PMEL in the News
How Ocean Currents Influence Global Climate And Weather
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's 2018 Arctic Report Card, released this week, warns that a warming Arctic is causing widespread environmental changes. These changes are due in part to the ways the Arctic affects ocean currents around the world. Greg Johnson is featured.
Warmer-than-normal water mass emerges in Gulf of Alaska
Scientists say another mass of warmer than normal water is slowly re-emerging in the Gulf of Alaska. KTOO Public Media in Juneau reports the new "blob" could affect weather and fisheries in southeast Alaska, but scientists say it doesn't appear as strong as the one first noted in 2013. Nick Bond is quoted.
New warm ocean Blob could affect Southeast winter weather, fisheries
The Blob could be back. Or, maybe it’s the Son of Blob. Either way, the warm water phenomenon first discovered in the North Pacific five years ago is slowly reemerging in the Gulf of Alaska. Nick Bond is quoted.
Snoqualmie Pass ski resort holds "Pray for Snow" party amid grim snowpack forecast
HYAK, Wash. -- The winter season of 2018 has not exactly gotten off to a roaring start for skiers and snowboarders, and the news isn't much better going forward. As of Wednesday, snowpack was running around 1/3 of normal across the Cascades as weeks of sunshine have dominated much of October and November -- and even into the start of December. Nick Bond and OWSC December Report is referenced.
Greenland's Ice Melt Is in 'Overdrive,' With No Sign of Slowing
Melting on Greenland's ice sheet has gone into "overdrive," with meltwater runoff increasing 50 percent since the start of the industrial era and continuing to accelerate, new research shows. As more water runs off the ice sheet, it drives sea level rise, putting new pressure on coastal communities around the world. A publication Jim Overland and Muyin Wang co-authored is referenced.