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The Acequias of New Mexico – Managing water to address climate change

Sylvia Rodriguez describes acequias to the NOAA Boulder community.<br />
Sylvia Rodriguez describes acequias to the NOAA Boulder community.

Science Rocks! Boulder outreach group showcases NOAA science at Denver Museum of Nature & Science and University of Wyoming

DMNS Science CelebrationEric Godoy, DMNS Partnership Programs Coordinator, fires up the crowd about science at the 6th annual Science Celebration at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. NOAA Boulder was a featured exhibitor. Photo: Will von Dauster, NOAA.

“Indigenuity:” A different approach to solving and adapting to climate change

Dan Wildcat presentation

Professor Daniel Wildcat explaining to a captive audience the meaning of his term “indigenuity.” Photo: Will von Dauster, NOAA.

NOAA Boulder hosts "My Brother's Keeper" event

Georgia Madrid to Be Honored with 2015 SAIGE Achievement Award

Georgia MadridOn June 16, NOAA Boulder's Georgia Madrid will be presented the SAIGE Achievement Award in the category of Leadership at the Twelfth Annual SAIGE National Training Conference. SAIGE, the Society of American Indian Government Employees, is a national non-profit organization that advocates for American Indian and Alaska Native people in the government workforce.

NOAA Boulder's Georgia Madrid to Be Honored with 2015 SAIGE Achievement Award

Georgia MadridOn June 16, Georgia Madrid will be presented the SAIGE Achievement Award in the category of Leadership at the Twelfth Annual SAIGE National Training Conference. SAIGE stands for the Society of American Indian Government Employees, and it is a national non-profit organization that advocates for American Indian and Alaska Native people in the government workforce.

Haboobs, Hurricanes, and Heat

Girl Scouts participate in the Weather Ready Nation Scout Program at the AMS Annual Meeting.
Girl Scouts participate in the Weather Ready Nation Scout program at the AMS Annual Meeting. (Photo credit: Annie Reiser, NOAA)

Experiment studying major West Coast winter storms – Atmospheric Rivers – kicks off this week in California

This week, as planes begin flying through storm clouds over the California coast, a ship set sail from Hawaii towards a destination in the northeastern Pacific.

Students learn about on-the-job science

kids at 8th grade science dayWhat do Halloween costumes, caramel apples, and 8th Grade Science Days have in common? They are all treats that kids from the Boulder Valley School District can look forward to every October. It’s been a ten-year tradition for NOAA in Boulder, Colorado to host a select group of eighth graders from 10 participating schools in the district.

Are you ready for winter?

Blizzard photo (Courtesy NCAR, credit: Carlye Calvin)Winter is on the way! Snow in Colorado is important to farmers, ski areas, and for filling up reservoirs. However, winter storms often bring heavy snow, bitterly cold temperatures, high winds, low visibility and other life-threatening situations such as avalanches and frigid wind chill temperatures.

Antarctic ozone hole similar to last year

Ozone hole not as large as late 1990s, early 2000s

ozone hole
Ozone hole
This image, using NOAA satellite data, shows the ozone hole (areas below 220 Dobson units) in shades of red. Credit: NOAA/NNVL

Remapping the New Jersey coast after Hurricane Sandy

New coastal models developed by NOAA will guide future storm prediction

This NOAA GOES-13 satellite image taken on October 29, 2012, shows the storm as it is centered off of Maryland and Virginia. The storm is heading in a northwestern direction towards the Delaware and southern New Jersey coast. Credit: NOAA/NASA.

