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Predicting Seasonal Weather

Large-scale weather patterns play a large role in controlling seasonal weather. Knowing the conditions of these atmospheric oscillations in advance would greatly improve long-range weather predictions. More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/autumnwinter/index.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51 This is ...

NSF-supported scientists present research results on Earth's critical zone at 2017 AGU fall meeting

Find related stories on NSF's Critical Zone Observatories at this link. The thin veneer of Earth's surface that stretches from the top of the forest canopy to the base of bedrock is known as the "critical zone." It's where fresh water flows, rock turns to soil and life flourishes. To provide a ...

Arecibo: Statement on NSF Record of Decision

On Nov. 15, 2017, the National Science Foundation signed its Record of Decision for the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. This important step concludes the agency's decision-making process with respect to the general path forward for facility operations in a budget-constrained environment and ...

NSF makes new awards to advance Science of Learning

The National Science Foundation has awarded $8.2 million through its Science of Learning program to fund 24 new projects that will advance theoretical insights and fundamental knowledge of learning principles, processes, environments and constraints. "NSF has shown long-standing leadership in ...

Shape of Lake Ontario generates white-out blizzards, study shows

A 6-foot-wide snow blower mounted on a tractor makes a lot of sense when you live on the Tug Hill Plateau. Tug Hill, in upstate New York, is one of the snowiest places in the Eastern U.S. and experiences some of the most intense snowstorms in the world. This largely rural region, just east of Lake ...

NSF awards $2.8 million grant to develop advanced ocean and atmosphere simulator

Can Earth's complex ocean-atmosphere system be mimicked in a laboratory? The National Science Foundation has awarded $2.8 million to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, California, to construct just such a replica. The new Scripps Ocean Atmosphere Research Simulator will ...

NSF, NIH and USDA make new awards to combat infectious diseases

Preventing outbreaks and controlling the spread of infectious diseases requires knowledge about how pathogens move through populations, and the factors that can keep them contained. To that end, the National Science Foundation , in partnership with the National Institutes of Health and the National ...

NSF selects Anne Kinney to head Mathematical and Physical Sciences Directorate

The National Science Foundation has selected Dr. Anne Kinney to serve as head of the Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences , which supports fundamental research in astronomy, chemistry, physics, materials science and mathematics. Kinney has more than 30 years of leadership and ...

NSF selects Anne Kinney to head Mathematical and Physical Sciences Directorate

The National Science Foundation has selected Dr. Anne Kinney to serve as head of the Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences , which supports fundamental research in astronomy, chemistry, physics, materials science and mathematics Kinney has more than 30 years of leadership and management ...

NSF investments aim to address growing cybersecurity challenge

Today, the National Science Foundation announced $74.5 million in funding for foundational research and education that aims to address the growing cybersecurity challenge. This investment, through the NSF Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace program, is critical to achieving a safe, secure, ...

A fresh look at fresh water: Researchers create a 50,000-lake database

Find related stories on NSF's Long-Term Ecological Research Program site. Countless numbers of vacationers spent this summer enjoying lakes for swimming, fishing and boating. But are they loving these lakes to death? The water quality of the nation's lakes is threatened not only by the things people ...