PMEL in the News
NOAA Explains How Kelvin Waves Affect El Niño
The waves that most of us are familiar with are the waves at the beach—waves that endlessly curl and crash on the shore. But the ocean and atmosphere also have what are called “planetary waves”—waves of immense scale. Kelvin waves are a kind of planetary wave.
Revolutionary Tsunami Training Tool Focus of UH, NOAA Workshop
The National Disaster Preparedness Training Center (NDPTC) and the University of Hawaiʻi’s Department of Urban and Regional Planning (DURP) are sponsoring a workshop on the revolutionary Community Model Interface for Tsunami (ComMIT) tool.
Alaska's Toasty Temperatures in 2014 Worry Observers
The biggest state in America, home to more ocean coastline than all others combined, has just set another record. This one, however, is nothing to cheer.
The Day that Changed Tsunami Science
It was 3:00 p.m. on Christmas day, 2004 when Stuart Weinstein’s pager buzzed in the operations room at the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii. Seismic waves from an earthquake off the coast of northern Sumatra had activated a seismometer in Australia.
Gauging Perceptions of Ocean Acidification in Alaska
New research published in Marine Policy from the first Alaska-focused study on public understanding and awareness of ocean acidification risk shows that Alaskans are three times more aware of ocean acidification than Americans in general.