PMEL in the News
Taking the Temperature of Rising Seas
Listen to PMEL's Greg Johnson on Science Friday. The world’s oceans are absorbing heat—but just how much they’re absorbing, and how quickly, are important questions for calculating the potential effects of a changing climate.
Past measurements may have missed massive ocean warming
Earth’s oceans have absorbed more than 90% of the warming caused by greenhouse gases, researchers estimate, with the stored heat showing up as warmer seawater.
Special flight from Seattle to Arctic studies global warming
A mission to the Arctic is now underway aboard a sophisticated high tech weather plane to continue study of the melting of ice and the warming of the Arctic Ocean.
El Nino and warm water 'blob' affecting Northwest weather
The National Climate Prediction Center says a weak El Nino should be with us through December at least. El Nino has the effect of keeping the fall and winter climate in the Pacific Northwest warmer and drier than normal.
NOAA contributes key carbon dioxide data to global carbon assessment
A global report released this week on changing carbon dioxide levels in Earth’s atmosphere, oceans, and land environment draws heavily from data and observations by NOAA research scientists and their partners.