PMEL in the News
A climatologist gives us a look into the cause of hurricanes
Nick Bond is interviewed on King5 New-Day Northwest about hurricanes, what causes these massive storms, this hurricane season compared to others, and why the west coast is safer from this type of weather.
AgInfo Radio: Fall Weather Outlook Part 1
Nick Bond is featured on the Washington State Farm Bureau Report with Bob Larson on AgInfo, the West's largest agribusiness radio news network.
NOAA deploys a flotilla of Saildrones in the Arctic
In 2014, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) partnered with Saildrone, Inc. to test the possibilities of using unmanned sailing vehicles to collect data. From 2015 to 2017, missions including one to the Bering Sea, were used to verify the data platforms and to confirm that the sensors were working well. Each year they continued to tweak the challenge sensors adding more complex variables. Jessica Cross is quoted.
Bubble hunters: Ocean scientists count 1,000 methane seeps off Pacific Northwest coast
Devastating Floods in Kerala
Roxy Koll, NRC Senior Associate at PMEL, is interviewed on BBC World Service "Science In Action" discussing the widespread flooding in Kerala. Starts at 0:53. Dr. Koll's research has shown that monsoons have been getting weaker, delivering less rain on average, while extreme floods, have paradoxically become much more common.