PMEL in the News
Threat to Sea Life as Greenhouse Gases Drift Offshore
Winds carrying greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide can travel up to 60 miles offshore, adding significantly more carbon dioxide into the ocean than previously estimated, according to new research from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. Dr. Feely is quoted.
Scientists seek causes, better predictions for South Asia’s changing monsoon
A Washington State University scientist is trying to understand how and why the South Asian summer monsoon is changing. For more than 2 billion people, the monsoon rains are a matter of life and death. People in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and neighboring countries depend on the warm, moisture-laden monsoon winds to water their crops and refill rivers and wells. Dr. Roxy Koll is mentioned.
Pace of Bering Sea changes startles scientists
The Yupik Eskimo village of Kotlik on Alaska’s northwest coast relies on a cold, hard blanket of sea ice to protect homes from vicious winter Bering Sea storms. Frigid north winds blow down from the Arctic Ocean, freeze saltwater and push sea ice south. The ice normally prevents waves from forming and locks onto beaches, walling off villages. But not this year. Phyllis Stabeno is quoted.
The 'roars' of Antarctica
Researchers from the University of Granada lead an international project to study two submarine volcanoes in Antarctica with great seismic activity. PMEL's Acoustic Program was part of the research deploying hydrophones in the Bransfield Strait. This article is in Spanish.
New data on seismology of underwater volcanoes of the Bransfield Strait in Antarctica
Scientists from the University of Granada (UGR) have managed to obtain images of the structure of two of the most important submarine volcanoes of the Bransfield Strait, in Antarctica, within the framework of the Spanish Antarctic Campaign 2018-2019, which has just ended. This work is in collaboration with NOAA PMEL's Acoustic Program. The story is originally in Spanish.