CALIFORNIA DROUGHT PUBLIC INVITED TO GET THE INSIDE SCOOP WITH NOAA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SCIENCE AND OPERATIONS OFFICER JOHN DUMAS AND KEVIN WATTIER OF THE LONG BEACH WATER DEPARTMENT

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The Aquarium will project current NOAA satellite data on its high-tech rotating globe to illustrate and analyze the causes and the impact of this drought during its live webcast this Friday, Feb. 21, at 10:30 a.m.

 

WHAT:           How long will California’s drought last? Is it related to the extreme weather on our nation’s East Coast? What are the impacts of the drought and what can be done?  Find out this and more with two leading experts during the Aquarium of the Pacific’s live webcast this Friday. NOAA National Weather Service Science and Operations Officer John Dumas and General Manager of the Long Beach Water Department Kevin Wattier will be doing a live webcast from the Aquarium of the Pacific on Friday, February 21, regarding California’s drought. The Aquarium will be projecting current NOAA data on its high-tech projection sphere to illustrate and analyze the impact of this drought. The webcast will be live from 10:30 a.m.-10:50 a.m., and the public can submit questions via the Aquarium’s Twitter. This six-foot sphere can show near-real time data fed from NOAA’s satellites and other monitoring systems, including weather predictions, actual storms, earthquakes, tsunamis, sea surface temperature, and more.The experts will provide insight into why this drought is occurring, strategies to save water, and how NOAA is able to track and predict these extreme weather phenomena.

 

WHEN:           Friday, February 21, 2014, 10:30 a.m.-10:50 a.m.

 

WHERE:        

LIVE http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/events/info/california_drought_live_webcast_with_weather_experts/and ask questions via Twitter @AquariumPacific using the hashtag #aopdrought

 

The video should also be posted on the link below starting Friday night

http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/multimedia/video

 

AQUARIUM:  The Aquarium of the Pacific is a nonprofit institution dedicated to ocean conservation education.

The Aquarium will project current NOAA satellite data on its high-tech rotating globe to illustrate and analyze the causes and the impact of this drought during its live webcast this Friday, Feb. 21, at 10:30 a.m.

 

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