PMEL in the News
New warm ocean Blob could affect Southeast winter weather, fisheries
The Blob could be back. Or, maybe it’s the Son of Blob. Either way, the warm water phenomenon first discovered in the North Pacific five years ago is slowly reemerging in the Gulf of Alaska. Nick Bond is quoted.
Snoqualmie Pass ski resort holds "Pray for Snow" party amid grim snowpack forecast
HYAK, Wash. -- The winter season of 2018 has not exactly gotten off to a roaring start for skiers and snowboarders, and the news isn't much better going forward. As of Wednesday, snowpack was running around 1/3 of normal across the Cascades as weeks of sunshine have dominated much of October and November -- and even into the start of December. Nick Bond and OWSC December Report is referenced.
Greenland's Ice Melt Is in 'Overdrive,' With No Sign of Slowing
Melting on Greenland's ice sheet has gone into "overdrive," with meltwater runoff increasing 50 percent since the start of the industrial era and continuing to accelerate, new research shows. As more water runs off the ice sheet, it drives sea level rise, putting new pressure on coastal communities around the world. A publication Jim Overland and Muyin Wang co-authored is referenced.
The Price of Climate: Is Commercial Fishing in Hot Water?
Demand for wild seafood is rising--but so is the cost of bringing it ashore. In the first of a three-part series on climate, we meet the fishermen and scientists grappling with warming waters, shifting currents and rapidly changing economics. Phyllis Stabeno and others at NOAA AFSC are featured in this three part podcast.
El Nino nearly a sure bet now for the Northwest
Odds are increasing that an El Nino will form, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported Thursday, bolstering earlier forecasts that winter will be mild in the Northwest. Nick Bond is quoted.