PMEL in the News
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.
‘Historic flooding’ and landslides strike Western Washington
Rain across Western Washington is causing the region's rivers, creeks, and roadways to significantly flood, as well as landslides. Nick Bond is quoted.
Global warming is speeding up Earth’s massive ocean currents
The oceans’ great continent-wrapping currents, each one moving as much water as all the world’s rivers combined, can rightly be considered the planet’s circulatory system. And this circulation, it appears, has started to thump faster: For nearly 25 years the currents have been rapidly speeding up, partly because of global warming. Mike McPhaden is a co-author on this study.
The world’s oceans are speeding up — another mega-scale consequence of climate change
Three-quarters of the world’s ocean waters have sped up their pace in recent decades, scientists reported Wednesday, a massive development that was not expected to occur until climate warming became much more advanced. Mike McPhaden is quoted.
New study details negative impacts of ocean acidification on Oregon crabs
COOS COUNTY, Ore. - A new study by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration looks into ocean acidification on the U.S. Pacific Northwest and the negative impacts on crab. Richard Feely is quoted.