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2009-07-09 13:07:15

On Thursday government scientists said that periodic warming of water in the tropic Pacific Ocean, also known as El Nino, has returned, which will affect weather around the globe. Forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) say that the Pacific had been in a neutral state, but the sea surface temperature rose to 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit above normal along a narrow band in the eastern equatorial Pacific in June. NOAA's Climate Prediction Center said that...

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2008-12-10 10:15:32

The latest image of sea-surface height measurements from the U.S./French Jason-1 oceanography satellite shows the Pacific Ocean remains locked in a strong, cool phase of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation, a large, long-lived pattern of climate variability in the Pacific associated with a general cooling of Pacific waters. The image also confirms that El Niño and La Niña remain absent from the tropical Pacific. The new image is available online at:...

2008-09-17 03:00:21

By Tatem, Andrew J Goetz, Scott J; Hay, Simon I Views from space have led to countless advances on the ground in both scientific knowledge and daily life The former Soviet Union's launch of the world's first artificial satellite, Sputnik I, heralded the era of satellite remote sensing. Since that epic moment on October 4,1957, hundreds of Earth-observing satellites have followed. Half a century of imagery has provided both iconic views and unprecedented scientific insights. The science of...

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2008-04-22 00:15:00

Boosted by the influence of a larger climate event in the Pacific, one of the strongest La Niñas in many years is slowly weakening but continues to blanket the Pacific Ocean near the equator, as shown by new sea-level height data collected by the U.S.-French Jason oceanographic satellite.This La Niña, which has persisted for the past year, is indicated by the blue area in the center of the image along the equator. Blue indicates lower than normal sea...

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2008-01-11 12:50:00

Cool, wet conditions in the Northwest, frigid weather on the Plains, and record dry conditions in the Southeast, all signs that La Niña is in full swing. With winter gearing up, a moderate La Niña is hitting its peak. And we are just beginning to see the full effects of this oceanographic phenomenon, as La Niña episodes are typically strongest in January. A La Niña event occurs when cooler than normal sea...

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2005-07-09 15:10:00

NASA -- For the first time, researchers have the tools and expertise to understand the rate at which sea level is changing and the mechanisms that drive that change. Sea levels rise and fall as oceans warm and cool and as ice on land grows and shrinks. Other factors that contribute to sea level change are the amount of water stored in lakes and reservoirs and the rising and falling of land in coastal regions. "From the Mississippi Delta to the Maldives Islands off the coast of India to the...

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2005-06-08 13:35:47

ESA -- Earth's oceans are what make this a Blue Planet. Our seas influence the climate, produce most of the oxygen we breathe, serve as a means of transport and a major source of food and resources. Today's World Ocean Day is a chance to learn more about the seas that surround us "“ and how satellite monitoring helps protect them. Wednesday 8 June is the 13th annual World Ocean Day. Created in 1992 at the Earth Summit at Rio de Janeiro, World Ocean Day is an opportunity to...


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Ocean Analysis for November 17, 2012
2012-11-17 08:24:58

Point #1: Warm finger- This region inside the area marked number 1, represents a warm finger of the ocean temperatures. What is occurring is that the warmer air is being pushed faster in this region than the surrounding locations giving us this little finger of warmer temps in that region. Point #2: Warm Eddie- This is a region of warmer temps surrounded on all sides by colder water. Eddies are a closed circulation of water in the ocean that has in this case warmer temps around it. These...

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