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NOAA Buoys Around the World

Lieutenant Lauren Jarlenski and Dawn Petraitis, NOAA’s National Data Buoy Center at the Stennis Space Center in Kiln, MS Join us for a whirlwind adventure across the globe as we explore how NOAA’s National Data Buoy Center builds and deploys buoys to monitor ocean and weather events. Learn about our tropical atmosphere ocean buoys, tsunami…

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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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Alaska Sea Ice, Ice, Baby

Michael Lawson, NOAA’s National Weather Service in Anchorage, AK Learn all about Alaska sea ice from a National Weather Service sea ice analyst! Come join us to find out about different types of sea ice, how it forms and is different than freshwater ice, and how NOAA sea ice analysts analyze sea ice from satellite…

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The Ocean From Space

Cara Wilson, NOAA’s Southwest Fisheries Science Center in Monterey, CA Satellites are amazing tools for observing the Earth and the big blue ocean that covers more than 70 percent of our planet. Scientists use data collected by satellites to monitor physical and biological changes in the ocean. Meet one of NOAA’s satellite oceanographers, who will…

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