NRL News Teaser
January 21, 2020

WASHINGTON — It wasn’t Joan Gardner’s first time seeing a polar bear. Over the years, while conducting research on floating ice in the Artic, she had often spotted them wandering the outer periphery of her work site. Now it was 2016, and her team was outside the city of Barrow (Utqiaġvik), in the Alaska North Slope. Her field of vision was restricted by goggles.

NRL News Teaser
January 17, 2020

WASHINGTON— At the time, senior scientist Jim Doyle was a little worried. Projections by his team’s tropical cyclone model were deviating from those of the other major weather models, which were predicting Hurricane Dorian would make landfall in Florida. His own team’s model showed the storm would curve northward along the coast.

Screen capture of the world’s atmospheric rivers.
January 16, 2020

WASHINGTON – Meteorologists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory plan to take a harder look in 2020 at a prime, yet difficult to model, component of the global water cycle known as atmospheric rivers.

NRL News Teaser
January 14, 2020

MONTEREY, Calif. – Researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory advanced their ongoing work to understand and predict formation of pyrocumulonimbus (pyroCb) clouds in 2019, collected the most detailed sampling of the clouds in history.

NRL News Teaser
January 13, 2020
WASHINGTON — Sometimes knowing the weather forecast isn’t enough. In the environments the Navy and Marine Corps operate, Sailors and Marines also have to navigate in the ocean, deal with waves, and in the era of a “Great Power Competition,” grow their ability to work in and around sea ice.

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