Posted on February 2, 2017As rising sea levels continue to pose a threat to coastal regions of the U.S., low-lying but densely populated regions like New York City are rethinking their approach to the built environment.Last week, a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration report warned that coastal regions of the U.S. look set to face a future of steadily rising sea levels. In the worst cases, parts of America could experience sea-level rises of as much as eight feet by 2100.
Posted on January 26, 2017The release of the first images from the GOES-16 satellite is the latest step in a new age of weather satellites. It will be like high-definition from the heavens at four times the image resolution of existing GOES spacecraft. The higher resolution will allow forecasters to pinpoint the location of severe weather with greater accuracy.
Posted on January 18, 2017The average temperature across global land and ocean surfaces in 2016 was 58.69 degrees F or 1.69 degrees F above the 20th century average. This surpassed last year’s record by 0.07 degrees F. Since the start of the 21st century, the annual global temperature record has been broken five times (2005, 2010, 2014, 2015, and 2016).
Despite the cooling influence of a weak La Nina in the latter part of the year, the year ended with the third warmest December on record for the globe, with an average temperature 1.42 degrees F above the 20th century average.
Posted on November 19, 2016GOES-R, the first of NOAA’s highly advanced geostationary weather satellites, lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at November 19th 2016. The satellite will boost the nation’s weather observation network and NOAA’s prediction capabilities, leading to more accurate and timely forecasts, watches and warnings.
Posted on September 2, 2016NOAA’s Office of Education announced $11.9 million in grants to four lead minority serving institutions across the country. The funds will be used to educate and graduate students who pursue degree programs with applied research in NOAA mission-related scientific fields.
Awards were made to Florida A&M University, Howard University, City College of New York and the University of Maryland – Eastern Shore. These institutions partnered with 24 other schools to establish four cooperative science centers. The centers will train students in earth system sciences and remote sensing technology, coastal and marine ecosystems, living marine resources and atmospheric sciences & meteorology – all core science fields for NOAA.
Posted on September 1, 2016Congratulations to CREST Students on winning several awards at this year NOAA EPP/MSI Forum. Oral Presentation 1. Elius Etienne ---- 1st Place (Climate Adaptation and Mitigation)2. Arun Ravindranath ---- 3rd place (Climate Adaptation and Mitigation)3. Cheila Cullen ---- 1st place (Weather Ready Nation)4. Luis Ortiz ---- 3rd...