PMEL in the News
Climate Change Expected to Bring More Extreme La Niñas
About 15 years back, a particularly brutal La Nina caused severe drought the American southwest, widespread flooding in China that displaced 20 million people, and landslides in Venezuela that killed upwards of 50,000.
Glacial Melt Could Change Chemistry and Food Web in World's Oceans
Along with increasing sea levels, melting glaciers are putting something else into the world’s oceans -- a huge load of organic carbon that has the potential to change marine chemistry and ecosystems, says a newly published study by a team of mostly Alaska scientists.
NOAA Explains How Kelvin Waves Affect El Niño
The waves that most of us are familiar with are the waves at the beach—waves that endlessly curl and crash on the shore. But the ocean and atmosphere also have what are called “planetary waves”—waves of immense scale. Kelvin waves are a kind of planetary wave.
Revolutionary Tsunami Training Tool Focus of UH, NOAA Workshop
The National Disaster Preparedness Training Center (NDPTC) and the University of Hawaiʻi’s Department of Urban and Regional Planning (DURP) are sponsoring a workshop on the revolutionary Community Model Interface for Tsunami (ComMIT) tool.
Alaska's Toasty Temperatures in 2014 Worry Observers
The biggest state in America, home to more ocean coastline than all others combined, has just set another record. This one, however, is nothing to cheer.