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What is Ocean Acidification?

April 27, 2017

Ocean acidification refers to a reduction in the pH of the ocean over an extended period of time, caused primarily by uptake of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere. For more than 200 years, or […]

What is a hurricane?

April 19, 2017

A hurricane is a type of storm called a tropical cyclone, which forms over tropical or subtropical waters. A tropical cyclone is a rotating low-pressure weather system that has organized thunderstorms but no fronts (a […]

What is PORTS? (Physical Oceanographic Real Time System)

April 10, 2017

PORTS® stands for Physical Oceanographic Real Time System. NOAA PORTS® is an information system that measures and disseminates the oceanographic and meteorological data that mariners need to navigate safely. Marine navigation safety is a serious […]

What is hydrography?

March 24, 2017

Hydrography is the science that measures and describes the physical features of bodies of water. Hydrography is the science that measures and describes the physical features of the navigable portion of the Earth’s surface and […]