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Brooke Walsh measures the ozone layer using Dobson spectrophotometer number 76 shown in this fisheye view inside the Dobson dome at NOAA's Mauna Loa Observatory.
Hawaii, Mauna Loa 2003 July 7
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Brooke Walsh explains how the ozone layer is measured at the Mauna Loa Observatory to a group of international students from the University of the Nations.
Hawaii, Mauna Loa 2005 June 23
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Steve Ryan points to an instrument that measures the intensity of sunlight at the Mauna Loa Observatory.
Hawaii, Mauna Loa 2006 May 30
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Steve Ryan explains some of the measurements made at the Mauna Loa Observatory to a group of international students from the University of the Nations.
Hawaii, Mauna Loa 2006 May 19
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Paul Fukumura-Sawada cleans a sunlight monitoring instrument at NOAA's Mauna Loa Observatory.
Hawaii, Mauna Loa 2006 June 4
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Paul Fukumura-Sawada glances at the sky near the sun to check for the presence of aerosols in the sky over NOAA's Mauna Loa Observatory.
Hawaii, Mauna Loa 2006 May 31
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Scientists repair an instrument adjacent to a dome that houses an ultraviolet spectroradiometer at NOAA's Mauna Loa Observatory.
Hawaii, Mauna Loa 2004 October 5
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Cirrus clouds over NOAA's Mauna Loa Observatory. Mare's tail cirrus provide a spectacular backdrop to the 40-meter instrumentation tower at the Mauna Loa Observatory.
Hawaii, Mauna Loa 2001 June 27
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These unusual wave clouds were photographed from the Saddle Road a few miles from the road to the Mauna Loa Observatory.
Hawaii, Mauna Loa 2004 September 29
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This thunderstorm over the Kona side of Hawaii was photographed from the Mauna Loa Observatory. When such storms occur over the observatory, their lightning can damage equipment and power poles.
Hawaii, Mauna Loa 2004 October 2
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Fisheye view of the sky over NOAA's Mauna Loa Observatory as seen from the instrument deck over the NDSC Building. South is down and East is left. The Mauna Loa Solar Observatory is south (bottom). The 40-meter meteorological tower is West (right). The spike at upper right is a nearby lightning rod.
Hawaii, Mauna Loa 2003 June 7
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The Mauna Loa Observatory sign.
Hawaii, Mauna Loa 2003 April 24
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The Dobson spectrophotometer housed inside this dome provides daily measurements of the ozone layer.
Hawaii, Mauna Loa 2006 June 6
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The Dobson spectrophotometer housed inside this dome provides daily measurements of the ozone layer.
Hawaii, Mauna Loa 2006 June 6
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Meteorologist Daniel Noah, NWS Tampa Bay Area, provides a weather briefing to the Lee County Emergency Operations Center just before Hurricane Wilma makes landfall in southwest Florida.
Florida, Lee County 2005 October 24
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American flag hanging proudly from the porch of a home during a devastating ice storm. This storm produced between 1/2 and 1 inch thick ice glazing over a wide area resulting in power outages to over 1 million North Carolina customers.
North Carolina, Raleigh 2002 December 5
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North Carolina was prepared for this snowstorm as the NWS had prepared accurate forecasts and warnings prior to its striking. The contrast between the old and the new in downtown Raleigh is highlighted in this image as the old North Carolina capitol building is in the foreground with the new 30-story First Union Tower looming behind.
North Carolina, Raleigh 2004 January 9
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Several state museums are visible in this image of Edenton Street in downtown Raleigh during a January snow in North Carolina.
North Carolina, Raleigh 2004 January 9
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Sioux Falls meteorologist Todd Heitkamp throwing out ceremonial first pitch before a baseball game with the Detroit Tigers. This was in recognition of the partnership he established with the Minnesota Twins to help promote lightning safety. To throw out the first pitch at a Major League Baseball game probably marks an NWS and NOAA first.
Minnesota, Minneapolis Metrodome 2005 August
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School buses along the Mississippi River re-positioned by Hurricane Katrina.
Louisiana, Port Sulfur 2005 September 18
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Sunset.
Virginia, Chesapeake Bay Entrance 2006 June 3
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Sunset.
Virginia, Chesapeake Bay Entrance 2006 June 3
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Sunset.
Virginia, Chesapeake Bay Entrance 2006 June 3
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A thunderstorm approaching Chesapeake Bay entrance.
