Every time it rains there is a potential for flooding to occur. The National Weather Services’ Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service (AHPS) analyzes data and models to issue forecasts of potential flooding events.
Thanks to a network of over 3,000 stream gages monitored by the U.S. Geological Survey, and the WaterWatch web site, we can easily study how rain and snow impact local streams, rivers and estuaries.
In the Mid-Atlantic, the winter months usually bring with them strong storms and high winds, and in the ocean, strong winds in the winter lead to larger significant wave heights on average.
In ocean education, it’s often a challenge to convey how humans and the ocean are connected. One good place to start is where people live.
It has been a rough winter in New Jersey, especially on the coast.
NOAA’s National Data Buoy Center is tasked with operating and maintaining a network of over 250 buoys and shore stations that collect and relay real-time data on atmospheric and ocean conditions.
Last week, wave heights at NOAA Station 44025 to reached 18.4 feet as a major nor’easter hit the Mid-Atlantic.
Are you looking for inspiration? NASA’s Earth Observatory is a great exemplar of what a public portal can be.
A major winter storm made its way across the continental United States this week, dropping snow across the Dakotas, then the Midwest and the Mid-Atlantic before finally heading out to sea over the Northeast.
Last week, two major events stirred up the digital learning field. On Thursday, Apple held their Education Event during which they launched iBooks 2 and the corresponding iBooks Author tool. While much hay has been made on Apple’s proprietary expansion of the relatively new EPUB 3 standard, others have pointed out that Apple really isn’t […]