PMEL in the News
New chemical discovered during historic airborne research mission to spur reexamination of marine sulfur cycle and climate models
The discovery of a novel sulfur compound during a 2017 NASA airborne research campaign will likely spur a scientific reassessment of a fundamental marine chemical cycle which drives the formation of oceanic clouds that play a key role in moderating climate, scientists said. Dr. Patricia Quinn is quoted.
Climate change models predicted ocean currents would speed up — but not this soon
"Ocean currents — undersea conveyor belts that help regulate Earth's climate and influence weather systems around the world — have been speeding up over the past two decades as the planet warms, according to new research". Mike McPhaden is quoted.
State Climatologist Profiles Changing Environments’ Effects on Northwest Salmon
Atmospheric scientist and University of Washington climatologist Nick Bond talks with KOHO Morning Show host Chris Hansen about his upcoming presentation, “Are Salmon Doomed? Hatching A Plan To Save A Northwest Icon,” which will take place at five branches of the North Central Regional Library system later this month.
Global Warming Is Causing ‘A Really Huge Increase’ In The Energy Of Ocean Currents
The Earth’s oceans are speeding up as world warming has induced robust winds and a ‘really substantial increase’ in the energy of the currents, a research has discovered. Mike McPhaden is quoted.
Ocean currents are getting faster
Ocean currents are moving faster today than they did two decades ago. New research, published today (Feb. 6) in the journal Science Advances, finds that this acceleration is occurring around the globe, with the most noticeable effects in the tropical latitudes. The enhanced speed isn’t just at the ocean’s surface, but is occurring as deep as 6,560 feet (2,000 meters). Mike McPhaden is quoted.