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UW to host institute on climate and oceans

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has selected the University of Washington to host a Pacific Northwest research institute focusing on climate, ocean and coastal challenges, supported by a five-year award worth up to $300 million. Get the news brief on … Continue reading

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NOAA and Vulcan team up for ocean science

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says it has forged a new agreement with Vulcan Inc., the Seattle-based holding company created by the late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, to share data on ocean science and exploration. The memorandum of understanding … Continue reading

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Satellite enters orbit to watch weather and wildfires

A next-generation GOES-S weather satellite, the second of its kind, rose into orbit at 2:02 p.m. PT (5:02 p.m. ET) today from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket. NASA assisted with … Continue reading

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After hottest year, are milder days ahead?

Today’s outlook for climate trends is a good-news, bad-news situation for the Pacific Northwest. First, the bad news: NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration say 2016 ranked as the hottest year on record in terms of global mean … Continue reading

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Hurricane Patricia looks scary from space

Even the International Space Station’s commander is worried about Hurricane Patricia, the strongest storm ever tracked by the National Hurricane Center. NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, who is currently heading the station’s crew during his yearlong tour of orbital duty, passed … Continue reading

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