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NASA Climate Satellite Blasts off to Survey Oceans and Atmosphere of a Warming Earth


By Jonathan Watts. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s newest climate satellite rocketed into orbit Thursday to survey the world’s oceans and atmosphere in never-before-seen detail. SpaceX launched the Pace satellite on its $948 million mission before dawn, with the Falcon rocket heading south over the Atlantic to achieve a… SEE MORE

Atlantic Ocean Circulation Nearing ‘Devastating’ Tipping Point, Study Finds


By Jonathan Watts. The circulation of the Atlantic Ocean is heading towards a tipping point that is “bad news for the climate system and humanity”, a study has found. The scientists behind the research said they were shocked at the forecast speed of collapse once the point is reached, although… SEE MORE

Alaska Senator Introduces New Bill to Strengthen Coastal Workforce, Fisheries, and Infrastructure


By Carli Stewart. Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski introduced the Working Waterfront Act, legislation that includes more than a dozen provisions aimed at boosting the workforce, energy and shoreside infrastructure, food security, and economies of coastal communities in Alaska and across the country. The bill will also support efforts to mitigate… SEE MORE


A Joining of Seas: 'Wicked Tuna' star meets Kaua'i fishermen


By Carli Stewart. Captain Dave Marciano from the National Geographics reality television show “Wicked Tuna” has spent the last few weeks on the island of Kaua’i, Hawaii. Though the Northeast-based star was on vacation with his family at the time, he was eager to re-spark an initiative that brought together… SEE MORE

Honeywell’s high-altitude LiDAR atmospheric sensing (HALAS) system measures atmospheric pressure, temperature, humidity, wind speed and direction. Credit: Honeywell

NOAA and Honeywell to explore use of HALAS upper-air data to aid in weather forecasting


By February 7, 2024 – NOAA’s National Weather Service and Honeywell Aerospace Technologies signed a two-year Cooperative Research and Development Agreement to deploy a high-altitude LiDAR Atmospheric Sensing (HALAS) ground system and to evaluate the upper-air data gathered to determine if it could aid in weather forecasting. Honeywell’s HALAS ground system uses… SEE MORE

Mother and calf humpback whales near Maui, Hawaii. Humpback whales in the Pacific Ocean swim approximately 3,000 miles from Alaska to Hawaii to spend the winter in the warmer tropical waters. Credit: Jason Moore (NOAA permit #18786)

Whale Week Highlights: A Message from Kim Damon-Randall, Director of NOAA Fisheries Office of Protected Resources


By Welcome to Whale Week 2024! Whales share many similarities to humans. Like us, they have social interactions, care for their young, and several species can sing. They can live for more than 100 years. Dive in with us to explore the wonders of more than 30 whale species in… SEE MORE

A 22 inch diameter grouping of ice crystals. Photo taken on February 28, 1936. (Image credit: NOAA)

Friday Find: Supersized Ice Crystals


By On the morning of February 28, 1936, “ice crystals of unusual size” were found in Boise, Idaho. According to the March 1936 edition of the Weather Bureau’s Monthly Weather Review, the group was 22 inches across, or almost twice as wide as two standard dinner plates, and included… SEE MORE

NOAA Beechcraft King Air N65RF taxis to the NOAA Aircraft Operations Center upon arrival in Lakeland, Florida. (Image credit: NOAA)

NOAA welcomes third Beechcraft King Air to its Specialized Aircraft Fleet


By NOAA’s newest aircraft, a Beechcraft King Air 360 CER turboprop, has arrived at the NOAA Aircraft Operations Center in Lakeland, Florida. The new aircraft, designated N65RF, is configured to support NOAA coastal mapping missions and aerial surveys of damage in communities after events like hurricane landfall, tornadoes or flooding. With… SEE MORE