PMEL in the News
Another oscillation in the Pacific helps determine Northwest weather
The Puget Sound is a big part of life in Seattle. It's a connection to the outlying communities and a connection to the Pacific Ocean. And hundreds of miles out in the middle of wide open water, there's a whole lot of information that scientists have been gathering to help determine what to expect when it comes to rain in Seattle or even snow in Idaho.
U.S. climate report forecasts shrinking snowpacks
Snowpacks in Oregon, Idaho, Washington and California and are expected be much smaller by mid-century if greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, according to federal projections released Friday.
Climate change preview? Pacific Ocean ‘blob’ appears to take toll on Alaska cod
Gulf of Alaska cod populations appear to have nose-dived, a collapse fishery scientists believe is linked to warm water temperatures known as “the blob” that peaked in 2015.
1 hour radio show highlights Alaska ocean acidification researchers and fishermen
The local radio station out of Cordova, KLAM, aired a 1-hour show on October 30, highlighting ocean acidification in Alaska, the science behind the issue, perspectives from the fishing community, and resources from the network.
These ocean drones are trawling for climate change data
A fleet of unmanned boats is traveling from the Arctic to the equator, gathering vital data on climate change.
The autonomous vessels -- called "Saildrones" -- resemble bright red surfboards. Each is fitted with a 20-foot-high carbon fiber sail, and 16 sensors that test variables including carbon dioxide, acidity, currents and water temperature.