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New Ocean Today Video Released!

Satellites of the Sea: Observing the Ocean for Hurricane Research June marks World Ocean Month and the start of hurricane season. Here at NOAA, we conduct tons of research to help improve our understanding of hurricanes so that we can more accurately predict hurricanes, and save lives and property. Ocean observations have a key role in hurricane research, and …

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Improving Hurricane Predictions by Observing the Ocean with Cheyenne Stienbarger

This World Ocean Month, we sat down with Global Ocean Monitoring and Observing (GOMO) Program Manager Cheyenne Stienbarger to learn more about how ocean observing research can help improve predictions of extreme events. What is your role in GOMO? I am a program manager for the Tropical Pacific Observing System (TPOS) and the Extreme Events …

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4 Ways NOAA is Studying the Ocean’s Role in Climate

So you think you know what’s in the ocean? Even with decades of scientific research, more than 80 percent of the ocean remains unmapped, unobserved, and unexplored – which is a lot considering that more than 70 percent of the globe is covered by the ocean. NOAA’s Global Ocean Monitoring and Observing Program (GOMO) has the distinct mission of supporting …

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NOAA’s Efforts to Improve Hurricane Forecasts Tested on Isaias

NOAA’s Efforts to Improve Hurricane Forecasts Tested on Isaias with Gliders, Drifters, and Argo floats NOAA’s Extreme Events-Ocean Observations (EE-OO) Task Team supports the coordination of targeted and sustained ocean observing efforts to improve the understanding of air-sea interaction during high wind events, with the goal of improving the accuracy of hurricane intensity forecasts. The …

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NOAA Research Celebrates World Ocean Day Exploring Ocean Data

NOAA Research Celebrates World Ocean Day Exploring Ocean Data World Ocean Day is celebrated every year on June 8th. This year, NOAA Research is celebrating all month long and highlighting ocean observing and monitoring tools on social media during the week of June 8th. Follow along with the hashtags #WorldOceanMonth or #30DaysofOcean on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter …

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NOAA Research Celebrates World Ocean Day Exploring Ocean Data

NOAA Research Celebrates World Ocean Day Exploring Ocean Data World Ocean Day is celebrated every year on June 8th. This year, NOAA Research is celebrating all month long and highlighting ocean observing and monitoring tools on social media during the week of June 8th. Follow along with the hashtags #WorldOceanMonth or #30DaysofOcean on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter …

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Glider in the Gulf Stream Gathers Vital Data Days Before Early Storm

Glider in the Gulf Stream Gathers Vital Data Days Before Early Storm An autonomous underwater glider in the Gulf Stream has gathered information ahead of early-season Tropical Storm Arthur, passing within 75 kilometers of the eye of the storm. This routine operation provided observations of the relatively cool upper ocean waters (less than the 26°C typically …

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Hurricane Gliders Launched in the Gulf Stream

Hurricane Gliders Launched in the Gulf Stream Two hurricane gliders are making their way up the Gulf Stream to measure heat content to help forecast tropical storms and hurricanes. One glider was released on July 24th from Miami, FL and the other is expected to deploy in September. These deployments are part of a new …

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Absolute Velocity Estimates from Autonomous Underwater Gliders Equipped with Doppler Current Profilers

Absolute Velocity Estimates from Autonomous Underwater Gliders Equipped with Doppler Current Profilers A study published in the Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology demonstrates the value of glider-based Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (ADCP). ADCPs can take measurements with high-resolutions in the deep ocean, making them an efficient tool for sampling large areas in relatively short times. These …

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California Current System Could Experience Weak El Niño-Related Impacts, Study Says

California Current System Could Experience Weak El Niño-Related Impacts, Study Says A CPO-funded study published in Geophysical Research Letters concluded that although tropical Pacific sea surface temperatures hit a record high during the 2015-2016 El Niño, impacts to marine ecosystems and primary production are likely to be weak in the California Current System. These impacts are expected …

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