National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ( NOAA )


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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is a scientific agency within the United States Department of Commerce focused on the conditions of the oceans and the atmosphere. NOAA warns of dangerous weather, charts seas and skies, guides the use and protection of ocean and coastal resources, and conducts research to improve understanding and stewardship of the environment. In addition to its civilian employees, NOAA research and operations are supported by 300 uniformed service members who make up the NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps. The current acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere at the Department of Commerce and the agency's administrator is Kathryn Sullivan, who was nominated February 28, 2013.

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02/14/2017 - 13:19 Using the Deep Discoverer ROV, scientists will investigate deepwater habitats, geology, and the biology of sea animals as it dives as far as 3.7 miles (6,000 meters) deep. The public can watch online .
02/13/2017 - 11:12 Dive into NOAA Fisheries Whale Week
02/13/2017 - 10:07 As part of NOAAs Whale Week 2017 , NOAA scientists Jamison Smith and Ed Lyman will take your questions on reddit about whale disentanglement and what NOAA and our partners are doing to reduce risks and rescue whales in distress.
01/18/2017 - 09:50 As scientists work to predict how climate change may affect hurricanes, droughts, floods, blizzards and other severe weather, theres one area thats been overlooked: mild weather. But no more.
12/19/2016 - 12:03 El Nino drove much of the record warmth during the first two-thirds of 2016, while a weak
12/13/2016 - 15:06 Now in its 11th year, the
11/22/2016 - 16:05 pups appeared on Southern California beaches skinny and malnourished. A record-breaking 4,000 pups
11/17/2016 - 09:57 La Nia makes her debut. In October, La Nias presence started to be felt, as global temperatures cooled from the record warm conditions experienced earlier in the year.
11/15/2016 - 14:17 GOES-R: Monitoring Space Weather
11/08/2016 - 09:53 The average U.S. temperature in autumn was 57.6 degrees F (4.1 degrees above average) and surpassed last fall as the warmest on record, according to scientists from
10/11/2016 - 07:46 October 2016: North Carolina Flooding
10/07/2016 - 13:30 Periods of Greater Atlantic Hurricane Activity Linked to Weaker U.S. Landfalls
10/07/2016 - 13:15 October 2016: Hurricane Matthew Damage Assessment Images
10/03/2016 - 12:56 NOAA Fisheries Celebrates National Seafood Month
09/30/2016 - 13:21 Every year, the amount of carbon dioxide (CO 2) rises during winter and then falls slightly during the Northern Hemispheres growing season, as plants take up the greenhouse gas during photosynthesis.
09/20/2016 - 10:57 Put away your party hats: August marks a not-so-sweet 16 months of record warmth for the globe, the longest such streak in 137 years.
09/15/2016 - 12:30 on "The Science of Hurricane Hunting to Improve Forecasts
09/08/2016 - 09:39 An oppressively hot Summer 2016 for many across the contiguous United States tied 2006 as the 5th warmest in 122 years of record keeping.
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