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Press Release 11-200

Scientists Probe Indian Ocean for Clues to Worldwide Weather Patterns

Study how tropical weather brews in the Indian Ocean and moves eastward along the equator

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The S-PolKa radar on Addu Atoll in the Indian Ocean, before the start of DYNAMO.

The S-PolKa radar on Addu Atoll in the Indian Ocean, before the start of DYNAMO.

Credit: UCAR


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A world map showing the Indian Ocean.

Scientists from around the world will gather for DYNAMO, a study of the Indian Ocean.

Credit: CIA


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The research vessel Roger Revelle.

The research vessel Roger Revelle will take part in the Indian Ocean experiments.

Credit: Scripps Institution of Oceanography


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A "smart radar"satellite on a truck.

"Smart radar" developed by Texas A&M will be deployed as part of DYNAMO.

Credit: UCAR


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The oceanographic research vessel MIRAI.

The oceanographic research vessel MIRAI will participate in DYNAMO; it belongs to Japan.

Credit: JAMSTEC


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Photo of the P3 NOAA aircraft in flight.

The P3 NOAA aircraft will fly above the Indian Ocean, taking atmospheric measurements.

Credit: NOAA


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