PMEL in the News
Understanding the Arctic polar vortex
In late February, as the Southern Plains and Gulf Coast suffered through an unusually strong blast of wintry weather, weather talk turned to the polar vortex and the possibility that the extreme cold was yet another example of weather-gone-wild due to global warming. In this article, we’re talking to two NOAA experts, including PMEL's Jim Overland, about the devastating extreme cold event, the polar vortex, and the potential link to global warming.
Robot Measures Air-Sea Carbon Dioxide Exchange in Southern Ocean
Unique air and ocean surface observations of the Southern Ocean from a 22,000 km, 196-day circumnavigation around Antarctica by an Uncrewed Surface Vehicle. Highlights recent publication by Adrienne Sutton et al. in Geophysical Research Letters.
No, The Cold Weather Doesn't Mean Global Warming Isn't Happening
Temperatures in Scotland plunged to their coldest level in 25 years – but "weather is not the same as climate". Dr. McPhaden is quoted about ENSO and extreme events.
What is at the bottom of the ocean?
This week, Tai takes a (figurative) deep dive into the darkest corners of the ocean on CBC's Tai Asks Why. (CBC) Bob Dziak is featured in the podcast.
With visiting scientists sidelined by coronavirus pandemic, Bering Sea residents take on more research duties
Eight hundred miles east of the Bering Sea island of St. Paul, Lauren Divine woke up in Anchorage to a cryptic early morning text message on her mobile phone: “Mission accomplished at 4:52 a.m. It’s sitting on the Bering Sea floor doing its thing.” Phyllis Stabeno is quoted and PMEL's pop-up floats are referenced.