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U.S. Energy Department Opens Climate Research Facility In Tropics

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November 20, 1998
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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
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On November 20, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will dedicate a long-term, climate research station on Nauru in the Central Pacific Ocean. The Nauru facility will collect information needed to better understand climate change, focusing on the way the sun's energy is transmitted, absorbed and reflected in the tropics and on the role of clouds in heating and cooling the atmosphere.

On November 20, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will dedicate a long-term, climate research station on Nauru in the Central Pacific Ocean. The station is the second of three sites being developed in the Tropical Western Pacific by the Energy Department's Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) program. The first station has been operating on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea since October 1996. Like the Manus station, the Nauru facility will collect information needed to better understand climate change, focusing on the way the sun's energy is transmitted, absorbed and reflected in the tropics and on the role of clouds in heating and cooling the atmosphere. Attending the dedication ceremony will be Energy Department officials, scientists involved in the site installation and Nauru dignitaries.


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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. "U.S. Energy Department Opens Climate Research Facility In Tropics." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 20 November 1998. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/11/981119171805.htm>.
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