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AK Juris
Thanks to NOAA's satellites and an alert NOAA Fisheries manager, 46 crew members of the Alaska Juris made it to safety when their vessel began taking on water July 26, 2016.
Eleven years ago, Hurricane Katrina made landfall on August 29, 2005, ravaging the U.S. Gulf Coast. Although NOAA provided an accurate forecast of Katrina’s track three days in advance, the resulting devastation motivated a concerted effort to significantly advance hurricane modelling, prediction, and warning capabilities within NOAA, as well as the broader scientific community. 
Satellites in various states of completion in clean rooms
Have you ever wondered why satellites appear to be covered in gold or silver foil? Here's your answer!
launch of Jason-3 satellite
The successful launch of Jason-3 on January 17, 2016, was a major accomplishment for the Jason mission, but it is by no means the end of the road. On the contrary, much of the hard work has just begun.
Image of young turtle crawling toward the water
A study from the University of Central Florida (UCF) involving data from NOAA satellites finds that the lighting ordinances along Florida's coast have had a positive effect on sea turtle populations.
The JPSS-1 satellite moves one step closer to launch in early 2017.
image of plane on runway in dense fog
While it may “come in on little cat feet,”unexpected areas of fog can drastically reduce visibility, creating dangerous conditions for drivers and pilots. Now researchers are using NOAA satellite data to help zero-in on low stratus clouds and make transportation safer.
Frequency Allocations
Your cell phone isn't the only device that relies on the radio frequency (RF) spectrum.  Buoys, satellites, weather stations, ships, and aircraft all require reliable frequencies to deliver timely weather warnings to you. But there’s a problem: Spectrum is a finite physical resource, and there is only so much of it to go around.
JPSS-1 satellite
Why do satellites look like that? Understanding the odd shapes and sizes of these precision machines!