Scientists recast phyotplankton's role in regulating climate change 14 December 2011

Scientists recast phyotplankton's role in regulating climate change

A study conducted by NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory scientists Patricia Quinn and Timothy Bates helps clear up our cloudy understanding of the role of phytoplankton in the ecosystem. 
2011 Arctic Report Card: Arctic settles into new phase - warmer, greener, and less ice 8 December 2011

2011 Arctic Report Card: Arctic settles into new phase - warmer, greener, and less ice

An international team of scientists who monitor the rapid changes in the Earth's northern polar region say that the Arctic is entering a new state - one with warmer air and water temperatures, less summer sea ice and snow cover, and a changed ocean chemistry. 
CPO's David Herring Elected to the Rank of AAAS Fellow 5 December 2011

CPO's David Herring Elected to the Rank of AAAS Fellow

David Herring, Director of Communications and Education at NOAA's Climate Program Office, was recently elected to the rank of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow, in recognition of his contributions "in developing and deploying new and innovative ways of enhancing public engagement with Earth and space science research using the World Wide Web."
NOAA Partners with Navy to Deploy Ocean Observatory 29 November 2011

NOAA Partners with Navy to Deploy Ocean Observatory

An innovative partnership between NOAA and the US Navy brings research scientists one step closer to understanding the intricate relationship between the atmosphere and ocean that will help lead to improved predictability of weather, global climate, and changes in the ocean environment. 
By Air, Land, and Sea: Exploring the Mysteries of the Madden-Julian Oscillation 1 November 2011

By Air, Land, and Sea: Exploring the Mysteries of the Madden-Julian Oscillation

NOAA plays a leading role in DYNAMO field campaign, uncovering the mysteries of the Madden-Julian Oscillation. 

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