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2008 Review - PMEL in the Media

2008 Review - PMEL in the Media

  TV Radio Newspaper Periodicals Web Pages Totals
News Stories 127 25 157 49 222 580

Alaska Marine Ecosystem Research

  TV Radio Newspaper Periodicals Web Pages
News Stories     7 2 2

November 17, 2006 Article by Tom Paulson about the recently published Arctic Report appeared in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the Seattle Story was also picked up by the L. A. Times, The Associated Press, and Fox

November 5, 2006 Ned Cokelet quoted in Anchorage Daily News article “Bering waters see shift in ecosystem.”

October 1, 2006 Seattle Times article: “Ecological upheaval on the edge of the ice,” featured on the front page. Ned Cokelet is quoted in the article. Web version of article had lots of photos and an audio interview with Ned.

March 10, 2006 J. Overland’s (second author) article, “A major Ecosystem Shift in the Northern Bering Sea,” is published in Science magazine.

March 10, 2006 Article in Science magazine entitled, “A Major Ecosystem Shift in the Northern Bering Sea,” on which James Overland was second author. A joint NSF/NOAA press release was issued.

July 28, 2005, Jim Overland contacted by Sandi Doughton, Seattle Times, about Arctic temperatures.

December 10, 2004 Science Magazine’s NetWatch article on the new Arctic web site at

November 23, 2004, , Ketchikan, AK, reported on the new NOAA Arctic web site.

April 23, 2004 The Seattle Times ran a front page article on the climate study being conducted in the Arctic. Sigrid Salo accompanied a group of University of Washington and other scientists and re-installed the North Pole Camera. 

March 18, 2004 NASA Earth Observatory web article entitled:
“Scientists Find More Keys to the North Pacific Ocean’s Climate.”  Article features a study that appears in Geophysical Research: Nick Bond, James Overland, Mick Spillane, and Phyllis Stabeno (2003): Recent shifts in the state of the North Pacific. Geophys. Res. Lett., 30(23), 2183, doi: 10.1029/2003GL018597.

October 17-18, 2003 A. J. Hermann presented "Immersive 3D Visualization of the North Pacific" at the Oceanography Open House, University of Washington

Ocean Climate

  TV Radio Newspaper Periodicals Web Pages
News Stories 2 1 9 7 107

June 25, 2008 The Yale Forum on Climate Change & The Media
Piece on Ocean Covering Ocean Acidification: Chemistry and Considerations

April 4, 2008 through April 30, 2008 Earthquake swarm of the coast of Oregon generated several news media stories when searched on Google. 

May 2, 2008 The following paper was published in Science Magazine Stramma, L., G. C. Johnson, J. Sprintall, and V. Mohrholz. 2008. Expanding Oxygen-Minimum Zones in the Tropical Oceans. Science, 320, 655-658, doi: 10.1126/science.1153847.  The article generated hundreds of media articles in TV, newspapers, and radio.

December 15, 2006 Science magazine ran a Review article entitled, “ENSO as an Integrating Concept in Earth Science,” by Michael McPhaden, et al.

November 30, 2006, B. Kessler interviewed by KING-5 TV about Seattle’s rainiest month and its possible relation to El Niño.

November 27, 2006, The New York Times reported on Seattle’s rainiest month ever. Nick Bond was quoted in the article.

July 6, 2006 Seattle Post-Intelligencer article on the “Effect of climate change on oceans gaining attention.” D. Feely and C. Sabine quoted.

March 31, 2006 Seattle Post-Intelligencer article, “Research in Pacific shows ocean trouble,” quotes Chris Sabine and shows that as ocean acidity rises, oxygen drops.

March 10, 2008 NOAA completes tsunami warning system, By Jill R. Aitoro Article published in the Government

March 8, 2006 M. McPhaden featured on the KING-5 TV (NBC) 5 p.m. news discussing how El Niño and La Niña affect Northwest weather.

January 2006 issue of Discover magazine names the Nature article: “Anthropogenic ocean acidification over the twenty-first century and its impact on calcifying organisms,” as Number 38 of its Best Science Stories of 2005.

September 29, 2005 Article by 27 researchers including Richard Feely and Christopher Sabine entitled, “Anthropogenic ocean acidification over the twenty-first century and its impact on calcifying organisms,” is published in Nature.

