Online registration for the 2020 NOAA Science Camp is now open! NOAA Science Camp is held at the NOAA Western Regional Center in Seattle, WA and exposes middle school and high school students to the various research conducted at NOAA through hands-on science activities and emphasizing solutions to real-world scenarios. The Middle School Science Camp offers two, one-week sessions from July 6-10 and July 13-17, 2020. The Junior Leadership Program is a two-week program (July 6-17) for high school students entering grades 9-12 in the fall of 2020. Applications for the Junior Leadership Program are due on April 10th. Camp runs from 9 am to 4 pm each weekday. Scholarships are available for both programs.
PMEL scientists (NOAA and JISAO) lead activities relating to oceanography including what scientists do when they go to sea, various tools and techniques scientists use to study the ocean, and how currents and trace chemicals move throughout the ocean.
PMEL in the News
For animals no longer than a stick of chewing gum, snapping shrimp make an impressive racket. En masse, they create what sounds like pervasive crackling, and the din gets even louder when the shrimp live in warmer water, new research has revealed. Bob Dziak is quoted.
The Seattle Met's Perfect Party list features Chris Meinig for his recent publication on a glider that recorded ocean sounds along the Washington coast.
"Steve Forrest is trying to count penguins but progress is slow. Snow is falling in thick, sticky flakes and his target colony is disappearing. Cold waves splash across our boat as the wind picks up, driving white caps across the Gerlache Strait, at the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula." Greg...
Rainfall changes due to warming of the Indo-Pacific Ocean and corresponding changes in the Madden Julian Oscillation. The shining sun depicts areas of declining rainfall while the rain clouds show where rainfall is increasing. Credit: Roxy M. Koll, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, et al., Nature
A new study published in the journal Nature (Roxy et al., 2019) shows that warming of the Indo-Pacific Ocean is altering rainfall patterns across the globe, contributing to declines in rainfall along the U.S. West Coast and parts of the East Coast. The research, involving NOAA scientists and others from India, Japan, and the U.S., reports that the warm pool of water spanning the western Pacific and eastern Indian Ocean has doubled in size over the past century. This “Indo-Pacific warm pool... more