Bombogenesis, a popular term used by meteorologists, occurs when a midlatitude cyclone rapidly intensifies, dropping at least 24 millibars over 24 hours. The formation of this rapidly strengtheining weather system creates what is known as a bomb cyclone.
Why do we love estuaries? Let us count the ways. Each day during the month of February, NOAA's Office for Coastal Management is highlighting a different National Estuarine Research Reserve. Find out why estuaries—brackish waters where fresh and saltwater mix—are such special places.
Resilience is the ability to adapt to changing conditions and withstand—and rapidly recover from—disruption due to emergencies. At NOS, we focus on coastal and ocean resilience. Communities that live near our coasts are increasingly vulnerable to disasters while facing other long-term environmental changes.
Attention educators! Check out our sea level rise module and video for students (grades 6 through 12), developed by NOS and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. This module informs about sea level rise, its causes, and impacts; and challenges students to think about what they can do in response.