March 4, 2005 Article in the Seattle Times entitled “Global Warning, More than a drop in the ocean,” appeared in the Sunday March 6 Seattle Times.  Quotes from Dick Feely article originally appeared in the Baltimore Sun.

January 2005 Discover Magazine Top 100 Science Stories of 2004 cites C. Sabine’s article in Science on anthropogenic carbon dioxide stored in the oceans. Article was #55 in the top 100

July 20, 2004 ran a web story from UNESCO’s press release on the IOC/SCOR symposium in Paris entitled: “Research shows oceans are becoming more acidic.”

July 20, 2004 The New York Times science section article, “Carbon Dioxide extends its Harmful Reach to Oceans.”

July 16, 2004,  98 web sites listed by Google that reported on “Ocean CO2 may harm marine life.”

July 16, 2004 NPR Morning Report Interview by Richard Harris with Chris Sabine on “Ocean CO2 may harm marine life.

July 16, 2004 BBC News on-line story, “Ocean CO2 may harm marine life.”

July 16, 2004 National Geographic News on-line story: “Oceans Found to Absorb Half of All Man-Made Carbon Dioxide” by John Pickrell.

July 16, 2004 “CO2 emissions build in oceans; study sees threat” by Bruce Lieberman San DiegoUNION-TRIBUNE.

July 16, 2004 “Sea survey measures acid increase” by Amanda Leigh Haag on

July 16, 2004, Environmental News Network story  “Carbon dioxide emissions may harm ocean life,” by Christopher Doering, Reuters.

July 16, 2004 The New York Times on line article, “Study: Oceans Absorb Carbon Dioxide Excess” from the Associated Press.

July 16, 2004 two papers Feely and Sabine in July 16 issue of Science magazine.

July 16, 2004, article in on-line Los Angeles Times Study: Oceans Absorb Carbon Dioxide Excess by Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press.

July 16, 2004 Article in the Seattle Post Intelligencer entitled, “Oceans soaking up carbon dioxide,” by Tom Paulson. Features Dick Feely and Chris Sabine from their press conference on ocean CO2. Also in the on-line version.

July 16, 2004 Article in The Seattle Times entitled, “Industrial-age carbon dioxide found in oceans,” by Sandi Doughton.  The Article Features Dick Feely and Chris Sabine from their press conference on ocean CO2, also in the on-line version.


  TV Radio Newspaper Periodicals Web Pages
News Stories 85 41 76 27 15

June 24 2008, U.S. Agencies Help Indonesia Build Tsunami Warning Capability

December 20, 2006 President Bush signed H.R. 1674, the “Tsunami Warning and Education Act,” which authorizes the DOC/NOAA to (1) operate a program to provide tsunami detection, forecasts, and warnings; (2) conduct a tsunami hazard mitigation program; and (3) maintain a tsunami research program.” Fox News on-line reported the story from an AP feed.

December 5, 2006 Government Technology ran a story on the upgrade of NOAA Tide Stations to better detect tsunamis.

December 1, 2006 NOAA Magazine article on the deployment of the first tsunami detection buoy in the Indian Ocean. Story also highlighted in the Under Secretary’s Message on December 1.  BBC News,Government Technology magazine, and Yahoo News also picked up on the news release.

November 16, 2006 Eddie Bernard spoke with Ed Muir from Northwest Cable News about yesterday’s tsunami event.

November 14, 2006 Marguerite Kistler FACES Magazine (A Cobblestone Publication) a magazine for junior high students, asked Vasily Titov a few very general questions about tsunamis for an upcoming article on the West Coast.

Honolulu Star ran an article entitled, “Tsunami alert passes after quake near Japan.”

May 9, 2006 History Channel’s debut of “West Coast Tsunami” on its Mega Disasters series.   PMEL worked with the producers and gave interviews and general information for the production.

May 3, 2006 large earthquake in Tonga generated a small tsunami which was picked up by the PMEL easy-to-deploy DART® test buoy off Hawaii.  Reporters who called for information included: ABC, MSNBC, and various FOX News organizations.

December 7, 2005 Vasily Titov quoted in KOMO TV-4 (ABC) and The Seattle Times interviews regarding the recent article on tsunami wave height by University of Rhode Island researcher, Stephan Grilli.

