News Archive 2008


JISAO News, December 11, 2008

JISAO scientists named in National Academies' study entitled "America's Climate Choices"»
      Keywords: Phil Mote, Ed Miles, climate, NOAA, National Academies

NASA News (, December 9, 2008

Oscillation Rules as the Pacific Cools [pdf*]»
      Keywords: Nate Mantua, JISAO/CIG, Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO)


Earthtimes (press release) - London, UK, November 10, 2008

New documentary on the oceans and climate change [pdf*]»
      Keywords: Edward Miles, Richard Feely, climate

CounterPunch, November 3, 2008

The Inequities of Climate Change and the Small Island Experience [pdf*]»
      Keywords: climate change


Seattle Magazine, October 2008

Seattle's Most Influential People [pdf*]»
      Keywords: Philip Mote, Washington state climatologist, climate, global warming

Scientific American, October 6, 2008
The Physical Science behind Climate Change»
      Keywords: climate, IPCC, Philip Mote


East Oregonian, September 28, 2008

JISAO's Climate Impacts Group reaches out to local governments [pdf*]»
      Keywords: Lara Whitely Binder, climate change, policy

NOAA News, September 17, 2008

NOAA Scientist Honored with Service to America Medal for Tsunami Detection and Forecast System»

      Keywords: Eddie Bernard (Director, PMEL), September 05, 2008

Gauging the problem with precipitation»

      Keywords: Phil Mote (JISAO Research Scientist / Engineer) precipitation, forecasting

The Christian Science Monitor,September 05, 2008

Shrinking Arctic Ocean sea ice signals climate change»

      Keywords: Ignatius Rigor (Polar Science Center/Applied Physics Laboratory), Arctic ice, cryosphere


Environment New Service, August 27, 2008

Honolulu Declaration Offers Ways to Curb Ocean Acidification»

      Keywords: Dick Feely, (NOAA/PMEL) ocean acidification, Hawaii

NOAA World, August 2008

NOAA Science Camp»

      Keywords: NOAA Science Camp, PMEL, JISAO, August 22, 2008

Corrosive Oceans: Carbon emissions threaten ecosystem»

      Keywords: Dick Feely, (NOAA/PMEL) ocean acidification

KUOW, August 15, 2008

Protecting the Great Pacific: A tri-state plan»
      Keywords: Tim Essington, Pacific ocean

IPPMedia, August 14, 2008

Deforestation behind loss of Mt Kili snow [pdf*]»
      Keywords: Phil Mote, snow, global warming


Newswise Science News, July 30, 2008

Researchers Employ New Tool to Assess Potential for Ecosystem Damage»

      Keywords: Dick Feely, (NOAA/PMEL) ocean acidification, CO2

JISAO, July, 2008

Science Cafe at the Burke is a big hit»
      Keywords: outreach, Ignatius Rigor, arctic ice

Earthtimes (press release), July 24, 2008

Climos Expands Science Advisory Board on Ocean Iron Fertilization for Carbon Sequestration [pdf*]»
Keywords: Ed Miles, Climos

San Francisco Chronicle (, July 4, 2008

Greenhouse gases called threat to Pacific life [pdf*]»
      Keywords: Dick Feely, CO2, ocean acidification


Seattle PI, June 11, 2008

June in Seattle more like Juneau [pdf*]»
Keywords: Phil Mote, weather, climate, June 11, 2008

Washington volunteers needed to become rainfall observers [pdf*]»
      Keywords: Phil Mote, rainfall observation, June 6, 2008

Lousy weather takes hold in Puget Sound [pdf*]»
      Keywords: Nick Bond, weather, climate, June 2008
Philip Mote wins UW Distinguished Staff award [pdf*]»
      Keywords:Philip Mote, research scientist, CIG, JISAO


Seattle Times, May 29, 2008

Cantwell, Inslee focus on increasing acidity of oceans at Seattle hearing [pdf*]»
      Keywords: Chris Sabine, Ed Miles, CO2, ocean acidity

