Posts Tagged ‘noaa’

March 11, 2011 Honshu tsunami propagation video

The NOAA Center for Tsunami Research has released a video of the tsunami propagation in the Pacific Ocean. Propagation of the March 11, 2011 Honshu tsunami was computed with the NOAA forecast method using MOST model with the tsunami source inferred from DART® data. From the NOAA Center for Tsunami Research, located at NOAA PMEL […]
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NOAA’s Visualizations of the Honshu Tsunami

The NOAA Center for Tsunami Research has released their initial visualizations of this morning’s Honshu Tsunami event. The graphics display forecast results, showing qualitative and quantitative information about the tsunami, including tsunami wave interaction with ocean floor bathymetric features, and neighboring coastlines. Tsunami model amplitude information is shown color-coded according the scale bar. While the […]

NOAA: April 2010 Climate – Warmest on Record

Analysis by the NOAA National Climatic Data Center revealed that April’s global average temperature was the warmest on record. Combined land and ocean temperatures were 58.1°F (14.5°C), which is 1.37°F (0.76°C) above the 20th Century climatic average. Additionally, the period of January through April, 2010 was also the warmest global average temperature on record. These […]
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NASA’s IMO tracks Volcanic Debris over Europe

The Sacramento Bee has a huge page of photographs related to the Icelandic volcano, including some interesting images from NOAA & NASA taken from various satellites tracking the sulfur, smoke, and ash traveling through the air. This image provided by NOAA shows the volcanic plume, from Wednesday’s eruption of a volcano beneath Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull glacier. […]

Fly Down into the Marianas Trench

It is a bit short, but here is a nice fly through of the Marianas Trench. I wish it was longer, and that they had gone deeper. Of course, they have lighting where there is none in the trench. This is a flight down into a data visualization of the undersea mountains and trenches of […]

NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory

Cyclone Catarina was a Category 1 cyclone on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale that formed in the South Atlantic and hit near the town of Torres in the southern part of Brazil on March 28, 2004. A hurricane had never formed in the Southern Atlantic according to records, so this came as quite a shock. The […]


NOAA Center for Tsunami Research Visualizations

NOAA has been busy today predicting and charting the results of the 8.8 Earthquake off the coast of Chile and the resulting tsunami waves. The Chile tsunami was generated by a Mw 8.8 earthquake (35.846°S, 72.719°W ), at 06:34 UTC, 115 km (60 miles) NNE of Concepcion, Chile (according to the USGS). In approximately 3 […]

Dashboard Visualization of Climate Change Data

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently announced that it is consolidating its climate change research capabilities into the NOAA Climate Service office. As part of this consolidation, the NOAA Climate Services has recently installed a dashboard on their web site for the dissemination of climactic data in a user-friendly format. The dashboard has two […]


NOAA, Google partner on data visualization project

The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has signed a deal to work with Google to jointly develop tools to visualize the various scientific datasets they have. Under the agreement, the agency and Google plan to work together on research and development to join NOAA’s oceanographic, meteorological, biological and climatological data with Google’s software. NOAA […]

NOAA’s Science on a Sphere adds a new dimension to data displays

What do you get when you mix a beach ball with a bunch of projectors and a few NOAA visualization scientists?  You get ‘Science on a Sphere’, as the visuals are projected onto the sphere to allow true visualization of the earth’s surface.  Controlled by a Wii-mote, it projects a 4000×2000 display onto the 68-inch […]

NASA Debuts the Entire 2008 Hurricane Season

NASA has teamed with NOAA to combine satellite imagery of the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic ocean with tracked storm data from the 2008 Hurricane season, and released an interesting video to let you watch the entire 2008 hurricane season in just over 1 minute. The movie displays the infrared cloud imagery from the […]

Ice-Free Arctic Summers Likely Sooner Than Expected

NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Library has a study appearing in tomorrow’s Geophysical Research Letters on the shrinking polar ice caps. Overland and his co-author, Muyin Wang, a University of Washington research scientist with the Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean in Seattle, analyzed projections from six computer models, including three with […]