December 12, 2005 Harold Mofjeld interviewed with Sharon Bernstein, Los Angeles Times, concerning the recent article on tsunami wave height by University of Rhode Island researcher, Stephan Grilli.

December 21, 2005 Eddie Bernard gave interviews to Ron Repp, KOMO radio, on tsunami research activity in Seattle and to Sandi Doughton, The Seattle Times, on NOAA update one year after the Indian Ocean tsunami.

December 23, 2005 January 2006 issue of Scientific American will include a published article entitled, “Tsunami: Wave of Change”, by Eric Geist, Vasily Titov, and Costas Synolakis, pp. 56-63.

November 17, 2005 Harold Mofjeld provided a summary of what’s publicly available on NOAA web sites about tsunamis to Fiona Bird, National Geographic TV.

October 28, 2005 a film crew hired by Atlas Media interviewed Vasily Titov and others for a Weather Channel documentary on tsunamis. 

September 21, 2005 Eddie Bernard was interviewed by the Canadian Broadcasting Company on tsunami issues.

September 16, 2005 Eddie Bernard did two interviews on tsunami issues: one with Scientific Americanon the plans for the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning System, and one with US News and World Report about the DART® system.

August 25, 2005 article entitled “The Global Reach of the December 26, 2004 Sumatra Tsunami,” by Vasily Titov, et al., appeared on Science Magazine’s Science express web site.  Article published in the September 23 issue of Science (Vol. 309 pp. 2045-2048. Vasily did interview with New Scientist, Discovery Channel,, Associated Press, and The Seattle Times.

August 17, 2005 Glenn Farley did a piece on the upcoming deployment of the DART II buoys.  The story will be shown on KING-5 TV 5 p.m. news broadcast.

August 11, 2005 Eddie was interviewed by Cheryl Pellerin, Science Writer, Department of State, about the Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning System meeting in Perth, Australia 3-5 August. Her article was for the State Department News Service called Washington File that goes out to embassies. (

August 8, 2005 Governor Gregoire announced a new six-point plan to improve tsunami preparedness in Washington State.

June 15, 2005 Eddie Bernard appeared on Fox News live at 11:20 a.m.
Eddie Bernard was interviewed by KING-5 TV for the evening news.
Eddie Bernard was interviewed by NW Cable News for a 7 p.m. report
Frank Gonzalez was interviewed by CBS for the evening news
Frank Gonzalez was called by Jay Inslee’s office for info on the event
Hal Mofjeld was interviewed by the North County Times (San Diego, CA)

June 14, 2005 Eddie Bernard appeared live on the 10 p.m. KING-5 TV news to discuss the tsunami following the earthquake off Eureka, CA.

June 13, 2005 article in The Seattle Post-Intelligencer on the tsunami workshop at the UW entitled, “Tsunami experts meet at UW to study disaster.”  The article included an interview with Vasily Titov.

May 31, 2005 Vasily Titov did a video interview with a film crew from the New York Museum of Natural History.

April 5, 2005 “Tsunami 2004: Waves of Death” aired on the History Channel.  The show featured PMEL tsunami work

January 2005 Angie Venturato provided images and content on DART® buoy system for exhibit "Sensing the signs of tsunami" published online/exhibit open 

January 20, 2005

January 15, 2005 Angie Venturato provided images and content on inundation/evacuation maps for the article "Will we be ready for the next one?" published in NewScientist Tech

2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami Coverage

  TV Radio Newspaper Periodicals Web Pages
Interviews 69 40 68 22 6

December 2004 TsuInfo Alert, December 2004, article on the tsunami detection system gold medal, p. 10.

2004 Washington Emergency Management Division produced a video entitled “Run to High Ground” a Native American story about tsunamis and earthquakes featuring storyteller, Viola Riebe of the Hoh Tribe.

October 21, 2004 Alaska One Public Broadcasting will air “Ocean Fury: Tsunamis in Alaska,” a program by Alaska Sea Grant, University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute, and the Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

October 21, 2004 Tsunami documentary produced by Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) aired on OPB program Oregon Field Guide #1603.

May 3, 2004 Honolulu Star Bulletin ran an article entitled, “Tsunami detectors work as advertised, in which Eddie Bernard is quoted.” Article also appeared on the newspaper’s web site.