ESRL Scientists honored with Colorado Governor's Award

A team of NOAA and Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) scientists from the Earth System Research Laboratory's Chemical Sciences Division (CSD), Global Monitoring Division (GMD), and Physical Sciences Division (PSD) has won a

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    Wintertime ozone pollution in Utah oil and gas fields

    gas flares

    Gas flares from a stack in Utah's Uintah Basin (Credit: Scott Sandberg, NOAA)

    Climate change not to blame for 2013 Colorado floods

    Boulder Creek flooding in Boulder, Colorado (Credit: Raul Valenzuela, CIRES)
    Boulder Creek flooding in Boulder, Colorado (Credit: Raul Valenzuela, CIRES)

    Keeping the lights on...NOAA helps improve solar energy forecasts for more efficient power management

    solar instruments
    Total sky imager for tracking clouds at a Solar Facility in Southern Colorado (Credit: David Longenecker, CIRES)

    A look back at the 2013 Colorado floods: How skillful were the precipitation forecasts from the weather forecast models?

    Damaged road from the 2013 Colorado flood
    Damaged road from the 2013 Colorado flood (Credit: Tech. Sgt. Wolfam M. Stumpf, US Army, Air National Guard)

    NOAA and partners develop workshops on flash floods to support local teachers

    Emergency responders at the site of a washed out road during the 2013 Colorado floods. (Photo credit: Wil von Dauster, NOAA)
    Emergency responders at the site of a washed out road during the 2013 Colorado floods. (Photo credit: Wil von Dauster, NOAA)

    International research cruise underway in the Arctic Ocean

    Breaking ice - a view from the Oden.
    Breaking ice – a view from the Oden. Photo by Stella Papadopoulou, Stockholm University

    Acting Deputy Secretary of Commerce visits NOAA Boulder

    Acting Deputy Secretary of Commerce, Bruce Andrews (center) and Special Advisor, Aparna Paladugu (right) take a closer look at NOAA super computers as ESRL's Scott Nahman explains how they accommodate the storage and speed necessary to process complex weather models.

    SOS featured at the World Science Festival in New York City

    Steve Howell, NASA and Bill Yosses, White House Pastry Chef, present 'Cooking on Exoplanets' at the World Science Festival SOS exhibit
    Steve Howell (left), NASA and Bill Yosses, White House Pastry Chef, present "Cooking on Exoplanets" at the World Science Festival SOS exhibit (Credit: Hilary Peddicord, CIRES)

    NOAA and Western Governors sign agreement -- Collaboration for drought, flooding, and wildfire preparedness

    Sullivan and Hickenlooper at signing of MOU
    Dr. Sullivan and Governor Hickenlooper at the MOU signing between NOAA and the Western Governors' Association.

    Sharing NOAA research with girls aspiring to math, science and technology careers

    Hilary Peddicord gives a presentation on the effects of climate change. NOAA in Boulder once again contributed to the University of Wyoming’s annual Women in Science (WIS) event, held May 13th in Laramie, Wyoming. WIS conferences (supported by local agencies, schools, and businesses) are designed to allow young women to learn first-hand about careers in science, math, and technology from accomplished professional women.

    Airborne measurements confirm leaks from oil and gas operations

    Sunset and a drill rig in northeastern Colorado (Credit: David Oonk, CIRES) During two days of intensive airborne measurements, oil and gas operations in Colorado’s Front Range leaked nearly three times as much methane, a greenhouse gas, as predicted based on inventory estimates, and seven times as much benzene, a regulated air toxic.

    Greenhouse gases continued rising in 2013; 34 percent increase since 1990

    Eric Moglia of CIRES and NOAA/ESRL, pumps air from sampling flasks to test them for leaks NOAA's latest Annual Greenhouse Gas Index (AGGI), released Friday, May 2, 2014, shows that the warming influence from human-emitted gases continues to increase.

    Learn to be a Severe Weather Spotter

    Tornado in Aurora, CO, June 2009 If you’re interested in weather – you can learn more about weather phenomena and help keep your community safer by becoming a trained weather spotter for the National Weather Service (NWS).

    Measuring Wind with Microphones

    a microphone used in the studyNOAA Earth System Researcher Laboratory researchers Oleg Godin (of CIRES), and Vladimir Irisov and Mikhail Charnotskii (of ZelTech) are coauthors of a recently published proof-of-concept study, which used the traffic noise along the Boulder–Longmont, CO "Diagonal Highway" to accurately measure wind speed

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