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New Drought.gov a One-Stop NOAA Resource for All Things Drought
January 15, 2021

NIDIS, NOAA’s National Integrated Drought Information System, has launched a redesigned U.S. Drought Portal to better serve stakeholders, decisionmakers, the media, and the public. 

The Amazing Research Resume of the High-Resolution Rapid Refresh Model
January 14, 2021

From its inception as an experiment to improve forecasts for aviation, to the transition of its final update to NOAA National Weather Service operations on December 2, the Global Systems Laboratory’s pioneering High-Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR) weather model established a remarkable resume of research accomplishments. 

Red and green snow algae increase snowmelt in the Antarctic Peninsula
January 13, 2021

Red and green algae that grow on snow in the Antarctic Peninsula (AP) cause significant extra snowmelt on par with melt from dust on snow