PMEL in the News
Seattle beats 51-day dry streak record
Seattle has officially tied the longest streak of rain-free weather at 51 days. At 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, we broke that record. With a few showers finally returning to the forecast by Sunday and Monday of next week we'll probably end the streak at 56 or 57 days.
Soggy No More: Seattle Turns Switch With Record Dry Streak
Soggy Seattle clocked the wettest winter on record just months ago. Now, the city known for its Gore-Tex and overcast days has gone in the other extreme: it's in its longest dry streak in more than six decades. As of Tuesday, 52 consecutive dry days have been measured at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, and there's no rain in the forecast for the next few days, said Gary Schneider, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Seattle. The previous record was set in 1951.
Seattle’s ‘amazing transition’ from wet to dry probably just a coincidence, scientists say
Global warming can’t be blamed for 2017’s wild swings in rainfall, but scientists say slightly wetter winters and drier summers might be more common in the future.
NOAA on Ocean Sounds
NOAA scientists record sound in the deepest part of the world’s ocean and discover a cacophony of sounds both natural and human generated. For three weeks, a titanium-encased hydrophone recorded ambient noise from the ocean floor at a depth of more than 36,000 feet, or 7 miles, in the Challenger Deep trough in the Mariana Trench near Micronesia.
NHS teacher studies offshore volcano
With another eruption imminent, scientists and a Teacher at Sea recently spent ten days studying underwater volcano Axial Seamount, focusing on re-inflation of magma chambers, and tracking undersea floor changes.