Listen to a NOAA video podcast about the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer’s Continuous Plankton Tow from Guam to California and sampling work conducted through the ‘Pacific Garbage Patch’. Learn why systematic exploration aboard the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer is an evolving operational model referred to as a ‘sticks and boxes’ approach. The variety of data being collected onboard the Okeanos during this cruise from Hawaii to California represents a step forward in the exploration that can be conducted with the at-sea time allotted to the ship. Video courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, INDEX-SATAL 2010.
Projected flooding extents and depths based on 10-, 50-, 100-, and 500-year wave-energy return periods, with and without coral reefs, for the States of Hawaii and Florida, the Territories of Guam, American Samoa, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands