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Old Ship Logs Reveal Adventure, Tragedy and Hints About Climate

September 03, 2014

What can yesterday's weather tell us about how the climate is changing today? That's what an army of volunteers looking at old ships' logs is trying to answer through the Old Weather project.  PMEL is a partner is the Arctic data recovery discussed in this interview.  See PMEL's Arctic ReDiscovery website for a discussion of the project featured in this news article.

Link: Old Ship Logs Reveal Adventure, Tragedy and Hints About Climate

Scientists probe poorly understood linkage between melting Arctic and extreme weather

August 18, 2014

A new review article, released yesterday in Nature Geoscience, offers one additional theory about the link between the Arctic and extreme weather in midlatitudes

Link: Scientists probe poorly understood linkage between melting Arctic and extreme weather

What Can a 19th Century Arctic Shipwreck Tell Us About the 21st Century's Most Wicked Problem?

August 16, 2014

How citizen science started at PMEL is helping us discover stories of the past.

Link: What Can a 19th Century Arctic Shipwreck Tell Us About the 21st Century's Most Wicked Problem?

Report: More acidic seawater poses risks in Alaska

July 29, 2014

The release of carbon dioxide into the air from power plant smokestacks to the tailpipe on your car could pose a risk to red king crab and other lucrative fisheries in Alaska, a new report says.

Link: Report: More acidic seawater poses risks in Alaska

Arctic Warming and Increased Weather Extremes: The National Research Council Speaks

July 15, 2014

Arctic warming is happening at twice the average level of global warming in a process called arctic amplification, where more warming occurs as ice is lost because less of the sun’s energy is reflected back into space

Link: Arctic Warming and Increased Weather Extremes: The National Research Council Speaks

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