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NOAA Science Report

From heatwaves on land and in the ocean to wildfires and flooding, 2023 was a record-breaking year for climate and weather events, affecting countless people across the nation. Amid these challenges, NOAA continues to make scientific advancements that help save lives and the planet. Using NOAA satellite data to inform critical air quality alerts, “zooming in” for a closer look at hurricanes, testing new underwater robotic vehicles, and other accomplishments represent NOAA’s impactful science from the past year.   

Learn how NOAA’s scientific research is making a difference in people’s lives and our nation’s economy in the newly released 2023 NOAA Science Report.

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The NOAA Science Report highlights NOAA’s research and development achievements and their impacts on society.

Highlights from the NOAA Science Report

Read about the exciting science highlights in the 2023 NOAA Science Report.

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5 science wins from the 2023 NOAA Science Report

On September 27, 2023, the VIIRS instrument onboard NOAA’s JPSS satellites captured this GeoColor imagery of wildfire smoke from Canada being pulled across the Atlantic Ocean by two areas of low pressure — one swirling system can be seen in the left of this image and the other, deemed Storm Agnes by the UK Met Office, is on the right near Ireland and the United Kingdom. GeoColor imagery provides a close approximation to what you would see with your naked eye from outer space. Image credit: NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service

NOAA Science Report Seminars

Science Report Seminars can be found on the NOAA Central Library YouTube Channel >