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FY 2007 President's Budget Request

Description: This report summarizes NOAA's mission and their accomplishments during the 2005 fiscal year as well as their budget request for the 2007 fiscal year.
Date: unknown
Creator: United States. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

FY 2010 Budget Summary

Description: This report summarizes NOAA's budget request for the 2010 fiscal year.
Date: May 11, 2009
Creator: United States. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

NOAA Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Summary

Description: This report discusses the fiscal year 2014 which aims for NOAA to focus on credible science, healthy oceans, sustainable seafood and jobs, and climate information and decision support.
Date: unknown
Creator: United States. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Budget Estimates: Fiscal Year 2016

Description: A paper discussing the budget for NOAA during the year of 2016. Objectives discussed for this year include providing information services to make resilient communities, evolving the National Weather Service, investing in observational infrastructure, and achieving organizational excellence.
Date: unknown
Creator: United States. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

FY 2007 Budget Summary

Description: This report summarizes NOAA's budget request for the 2007 fiscal year.
Date: February 6, 2006
Creator: United States. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Great Lakes Water Level Monitoring Stations

Description: Information sheet describing the importance of monitoring the water level fluctuation cycles of the Great Lakes, which may help to understand climate, weather, oceans, and coasts.
Date: unknown
Creator: United States. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

NOAA Budget Summary: Fiscal Year 2017

Description: This report includes a new Integrated Water Prediction initiative to enhance water prediction and public forecasting and warning capabilities to help communities better prepare for and respond to droughts and floods. The budget also makes a Research Transition Acceleration Program to accelerate promising NOAA research to operations applications, and commercialization.
Date: unknown
Creator: United States. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Climate Change

Description: This fact-sheet describes climate change, why the climate is changing, and what is being done to study climate change effects.
Date: October 2007
Creator: United States. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. National Weather Service.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

FY 2012 Budget Summary

Description: A report about NOAA's budget for the year 2012. NOAA aims to detect changes in the earth's environment and protect ocean and coastal ecosystems and resources.
Date: February 14, 2011
Creator: United States. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cloud-radiation interactions and their parameterization in climate models

Description: This report contains papers from the International Workshop on Cloud-Radiation Interactions and Their Parameterization in Climate Models met on 18--20 October 1993 in Camp Springs, Maryland, USA. It was organized by the Joint Working Group on Clouds and Radiation of the International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences. Recommendations were grouped into three broad areas: (1) general circulation models (GCMs), (2) satellite studies, and (3) process studies. Each of the panels developed recommendations on the. themes of the workshop. Explicitly or implicitly, each panel independently recommended observations of basic cloud microphysical properties (water content, phase, size) on the scales resolved by GCMs. Such observations are necessary to validate cloud parameterizations in GCMs, to use satellite data to infer radiative forcing in the atmosphere and at the earth`s surface, and to refine the process models which are used to develop advanced cloud parameterizations.
Date: November 1994
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Report and Analysis of Test Data From 1998 Trawl Positioning Gear Trails in the Puget Sound Dabob Bay, Washington

Description: A report about a test which can determine which USBL system performs best in conditions that approximate those in Bristol Bay, Alaska. In the future, the Alaska Fisheries Science Center will need to track bottom fishing trawls in order to assess their impact upon the sea floor biology in Alaska.
Date: December 1999
Creator: Connaughey, Robert MC
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Summary of the President's Budget - Fiscal Year 2002

Description: "This summary contains information on NOAA's programs and strategic goals for Members of Congress, Congressional staff, the media, NOAA constituents and customers, and other individuals who have an interest in our programs."
Date: unknown
Creator: United States. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Office of Budget
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Aerosol optical depth estimates based on nephelometer measurements at the SGP arm site

