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Science Spotlight Science Spotlight - El Niño: A Global Weather Phenomenon
September 23, 2011
In the context of climate and weather, the name El Niño originally referred to the warm ocean current that appears along the pacific coast of South America each year around Christmas. Recently however, the term has been applied to those years when there is a change in this annual pattern. Arrow

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May 15, 2007
NASA Finds Vast Regions of West Antarctica Melted in Recent Past. NASA's QuikScat satellite detected extensive areas of snowmelt, shown in yellow and red, in west Antarctica in January 2005. Arrow

QuikScat's 'Greatest' Hits QuikScat's 'Greatest' Hits
June 26, 2009
NASA's wind-watching QuikScat satellite turned 10 years old June of 2009. Take a spin down memory lane and see some of the mission's greatest achievements. Arrow
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2014: A Big Year for Earth Science at NASA


Built with spare parts and without a moment to spare, the International Space Station (ISS)-RapidScat isn't your average NASA Earth science mission.


In a clever reuse of hardware originally built to test parts of NASA's QuikScat satellite, the agency will launch the ISS-RapidScat instrument to the

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