Government scientists are working on a climate assessment that among other things will help predict "sunny day" floods like this one in Miami Beach, Fla., in 2015. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Huge Federal Climate Enterprise At Stake As Trump Team Moves In

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The U.S. government is a major contributor to climate research. It funds missions like NASA's 2010 ICESCAPE expedition to study the decline of Arctic sea ice. Kathryn Hansen/NASA hide caption

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Trump's Election Leaves Scientists In A Climate Of Uncertainty

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An artist's depiction of the new GOES-R satellite. Lockheed Martin/Flickr hide caption

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New Satellite Provides Weather Forecasts For The Final Frontier

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Bull River Yacht Club Dock Master Robert Logan leaves the dock after finishing up storm preparations as Hurricane Matthew makes its way up the East Coast, Friday, Oct. 7, in Savannah, Ga. Stephen B. Morton/AP hide caption

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Hurricane Matthew Rolls Into Savannah, Ga., Which Is Now Under Curfew

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A deep-sea anglerfish within the pillow basalts in the Mariana Trench area. You can see its round lure between its two eyes. This fish is an ambush predator that waits for prey to be attracted by the lure before rapidly capturing them in one gulp with its large mouth. Courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2016 Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas hide caption

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Courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2016 Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas

NOAA says this ghostlike octopod, discovered more than 2 1/2 miles underwater near Hawaii, is almost certainly an undescribed species. Courtesy of NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Hohonu Moana 2016. hide caption

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Researchers lowered a specially designed hydrophone mooring from a Coast Guard cutter and down into the Mariana Trench. NOAA hide caption

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The sound of a magnitude-5 earthquake that hit near Challenger Deep in July of 2015.

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2015 was the warmest year on record — and by the widest margin ever, according to a new analysis by NASA and NOAA. Scientific Visualization Studio/Goddard Space Flight Center hide caption

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