PMEL in the News
The Deepest Volcanic Eruption Ever Documented Left a Gnarly Sight on the Ocean Floor
Sometimes science is all about being in the right place at the right time. Such was the case with the “fortuitous” discovery of a wild lava garden nearly three miles underwater, which scientists are pointing to as evidence of the deepest recent undersea eruption ever documented. Bill Chadwick is quoted.
Deepest-Known Undersea Volcano Creates Nightmare Garden Of Glass
In December 2015, deep-sea researchers found a garden of glass on the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. Like a nightmarish Dale Chihuly exhibit, dark rings of rapidly cooled magma spilled out of an undersea volcano and hung frozen in the dark gallery of the Pacific, unfit to completely crystallize in the cold water. The pillowy magma formations extended for 4.5 miles (7.3 kilometers), covering the floor of a trench about 3 miles (4.5 km) beneath the water’s surface. Bill Chadwick is quoted from OSU press release.
World's Deepest Volcanic Eruption Creates Nightmare Garden of Glass
In December 2015, deep-sea researchers discovered a garden of glass on the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. Like a nightmarish Dale Chihuly exhibit, black tendrils of rapidly cooled lava poured out of an undersea volcano and hung frozen in the dark gallery of the Pacific, unable to fully crystallize in the cold water. The pillowy lava formations stretched out for 4.5 miles (7.3 kilometers), carpeting the floor of a trench nearly 3 miles (4.5 km) below the water's surface. Bill Chadwick is quoted.
What's behind Seattle's fog? It isn't clear
A long stretch of foggy days has canceled flights at SeaTac and driven gray-jaded Seattleites to search Google, Twitter, Instagram and beyond for explanations. Let's clear things up. Nick Bond is quoted.
Yes, the 'Blob' Is Back. No, It Won't Wreak Havoc on East Coast Weather.
A returning patch of warm water in the Northern Pacific Ocean called "the blob" could spell wonky weather for the U.S. this winter. Or, that's what recent news reports suggest. Nick Bond is quoted.