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Published in 2015
El Niño is a series of complex weather patterns that occurs every two to seven years. It causes drastic changes in weather that can lead to billions of dollars in damages, high death tolls, and disease. Find out what causes El Niño, how it can affect you, and why it is so hard to predict it.
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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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On this site, you can visually see the difference between El Nino and La Nina by playing a short video animation.
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Discover the ways in which air and water interact in a vast complex system. This video clip illustrates the interconnections between rising sea levels, forest fires, droughts, heat waves, typhoons, powerful storms, and flooding.
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The global montage is created using satellite data, sea surface temperatures and observed land temperatures.
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View NOAA water levels at a station near you.
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The NOAA VisLab uses the imagery from NOAA's weather and climate satellites to produce animations that show the dynamic nature of Earth and its environment.
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By TED-Ed
Published in 2013
While the Earth's oceans are known as five separte entities, there is really only one ocean. So, how big is it? As of 2013, it takes up 71% of the Earth, houses 99% of the biosphere, and contains some of Earth's grandest geological features. Scott Gass reminds us of the influence humans have on the...
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GEOCOAST aims to broadcast educational videos about Ireland's coastal and marine environments with particular focus on coastal geology and geomorphology.
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NASA's visible earth project shows photosynthetic productivity for the earth in animated images of the earth.
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By TERC
This Flash animation depicts the diurnal change in wind patterns along the coast. The shift in winds results from unequal heating of the land and water. During the day, land heats more rapidly than the water, air rises, and a cool breeze blows in from the water. The pattern reverses at night. The...
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This visualization shows ocean surface currents around the world during the period from June 2005 through December 2007. The visualization does not include a narration or annotations; the goal was to use ocean flow data to create a simple, visceral experience.
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"A visualization on global weather conditions forecast by supercomputers updated every three hours. Click on the """"earth"""" at the bottom left hand side to activate a menu accessing various weather parameters by height."
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From hot towers to phytoplankton blooms, NASA's cutting-edge hurricane research has been revealing never-before-seen aspects of these giant storms for over a decade. The past three years have seen great progress in the areas of intensity monitoring and 3-D modeling of hurricanes. In 2006, scientists...
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Published in 2011
This YouTube video explains the basics of tsunamis and how to protect yourself. 
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Under the surface , Although the surface of a wind wave appears to move forward in the general direction of the wind, the water inside a wind wave doesn't move forward very much.The waves at the surface of the ocean are called wind waves. Waves are set in motion by winds. Change the progressive...
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How do scientists zero in on deep sea vents within the world's vast oceans - especially when they are located a mile or more below the surface? Think like a scientist and you'll find out! Climb aboard this virtual expedition along an unknown stretch of the Pacific Ocean's Juan de Fuca Ridge to see...
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