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Greenland's Ice Melt Is in 'Overdrive,' With No Sign of Slowing
Melting on Greenland's ice sheet has gone into "overdrive," with meltwater runoff increasing 50 percent since the start of the industrial era and continuing to accelerate, new research shows. As more water runs off the ice sheet, it drives sea level rise, putting new pressure on coastal communities around the world. A publication Jim Overland and Muyin Wang co-authored is referenced.
Bubble hunters: Ocean scientists count 1,000 methane seeps off Pacific Northwest coast
Audio Reveals Sizes of Methane Bubbles Rising from the Seafloor
Tiny bubbles of methane gas can be detected rising from the seafloor using sensitive underwater microphones and the sound data can be used to estimate the bubbles’ sizes.
Sample science: Ocean explorers search for methane off the Oregon Coast
After three weeks of scanning and sampling for methane seeping out along the Cascadia Subduction Zone, researchers aboard the Nautilus pulled into the Port of Astoria on Friday with their findings. Tamara Baumberger and Bob Dziak are quoted.
Researchers listen to methane bubbles off Oregon coast
CORVALLIS, Ore. - A research team has successfully recorded the sound of methane bubbles from the seafloor off the Oregon coast using a hydrophone, opening the door to using acoustics to identify – and perhaps quantify – this important greenhouse gas in the ocean. Bob Dziak is quoted.