Sunday, March 26 is the final dive for this mission. Join the scientists online, starting at 2:00 pm ET. The live feed will be available at [ Oceanexplorer.noaa.gov Link ]
The NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer, America's ship for ocean exploration, is featured in "The Deep," a new film from The Economist. Watch it at [ Economist.com Link ] or on YouTube at [ Youtu.be Link ]

NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, a part of NOAA Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research

The Economist - Films - "The Deep"

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Understanding Clouds is the theme of World Meteorological Day 2017 to highlight the enormous importance of clouds for weather climate and water. Clouds are central to weather observations and forecasts. Clouds are one of the key uncertainties in the study of climate change: we need to better unders...

World Meteorological Day - 23 March 2017

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Snow blankets northeastern New York State and most of New England in this true-color image captured by the Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument aboard NOAA/NASA Suomi NPP on March 22, 2017.

To create true-color images like this one, scientists combine data from three of VIIRS’s 22 channels--namely those sensitive to green, red, and blue wavelengths of light--along with...
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Do you know why some organisms have these vibrant colors in the deep dark ocean? Join us live as we image the vibrant life at depth.

We are diving now at an unnamed seamount in the Phoenix Islands Protected Area. This seamount has a relatively flat top with possible evidence of secondary volcanic cones on the summit. The depths will range from ~ 1327 - 991 meters. Follow along live at [...
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Take a moment and enjoy this video interlude from NOAA Coast Survey...
More cool imagery from NOAA's GOES-16 satellite:
Geodesy is the science of accurately measuring and understanding three fundamental properites of the Earth: its geometric shape, its orientation in space, and its gravity field as well as the changes of these properties with time

What is geodesy?

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#Okeanos has returned to Titov Seamount and we are diving now. We will be diving between 1237 – 1160 meters. Tune in during the descent to hear the scientists and pilots answer some of your questions live. Follow along live at [ Oceanexplorer.noaa.gov Link ].
Meteorologists and climatologists define seasons differently from “regular” or astronomical spring, summer, fall, and winter.

Meteorological Versus Astronomical Seasons

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Spring begins tomorrow morning! At the time of the Spring Equinox, the Northern and Southern Hemispheres receive the same amount of daylight. Also, days/nights are approxiamately the same length.
Our monthly global climate analysis is out today -- this time for February 2017, which was the 2nd warmest February on record:

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information - Climate

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On this St. Patrick's Day are you wearing green? This Taylor’s sea hare (Phyllaplysia taylori) does every day — and for good reason. Its distinctive green color and brown-black markings perfectly camouflage it from hungry predators in the eelgrass beds where it lives and grazes on algae.

Also known as the green or eel grass sea hare, it can be found on the western coast of North America,...
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TODAY: NOAA Satellite and Information Service scientist Michael Stringer talks satellites and NOAA/NASA's new GOES-16 on NPR's Science Friday: [ Sciencefriday.com Link ]

Do Weather Instruments Need a Robot Repairman? - Science Friday

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Our U.S. #SpringOutlook 2017 has just been issued: Risk of major flooding in North Dakota, moderate flooding in Idaho; Warmer-than-average temps favored in much of U.S. More details at [ Bit.ly Link ] U.S. National Weather Service (NWS)

Spring Outlook: Risk of major flooding in North Dakota, moderate flooding in Idaho | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Know before you go --> How to survive a #Ripcurrent
More high-def imagery from #GOES16 satellite today -- this time of the nor'easter moving through the East Coast: