Posted on March 13, 2017Carbon dioxide levels measured at NOAA’s Mauna Loa Baseline Atmospheric Observatory rose by 3 parts per million to 405.1 parts per million (ppm) in 2016, an increase that matched the record jump observed in 2015.
Posted on March 6, 2017Temperatures recorded during a four-day period in late February 2017 across the central and eastern United States were extraordinary for the end of meteorological winter—December through February.
Posted on February 8, 2017The Weathercamp at the City University of New York is a two week program for high school students from the New York City metropolitan area, and has been offered free of charge to 6-12 students selected via an application process since 2009
Posted on February 2, 2017Rising sea levels threaten the coastal U.S., low-lying but densely populated regions like New York City are rethinking their approach to the built environment. A new National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration report warns that in the worst cases, parts of America could experience sea-level rises of as much as eight feet by 2100.
Posted on February 1, 2017The Cooperative Science Center for Earth System Sciences and Remote Sensing Technologies brings together world class research capabilities for remote sensing technology consisting of: exemplary faculty and research staff; advanced computational facilities; instrumentation for direct readout of satellite data and/or...
Posted on January 26, 2017GOES-16 weather satellite releases first pictures with four times the 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, 2017Record warmth three years in a row: 2016 Average Global Temperature came in as 58.69 degrees. The temperature record has been broken five times since the start of the 21st century. Year ends with third warmest December on record for the globe.
Posted on December 13, 2016Most advanced remote sensing instruments are placed on Low Earth Orbiting (LEO) satellites. Since they revisit a specific location on Earth anywhere between 2 and 12 hours, it is difficult to use LEO satellites to monitor or study fast-evolving phenomenon such as severe storms. Geostationary satellites (GEO) are better suited for capturing these fast processes but lack advanced instruments.