March 6, 2004 Science News cover story “Monster Surf, Addressing the Risk from Tsunamis” and article entitled “Killer Waves, Scientists are learning how to predict tsunami risk.” Eddie Bernard is featured in this article by Sid Perkins.

December 7, 2003 Parade Magazine article in the Intelligence Report section, “Tsunami Warnings.

December 1, 2003 NWS Focus article, “DART® Buoys Provide First Real-Time Tsunami Measurement.”

Hydrothermal Vents

  TV Radio Newspaper Periodicals Web Pages
News Stories 41 23 65 13 98

June 12, 2008, Underwater Volcano Eruption Caught on Camera Discovery news 

2008 swarms of earthquakes of the coast of Oregon coverage

  TV Radio Newspaper Periodicals Web Pages
News Stories 37 21 62 11 94

May 25, 2006 May 25 edition of Nature features the article entitled “Long-term Eruptive Activity at a Submarine Arc Volcano,” Robert Embley was lead author.  Dr. Embley was interviewed on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered program about these discoveries.  He also did interviews or provided information to Portland’s local NBC TV, Brian Williams, NBC, Oregon Public Broadcasting, The Oregonian, National Geographic, DPA German Press-Agency, VPRO Noorderlicht Online, and Science magazine, NY Times, La Press, El Columbiano,, and

April 12, 2005 Dallas PBS Radio show hosts live 1-hour question and answer session on Vents research.

March 13, 2006 Glenn Farley, KING-5 TV (NBC) interviewed Ed Baker about our work along the Mariana Arc.  The story ran on the 5:00 and/or 6:30pm segments of the news shows.

March 4, 2005 KOMO 4 TV and KING 5 TV contacted us regarding the cruise to Endeavor to investigate the earthquake swarm.  Ed Baker appeared on the KOMO evening news.  Seattle Times reporter interviewed Ed Baker about the upcoming cruise. The article appeared in the Sunday, March 6 Seattle Times and the Seattle PI.

January 2005 Discover Magazine Top 100 Science Stories of 2004 cites Bob Dziak’s article on Pacific tectonic shifts sucking in ocean water as #73 in the top 100.

July 21, 2004 Robert Dziak featured in article in the Science section of The Oregonian entitled: Unusual sea floor void draws in surrounding seawater.”

July 21, 2004 Robert Dziak featured in article in News-Times, Newport, Oregon in article entitled: “Hatfield researcher Rober Dziak helps discover a new undersea phenomenon.”

July 15, 2004 “Letters to Nature” in Nature article entitled, “Hydrological response to a sea floor spreading episode on the Juan de Fuca ridge” by Earl Davis, Keir Becker, Robert Dziak, John Cassidy, Kelin Wang, and Marvin Lilley on the Middle Valley Rift discoveries.

June 9, 2004 The undersea eruption story (above) also had air time on National Public Radio with an interview with Bill Chadwick, Dave Butterfield, and Ed Baker.

June 9, 2004 AP story from the May Press Conference hits the media as “Undersea eruption unfolds” and other Headlines.  Story appeared on-line in The Seattle,,, (on-line San Diego Union- Tribune), The New York Times, and

June 1, 2004 Eos Vol. 85, No. 22, article entitled, “Expedition Explores Mariana Arc Undersea Volcanoes,” covers the Ring-of-Fire cruise and the direct observation of an undersea volcano erupting.

May 13, 2004 April Ring-of-Fire cruise press conference on the discovery of the first ever vent event observed by man.

January 6, 2004 Eos cover story entitled, “Autonomous Hydrophone Array Monitors Seismic Activity at Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge,” by Deborah K. Smith, Robert P. Dziak, Haru Matsumoto, Christopher G. Fox, and Maya Tolstoy. Data from the Mid- Atlantic Ridge is available on the PMEL web site.

January 1, 2004 Nature News Feature story, “All Wired Up,” on remote-controlled observations of the sea mentioned SOSUS array as well as PMEL’s NeMO Net., posted on the web site as well.

November 7, 2003 Discovery Science Channel first airs “Robots of the Deep” with segments from the Ring of Fire cruise and segments with Bob Embley.