Usually found drifting in open waters, these wayward sailors get blown off course by heavy winds. Science Writer Jenny Woodman takes a closer look at her favorite stretch of beach along the Oregon Coast; click here to view her photo essay. If the popup did not load automatically, click here.
Built on the Fly with Spare Parts, a Scatterometer on the International Space Station Delivers Big Results
ISS-RapidScat delivers valuable measurements for weather models, storm tracking, and forecasting. What happens when a key instrument on a billion-dollar satellite ceases to function? When it can take decades to plan the launch for a replacement satellite, one might want to build an instrument on the fly – out of spare parts – and hitch a ride as secondary payload … Read More
Mapping ENSO: Precipitation for the US-Affiliated Pacific Islands
This is an article from the Summer 2015 VPS. For more VPS articles, click here Category:åÊAssessing Drought and Water Availability Project Team: Pacific Water Resources Team Location: NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) – Asheville, North Carolina Authors: Jessica Sutton Nicolas Luchetti Ethan Wright Mentors/Advisors: Michael Kruk (Earth Resources Technology [ERT]) John Marra (NOAA Regional Climate Services, Pacific Region) … Read More
Leatherback Sea Turtles
The issues treated throughout the investigation root from the eminent danger of global warming, and analyses of several aspects of it, such as the loss of the polar ice caps, coastline erosion, and the changes in precipitation indexes. Then, the project focuses on the consequences inflicted on leatherback sea turtles (Dermochelys Coriacea) by the major changes on their environment.