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Study participants wade out in marked lanes in the water to conduct exposure activitiesNOAA Helps Keep South Florida Beach Goers “In The Know” When It Comes to Their Health -- NOAA AOML is a participant in the BEACHES study comparing the actual incidence of common water borne diseases typical bathers may contract while at the beach along-side the EPA bacterial indicators and newly developed molecular assays, in an effort to detect when beach water may pose a health risk.

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NOAA NSSL’s new mobile radar captures dual-pol data on Hurricane Ike -- The first dual-polarized Doppler radar data of a landfalling hurricane eyewall was collected as Hurricane Ike came ashore in Texas last weekend. The data was collected by a new mobile dual-polarized X-band radar (called NO-XP) built and operated by NOAA NSSL and the University of Oklahoma.

Department of Energy to Provide Supercomputing Time to Run NOAA’s Climate Change Models -- The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science will make available more than 10 million hours of computing time for the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to explore advanced climate change models at three of DOE’s national laboratories as part of a three-year memorandum of understanding on collaborative climate research signed today by the two agencies.

Cutting the cake at the commissioning ceremonyNOAA Commissions “America's Ship for Ocean Exploration” -- Okeanos Explorer is the first federal ship dedicated solely to exploring the ocean. The ship enables on shore scientists to participate in real-time exploration while viewing live images and other ocean data. View images from the commissioning.

BAMS Spotlights NOAA Research “Lightning Hunters” -- The 2004 field experiment provided valuable data for researchers studying how lightning and other electrical storm properties depend on storm structure, updrafts, and precipitation formation.

OAR Awardees Announced for NOAA Administrator's Award, Technology Transfer Award -- The awards will be presented to the 2008 recipients at a ceremony on October 22nd in Silver Spring, Maryland.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is pleased to announce that its draft NOAA Education Strategic Plan is now available for public review and the notice has been published in the Federal Register. The draft Plan can also be found at the NOAA Office of Education Web site. Your comments are needed and welcomed. Thank you.

Constituent Relations

Maintaining an active constituent relations program ensures that OAR and NOAA leadership communicate effectively and often with their most important customers. The recent Severe Weather Research Roundtable solicited input to ensure NOAA’s research priorities will enable us to ensure NOAA is able to provide the observations, sophisticated forecast models, and state-of-the-art technologies our partners and customers will require in the future.


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G is for GFDL – The Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory conducts leading-edge research on many topics of great practical value, including weather and hurricane forecasts, El Niño prediction, stratospheric ozone depletion, and global warming. [more]

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