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What's New: July 2011

coastal North Carolina

NOAA Study May Help East Coast Prepare for El Nino Years

Coastal communities along the U.S. East Coast may be at risk of higher sea levels accompanied by more destructive storm surges during future El Nino years, according to a new NOAA study published in the Monthly Weather Review, a journal of the American Meteorological Society (AMS). More...

NOAA Ship Fairweather

NOAA Ship Fairweather Sets Sail to Map Areas of the Arctic

NOAA Ship Fairweather, a 231-foot survey vessel, departed Kodiak, Alaska, on July 7, on a mission to conduct hydrographic surveys in remote areas of the Arctic where depths have not been measured since before the U.S. bought Alaska in 1867. More...

Yellowstone River

NOS Responds to Yellowstone River Oil Spill

On July 1, a 12-inch crude oil pipeline breached in the vicinity of or under the Yellowstone River near Laurel, MT. The breach released an estimated 750 to 1,000 barrels (31,500 to 42,000 gallons) of crude oil into the river. More...