PMEL in the News
Is the World Ready for the Next Big Tsunami?
The twin earthquake-tsunami disaster in Indonesia late last week raised new questions about how prepared the global system is to react to future events. Since the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami devastated countries throughout the region, a global system of regional and national centers has sprung up to react to the first tremors along the ocean floor. Diego Arcas is quoted.
The 2004 Tsunami Wiped Away Towns With 'Mind-Boggling' Destruction
It was 2004, the day after Christmas, and thousands of European and American tourists had flocked to the beaches of Thailand, Sri Lanka and Indonesia to escape the winter chill in a tropical paradise. Vasily Titov is quoted.
Climatologist talks El Nino, the Blob, climate change
Imagine a hangover that lasts for years. In 2013 and 2014, a mass of warm water formed off the West Coast. The Blob, so named by Washington State Climatologist Nick Bond, persisted through 2015 and 2016 after a massive El Nino event hit and kept it alive. Temperatures inside the Blob were recorded at nearly 3 degrees C warmer than normal. Nick Bond is interviewed.
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.