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Don’t you think it’s time we all have an honest trash talk? Ocean Today, in partnership with the NOAA Marine Debris Program, presents Regional Emmy® Award-winning TRASH TALK, a 15-minute special feature on marine debris for World Ocean Day. It is specially designed to be part of your World...
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Published in 2010
Flow: Currents and climate introduces viewers to oceanic thermohaline circulation -- the system of global ocean currents that cycle warm and cold water across the planet. This marine conveyor belt is a key mechanism in the complex exchange of energy between the oceans and the atmosphere,...
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"Explore the evolution, biology, beauty, and benefits of corals and coral reefs, as well as the science behind acidification and bleaching, through the videos of NOAA's multimedia exhibit, The Ocean Today. Written for the middle level and suitable for family audiences, each short (about 3 minutes)...
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Published in 2017
On Earth, a total solar eclipse means that for just a few minutes, the sky goes dark. But what does a total solar eclipse look like from space?
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View videos about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and response to environmental damage.
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This video explains the devastation tsunamis can cause, and how to stay safe in the event of one.
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Over the past twenty years, NOAA has developed DART: a real-time monitoring system that provides data for forecasting tsunamis. The DART systems have been deployed in earthquake prone areas throughout the ocean, including the Pacific and Indian basins. A DART system combines a surface buoy and a...
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Covering 70% of the Earth's surface, the ocean plays a major role in our climate, weather, and living conditions for plants and animals. Through the NOAA Adopt a Drifter Program, kids are learning about ocean currents in real time, as scientists collect and analyze ocean data.
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Watch a video on what happens when an oil spill reaches the Gulf's Loop Current.
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The Global Historical Tsunami Database consists of two related files containing information on tsunami events from 2000 BC to the present in the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans; and the Mediterranean and Caribbean Seas.
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The NOAA Photo Library has been built so as to capture the work, observations, and studies that are carried on by the scientists, engineers, commissioned officers, and administrative personnel that make up this complex and scientifically diverse agency.
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Includes an earthquake intensity location map of North America. Allows searches for specific earthquakes by city and state, so you can look up the intensity of historic earthquakes in your community.
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Published in 2014
Examine a global map showing how the strength of Earth's magnetic field varies from the equator to the poles.
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With this map, you can choose a state to access your local water levels, tide and current predictions, and other oceanographic and meteorological conditions.
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This podcast explains the science behind Tides.
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The Marine Debris Tracker spreads awareness of marine debris, as well as serves as an easy to use and simple tool for marine debris data collection.
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This map shows the locations of oil spills and other incidents for which NOAA's Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R) provided scientific support for the response. It also shows the locations of other major spills, but it does not show the location of every significant oil spill.
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View images the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and response to environmental damage.
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Image database from NOAA natural hazards
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NOAA's National Weather Service provides precipitation data using GIS technology. View precipitation amounts across the country ranging from the last few hours to the last 120 days.
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