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2010-09-16 11:55:22

The tropical Pacific Ocean has transitioned from last winter's El Niño conditions to a cool La Niña, as shown by new data about sea surface heights, collected by the US-French Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM)/Jason-2 oceanography satellite.

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2010-06-23 07:27:43

The latest image of Pacific Ocean sea surface heights from the NASA/European Ocean Surface Topography Mission/Jason-2 oceanography satellite, dated June 11, 2010, shows that the tropical Pacific has switched from warm (red) to cold (blue) during the last few months.

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2010-05-26 13:30:47

Scientists and agencies monitoring the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico are keeping a wary eye on changes in the nearby Loop Current, a warm ocean current that is part of the Gulf Stream.

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2010-02-02 12:35:00

In an effort to monitor the behavior of the world's oceans, Europe has committed to build the next Jason altimeter spacecraft -- a decision that should guarantee the continuation of a remarkable 18-year record of sea-surface shape until late in the decade.

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2009-12-03 12:56:31

European nations were granted only a few more weeks to find funding for a key Earth observation satellite.

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2009-09-29 09:33:16

Since May 2009, the tropical Pacific Ocean has switched from a cool pattern of ocean circulation known as La Niña to her warmer sibling, El Niño.

2009-09-18 15:28:10

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and French Space Agency President Yannick d'Escatha signed four agreements in support of US and French space cooperation during a ceremony Thursday at NASA Headquarters in Washington.

2009-09-18 11:02:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and French Space Agency President Yannick d'Escatha signed four agreements in support of U.S.

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2009-02-26 16:40:00

A "pre-existing condition" in the North Indian Ocean stoked the sudden intensification of last year's Tropical Cyclone Nargis just before its devastating landfall in Burma.

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2008-12-16 14:16:53

Oceanography data that will help scientists around the world better understand climate change are now available.


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