PMEL in the News
Volcano On Sea Floor Watched Closely By NC Researcher
Last week a volcano erupted underneath the sea off the coast of Oregon. The Axial Volcano is the most active submarine volcano off the Northwest Coast and for the first time sea instruments gave a heads up the volcano was about to erupt.
UW Researcher Finds Warm Water ‘Blob’ in Pacific Ocean, Links to Unusual West Coast Climate
Oceans and atmospheres go through regular fluctuations, but a ‘blob’ of warm water in the Pacific Ocean was created by exceptionally large atmospheric changes, both of which have caused the climate on the West Coast to be rather unusual in recent years.
Whys, Wherefores of California's Nagging Drought
In-depth video offers expert voices on what lies behind historic drought across California and on impacts ahead. California is prone to droughts, and the historic record points to numerous long and severe dry spells.
Underwater Volcano Likely Spewing Lava off Oregon Coast, Scientists Say
Three hundred miles off the Oregon Coast, a deep sea giant has re-awakened. Last September, researchers with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicted that Axial Seamount, a large underwater volcano, would erupt before 2016.
Studies Show Potential Impact of Climate on Arctic Species
Findings of two projects released on April 29 by researchers with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are shedding some light on the potential impact of climate change on some Arctic marine species.