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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.
MOST VIEWED THIS WEEK: ERUPTION: Undersea Volcano
Axial Seamount, an active underwater volcano located about 300 miles off the coast of Oregon and Washington, appears to be erupting. Two scientists, including one from OSU’s Hatfield Marine Science Center had forecast that such an event would take place there in 2015.