe

2 days agoTechnology : Tech Talk

This computer simulation shows the path of the 2004 tsunami that devastated coastal communities around the Indian Ocean.

Christmas lights are bad for you and for the environment

Last week, NASA released a report whose tone was misleadingly gleeful. Called "NOAA/NASA Satellite Sees Holiday Lights Brighten Cities," it began, “Even from space, holidays shine bright.” The satellite has been monitoring patterns in nighttime lighting intensity all over the world since its mission began in January of 2012. Show More Summary

What Are the Odds Your City Will Have a White Christmas?

The lighter the shade of blue, the higher the chance of a White Christmas. NOAA/NCDC This story originally appeared in CityLab and is published here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Those determined to have a White Christmas should grab crampons and a bottle of scotch and prepare for a tough slog. Show More Summary

Great Lakes Water Levels Surge

NOAA and partners document surge in Great Lakes water levels; levels expected to stay above-average through winter and spring of 2015   Scientists at the Army Corps of Engineers,

Quick Look at the DATA for the New NOAA Sea Surface Temperature Dataset

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale In the post NOAA Is Updating Their Sea Surface Temperature Dataset, we introduced a new dataset from NOAA, their ERSST.v4 data, which is an upgrade of their ERSST.v3b dataset. It’s important because ERSST is the sea surface temperature component of the NOAA NCDC merged land + ocean surface temperature data. In…

You can look forward to 30 days of flooding, America

Most coastal regions of the United States will see 30 or more days of flooding by 2050 thanks to sea-level rise, according to new research from NOAA.

NOAA: US to See More Floods from Sea Level Rise

Most of U.S. coast may see 30 or more days a year of floods up to 2 feet above high tides. By 2050, a majority of U.S. coastal areas are likely to be threatened

NOAA offers $1.4 million to help shellfish growers track ocean acidification

That National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is ponying up $1.4 million to help West Coast shellfish growers and scientists address ocean acidification. The new three-year grant will help commercial shellfish growers find ways...Show More Summary

#AGU14 – NOAA establishes ‘tipping points’ for sea level rise related flooding

via NOAA Headquarters Most of US coast may see 30 or more days a year of floods up to 2 feet above high tides By 2050, a majority of U.S. coastal areas are likely to be threatened by 30 or more days of flooding each year due to dramatically accelerating impacts from sea level rise,…

Most coastal cities will face routine flooding in our lifetimes, NOAA says

When does the threat of climate change become reality? When does a forecast of sea-level rise become a here-and-now problem? In a new study, researchers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, better known as NOAA, grappled with that question, and defined the "tipping point" as the moment when coastal locations routinely experience at least […]

Study on world's biggest animal finds more than 1 population in the southeastern Pacific

Scientists from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), the Universidad Austral de Chile, the Blue Whale Center, the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), NOAA, and other organizations are examining molecular clues to answer a big question: how many types of blue whales exist in the waters of the southeastern Pacific? read more

NOAA establishes 'tipping points' for sea level rise related flooding

By 2050, a majority of U.S. coastal areas are likely to be threatened by 30 or more days of flooding each year due to dramatically accelerating impacts from sea level rise, according to a new NOAA study, published today in the American Geophysical Union's online peer-reviewed journal Earth's Future. read more

New solar ‘climate’ explorer spacecraft to be launched

Video follows. NOAA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR), scheduled to launch in five weeks, will give forecasters more reliable measurements of solar wind speed, improving their ability to monitor harmful solar activity, and replace an aging research satellite currently used to warn of impacts to Earth. “Thanks to DSCOVR, the United States will have the…

Arctic warming twice as fast as rest of the world

A new NOAA-led report shows the continuing trend of Arctic temperatures rising at more than twice the rate of the rest of the globe. Data by NOAA Arctic air temperatures are rising at more than twice the rate of the rest of the world,...Show More Summary

NOAA/NASA satellite sees holiday lights brighten cities

In most suburbs and outskirts of major cities, light intensity increased by 30 to 50 percent. Lights in the central urban areas did not increase as much as in the suburbs, but still brightened by 20 to 30 percent. "It's a near ubiquitous signal. Show More Summary

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Holiday Lights Are Officially Bright Enough to Be Seen from Space

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A joint mission between NOAA and NASA has yielded data showing just how much brighter Earth is during the holiday lights season. In some places, the effect makes the area 50% brighter than on an average day. Read more...

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