PMEL in the News
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.
Time to say sayonara to summer in the Pacific Northwest?
We’re still a few weeks away from the official end of summer, but summer heat may already be gone. It’s possible we’ll see things warm up a bit toward the latter half of next week as temperatures near 80 degrees, according to KING 5 Meteorologist Rich Marriott. But there is nothing in sight for the next 15 days or so that looks hot – mid-80s or warmer, according to Marriott. Nick Bond is featured.
El Nino winter predicted for Pacific Northwest
The Washington state climatologist explains what an El Nino winter could look like for the Pacific Northwest. Nick Bond is interviewed.