Virginia, Chesapeake Bay Entrance 2006 Spring
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NOAA Ship THOMAS JEFFERSON seen from survey launch at the tail end of a squall. .
Virginia, Chesapeake Bay Entrance 2006 June 23
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NOAA Ship THOMAS JEFFERSON seen from survey launch 3102 as squall approaches off the Virginia Capes.
Virginia, Chesapeake Bay Entrance 2006 Spring
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View of the north end of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel from survey launch 3102 while in the midst of a thunderstorm.
Virginia, Chesapeake Bay Entrance 2006 Spring
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Survey launch 3102 following NOAA Ship THOMAS JEFFERSON into safer water in Chesapeake Bay during a heavy thunderstorm off the Virginia Capes
Virginia, Chesapeake Bay Entrance 2006 Spring
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On board NOAA Launch 3102 entering Chesapeake Bay during a thunderstorm. Always wondered what it was like on the inside of a washing machine...
Virginia, Chesapeake Bay Entrance 2006 Spring
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NOAA Ship THOMAS JEFFERSON seen through the rain and mist from NOAA Survey Launch 3102 during a spring thunderstorm.
Virginia, Chesapeake Bay Entrance 2006 Spring
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Launch 3102 following NOAA Ship THOMAS JEFFERSON into safer waters as a heavy thunderstorm bears down. The south end of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel is seen between the TJ and the blue car carrier which is outbound with Pilot Boat by stern.
Virginia, Chesapeake Bay Entrance 2006 Spring
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Stern of the NOAA Ship THOMAS JEFFERSON heading into Chesapeake Bay as a heavy thunderstorm bears down. The wind is already starting to kick up as can be seen on the agitated waters.
Virginia, Chesapeake Bay Entrance 2006 Spring
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Launch 3102 following NOAA Ship THOMAS JEFFERSON into safer waters as a heavy thunderstorm bears down.
Virginia, Chesapeake Bay Entrance 2006 Spring
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Some nasty looking clouds seen off the starboard side of the NOAA Ship THOMAS JEFFERSON. Photo #1 of sequence.
Virginia, Chesapeake Bay Entrance 2006 Spring
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Looking forward even looks worse. Photo #2 of sequence.
Virginia, Chesapeake Bay Entrance 2006 Spring
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Port side doesn't look to good either. Photo #3 of sequence.
Virginia, Chesapeake Bay Entrance 2006 Spring
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Time to batten down the hatches! Photo #4 of sequence.
Virginia, Chesapeake Bay Entrance 2006 Spring
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Thunderstorm off Chesapeake Bay Entrance.
Virginia, Chesapeake Bay Entrance 2006 Spring
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Thunderstorm off Chesapeake Bay Entrance. Wonder where that ship was hiding. See image wea03504.
Virginia, Chesapeake Bay Entrance 2006 Spring
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Riding out Tropical Storm Alberto on the NOAA Ship THOMAS JEFFERSON.
Virginia, Chesapeake Bay Entrance 2006 Spring
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Riding out Tropical Storm Alberto on the NOAA Ship THOMAS JEFFERSON.
Florida Panhandle 2006 June
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Riding out Tropical Storm Alberto on the NOAA Ship THOMAS JEFFERSON.
Florida Panhandle 2006 June
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Riding out Tropical Storm Alberto on the NOAA Ship THOMAS JEFFERSON.
Florida Panhandle 2006 June
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Depiction of a waterspout in "John Cameron's Odyssey", 1928.
Hawaii, Northwest Hawaiian Islands 1882 ca.
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The frontispiece and title page of George W. Blunt's "The Way to Avoid the Centre of Our Violent Gales", 1863. This map represented much of what was known about the tracks of hurricanes up to 1863. The map was based on William Redfield's 1835 map with additions to 1863.
Atlantic Ocean 1863 map produced
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The frontispiece of George W. Blunt's "The Way to Avoid the Centre of Our Violent Gales", 1863. This map represented much of what was known about the tracks of hurricanes up to 1863. The map was based on William Redfield's 1835 map with additions to 1863.
Atlantic Ocean 1863 map produced
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Snow in Sequoia National Park.
California, Sequoia National Park 2008
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Snow in Sequoia National Park.
California, Sequoia National Park 2008
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Snow in Sequoia National Park.
California, Sequoia National Park 2008
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A dusting of snow with cold air over warmer water in a lake causing fog to form.
California, Sequoia National Park 2008

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