Tools that Inspire
We love to talk about our science with the public. AOML is an active member of the scientific outreach community in Miami. We provide educational resources to learn about hurricane, coastal, and climate science. We also participate in events throughout the community. Our teaching resources bring the lab right to your classroom- virtual lab walkthroughs, field guides, and classroom activities all at your fingertips.
Tools that Inspire
We love to talk about our science with the public. AOML is an active member of the scientific outreach community in Miami, and we provide educational resources to learn about hurricane, coastal, and climate science. We also participate in events throughout the community. Our teaching resources bring the lab right to your classroom. Virtual lab walkthroughs, field guides, and classroom activities all at your fingertips.
Engage with Us!
AOML is a proud part of the community of South Florida. We frequently participate at local events to provide education about what we do. We also host an open house so students and families can see our research firsthand. Check out our outreach photos to see events we’ve hosted, and look below for news on events and opportunities.
NOAA works closely with universities and schools to provide great learning experiences for students. AOML participates in hosting students through NOAA. Check out NOAA’s page below to learn more about what they offer.
Visit Student Opportunities at NOAAHollings scholars Emily Paltz and Rani Wiggins visit the new Aircraft Operations Center at Linder Regional Airport in Lakeland, FL. Image credit: NOAA.
Looking for an expert in a particular topic? AOML provides information from experts in their field for these major thematic areas:
- Oceans & Climate
- Global Currents
- Red Tide
- Hurricane History
- Marine Ecosystems
- Physical Oceanography
- Ocean Circulation
- Hurricane Hunters
- Hurricane Modeling
- Ocean Chemistry
- Observing Systems
To speak with an expert, contact Erica Rule, Director of Communications.
AOML’s bimonthly newsletter, Keynotes, is published to highlight recent research activities and staff accomplishments. Posted as a PDF, the most recent newsletter can be found here or by clicking on the image. To view PDF files, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer.
Director of Communications
NOAA Regional Library
The NOAA Miami Regional Library is a branch of the Library and Information Services Division NOAA Central Library in Silver Spring, Maryland. There are two libraries that comprise the Miami branch: one located at the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) and the other located at the National Hurricane Center (NHC). The following information concerns the AOML location. Click below to visit the library’s homepage.
How much Energy is Released from a Hurricane?
a. 6.0 x 1014 watts per day
b. ½ of the world-wide electrical generating capacity
c. 1.5 x 1012 watts per day
The energy released from a hurricane can be explained in two ways: the total amount of energy released by the condensation of water droplets (latent heat), or the amount of kinetic energy generated to maintain the strong, swirling winds of a hurricane…
The CLEO Project
The Coral Literature, Education and Outreach (CLEO) project is a set of Educational Modules that have have been developed primarily for middle school classes. Each module consists of three segments: background information (science behind the instrument), classroom experiment (experiment to test parameter instrument measures), and teacher’s section (describes the Educational Objectives / National Science Standards, Preliminary Activities / Demonstrations, Suggestions for teaching the concept, and Follow-up or Extension Activities for the class.). Get the content here.
Biscayne Bubbles Educational Flyers
The Miami area is a fast growing urban environment in close proximity to fragile coastal ecosystems, in particular, Biscayne Bay. To help those that live on and near the bay learn about it’s many biological, chemical, and physical characteristics, the local Key Biscayne newspaper, The Islander, teamed up with the Virginia Key Science Community to produce this educational series. This series, named “Biscayne Bubbles” was originally published on a weekly basis in the The Islander and is now available to view online.
“Biscayne Bubbles” provides an introduction to local biota as well an overview of the local research conducted by NOAA, the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, and Florida Sea Grant.
To view the Bubbles, mouse over each one and click to see the PDF.