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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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On July 6, RapidScat measured the Chan-Hom's sustained surface winds and saw strongest winds were near 25 meters per second/55.9 mph/90 kph) from


The RapidScat instrument aboard the International Space Station measured Typhoon Nangka's powerful winds as it continues to move through the


RapidScat recently covered the Northern Indian Ocean and Northwestern Pacific Ocean in four successive half-day intervals.

Global Climate Change - Vital Signs of the Planet

PO.DAAC - Physical Oceanography Distribution Active Archive Center


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