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Winds - Measuring ocean winds from space
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NASA's Earth Minute: Blowin' in the Wind - link to video NASA's Earth Minute: Blowin' in the Wind
March 27, 2015

Since 1978, NASA has been monitoring ocean winds via scatterometry, the data of which has improved weather and hurricane forecasts and helped us better understand global climate patterns. Arrow

NASA's Newest Wind Watcher - link to video NASA's Newest Wind Watcher
September 9, 2014

Rapidscat: El último observador de vientos de la NASA!
en Español - Uploaded on Feb 27, 2015

Learn how a small team created ISS-RapidScat. Arrow

RapidScat: Watching the Winds from Space - link to video RapidScat: Watching the Winds from Space
May 15, 2014

RapidScat: Midiendo vientos oceánicos desde el espacio!
en Español - Uploaded on Feb 27, 2015

Explore the science behind NASA's ISS-RapidScat. Arrow
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In mid-May 2015, Ana became the first named tropical storm of the North Atlantic hurricane season. May is early to see large storms in the Atlantic;

The RapidScat image above shows a very small area of excessively high winds. Noul had already weakened when this image was captured by RapidScat on

Typhoon Noul, which in the Philippines has been designated by Dodong, is located 666 miles east southeast of Manila, Philippines. It is currently

Global Climate Change - Vital Signs of the Planet

PO.DAAC - Physical Oceanography Distribution Active Archive Center

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