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12-Meter Buoy hull preparation.
Mississippi, Stennis Space Center 2006 Spring
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Extreme Environment 6-Meter Buoy prior to deployment.
Mississippi, Stennis Space Center 2004 Winter
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3-Meter display buoy with Hurricane Hunter aircraft.
Mississippi, Stennis Space Center 2005 Spring
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NOAA tsunami buoys - DART surface buoys.
Mississippi, Stennis Space Center 2006
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NOAA tsunami buoys - DART surface buoys.
Mississippi, Stennis Space Center 2006
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A NOAA tsunami buoy - DART surface buoy - with pressure sensor. The DART system provides real-time tsunami detection as waves travel across an ocean basin. The stations consist of a bottom pressure sensor that is anchored to the seafloor and a companion moored surface buoy.
Mississippi, Stennis Space Center 2006
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Ceremony in Phuket, Thailand, where the MV SEAFDEC ship was ready to set sail to deploy the first Indian Ocean tsunami detection buoy.
Thailand, Phuket 2006 November 30
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The MV SEAFDEC ship was ready to set sail to deploy the first Indian Ocean tsunami detection buoy.
Thailand, Phuket 2006 November 30
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Moose finds new use for weather instruments at experimental Forest Service meteorological site.
Alaska, Anchorage 2006 September 8
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Moose finds new use for weather instruments at experimental Forest Service meteorological site.
Alaska, Anchorage 2006 September 8
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Moose finds new use for weather instruments at experimental Forest Service meteorological site.
Alaska, Anchorage 2006 September 8
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Moose finds new use for weather instruments at experimental Forest Service meteorological site.
Alaska, Anchorage 2006 September 8
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Moose find new use for weather instruments at experimental Forest Service meteorological site.
Alaska, Anchorage 2006 September 8
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Following the devastation of Hurricane Rita, Southern Region HQ put out a call for assistance for stricken Weather Service employees. Central Region Electronic Systems Specialists Michael Gill, Pat Baye, Alan Johnson, and Bill Whitlock responded and helped not only restore critical Weather Service systems but helped repair homes of fellow NWS employees.
Louisiana, Lake Charles 2005 September 30
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This home belonged to the Lake Charles WSFO IT specialist who had closed on it one week prior to the hurricane. Fortunately no one was hurt. Central Region employees spent many hours here and at other homes chain sawing through the mass of debris and helping remove fallen trees.
Louisiana, Lake Charles 2005 September 30
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Following the devastation of Hurricane Rita, Southern Region HQ put out a call for assistance for stricken Weather Service employees. Central Region Electronic Systems Specialists Michael Gill, Pat Baye, Alan Johnson, and Bill Whitlock responded and helped not only restore critical Weather Service systems but helped repair homes of fellow NWS employees.
Louisiana, Lake Charles 2005 September 30
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Looking down the main street running through Lake Charles. Without a government badge or media pass, nobody was allowed beyond the exits of the interstate entering the town. Every exit was blocked by armed National Guard and State Police.
Louisiana, Lake Charles 2005 September 30
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The National Weather Center at Norman, Oklahoma. This brand new building had been dedicated on September 29, 2006.
Oklahoma, Norman 2006 October 4
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Men's Room does double-duty during tornado warnings at Will Rogers World Airport.
Oklahoma, Oklahoma City 2006 October 4
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A balloon's eye-view from 96,925 feet. Dr. Hall and his student Allen Jordan attached a camera to an atmospheric weather balloon that attained a maximum height of approximately 100,000 above sea level. This image was taken at 96,295 above sea level and captured a magnificent view of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains and the curvature of the Earth.
Colorado, Boulder 2006 June 6
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A Jack in the Box sign crushed a vehicle during Hurricane Rita.
Louisiana 2005 September 30
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A house either floated off its foundation or was blown off its foundation and landed on this vehicle. There are many instances of vehicles going through buildings but few of buildings going through vehicles.
Louisiana 2005 September 30
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A U.S. Climate Reference Network (USCRN) station.
Idaho, Murphy 2005 June
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A U.S. Climate Reference Network (USCRN) station.
Montana, St. Mary 2005 June
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A U.S. Climate Reference Network (USCRN) station.
Wyoming, Moose 2005 June
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A U.S. Climate Reference Network (USCRN) station.
Nebraska, Harrison 2006 June
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A U.S. Climate Reference Network (USCRN) station.
Arizona, Elgin 2005 February
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A U.S. Climate Reference Network (USCRN) station.
New York, Millbrook 2005 November
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A U.S. Climate Reference Network (USCRN) station.
Wyoming, Lander 2006 July
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Site maintenance being performed at a U.S. Climate Reference Network (USCRN) station.
