PMEL in the News
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 article is in Spanish.
Third Pod from the Sun: Gunslingers of the Sea
Third Pod from the Sun is the American Geophysical Union's podcast about the scientists and methods behind the science. In this episode, ocean acoustics specialist Joe Haxel describes the myriad of animals that contribute to Earth’s underwater soundscape, including fish that growl and crabs that scratch their backs.
Fire officials say climate change is affecting fire season
The final days of winter saw record high temperatures across Western Washington. Across the state, 50 wildfires burned. Nearly 100 Rose Valley homeowners were advised to leave when brush caught fire along North Maple Hill Road. Nick Bond is quoted.
A Mysterious Ocean ‘Blob’ Might Have Kept Female Whales From Getting Pregnant
The “blob,” a mysterious mass of warm water that stretched hundreds of miles across the Pacific for six years, may have caused fewer humpback whales to be born, according to a new study. Nick Bond and the Office of the Washington State Climatologist Newsletter is referenced.
Warm, to frigid, to hot: Should Seattle expect to see more big weather swings with climate change?
Seattle experienced a weird weather streak for the early part of 2019. January was warmer than usual. February was bitterly cold and snowy, which continued through the early part of March. Then, this week, winter ended with record-breaking warmth, not just for the season but for the whole month. Nick Bond is quoted.