PMEL in the News
Century-Old Ship Logs Show How Much Ice the Arctic Has Lost
Old, handwritten logbooks prove computer models are right — the Arctic has lost a frightening amount of sea ice. Kevin Wood is quoted.
Forecasters see neither La Nina nor El Nino
The tropical Pacific Ocean probably won't be particularly warm or cool this winter, climatologists said Thursday, depriving forecasters of their best clue to how much snow will pile up in the Cascade Range and the rest of the Northwest. Nick Bond is quoted.
‘The Blob’ returns: marine heatwave settles over Pacific
Rsing ocean temperatures are rising in the northeast Pacific, similar to conditions presented in 2015. It is safe to say the marine heatwave known as the “Blob” has returned. This time the Blob’s 2019 return is the second largest to occur in the Pacific in at least 40 years. It encompasses 4 million square miles from Alaska to Canada and as far away as Hawaii, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Nick Bond is quoted.
A Supercharged Marine Heat Wave Is Roasting the Pacific
Ocean temperatures have skyrocketed in the northeast Pacific, ushering in conditions reminiscent of 2015. In other words, the Blob is back, and it could spell trouble for wildlife and fisheries from Alaska to California, according to data scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released on Thursday. Nick Bond is referenced.
Drought conditions persist as summer winds down
The mostly sunny, 70-degree weather brought many to Skagit County beaches, lakes and riversides to savor the outdoors during the three-day Labor Day weekend. But as summer winds down, drought conditions persist. Nick Bond is featured.