Oregon, John Day 2005 June
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Site maintenance being performed at a U.S. Climate Reference Network (USCRN) station. The visible smoke in the background is from a forest fire in Glacier National Park, a fire which led to the evacuation of St. Mary Village a few hours after the photograph was taken.
Montana, St. Mary 2006 July 29
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The Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii is located at the 11,200 feet level of Mauna Loa. volcano. The mountain in the background is Mauna Kea, home for many major astronomical observatories. The Keeling Building, the original building at the observatory, can be seen at the end of the boardwalk.
Hawaii, Mauna Loa 2004 October 1
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This fisheye image of the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii was taken from the instrument desk atop the NDSC building. The observatory is located at the 11,200 feet level of Hawaii's Mauna Loa. volcano. The Keeling Building, the original building at Mauna Loa Observatory, can be seen at the right side of the small blue building at far left.
Hawaii, Mauna Loa 2004 October 2
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Looking down the Mauna Loa Observatory Road. This section of the long road to the Mauna Loa Observatory is closest to the observatory and the safest portion.
Hawaii, Mauna Loa 2001 June 28
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Ultraviolet Instruments at the Mauna Loa Observatory. Three GLOBE ultraviolet instruments are busily making unattended measurements from the instrument desk over the NDSC Building at Hawaii's Mauna Loa Observatory. These instruments were built by Dr. David Brooks of Drexel, using light-emitting diodes to detect and measure sunlight, a technique developed by Forest M. Mims III.
Hawaii, Mauna Loa 2005 May 19
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A cloudy morning at the Mauna Loa Observatory. No sunlight measurements today. Morning clouds usually indicate a cloudy day at the Mauna Loa Observatory .
Hawaii, Mauna Loa 2004 September 24
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Mornings at the Mauna Loa Observatory are usually cloud free. The Keeling Building is at center. The dome at lower right houses the Dobson spectroradiometer that measures the ozone layer. The thin dark layer over the horizon has the appearance of Asian dust.
Hawaii, Mauna Loa 2006 May 29
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Mornings at the Mauna Loa Observatory are usually cloud free. The Keeling Building is at center. The dome houses the Dobson spectroradiometer that measures the ozone layer. Hilo is below the clouds over the horizon.
Hawaii, Mauna Loa 2006 May 30
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The venerable restroom facility at NOAA's Mauna Loa Observatory. The structures at each corner keeps the facility from blowing away.
Hawaii, Mauna Loa 2006 May 28
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The brilliant green beam of the lidar at the Mauna Loa Observatory (MLO) pierces up to the stratosphere to measure aerosols and water vapor. MLO Station Chief Dr. John Barnes can be seen through the window as he studies data returned by his powerful lidar.
Hawaii, Mauna Loa 2001 June 25
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The brilliant green beam of the lidar at the Mauna Loa Observatory (MLO) pierces up to the stratosphere to measure aerosols and water vapor.
Hawaii, Mauna Loa 2001 June 25
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The brilliant green beam of the lidar at the Mauna Loa Observatory (MLO) measures aerosols and water vapor high in the stratosphere. This unretouched image was made when fog briefly formed during an observing session. The camera The camera was leaned against the side of the dome that houses the Dobson spectroradiometer that measures the ozone layer.
Hawaii, Mauna Loa 2001 June 25
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This full solar halo formed by the refraction of sunlight from ice crystals in cirrus clouds.
Hawaii, Mauna Loa 2005 May 22
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Thick fog often cloaks the lonely road to Hawaii's Mauna Loa Observatory.
Hawaii, Mauna Loa 2004 September 28
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The sun drops between layers of clouds as another day of measurements ends at the Mauna Loa Observatory.
Hawaii, Mauna Loa 2001 July 1
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A brilliant twilight glow signals the ending of another day of measurements at Mauna Loa Observatory. The red twilight is caused by Asian dust, which forms layers that are visible in the twilight glow.
Hawaii, Mauna Loa 2006 May 29
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The late Leslie Pajo measures the ozone layer from inside the Dobson spectrophotometer dome at the Mauna Loa Observatory.
Hawaii, Mauna Loa 2004 October 5
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The late Leslie Pajo checks a sunlight measuring instrument at Mauna Loa Observatory. Mauna Kea rises above the Keeling Building behind Leslie.
Hawaii, Mauna Loa 2004 October 5
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Dr. John Barnes, Station Chief of NOAA's Mauna Loa Observatory, measures stratospheric aerosols using a powerful laser lidar. Data from the lidar are displayed on the computer monitor at right.
Hawaii, Mauna Loa 2005 May 23
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Brooke Walsh measures the ozone layer using world standard Dobson instrument number 83. The calibration of most ozone instruments made from the Earth and from space are traceable to Dobson 83.
Hawaii, Mauna Loa 2005 July 7

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