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NASA's Earth Minute: Blowin' in the Wind

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Published on Dec 11, 2014

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. Knowing which way the wind is blowing over water is critical for industries such as shipping and fishing, and it helps predict unusual weather phenomena such as El Niño.

:::LEARN MORE:::
NASA's New Wind Watcher Ready for Weather Forecasters
http://climate.nasa.gov/news/2186/
Watching the Winds Where Sea Meets Sky
http://climate.nasa.gov/news/1137/
Little Islands, Big Wake (Hawaii)
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Feat...
Study Finds Climate Link to Atmospheric-river Storms
http://climate.nasa.gov/news/997/
What is El Niño?
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Feat...
Cheyenne & Catarina: Breaking Records for Sailing & Storms
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Feat...


:::NASA MISSIONS & RESEARCH:::
ISS-RapidScat
http://winds.jpl.nasa.gov/missions/Ra...
QuickScat
https://winds.jpl.nasa.gov/missions/q...
PO.DAAC – Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center
http://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/OceanWind

:::FOR EDUCATORS:::
NASA Wavelength
http://nasawavelength.org/resource-se...
Ocean Motion
http://oceanmotion.org/

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