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Sharon L. Walker Sharon L. Walker

Sharon L. Walker

An oceanographer for the Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Sharon Walker spends her time surveying the ocean floor and sampling the water column to identify sites of submarine volcanic activity and deep...
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Pam Heinselman Pam Heinselman

Pam Heinselman

Dr. Pam Heinselman, with NOAA’s National Severe Storms Laboratory, is improving storm warning capabilities during severe weather events using phased-array radar technology and collaborating with National...
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Washenfelder, Rebecca Washenfelder, Rebecca

Washenfelder, Rebecca

Dr. Rebecca Washenfelder looks for solutions in the tiniest particles...

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Lawrence, Bill Lawrence, Bill

Lawrence, Bill

National Weather Service hydrologist Bill Lawrence certainly knows the truth of a quote attributed to the ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus: You could not step twice into the same river; for other waters are ever...
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Chowdhury, Arindam Gan Chowdhury, Arindam Gan

Chowdhury, Arindam Gan

NOAA Sea Grant researcher Arindam Gan Chowdhury creates indoor hurricanes using wind tunnels to improve the design of buildings in their path.

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Cokelet, Edward Cokelet, Edward

Cokelet, Edward

A physical oceanographer from NOAA's Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Edward "Ned" Cokelet studies the physics behind Bering Sea ecosystems and how they may change in the future.

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Delgado, James Delgado, James

Delgado, James

Director of maritime heritage for the NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries Program, James Delgado has explored numerous shipwrecks.

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Johnson, Gregory Johnson, Gregory

Johnson, Gregory

An oceanographer for the NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Gregory Johnson calls the ocean the "flywheel" of the climate system. Read his profile to see why.

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Barnes, John Barnes, John

Barnes, John

As a physical scientist and station chief for the NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory's Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii, John Barnes' specialty is lidar (light detection and ranging), often referred to as laser...
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Sarah Purkey Sarah Purkey

Sarah Purkey

In order to better understand the whole climate system, researchers like Sarah Purkey gather and analyze data from the deep ocean.

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