PMEL in the News
NOAA predicts a warm finish to 2019 across the United States
Although the fall officially arrived earlier this week, summer-like weather is still occurring throughout much of the United States. According to data released recently by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), a warm-weather pattern is expected to continue through the end of the year. Greg Johnson is featured.
Scientists: second-hottest August ever, more heat ahead
After a month of historically high temperatures around the world in August, national climate officials anticipate more of the same through the rest of 2019. Greg Johnson is quoted.
Baby oysters can't build healthy shells in Washington's acidified waters
Oysters are one of the iconic foods of the Pacific Northwest. But their survival is under serious threat thanks to ocean acidification, sometimes called the “evil twin” of climate change. Richard Feely is mentioned.
Century-Old Ship Logs Show How Much Ice the Arctic Has Lost
Old, handwritten logbooks prove computer models are right — the Arctic has lost a frightening amount of sea ice. Kevin Wood is quoted.
Forecasters see neither La Nina nor El Nino
The tropical Pacific Ocean probably won't be particularly warm or cool this winter, climatologists said Thursday, depriving forecasters of their best clue to how much snow will pile up in the Cascade Range and the rest of the Northwest. Nick Bond is quoted.