NOAA activates GOES-15 satellite; deactivates GOES-11 after nearly 12 years in orbit

For 12 years, GOES-11, one of NOAA’s geostationary satellites, tracked weather and severe storms that impacted the U.S. West Coast, Hawaii and the Pacific region. Today, NOAA began the process to de...

NOAA, U.S. Department of Energy and Private Partners Launch Project to Reduce the Cost of Energy

There has not always been a need to know precisely how hard the wind blows 350 feet above Earth’s surface. Today, wind turbines occupy that zone of the atmosphere, generating electricity. So NOAA an...

U.S. Warmer and Drier than Normal in June

June 2011 brought temperature and precipitation extremes across the United States. An oppressive heat wave, accompanied by intensifying drought conditions, shattered temperature records in the South a...

U.S. Warmer and Drier than Normal in June

According to NOAA scientists, 2010 tied with 2005 as the warmest year of the global surface temperature record, beginning in 1880. This was the 34th consecutive year with global temperatures above the...
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