PMEL in the News
UW studies tiny drone-powered sailboats as potential breakthrough in weather forecasts
Could tiny, unmanned sailboats buzzing around in the oceans be the key to vastly improved weather forecasts across the globe? Christian Meinig and Noah Lawrence are interviewed in the video clip.
NW snowpack at center of ongoing debate
The snowpack that irrigates Northwest crops has been measured extensively, studied deeply and politicized thoroughly. Yet, it won’t easily reveal its past or the outlook for its future. Nick Bond is quoted.
Salmon shortage threatens food chain in Pacific NW
What was once an endless supply in the Pacific Northwest is now endangered. Millions of Chinook salmon are not surviving migration. Now, the shortage is causing officials to make some difficult decisions. As much as air or water, so much life in the Pacific Northwest depends on salmon. Over 130 species rely on nature’s original food delivery but fewer salmon are surviving the heroic swim from the open ocean to spawning streams hundreds of miles inland. Nick Bond is quoted.
The Interview Dudes: Dr. Gregory Johnson NOAA Oceanographer Podcast Interview
Listen to the Interview Dude's podcast episode with Dr. Greg Johnson.
Decades of detailed weather reports pulled from old sailor's logs
In September of 1879, the Arctic-exploring USS Jeanette was sailing north of the Bering Strait when it was surrounded by ice floes and frozen in place. Imprisoned at sea, the 33-person crew struggled to survive for nearly two years before their ship sank, forcing them to embark on a perilous journey back to civilization. Old Weather is mentioned.