PMEL in the News
Yacht in global race gathering data on ocean's health
The world's oceans are getting more acidic and it's hurting the whole aquatic food chain. Scientists are racing to learn more about ocean acidification and now they're getting help from an actual race boat. Dr. Feely is interviewed.
How to help keep invasive species out of the Great Lakes
TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) - A town hall was held to educate the public on how to prevent invasive species from being introduced into the Great Lakes. Carol Stepien is quoted.
These autonomous sailing drones help researchers forecast extreme weather
Oceanic researchers are turning to autonomous sea drones to help them forecast extreme weather and understand the world's changing weather patterns. The 23-foot-long drones are made by Bay Area start-up Saildrone. Each Saildrone can be outfitted with a number of different sensors that it uses to gather and transmit real-time measurements on metrics including temperature, wind, humidity, solar radiation and weather patterns. References the TPOS Saildrone mission.
NOAA sees warm months ahead for Northwest
The Northwest’s late spring, summer and fall likely will be hotter and drier than usual as the Pacific Ocean warms up, leading toward a possible El Nino next winter, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported Thursday. Nick Bond is quoted.
What climate change means to our crucial snowpack
“Low mountain snowpack raises water-supply fears in Washington” was a Seattle Times headline on Jan. 6, 2015. Just one year later, another headline proclaimed, “Snow pack in good shape, likely well into spring.” Given this conflicting information, what can we say about changes in our state’s snow? Special Opinion to The Seattle Times by Nick Bond and Karin Bumbaco.