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OCEAN FACT
What is bombogenesis?

Bombogenesis, a popular term used by meteorologists, occurs when a midlatitude cyclone rapidly intensifies, dropping at least 24 millibars over 24 hours.

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Ocean Shorts

In our latest Ocean Shorts episode, we discuss eutrophication (also known as nutrient pollution) in our nation's estuaries with a NOAA scientist.

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About NOS

The National Ocean Service (NOS) translates science, tools and services into action, to address threats to coastal areas such as climate change, population growth, port congestion, and contaminants in the environment, all working towards healthy coasts and healthy economies.

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