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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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Published in 2007
In this video from QUEST produced by KQED, learn what a maverick wave is and how scientists use technology to study and predict when and where these waves will form. This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.
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Published in 2012
Watch a tsunami hit the shores of Japan and see how it affects the shoreline as the water destroys everything in its path.
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This small infographic shows the thickness of see ice up against famous city skylines. Notice how much bigger the ice sheets are than the cities!
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A curated collection of hurricane images from the Earth Science World Image Bank to show students examples of Earth processes. You can also download the PowerPoint presentation version of this file using this link.
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A curated collection of ocean images from the Earth Science World Image Bank to show students examples of Earth processes. You can also download the PowerPoint presentation version of this file using this link.
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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 global montage is created using satellite data, sea surface temperatures and observed land temperatures.
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Every year, we report on the melting and growth of Arctic sea ice, the vast sheath of frozen seawater floating on the Arctic Ocean and its neighboring seas. Much attention is focused on the area and extent of sea ice because it has been shrinking steadily. But there is another problem: as the ice...
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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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Watch an animation and read the main ideas about the cause of sea floor spreading and its effects.
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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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This site teaches students about Hurricanes, winter storms, tornados, thunder and lightning and floods. This site also contains activities that teachers can use with their students.
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Photostream and albums from NOAA's Photo Library
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The Images offered here were produced in the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (formerly the National Geophysical Data Center), with the exception of the sea floor topography from satellite altimetry images, produced by Dr. Walter Smith of NOAA. Some images were produced in...
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