Friday, May 25, 2007

Nat'l Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/NOAA

The U.S. Nat'l Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration/NOAA has a cool sim in Meteroa that has interactive exhibits about the environment. I enjoyed holding onto a weather balloon for dear life, riding the plane into the eye of the hurricane and cruising underwater in the small submarine. The most disturbing one was that of the tsunami recreation. By clicking on the sign, it takes you through the stages of a tsunami--the water withdrawing, the wave itself, and its aftermath. You should also check out how the glaciers have receded. It is well-done, informative and worth checking out.

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