PMEL in the News
Saildrones return from the Arctic after milestone research mission
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - After covering more than 36,000 nautical miles and going where no drones have gone before, a fleet of five research saildrones has returned to shore in Dutch Harbor, while one wayward machine was recovered in Utqiagvik. Chris Meinig is featured.
Why this winter's forecast in the Pacific Northwest is more uncertain than usual
Autumn's arrival is announced by falling leaves, less daylight, and the ever-pressing question: what about winter? NOAA's Climate Prediction Center has put out its official winter forecast for the Pacific Northwest. Our region and much of the country for that matter is predicted to get above-normal temperatures this winter. Nick Bond is featured.
UW studies tiny drone-powered sailboats as potential breakthrough in weather forecasts
Could tiny, unmanned sailboats buzzing around in the oceans be the key to vastly improved weather forecasts across the globe? Christian Meinig and Noah Lawrence are interviewed in the video clip.
NW snowpack at center of ongoing debate
The snowpack that irrigates Northwest crops has been measured extensively, studied deeply and politicized thoroughly. Yet, it won’t easily reveal its past or the outlook for its future. Nick Bond is quoted.
Salmon shortage threatens food chain in Pacific NW
What was once an endless supply in the Pacific Northwest is now endangered. Millions of Chinook salmon are not surviving migration. Now, the shortage is causing officials to make some difficult decisions. As much as air or water, so much life in the Pacific Northwest depends on salmon. Over 130 species rely on nature’s original food delivery but fewer salmon are surviving the heroic swim from the open ocean to spawning streams hundreds of miles inland. Nick Bond is quoted.