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Warming Stripes for the Globe and NJ
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Show Your Stripes

About a year ago, I ran across the cool new site for the #ShowYourStripes campaign. On the site, you can download a customized climate anomaly graph for any country or state.  Spoiler alert: they're all trending from blue towards…
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The Circle of OOI

The complexity of the Ocean Observatories Initiative, simplified to a nice simple circle.
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The End of Upwelling

What a difference a week makes. Late last week, the waters off New Jersey were between 5-15 degrees below normal. They're not any more.
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The Ocean in Red, White and Blue

To celebrate Independence Day, I thought it would be fun to dress up the ocean in a little red, white and blue.
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Tropical Storm Andrea clouds up the ocean

This week, was the start of the 2013 Hurricane Season, and already forecasters have declared the first storm of the season, Tropical Storm Andrea.
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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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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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Significant Waves

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

A major winter storm made its way across the continental United States this week, dropping snow across the Dakotas, then the Midwest and the Mid-Atlantic before finally heading out to sea over the Northeast.
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Sea Surface Temperature

In the first of several series I hope to start on this blog, let start off with our first installment of Better Know a Dataset. Given that New Jersey is currently in the midst of a sweltering heat wave (record highs around 103 °F were set it many places today), it seems only appropriate that we should start with Sea Surface Temperature.