PMEL in the News
Scientists Need Your Help Rescuing 100-Year-Old Weather Records
A new citizen-science project needs volunteers to digitize decades of temperature, rain and barometric data from across western Europe
Submarine volcanoes add to ocean soundscape
Most volcanoes erupt beneath the ocean, but scientists know little about them compared to what they know about volcanoes that eject their lava on dry land. Gabrielle Tepp of the Alaska Volcano Observatory and the U.S. Geological Survey thinks that with improved monitoring, scientists can learn more about these submarine eruptions, which threaten travel and alter the ocean soundscape.
Melting Ice Could Mess Up Deep Sea Chemistry
Melting glaciers might be making ocean water more acidic, an unexpected finding that's given scientists new cause for concern. A new study published yesterday in the journal Nature Climate Change suggests surprising ways that climate change is drastically altering the water chemistry in deep seas—a process that may happen faster than researchers anticipated.
Northwest winter forecast tilts toward wet, cold
A new winter forecast, heavily influenced by La Nina conditions, rates the chances of a cold and wet winter in the Northwest higher than a month ago. Washington, in particular, can expect below-average temperatures and above-normal precipitation for December, January and February, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center said. A month ago, the center rated the state’s odds of a cold and wet winter at 50-50.
Crews scramble to restore power to thousands after windstorm
Crews are working to restore electricity to thousands of customers after Monday’s windstorm. One person was killed and another critically injured when a tree fell on their car driving through Renton during the storm. Nick Bond is quoted.