Monitor Ocean Benefits

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Monitoring The Ocean Is A Benefit
Why do industries monitor the ocean? The answer in general is vague and in a lot of industries monitor the ocean for their own benefit or the benefit of society. Specifically, two industries that monitor the ocean is the military and the NOAA which is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Each of these industries perceives their own purpose and interest in monitoring oceanic conditions. Both of these industries will usually make salinity measurements, temperature, pH, excreta. The data that the military and NOAA collect might be given to the public for safety purposes or the data might be kept as a secret. However, one main point not to forget will be that it is beneficial to have industries
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Let us acknowledge some of the main reasons to why the military and NOAA regularly monitor the ocean conditions.
First of all, the military monitors the ocean conditions for two general reasons, which are for testing equipment and traveling. Specifically, the navy monitors the ocean for testing equipment, because some equipment requires the ocean density, temperature, salinity, etc to be at a specific point. For example, the navy is testing out a new missile and needs to see how the missile performs at denser waters and thus the navy monitors the weather of the atmosphere and the temperature of the seawater itself until the seawater gets either colder or saltier. Additionally, monitoring the ocean conditions for a specific point in density also helps the military find out the salinity of the seawater. Why? The reason is due
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Also, hurricanes cause storm surges which flood areas close to the shore. Interestingly, the NOAA also monitors the national water level. This is of great value, because it may be foreseen that society needs to reduce emissions in order to prevent rising sea levels. Consequently, if nations continue to produce high emissions areas below sea level will flood in a short matter of time. Specifically, Florida is already experiencing such consequences and, a website that focuses on oceanic temperature and conditions, states that by the year "2050 South Florida will flood in areas reaching more than 4 feet above high tide"( Unfortunately, "more than half the population of more than 100 Florida towns and cities lives on land below that 4-foot line", thus there will be lost homes and entire cities might flood as well. In fact, areas in other states, such as Newport Beach, CA, will experience a rise in sea level and loose areas in the
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