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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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Today (June 19) marks the 15th anniversary of the launch of NASA's QuikScat, a satellite sent for a three-year mission in 1999 that continues


Ocean waves, the hot sun, sea breezes -- the right combination makes a great day at the beach. A different combination makes a killer hurricane. The


The ocean covers 71 percent of Earth's surface and affects weather over the entire globe. Hurricanes and storms that begin far out over the ocean

Global Climate Change - Vital Signs of the Planet

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