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Sea Surface Temperature, Salinity and Density
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The animations in this group show the long-term average sea surface temperature, the long term average sea surface salinity, and the the long term average sea surface density.
The Thermohaline Circulation - The Great Ocean Conveyor Belt
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The oceans are mostly composed of warm salty water near the surface over cold, less salty water in the ocean depths. These two regions don't mix except in certain special areas, which creates a large slow current called the thermohaline circulation.
NASA Scientists Research Global Precipitation
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This animation of global precipitation from the Global Precipitation Climatology Project (GPCP) cycles through climatology data for each month of the year and then repeats the cycle twice.
Aquarius Ocean Circulation
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Ocean circulation plays a key role in distributing solar energy and maintaining climate, by moving heat from Earth's equator to the poles. Aquarius salinity data, combined with data from other sensors, will give us a clearer picture of how the ocean works
Components of the Water Cycle on a Flat Map
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The process by which water moves around the earth, from the ocean, to the atmosphere, to the land and back to the ocean is called the water cycle. These animations each portray a component of the water cycle.
Satellite Meteorology Learning Modules
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Satellite Meteorology learning modules provide scientists and educators with exciting activities and hands-on tools for investigation, inquiry, analysis and stewardship.
CERES Thumbnail
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Learn how scientists use a satellite called CERES to study the clouds and monitor Earth's climate changes.
Components of the water cycle thumb.
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The process by which water moves around the earth, from the ocean, to the atmosphere, to the land and back to the ocean is called the water cycle. These animations each portray a component of the water cycle.
Person getting water at an oasis
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Part 4 of a 4 part webquest that teaches the basics of precipitation science and technology. Prepares students for the GPM Anime Contest.
GPM satellite and constellation
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Part 3 of a 4 part webquest that teaches the basics of precipitation science and technology. Prepares students for the GPM Anime Contest.

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