The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is famous for addressing the oceanographic and atmospheric issues. Recently, the biggest research vessel of NOAA with a large research platform has returned home.
A record-breaking long research on the sea for 800 days is one great milestone achieved by Robert H. Brown, the NOAA ship. According to The ABC News, the ship has returned home after conducting important scientific research that includes traveling about 130,000 miles. The research vessel was deployed to complete a journey of more than three years. The key aim of this journey was to collect essential environmental data.
While addressing important atmospheric issues like the 2015-2016 El Nino, the NOAA ship covered a big area of the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. The Robert H. Brown conducted a thorough search of a huge seafloor that includes 350,000 square miles. A minute ecological assessment was also done about the fisheries of the Arctic coast of Alaska. Charleston in South Carolina is the homeport of Robert H. Brown.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is a scientific agency of America. Collection and analysis of the oceanic and atmospheric conditions are the key focuses of this agency. NOAA works under the guidance of the United States Department of Commerce.
The research ships of NOAA are mostly furnished with advanced devices. Ronald H. Brown is one such ship like the Robert H. Brown. It is furnished with echo sounder, scientific sensors, acoustic positioning system, the Office of Marine and Aviation Operations reported. The existence of the Doppler radar provides tremendous efficiency to this ship.
The Office of Marine and Aviation Operations also reveals that the NOAA ship helps scientists to analyze dynamics that affect weather and climate pattern globally. The research vessel is now an integral part to explore many important climate factors. The latest voyage of the ship has so far unveiled many important dimensions about the current mechanism of ocean and climate.