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NOAA supports development of United States National Communication to UNFCCC 4 November 2021

NOAA supports development of United States National Communication to UNFCCC

The United States submitted their 7th National Communication (in combination with the 3rd and 4th Biennial Reports), to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on October 30, 2021.

Why are Hurricanes So Sharp? 2 November 2021

Why are Hurricanes So Sharp?

A new framework helps explain why the Atlantic hurricane season is most intense, or sharp, between August and October.

The Ocean is Warming Even at Abyssal Depths 2 November 2021

The Ocean is Warming Even at Abyssal Depths

New observations and historical data confirm that warming trends observed previously in abyssal regions of the South Atlantic persist into recent years.

Updated Pacific Islands Climate Storybook published with support from the NOAA International Research and Applications Program and the Pacific RISA 28 October 2021

Updated Pacific Islands Climate Storybook published with support from the NOAA International Research and Applications Program and the Pacific RISA

A collaborative group released an updated resource to share community experiences in addressing the impacts of a changing climate

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