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Up, Up, and Away – Flying High with NWS Weather Balloons

Jeff Orrock, NOAA’s National Weather Service in Wakefield, VA NOAA launches weather balloons twice a day across the entire country. Weather balloons, also known as sounding balloons, are a special type of high-altitude balloon carrying instruments to near the edge of space. They send back information on atmospheric pressure, temperature, humidity, and wind speed by…

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USS Monitor: Heavy Metal on the High Seas

Tane Casserley, NOAA’s Monitor National Marine Sanctuary in Newport News, VA Situated 16 miles off the coast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, NOAA’s Monitor National Marine Sanctuary protects the shipwreck of the famed Civil War ironclad, USS Monitor. Over the last 45 years, NOAA has been honoring the men of USS Monitor, its legacy with…

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Welcome Aboard!

Commander Colin Little, Acting Commanding Officer aboard NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer currently moored in Norfolk, VA This webinar will introduce you to another one of NOAA’s commissioned officers and a day in his life aboard the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer, one of 16 research vessels in NOAA’s fleet, dedicated to exploration and discovery. Tour the…

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