Blog Roundup #1 – Ocean Science and More

I hope to occasionally share some of my favorite web sites and blogs in easily digestible chunks. This first roundup features some of the top sites on ocean, climate and environmental data and science.
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Streamflow and Conductance on the Delaware

Conductance is an important measurement of water quality in rivers, and it is often related to river discharge.
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Streamflow on the Delaware

While temperature, pressure or humidity change with more predictable variation throughout the course of a year, streamflow is more closely correlated with major rain and snow events that occur sporadically throughout the year, often in large doses.
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Observations and Forecasts of River Floods

Every time it rains there is a potential for flooding to occur. The National Weather Services' Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service (AHPS) analyzes data and models to issue forecasts of potential flooding events.
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USGS WaterWatch

Thanks to a network of over 3,000 stream gages monitored by the U.S. Geological Survey, and the WaterWatch web site, we can easily study how rain and snow impact local streams, rivers and estuaries.
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Riding the Waves of the Seasonal Roller-Coaster

In the Mid-Atlantic, the winter months usually bring with them strong storms and high winds, and in the ocean, strong winds in the winter lead to larger significant wave heights on average.
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Coastal Population Report

In ocean education, it's often a challenge to convey how humans and the ocean are connected. One good place to start is where people live.
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A Treasure Trove of Buoy Data

NOAA's National Data Buoy Center is tasked with operating and maintaining a network of over 250 buoys and shore stations that collect and relay real-time data on atmospheric and ocean conditions.
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Significant Waves

Last week, wave heights at NOAA Station 44025 to reached 18.4 feet as a major nor'easter hit the Mid-Atlantic.

Following Earth Observatory’s Lead

Are you looking for inspiration? NASA's Earth Observatory is a great exemplar of what a public portal can be.