PMEL in the News
Burning Questions about Winter Cold
Old Man Winter seems to have gone maverick in the Northern Hemisphere over the last few years. Take 2014 as an example. It's on track to be the warmest globally in more than a century of record-keeping, with May, June, August, and September all setting world heat records.
New Research Reveals What's Causing Sea Level to Rise
There have been a number of studies recently on ocean warming and sea-level rise. Collectively, they are helping scientists unite around an emerging understanding of climate change and its impact on the Earth.
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.