PMEL in the News
Seattle weather about to take a change toward ‘typical’
After Seattle weather dished up weeks of a cold snap, warm rain struck quickly, flooding the region. “You heard about the flood right? It’s water under the bridge,” University of Washington State Climatologist Nick Bond told KIRO Radio’s Ron and Don Show.
Breathtaking New Video Footage of the Ocean's Uncharted Depths
Over thirteen thousand feet below the surface, hundred-foot hydrothermal vents spew black, 690 degree fluid like chimneys from the ocean floor. Tiny crabs, shrimp and limpets scuttle beneath the smokestacks, and a remotely-operated vehicle named SuBastian went down there recently to join them.
Scientists Find Life at Unexplored Ocean Depths
Led by Dr. David Butterfield, JISAO, University of Washington, and Dr. William Chadwick, NOAA-PMEL and Oregon State University, the group returned to the Back-Arc for the second phase of a two-part exploration of the region.
VIMS professor's device to measure carbon dioxide levels under Antarctic ice
A Virginia-based scientist and her team ventured to the Antarctic Ocean last month on a mission to provide for the first time a fuller picture of rising carbon dioxide levels and ocean acidification related to climate change from below thick winter ice off the coast of Antarctica.
How rapid Arctic sea ice melt may alter global weather patterns
Significant melting of Arctic sea ice is linked to changing global weather patterns, but climate scientists still have a lot of unanswered questions. "The Arctic is changing fairly rapidly," NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Lab oceanographer Dr. James Overland said, citing the record low ice extent in November 2016.