December 13, 2016
Imagery from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite showed the movement of cold, Arctic air over the United States from Dec. 1-11, 2016.
February 22, 2016
Extreme weather predictions on the U.S. West Coast could become more accurate with help from NASA's Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system (UAS).
October 27, 2015
A study published in Nature Communications suggests that El Niño and La Niña weather patterns could lead to at least a doubling of extreme droughts and floods in California later this century. The study also predicts more-frequent extreme weather events.
July 2, 2015
BOULDER – New online graphics being rolled out this summer by the National Weather Service (NWS) are based on research by a team of risk communication experts at the National Center for Atmospheric Research(NCAR) who focused on how to better convey forecast information visually. Beginning July 7 the NWS will use the redesigned icons for
June 11, 2015
In the decade before the first Earth Day, our view of the planet was still fuzzy. Scientists and engineers of the 1960s were experimenting with satellites to see if and how they could be useful for meteorology and Earth science. Early space imagers were similar to black-and-white television cameras, and the resolution was crude because
June 2, 2015
BETHESDA, Md. and BOULDER, Colo., June 2, 2015—PlanetiQ announced today that it has started testing of its first "Pyxis" weather instrument with successful processing of GPS signals. The Pyxis represents a new paradigm in satellite weather sensor technology that can penetrate through clouds and storms to produce the highly calibrated data required to dramatically improve
April 30, 2015
MELBOURNE, Fla., April 30, 2015—The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has selected Harris Corporation (HRS) for an eight-year, single-award IDIQ contract with a potential value of $238 million to design and implement a system that will disseminate real-time, comprehensive weather pictures to all aviation users across the National Airspace System (NAS). The Common Support Services–Weather (CSS-Wx)
March 22, 2015
March 17, 2015—Retired Coast Guard Vice Adm. Manson Brown was appointed by President Obama and confirmed by a voice vote of the U.S. Senate to serve as assistant secretary of commerce for environmental observation and prediction and deputy administrator for NOAA. Brown joins NOAA after 36 years of distinguished service in the U.S. Coast Guard.
February 24, 2015
The White House introduced the first chief data scientist last week, welcoming Dr. DJ Patil to the post within the Office of Science and Technology Policy.
February 12, 2015
Redlands, Calif., Feb. 12, 2015—Weather mapping goes beyond what's broadcast on the evening news. The new book Mapping and Modeling Weather and Climate with GIS, from Esri Press, describes how geographic information system (GIS) technology can be coupled with atmospheric and climate sciences data to do research. "Weather and climate information is innately geospatial," May Yuan, Ashbel