Latest Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research Stories

2010-08-11 19:01:45

A thick blanket of yellow haze hovering over Houston as a result of chemical pollution produced by manufacturing petroleum products may be getting a little bit thinner, according to a new study.

2010-07-13 09:22:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Internet2 and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) today announced a partnership to deploy a highly reliable, high capacity nationwide network that will serve to significantly enhance the capabilities of NOAA's researchers and their partners across the country.

2010-06-14 07:54:10

High tech tools, top-notch science play part in finding 23-mile long plume off Florida's Treasure Coast.

2010-05-27 10:45:34

The large number of tiny organic aerosols floating in the atmosphere – emitted from tailpipes and trees alike – share enough common characteristics as a group that scientists can generalize their makeup and how they change in the atmosphere.

2010-05-18 11:32:00

WASHINGTON, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's track record in predicting the number of Atlantic hurricanes is so abysmal that a trained chimp could do better, says The National Center for Public Policy Research, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank. The group is putting this claim to the test, issuing a 2010 Atlantic Hurricane Forecast today determined by a chimpanzee, "Dr.

2010-04-08 10:20:00

WASHINGTON, April 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has successfully completed the first science flight of the Global Hawk unpiloted aircraft system over the Pacific Ocean.

2010-04-08 11:25:50

Using skills passed down through generations, Inuit forecasters living in the Canadian Arctic look to the sky to tell by the way the wind scatters a cloud whether a storm is on the horizon or if it's safe to go on a hunt.

2010-04-08 10:52:01

NASA has successfully completed the first science flight of the Global Hawk unpiloted aircraft system over the Pacific Ocean.

2010-03-23 07:00:00

HOUSTON, March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Every day, weather forecasters are challenged to accurately assess the potential for severe weather such as flooding, hurricanes, and tornadoes, as well as helping to ensure the safety of commercial and private aircraft from threatening thunderstorms, icing and wind shear.

2010-02-22 14:13:36

Mass media have been a key vehicle by which climate change contrarianism has traveled, according to Maxwell Boykoff, a University of Colorado at Boulder professor and fellow of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, or CIRES.

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  • Monstrous in size or character; huge; prodigious; monstrously perverse, savage, cruel, etc.
The word 'immane' comes from the Latin word 'immanis', 'enormous'.