PMEL in the News
Warming Indo-Pacific Ocean Could Disrupt Global Rainfall Patterns
A new study led by Indian scientists has reported that rapid warming of the Indo-Pacific Ocean may be responsible for changing rainfall patterns in many parts of the globe, including over India. Michael McPhaden is quoted.
A crisis in the water is decimating this once-booming fishing town
TOMBWA, Angola — His ancestors were Portuguese colonialists who settled on this otherworldly stretch of coast, wedged between a vast desert and the southern Atlantic. They came looking for the one thing this barren region had in abundance: fish. Michael McPhaden is quoted.
Saildrones return from the Arctic after milestone research mission
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - After covering more than 36,000 nautical miles and going where no drones have gone before, a fleet of five research saildrones has returned to shore in Dutch Harbor, while one wayward machine was recovered in Utqiagvik. Chris Meinig is featured.
Why this winter's forecast in the Pacific Northwest is more uncertain than usual
Autumn's arrival is announced by falling leaves, less daylight, and the ever-pressing question: what about winter? NOAA's Climate Prediction Center has put out its official winter forecast for the Pacific Northwest. Our region and much of the country for that matter is predicted to get above-normal temperatures this winter. Nick Bond is featured.
UW studies tiny drone-powered sailboats as potential breakthrough in weather forecasts
Could tiny, unmanned sailboats buzzing around in the oceans be the key to vastly improved weather forecasts across the globe? Christian Meinig and Noah Lawrence are interviewed in the video clip.