PMEL in the News
No, The Cold Weather Doesn't Mean Global Warming Isn't Happening
Temperatures in Scotland plunged to their coldest level in 25 years – but "weather is not the same as climate". Dr. McPhaden is quoted about ENSO and extreme events.
What is at the bottom of the ocean?
This week, Tai takes a (figurative) deep dive into the darkest corners of the ocean on CBC's Tai Asks Why. (CBC) Bob Dziak is featured in the podcast.
With visiting scientists sidelined by coronavirus pandemic, Bering Sea residents take on more research duties
Eight hundred miles east of the Bering Sea island of St. Paul, Lauren Divine woke up in Anchorage to a cryptic early morning text message on her mobile phone: “Mission accomplished at 4:52 a.m. It’s sitting on the Bering Sea floor doing its thing.” Phyllis Stabeno is quoted and PMEL's pop-up floats are referenced.
The Arctic is getting hotter, greener and less icy much faster than expected, report finds
Bitterly cold, frozen and inhospitable to nearly all wildlife apart from polar bears. This is the image of the Arctic that comes to mind for many. But in a matter of decades -- a blink of an eye in the history of this planet -- human-caused global warming has transformed the Arctic into a place that scientists say is increasingly unrecognizable. Jim Overland is quoted.
‘Godzilla’ dust storm traced to shaky northern jet stream
The new findings identify yet another way in which a warming Arctic might disturb the weather half a world away. The root cause of the extra-wavy jet stream is under fierce debate, but some scientists believe Arctic warming and declining sea ice are to blame for Godzilla’s far-reaching effects. Jim Overland is quoted.