PMEL in the News
The Day that Changed Tsunami Science
It was 3:00 p.m. on Christmas day, 2004 when Stuart Weinstein’s pager buzzed in the operations room at the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii. Seismic waves from an earthquake off the coast of northern Sumatra had activated a seismometer in Australia.
Gauging Perceptions of Ocean Acidification in Alaska
New research published in Marine Policy from the first Alaska-focused study on public understanding and awareness of ocean acidification risk shows that Alaskans are three times more aware of ocean acidification than Americans in general.
What did we learn from Indian Ocean tsunami?
Two documentaries revisit the 2004 disaster and explore how science has advanced since then.
Arctic Is Heating Up Twice as Quickly as Rest of World
Bad news for polar bears: The Arctic is still warming at twice the pace of the rest of the planet, according to a new federal report.
Old Ship Records to Shed Light on Arctic Ice Loss
Researchers are looking to the past to gain a clearer picture of what the future holds for ice in the Arctic. A project to analyze and digitize ship logs dating back to the 1850's aims to lengthen the timeline of recorded ice data.