Monday, June 24, 2019

NOAA manages a vibrant, cutting-edge science program that focuses on research with a high relevance to society. To assist the general public in understanding the state of the science, NOAA develops State of the Science Fact Sheets about key research areas which may be of high interest to the public, and where there may be a diversity of science views within NOAA. The NOAA Research Council oversees the creation and updating of these fact sheets, and the most recent documents are posted here for the public.

In accordance with NOAA Administrative Order 216-113 and the associated Procedural Handbook, State of the Science Fact Sheets that are more than two years old are currently under review for updates. 

Aerosols and Climate (April 2019)

Air Quality (April 2019)

Atlantic Hurricanes and Climate (October 2017) 

Climate Engineering (June 2012) - under review for updates

Drought (September 2017) 

Emerging Technologies for Mobile Earth Observations (March 2012) - under review for updates

Forecast Uncertainty (October 2018) 

Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs)
 (April 2019)

Interpreting How Climate Change Affects Extreme Events (April 2014) - under review for updates

Ocean Acidification (September 2016)

Stock Assessments: Science for Sustainable Fisheries (October 2018)

Tornadoes, Climate Variability, and Climate Change (September 2017) 


Information for Fact Sheet Writing Teams: State of the Science Fact Sheet regulations and guidelines can be found in NOAA Administrative Order 216-113 and the associated Procedural Handbook. Please use the approved NOAA SoS Fact Sheet Template (2010) for all State of the Science Fact Sheets.