PMEL in the News
Robotic gliders provide key tool to measure ocean sound levels
At a time when ocean noise is receiving increased global attention, researchers at Oregon State University and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have developed an effective method to use an underwater robotic glider to measure sound levels over broad areas of the ocean. Joe Haxel is quoted.
Huge amounts of greenhouse gases lurk in the oceans, and could make warming far worse
Scientists are finding hidden climate time bombs—vast reservoirs of carbon dioxide and methane—scattered under the seafloor across the planet. And the fuses are burning. Dave Butterfield is quoted.
The Arctic is Undergoing Changes Scientists ‘Never Expected Would Happen This Soon’
Surprise, surprise: the Arctic didn’t do too well this past year. You can thank global warming for that. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its annual Arctic Report Card Tuesday, and the findings show a region in the midst of a rapid transformation. Jim Overland is quoted.
‘The Blob’ of warm water is back in the Pacific Ocean
A state climatologist calls it the second edition of "The Blob." The waters off the Pacific Northwest coast are considerably warmer than normal for this time of year, and it's gotten the attention of researchers. Nick Bond is quoted.
Grades keep slipping on the Arctic Report Card
At this annual gathering of thousands of scientists that has grown in step with the increasing number of people on Earth, researchers at the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union again sounded the alarm for a quiet place — the top of the world. Jim Overland is quoted.