ESRL Global Systems Division

High Visibility for Science On a Sphere®

NOAA's Science on a Sphere (SOS) has seen a busy January. A team from the Global Systems Division's Technology Outreach Branch set up an installation at the Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul, MN the week of January 9th. This is the first of five scheduled installations to follow nationwide over the next several months.

Additionally, SOS was featured at the National Maritime Center (Nauticus) TsunamiReady event in Norfolk, VA on January 24th that recognized Norfolk as being the first major East Coast city to attain that designation. Science On A Sphere exhibited a model representation from the Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) of the 12/26/04 Indonesian Tsunami event. Another dramatic simulation, also prepared by PMEL, of a hypothetical Atlantic coast tsunami due to a large earthquake in the Puerto Rican Trench provided viewers with an experiential understanding of the dangers of tsunamis and the need for community preparedness.

During the American Meteorological Society Conference in Atlanta, GA from January 29 to February 2, Science on a Sphere took center stage in the NOAA exhibit booth. Various data sets were presented including one specially prepared for sessions highlighting the 2005 Hurricane Season.

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Name: Ann M Reiser
Tel: 303-497-6634