Seattle PI, May 28, 2008

Get used to high food costs, water shortages [pdf*]»
      Keywords: Chris Sabine, ocean acidity

Seattle Times, May 23, 2008

Acidified seawater showing up along coast ahead of schedule [pdf*]»
      Keywords: Chris Sabine, ocean acidity

Seattle PI, May 22, 2008
Corrosive ocean water moving inland [pdf*]»
      Keywords: Dick Feely, Ed Miles, Chris Sabine, ocean acidity, May 22, 2008

Arctic ice research cited in polar bear listing [pdf*]»
      Keywords: Ignatius Rigor, arctic ice polar bears, May 15, 2008

New college to meet growing complexity, scale of environmental threats [pdf*]»
      Keywords: College of the Environment

Pravda, May 8, 2008

Ozone hole saves Earth's ice caps [pdf*]»
      Keywords: James Overland, polar ice

The Daily (UW), May 1, 2008

UW scientists offer sea level rise projections, investigate icy uncertainty [pdf*]»
Keywords: Phil Mote, IPCC

AP, May 1, 2008

Study: Warmer ocean water means less oxygen [pdf*]»
      Keywords: Gregory Johnson, global warming, ocean


Bellingham Herald, April 24, 2008

Solar changes don't explain global warming, scientists say [pdf*]»
      Keywords: Thomas Ackerman, El Niño, ENSO, climate change

The Daily (UW), April 23, 2008

UW scientists explain mid-April snow [pdf*]»
      Keywords:Cliff Mass, Phil Mote, Josiah Mault, La Niña

Arizona Daily Star (, April 21, 2008
Is our drought a sign of longterm climate change? [pdf*]»
      Keywords: Qiang Fu, Mike Wallace, southwest, climate change

Science, April 17, 2008

Surviving the ocean acid test [pdf*]»
      Keywords: Richard Feely, CO2, acidity, April 15, 2008

World's mountains will not remain water towers forever [pdf*]»
      Keywords: Phil Mote, water, snow melt

Popular Science, April 10, 2008

Silence before the storm: lack of international coordination threatens high-tech early-warning systems for tsunamis [pdf*]»
      Keywords: Eddie Bernard, tsunami, Indian Ocean, buoy


The Tech Herald, March 14, 2008

Tsunami early warning buoy system completed [pdf*]»
Keywords: Eddie Bernard, DART, tsunami, buoy, March 13, 2008

Phil Mote wins UW Distinguished Staff award [pdf*]»
Keywords: Phil Mote, award

The Daily (UW), March 10, 2008

UW professors explore economics of overfishing [pdf*]»
      Keywords: Ray Hilborn, Tim, Essington, Daniel Huppert, fisheries

JISAO, March 7, 2008

PMEL's Phyllis Stabeno and Eddie Bernard receive Department of Commerce Bronze Medals [pdf*]»
Keywords: Phyllis Stabeno, Eddie Bernard, award, FOCI, DART


Pacific Science Center (, February 20, 2008

JISAO director guest speaker at Pacific Science Center's Science on Tap»
      Keywords: Tom Ackerman, climate change

TIME, February 13, 2008

Climatologist: Sea ice to keep shrinking [pdf*]»
      Keywords: Ignatius Rigor, Sea Ice, melt

Ventura County Star, February 12, 2008

Experts say it's hard to get accurate rain measurements [pdf*]»
      Keywords: Tom Ackerman, rain

KUOW, February 6, 2008

Climate Change Series: Rising Sea Levels and Adaptation»
      Keywords: Phil Mote, radio, Puget Sound


UW Educational Outreach (news release), January 29, 2008

UW and NOAA take tsunami science program to Thailand»
      Keywords: tsunami, Diego Arcas, PMEL, NOAA, JISAO, January 17, 2008

Washington state sea levels could rise considerably by end of century [pdf*]»
      Keywords: Phil Mote, ice melt, sea level rise

JISAO, January, 2008

JISAO's Kimberly Bahl selected by NOAA Fisheries as NOAA Team Member of the Month [pdf*]»
      Keywords: Kimberly Bahl, AFSC, award


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