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NOAA Launches First National Rip Current Forecast Model

For the first time, NOAA is launching a national rip current forecast model, aimed at saving lives of beach-goers around the country. This new model can predict the hourly probability of rip currents along U.S. beaches up to six days out.

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Making Waves: Notable Women in Ocean Science

Women who defied social convention and paved the way for scientists, regardless of their gender, to protect, study, and explore the ocean and ocean life.

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Spring High Tide Bulletin

View our bulletin to see when you may experience higher than normal high tides for the period of time between March and May, 2021.

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5 Ocean Terms You May Not Know — But Should!

Tidal Bore. Hadal Zone. Mixotrophy. Sneaker Wave. Gravity Wave. Here are five little-known but fascinating ocean phenomena that will leave you wanting to learn more.

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Tide, Tidal Current Predictions Available Online

All NOAA tide and tidal current predictions for locations around the nation are available in electronic form online. NOAA eliminated paper publications of the annual Tide Tables and Tidal Current Tables in 2020.

The Top 40

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  1. NOAA Launches First National Rip Current Forecast Model
    6 Apr 2021
  2. Making Waves: Notable Women in Ocean Science
    1 Mar 2021
  3. Spring High Tide Bulletin
    26 Feb 2021
  4. 5 Ocean Terms You May Not Know — But Should!
    8 Feb 2021
  5. NOAA Tide and Tidal Current Predictions Available Online
    6 Jan 2021
  6. 2020 Year in Review
    4 Jan 2021
  7. Winter High Tide Bulletin
    10 Dec 2020
  8. A Tale of Three Datums: Keeping Up With an Ever-changing Earth
    16 Nov 2020
  9. Hurricane Zeta Emergency Response Imagery Available Online
    29 Oct 2020
  10. Hurricane Delta Emergency Response Imagery Available Online
    11 Oct 2020
  11. Estuary Education Goes Virtual
    21 Sep 2020
  12. Hurricane Sally Aerial Damage Assessment Imagery Available
    18 Sep 2020
  13. NOAA Improves Marine Navigation Near Georgia and New Hampshire Naval Bases
    10 Sep 2020
  14. Fall High Tide Bulletin
    1 Sep 2020
  15. Hurricane Laura Aerial Damage Assessment Imagery Available
    28 Aug 2020
  16. IOOS Ocean Technology Transition Project Grants Announced
    26 Aug 2020
  17. Common Misconceptions about the Ocean
    18 Aug 2020
  18. Isaias Damage Assessment Imagery Available
    4 Aug 2020
  19. Precision Navigation
    9 Jul 2020
  20. Lake Erie Harmful Algal Bloom Forecast Improved
    9 Jul 2020
  21. NOAA's Emergency Response Imagery
    1 Jul 2020
  22. U.S. Marine Biodiversity Observing Network
    5 Jun 2020
  23. Summer High Tide Bulletin
    1 Jun 2020
  24. Advances in Oil Spill Science and Technology
    19 Apr 2020
  25. What is a bilby tower?
    30 Mar 2020
  26. Spring High Tide Bulletin
    2 Mar 2020
  27. Exploring the Secrets of Marsh Happiness
    18 Feb 2020
  28. National Ocean Service Annual Report
    8 Jan 2020
  29. Winter High Tide Bulletin
    5 Dec 2019
  30. Corals Week 2019
    2 Dec 2019
  31. Native American Heritage Month
    5 Nov 2019
  32. Tracking Marine Animals Worldwide (on the World Wide Web!)
    28 Oct 2019
  33. A Tale of Two Feet
    7 Oct 2019
  34. NOAA 2020 Tide Tables are Available
    3 Oct 2019
  35. National Estuaries Week Gets Active
    12 Sep 2019
  36. Harmful Algal Blooms: Regional Information
    12 Sep 2019
  37. Fall 2019 High Tide Bulletin
    9 Sep 2019
  38. Hurricane Dorian Damage Assessment Imagery
    9 Sep 2019
  39. NOAA Responds to Ongoing Outbreak of Coral Disease in Florida
    18 Jul 2019
  40. Assessing Barry's Damage to Coastal Communities from the Air
    17 Jul 2019