An Operational Forecast System (OFS) provides a nowcast and forecast (up to 48 hours) of water levels, currents, salinity, water temperatures, and winds for a given area. These systems are located in coastal waters around the nation and the Great Lakes in critical ports, harbors, and estuaries.
NOAA and partners are expanding the use of an underwater robot using a NOAA-developed sensor that enables remote, automated measurements of toxins produced by harmful algal blooms (HABs), known to contaminate shellfish and poison humans that consume them. The robot will now be deployed in the Pacific Northwest.
In the latest issue of the education journal The Earth Scientist, Climate Steward educators share their stories, innovations, and resources that you can incorporate into your classroom or education setting. Articles include links background materials, supporting materials, and student worksheets.
The answer depends upon how height is calculated. Mount Everest is the highest point above global mean sea level—the average level for the ocean surface from which elevations are measured. But the summit of Mt. Everest is not the farthest point from Earth's center. That distinction belongs to the peak of Ecuador’s Mount Chimborazo.