PMEL in the News
The Complex Weather Phenomena Behind Tamil Nadu’s Intense Northeast Monsoon
While scientists can’t say whether a given weather phenomenon has been modified in any way by climate change without some analysis first, the effects of climate change have also been becoming more and more pronounced – sometimes to the point where they’re too obvious to overlook. Michael McPhaden is quoted.
This unbelievable video shows what the inside of a hurricane looks like
For the first time, a surface drone captured footage of a Category 4 hurricane’s 50-foot waves and 120-mph winds. Chris Meinig is quoted.
Fires are lasting longer into the night, and researchers may have found out why
A new study showed nighttime air in the western U.S. is getting drier and warmer, potentially prolonging fire activity. Andy Chiodi is quoted.
The Long-Lost Tale of an 18th-Century Tsunami, as Told by Trees
Local evidence of the cataclysm has literally washed away over the years. But Oregon’s Douglas firs may have recorded clues deep in their tree rings. Bob Dziak is quoted.
OSU Scientists say ocean oxygen levels too low, too early
Scientists at Oregon State University are troubled by the levels of hypoxia off the Pacific Northwest coastal line. Richard Feely and NOAA webstory is referenced.