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IEDRO presents to USDA on weather data rescue & digitization, agriculture and risk management

Washington DC | Dr. Crouthamel was invited by the USDA’s Associate Administrator For Risk Management, Barbara Leach, to participate in the  Seventh Annual Cyber Security Symposium and Expo at the USDA headquarters in Washington. Dr. Crouthamel presented on behalf of IEDRO. Among the topics Dr. Crouthamel addressed, were weather data rescue and digitization’s impact on agriculture risk [...]

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Role of Phytoplankton in Atmospheric Regulation






By Penny Paugh Scientists have been examining the self-regulating factors of climate and the oceans. A study conducted at NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory in Seattle, WA, has been looking at the role of the tiny organisms and the planet’s atmosphere. “For many years, we thought that chemical emissions from phytoplankton was the major player in [...]

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IEDRO Meets with Global Scientific Committee to Push United Efforts






At the invitation of Mr. Chris Muller of Muller Media Conversions, Dr. Rick Crouthamel and Ms. Carmen Skarlupka of IEDRO met with members of the International Council for Science: Committee on Data for Science and Technology’s (CODATA) Data at Risk Task Group (DARTG) on April 19, 2012. CODATA, an interdisciplinary scientific committee established in 1966 [...]

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Press Release: U.S. Climate Change Research in Peril






Deale, Maryland – Due to recent budget cuts, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has abandoned its effort to reconstruct a detailed picture of hour-by-hour changes in the atmosphere stretching back to the 19th century. The 20th Century Reanalysis is a project that has already helped scientists better understand the causes of historic weather events [...]

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IEDRO Meets with Russian Federal Service for Hydrometeorology, NOAA, USGS






The possibility of future collaboration activities between IEDRO and members of the Russian Federal Service for Hydrometeorology (Roshydromet, All Russian Research Institute of Hydrometeorological Information – World Data Center) and representatives of NOAA and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) were discussed in a meeting at the end of November, 2011. IEDRO’s executive director, Dr. Crouthamel, gave [...]

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The Cost of Natural Disasters






By Gavin Roy The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released their annual December report on the past year’s natural disasters in the United States. The sum of the damage in 2011 cost American taxpayers $52 billion. Disasters listed ranged from the Groundhog’s Day blizzard in the Northeast ($1.8 billion; 38 deaths) to Hurricane Irene [...]

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Recovering Weather Data from Arctic Expeditions






MILLIONS of Arctic weather observations were recorded by US Navy and Coast Guard officers since 1850. Until now most of this data has been inaccessible to climate scientists. A new collaboration between NOAA, the National Archives and thousands of citizen volunteers participating in the Zooniverse Old Weather project are making the original logbooks and the [...]

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Climate-Observing Satellite Launched






To refresh NASA’s aging satellite fleet a satellite was launched on October 28, 2011, that will make observations about the atmosphere, earth and oceans to help understand climate change.  NASA is developing a new fleet of research satellites for NOAA. One of the satellite’s main jobs is to test key technologies for the planned fleet. [...]

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HIPPO Studies Black Carbon and Other Atmospheric Pollutants






Black carbon made by emissions from coal plants, forest fires, and diesel engines, and other greenhouse gases and atmospheric pollutants are being studied in the upper atmosphere.  The HIAPER Pole-to-Pole Observation (HIPPO) is studying the earth’s atmosphere, pole to pole, vertically and across latitudes. Supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric [...]

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Global Dimming: A response to Woo Yun’s Article






By Toni Rosati A Response to Woo Yun’s Article: “The Implications of Global Dimming and Global Warming” While the author, Woo Yun, is correct in stating that global dimming may directly relate to the effects of global warming, the article does not address far more serious concerns that stem from the causes of global dimming. [...]

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