Description: The scattering of shortwave radiation by anthropogenic aerosols during clear-sky conditions, termed direct aerosol forcing, has been estimated to be roughly 1 W/m{sup 2} on a global annual average and may be as high as 50 W/m{sup 2} locally and instantaneously new source regions. The extent of the direct aerosol forcing effect at a given time and place depends primarily in the aerosol optical depth, {tau}, as well as on other factors including the solar zenith angle, aerosol upscatter fraction, and the single scatter albedo (ratio of light scattering to total extinction). The aerosol optical depth at a given wavelength ({tau}{sub {lambda}}) can be written as the integral with height to the top of the atmosphere (toa) of the aerosol extinction coefficient, b{sub ext,p}. Where b{sub ext,p} is the sum of the aerosol extinction (b{sub ap}) and scattering (b{sub sp}) coefficients. The objectives of this research are to use nephelometer measurements of the scattering coefficient to estimate the aerosol optical depth at a specific wavelength (530 nm), and to compare these results with optical depths measured by a Multi-Filter Rotating Shadowband Radiometer (MFRSR) and Cimel Sun Photometer. This comparison will used to determine if all of the key parameters related to aerosol optical depth are being measured at the SGP ARM site.
Date: March 1996
Creator: Bergin, M. H.; Ogren, J. A. & Halthore, R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Evaluation of the anthropogenic radionuclide concentrations in sediments and fauna collected in the Beaufort Sea and northern Alaska

Description: This study was performed to establish a quality controlled data set about the levels of radio nuclide activity in the environment and in selected biota in the U.S. Arctic. Sediment and biota samples were collected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Biological Service, and the North Slope Borough`s Department of Wildlife Management to determine the impact of anthropogenic radionuclides in the Arctic. The results summarized in this report are derived from samples collected in northwest Alaska with emphasis on species harvested for subsistence in Barrow, Alaska. Samples were analyzed for the anthropogenic radionuclides {sup 90}Sr, {sup 137}Cs, {sup 238}Pu, {sup 239}Pu, {sup 240}Pu and {sup 241}Am. The naturally occurring radionuclides {sup 40}K, {sup 212}Pb and {sup 214}Pb were also measured. One goal of this study was to determine the amounts of anthropogenic radionuclides present in the Beaufort Sea. Sediment samples were isotopically fingerprinted to determine the sources of radio nuclide activities. Biota samples of subsistence and ecological value were analyzed to search for evidence of bio-accumulation of radionuclides and to determine the radiation exposures associated with subsistence living in northern Alaska. The anthropogenic radio nuclide content of sediments collected in the Beaufort Sea was predominantly the result of the deposition of global fallout. No other sources of anthropogenic radionuclides could be conclusively identified in the sediments. The anthropogenic radio nuclide concentrations in fish, birds and mammals were very low. Assuming that ingestion of food is an important pathway leading to human contact with radioactive contaminants and given the dietary patterns in coastal Arctic communities, it can be surmised that marine food chains are presently not significantly affected.
Date: July 1, 1997
Creator: Efurd, D.W.; Miller, G.G. & Rokop, D.J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Validation of GOES-Derived Surface Radiation Using NOAA's Physical Retrieval Method

Description: This report was part of a multiyear collaboration with the University of Wisconsin and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to produce high-quality, satellite-based, solar resource datasets for the United States. High-quality, solar resource assessment accelerates technology deployment by making a positive impact on decision making and reducing uncertainty in investment decisions. Satellite-based solar resource datasets are used as a primary source in solar resource assessment. This is mainly because satellites provide larger areal coverage and longer periods of record than ground-based measurements. With the advent of newer satellites with increased information content and faster computers that can process increasingly higher data volumes, methods that were considered too computationally intensive are now feasible. One class of sophisticated methods for retrieving solar resource information from satellites is a two-step, physics-based method that computes cloud properties and uses the information in a radiative transfer model to compute solar radiation. This method has the advantage of adding additional information as satellites with newer channels come on board. This report evaluates the two-step method developed at NOAA and adapted for solar resource assessment for renewable energy with the goal of identifying areas that can be improved in the future.
Date: January 1, 2013
Creator: Habte, A.; Sengupta, M. & Wilcox, S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department