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Tag: marine earth and atmospheric sciences

satellite image of smoke across arctic

Sep 19, 2022

Wildfire Smoke May Have Amplified Arctic Phytoplankton Bloom

Smoke from a Siberian wildfire may have transported enough nitrogen to parts of the Arctic Ocean to amplify a phytoplankton bloom. 

A photograph shows an oil rig standing in the middle of the ocean.

Jul 22, 2022

Fathom Science’s Metocean Forecasting Technology Wades Into Uncharted Territory

Since receiving support from the Chancellor’s Innovation Fund in 2018, Fathom Science has delivered customized data analytics solutions. 

Debris flow

May 4, 2022

Getting a Better View of Landslide Risk With LiDAR

Geologists use LiDAR to try and figure out where landslides are more likely to occur. 

ground surface rupture

Mar 29, 2022

What the Sparta Earthquake Tells Us About Shallow Quakes

The Sparta, N.C. earthquake is the first documented surface rupture earthquake in the eastern U.S. and can help us learn more about shallow earthquakes. 

NC State University doctoral researcher Will Reckling prepares to launch a drone on Roan Mountain, NC, to map the area for endangered high-elevation plants.

Nov 8, 2021

Keeping Track of Rare Mountaintop Plants with Drones

Drones allow researchers to more safely and efficiently monitor endangered high-elevation plants. 

a two-lane road disappears into floodwaters

Oct 7, 2021

Five Years Later, Five Lessons Learned from Matthew

Matthew was a wake-up call, reinforcing the danger posed by tropical systems far from the coastline. 

rain running off of a roof

Jan 12, 2021

An Extreme, Unusual 2020: The Weather Year in Review

The unprecedented aspects of 2020 included our climate in North Carolina. 

thermometer showing a temperature above 100 degrees fahrenheit

Sep 1, 2020

Record-Setting Rain and Heat? This Is the New Normal

Climate change is no longer a future problem. It is a now problem. 

a rocky plain with a star rising above the horizon

Aug 1, 2019

The Uncertainty of Detecting Planets

Uncertainty, exoplanets, and how we learn more about planets in other parts of the universe. 

an oyster reef revealed by low tide

Jul 15, 2019

What Can Researchers Learn by Eavesdropping on Fish?

Want to know how fish use oyster reefs? Eavesdrop on them. 

Jim Prim and George Prude pose in the Gemini Trainer used in the Apollo 11 mission.

Jul 15, 2019

Moon Landing: How NC State Helped Make That Giant Leap

The Apollo 11 space mission put men on the moon — with the aid of more than two dozen NC State scientists, researchers and engineers. 

Student walks to Talley Student Union in the rain.

Jun 19, 2019

What Does ‘Chance of Rain’ Actually Mean?

When forecasters say there’s a “10% chance of precipitation,” what does it mean? 

The view from Thunder Hill Overlook along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Watauga County.

Jun 5, 2019

NCICS to Host NOAA Cooperative Institute

The Cooperative Institute for Satellite Earth System Studies will be dedicated to expanding our understanding of the full Earth system and its interactions with human activities. 

silhouette of Uranus

Apr 2, 2019

What Does Uranus Sound Like?

What would it sound like if you were on Uranus? Windy. (Seriously.) 

photograph of a snowflake

Dec 7, 2018

How Big Can Snowflakes Be?

Snowflakes can get pretty darn big.