Oceanography, climate & fisheries

By S. McClatchie | Scientific information on climate variability, multidisciplinary ocean science and fisheries resources from a non-advocacy view point.

Greenland Fires Ignite Climate Change Fears

In a real clash of fire and ice, a massive wildfire in southern Greenland has captured the world’s attention.<p>At the end of July, a couple of NASA …

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Massive El Niño sent greenhouse-gas emissions soaring

Disruptive weather pattern in 2014–2016 spurred tropical forests to pump out 3 billion tonnes of carbon.<p>The monster El Niño weather pattern of …

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2016 State of the Climate: Highlights

See the highlights from the 2016 issue of the planet's most comprehensive annual physical.

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Climate change projected to significantly increase harmful algal blooms in U.S. freshwaters

Tufts University led research predicts growth of cyanobacteria in lakes and reservoirs due to global warmingMEDFORD/SOMERVILLE (August 15, 2017) – …

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Drone tech offers new ways to manage climate change

Cornell researchers are using drone technology to more accurately measure surface reflectivity on the landscape, a technological advance that could …

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New Technique Offers Clues to Measure Ocean Deoxygenation

The living, breathing ocean may be slowly starting to suffocate. More than two percent of the ocean’s oxygen content has been depleted during the …


Seafood for Thought

Covering 70 percent of Earth’s surface, the world’s oceans are vast and deep. So vast, in fact, that nearly every coastal country has the potential …


Powerful Pacific Forces Disrupt the California Current

Over time, the overall climate in the tropical Pacific Ocean cycles between warm and cool temperatures. This cyclical pattern, which fluctuates year …

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Human-caused warming likely led to recent streak of record

WASHINGTON D.C. – It is “extremely unlikely” 2014, 2015 and 2016 would have been the warmest consecutive years on record without the influence of …

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RAVAN CubeSat Measures Earth’s Outgoing Energy

An experimental small satellite has successfully collected and delivered data on a key measurement for predicting changes in Earth’s climate.


A Test Bed for Coastal and Ocean Modeling

From forecasting the incidence of oxygen-depleted “dead zones” in the Chesapeake Bay and northern Gulf of Mexico to predicting circulation along the …

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Incomplete drought recovery may be the new normal | Carnegie Institution for Science

<b>Washington, DC</b>— The amount of time it takes for an ecosystem to recover from a drought is an important measure of a drought’s severity. During the …

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Super-heatwaves of 55°C to emerge if global warming continues - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 11:22

Heatwaves amplified by high humidity can reach above 40°C and may occur as often as every two years, leading to serious risks for human health. If …

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Marine Reserves a Solution to Bycatch Problem in Oceans

Commercial fishermen may be able to catch more of the profitable fish they want with marine reserves than without them, according to a study in the …


New Robot Speeds Sampling of Ocean's Biogeochemistry and Health

The world's first underwater vehicle designed specifically to collect both biological and chemical samples from the ocean water column successfully …


Re-envisioning Underwater Imaging

The Advanced Imaging and Visualization Laboratory (AIVL) at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) working with Marine Imaging Technologies …


Temperatures Rising

The Paris Climate Agreement of 2016, which saw 195 nations come together in the shared goal of ameliorating climate change, set forth an ambitious …

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Red/Blue and Peer Review

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy have recently proposed to use an alternative approach to standard peer …


Study finds climate plays role in decline of one of Asia's most critical water resources

Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017<p>MANHATTAN — Climate variability — rather than the presence of a major dam — is most likely the primary cause for a water supply …

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Tracking the giant Antarctic iceberg

The largest remaining ice shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula lost nearly 10% of its area when an iceberg four times the size of London broke free …

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New Images From Under Alaska Seafloor Suggest High Tsunami Danger

Scientists probing under the seafloor off Alaska have mapped a geologic structure that they say signals potential for a major tsunami in an area that …


Utah State Today - Utah State University News

Research Team Predicts Multi-Year U.S. Drought and Fire Conditions<p>Monday, Jul. 31, 2017<p>USU climate scientist Yoshimitsu Chikamoto, was reported in …

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Climate change to cause humid heatwaves that will kill even healthy people

If warming is not tackled, levels of humid heat that can kill within hours will affect millions across south Asia within decades, analysis finds<p>Extreme heatwaves that kill even healthy people within hours will strike parts of the Indian subcontinent unless global carbon emissions are cut sharply …

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Meat industry blamed for largest-ever 'dead zone' in Gulf of Mexico

A new report shows toxins from suppliers to companies like Tyson Foods are pouring into waterways, causing marine life to leave or die<p>The global meat industry, already implicated in driving global warming and deforestation, has now been blamed for fueling what is expected to be the worst “dead …


Climate change means more rain, more nitrogen runoff, more problems

An intensifying water cycle will likely cause dramatic increases -- nearing 20% by 2100 -- in the amount of nitrogen runoff in the US, according to a …


Anyone for crispy jellyfish?

<i>By Birgitte Svennevig, birs@sdu.dk</i><p>There are far too many jellyfish in the sea, and we have an ever-increasing number of mouths to feed on the Earth. …


Rainforest metropolis casts 1,000 km shadow on wildlife

Urban food demand in the Amazon could be hitting wildlife up to 1,000 km away from the city, according to new research.<p>Rapid urbanization in the …