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From Eyes in the Sky to Action on the Ground

at NOAA’s Satellite Operations Facility in Suitland, MD Get a rare chance to come inside “mission control” at NOAA’s state-of-the-art Satellite Operations Facility in Suitland, Maryland, where we command NOAA’s satellites and collect the bulk of the data from earth and space observations. Learn what it takes to receive massive amounts of information in this…

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Bringing Weather Forecasting Down to Earth

Tim Walsh, NOAA’s Satellite Service in Silver Spring, MD Did you know that 95% of the data used in weather forecasting models comes from satellites? NOAA’s Satellite Service operates the Nation’s weather satellites around the clock, 365 days a year. The next generation of these satellites are being built and prepared for launch by NOAA…

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Deep and Creepy: Things that go Bump in the Deep Sea

Kasey Cantwell, NOAA’s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research in Silver Spring, MD A special Halloween edition of NOAA Live! – “Creatures of the Deep” will explore the fascinatingly creepy creatures of the deep ocean. Join us to learn more about the unique animals that exist in the deep sea and the different adaptations that…

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Carbon’s Journey and Our Warming Planet

Frank Niepold and Tom Di Liberto, NOAA’s Climate Program Office in Silver Spring, MD The carbon cycle is a process where carbon dioxide travels from the atmosphere into living organisms and the Earth, then back into the atmosphere. Learn how changes in carbon dioxide levels, such as burning fossil fuels (oil, gas, etc.), affect the…

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Wait! Is that a Real Jellyfish?

Michael Ford, from NOAA Fisheries in Silver Spring, MD Let’s face it. Jellyfish can be annoying sometimes when we’re on the beach. However, many oceanographers think jellyfish might play an important role in the ocean food web. When we explore the Earth’s oceans from ships and with unmanned Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs), we actually see…

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