PMEL in the News
What happens when the Bering Sea’s ice disappears?
Record low sea ice in 2018 sent ripples through the entire Arctic ecosystem. Peggy’s data were a bit of a shock. From an anchored vantage point in an expanse of the southeastern Bering Sea west of Alaska, Peggy, or mooring M2, had monitored conditions in the water for 25 years. A line of sensors extended down more than 70 meters to where Peggy was tethered to the seafloor, collecting information on temperature, salinity and other properties of the water. Phyllis Stabeno is quoted and the Arctic Report Card is referenced.
The Ocean Gets Heat Waves Too, and They are Threatening Marine Ecosystems
A new study shows that marine heat waves have become more frequent and more severe as ocean temperatures have climbed. Nick Bond is quoted.
Scientists observe low sea ice in Bering Sea off Alaska
Open water has replaced sea ice in much of the Bering Sea off Alaska’s west coast, leaving villages vulnerable to powerful winter storms and adding challenges to Alaska Native hunters seeking marine mammals, an expert said Monday. Phyllis Stabeno is quoted.
What’s behind the record-setting snowstorms in the US west
It’s been an odd winter in the US. Except for a brief polar-vortex-induced cold snap that plunged swaths of the northeast and midwest into frigid temperatures, much of the country has experienced a relatively mild winter. Nick Bond is quoted.
Tsunami Ready Pilot Project for SVG
Efforts aimed at making St. Vincent and the Grenadines Tsunami Ready continues here through a pilot project being coordinated by several international organizations. To this end stakeholders are meeting for five days between the period February 25th – March 1st, 2019 at the Conference Room of the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) for a Tsunami Inundation Modeling and Evacuation Mapping Workshop. The workshop is the first component of a Tsunami Ready Pilot Project for St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Chris Moore is quoted.