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December 12, 2017

Dr. G’s #AGU17 Spotlight – 2017 Arctic Report Card

“Arctic shows no sign of returning to reliably frozen region of recent past decades — Despite relatively cool summer temperatures, observations in 2017 continue to indicate that the Arctic environmental system has reached a ‘new normal’, characterized by long-term losses in the extent and thickness of the sea ice cover, the extent and duration of the winter snow cover and the mass of ice in the Greenland Ice Sheet and Arctic glaciers, and warming sea surface and permafrost temperatures.”

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August 22, 2017

State of the Climate should have you #Teach4Climate

The State of the Climate Report for 2016 is out. Now, it’s time to enhance climate literacy through #Teach4Climate.

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July 17, 2017

Displaying global data with NOAA’s Science On a Sphere (SOS)

A glowing six-foot diameter sphere suspended from the ceiling is part of a 3-D display system that illuminates animations of global environmental data, such as hurricanes, clouds, vegetation, and ocean currents

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March 6, 2017

What NOAA means to me, and how to “make it matter” to others

As the only Federal agency charged with water prediction and warning responsibilities, NOAA is uniquely positioned to address water challenges facing the nation – what does this mean, especially with a proposed reduced budget? And how/why should non-scientists care?

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December 14, 2016

Dr. G’s #AGU16 Spotlight – 2016 Arctic Report Card

“Observations in 2016 showed a continuation of long-term Arctic warming trends which reveals the interdependency of physical and biological Arctic systems, contributing to a growing recognition that the Arctic is an integral part of the globe, and increasing the need for comprehensive communication of Arctic change to diverse user audiences. “

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June 24, 2015

Science communication about hydrography – Captain America to the rescue!

When asked to speak to the public about surveying the ocean floor at the Smithsonian, how was I possibly going to compete with the Hope Diamond and dinosaurs for the attention of visitors? Captain America came to my rescue!

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June 10, 2015

Keeling Curve research sites as National Historic Chemical Landmarks

NOAA and the American Chemical Society have designated Earth’s modern atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) record started at the Mauna Loa Observatory as a National Historic Chemical Landmark.

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October 1, 2014

Science haiku to communicate research and more

NOAA is doing it. Even the entire IPCC Report was boiled down to 19 illustrated haiku. Can science-themed haiku be used for education & outreach, or just for fun?

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September 3, 2014

Heading out to sea as a NOAA Teacher at Sea

Ahoy! I’m heading out to sea with the NOAA Teacher at Sea program for a hydrographic survey and professional development opportunity.

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