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Cruises for the U.S. Global Ocean Carbon and Repeat Hydrography Program. Click for larger image.

August 21, 2014

Six scientists from PMEL are co-authors on a recently published report describing the 2nd decadal ocean survey to be completed as part of the US Repeat Hydrography CO2/Tracer Program. Beginning in 2003, scientists from OAR’s PMEL and AOML contributed to hydrographic surveys at 2,142 stations that cover full ocean depth in all ocean basins with physical and chemical measurements. For the first time, scientists can now compare two decades of measurements to track changes in ocean warming, circulation, acidity, oxygen concentrations and other properties.

PMEL Carbon, Ocean Tracer and Large Scale Ocean Physics programs were integral parts of the decadal survey.  Please visit the U.S. Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry website for the full report.

PMEL in the News

August 26, 2014

Scientists with NOAA's Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory have developed a better sensor that will help emergency managers deal with the effects of a tsunami generated off our own coast.

August 18, 2014

A new review article, released yesterday in Nature Geoscience, offers one additional theory about the link between the Arctic and extreme weather in midlatitudes.