PMEL in the News
It’s not just hot. Climate anomalies are emerging around the globe.
A glimpse of a more tumultuous future seemed on full display throughout July, a month packed with weather anomalies that exceeded any definition of normal. Greg Johnson is interviewed.
The Secret Life of Deep Sea Vents
An expedition to find rare hydrothermal vents at the bottom of the Mid-Atlantic uncovers new worlds—and some daredevil shrimp. Dave Butterfield is quoted.
‘Nothing like this has ever happened before’: The world’s oceans are at record-high temps
Ocean surface temperatures vaulted to unprecedented levels this spring, alarming scientists and prompting predictions of increased extreme weather this year, including from hurricanes. Greg Johnson is quoted.
Ocean temperatures are off the charts, and El Niño is only partly to blame
In a world of worsening climate extremes, a single red line has caught many people’s attention. The line, which charts sea surface temperatures in the North Atlantic Ocean, went viral over the weekend for its startling display of unprecedented warming — nearly 2 degrees (1.09 Celsius) above the mean dating back to 1982, the earliest year with comparable data. Greg Johnson is quoted.
A big El Niño is looming. Here’s what it means for our weather.
How warm water in the Pacific shapes storms, droughts, and record heat around the world. Mike McPhaden is quoted.