Thursday, January 11, 2007

200 Year Anniversary of NOAA

The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) was formed from some of the oldest science agencies in the United States Government. Most notably those involved with fisheries, mapping, and science. Check out their cool website by clicking the blue title above. The picture at the left is from their online poster collection. Some of the other items available online are: NOAA Legacy, Hall of Honor, Profiles in Time, Stories and Tales, A Nation at War, Tools of the Trade, and Art and Poetry from NOAA's Archives. The latter contains a gallery of work from the 1800's to the present and includes sketches from James McNeil Whistler when he worked for the C&GS. Other itmes of interest are the Photo Library with 20,000 photos (some from the 1600's) and viewable video clips of Historic Films.

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