Two years after confirming that the world's largest single volcano was lurking more than a mile beneath the surface of the Pacific Ocean, scientists have begun mapping the massive underwater mountain. What they've discovered about it thus far is as unique as it is amazing. Show More Summary
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Hurricane Sandra strengthened to a Category 4 storm early on Thursday, the strongest recorded in the eastern Pacific Ocean this late in the year, as it headed toward Mexico's coast, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.
Tropical Storm In-fa was becoming an extra-tropical storm as it tracked toward the island of Iwo To, Japan in the western North Pacific Ocean. NASA's Terra satellite captured an infrared image of the small storm that is battling wind shear and was becoming extra-tropical. read more
Tropical Storm Sandra formed on Nov. 24 and by the morning of Nov. 25 had become an Eastern Pacific Ocean late-season hurricane. NOAA's GOES-West satellite captured imagery of the storm from the time it developed to its status as a hurricane. On Nov. Show More Summary
Hawaii is a small target in the massive Pacific Ocean, but scientists are nevertheless impressed that the islands escaped a record-breaking cyclone season unscathed. To illustrate just how lucky the Aloha State has been, the National...Show More Summary
Tim Krantz still remembers a time when the pollution in Los Angeles was so bad it turned the sky yellow, making it hard to breathe and irritating the eyes. Today, the skies over the city are clear enough to see the Pacific Ocean from the Hollywood hills or the San Gabriel Mountains to the north....
Scientists drilling into the ocean floor have for the first time found out what happens when one tectonic plate first gets pushed under another. The international expedition drilled into the Pacific ocean floor and found distinctiveShow More Summary
Not only does this 140 foot craft feature an incredibly unique design, it also has pretty fantastic fuel consumption for a yacht, letting its owners cross the Atlantic or Pacific oceans at high speeds on a single tank. And all of that...Show More Summary
It's not exactly a Pacific beach resort just yet, but the Japanese Coast Guard reports that a volcanic island which first popped up in the middle of the ocean in 2013 has already grown to twelve times its size.
The remnants of post-tropical cyclone Rick continued to linger in the Eastern Pacific Ocean on November 23. An animation of visible and infrared imagery from NOAA's GOES-West satellite showed the weakening of Tropical Storm Rick into a remnant low pressure area from Nov. Show More Summary
A new study has concluded that long-term warming of the Indian and Pacific oceans worsened the deadly floods that hit Australia in 2010/11. During the summer of 2010/11, a series of floods hit the northern Australian state of Queensland,...Show More Summary
A new study has found a link between abrupt ocean warming at the end of the last ice age and the sudden onset of low-oxygen, or hypoxic conditions that led to vast marine dead zones.Results of the study, which was funded by the National...Show More Summary
A new study has found a link between abrupt ocean warming at the end of the last ice age and the sudden onset of low-oxygen, or hypoxic, conditions that led to vast marine dead zones. Results of the research, which was funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), are published today in the journal Nature. read more
Simon Winchester begins his survey of the world's biggest ocean with the world's biggest travel-writer cliché: by contemplating the view from the window seat of a commercial airliner. This seems an odd choice: Surely the "nose-to-the-porthole" trope, as Paul Theroux calls it, is beneath a writer...
The twenty-first tropical depression of the Eastern Pacific Ocean season strengthened into a tropical storm on Nov. 19 and was renamed Tropical Storm Rick bringing the storm into a small elite group of late-season storms. NOAA's GOES-West satellite provided an early daylight image of the storm that showed it had become more organized since it formed on Nov 18. read more
To see more elk, visit Ojibwa’s story here. OUTSTANDING GREEN STORIES The weekly average equatorial Pacific ocean sea surface temperature in the first week of November was 3°C or greater (5.4°F) above normal in the key region from 170 degrees west to 120 degrees west for the first time on record. El Niño Does Something It's Never Done Before. Show More Summary
Long-term warming of the Indian and Pacific oceans played an important role in increasing the severity of the devastating floods that struck Australia in 2010/2011, a study shows. The researchers found that, during a strong La Niña, warmer sea surface temperatures make Australia three times as likely to experience rainfall levels akin to the 2010/2011 event.
NOAA's GOES-West satellite provided images of the birth of the latest tropical depression in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Tropical Depression 21E formed well southwest of the Coast of Mexico. On Nov. 18 at 1500 UTC (10:00 a.m. EST), the NOAA's GOES-West satellite saw the Tropical Depression 21E form well southwest of the western Mexican coast. Show More Summary
CORVALLIS, Ore. - A new study has found a link between abrupt ocean warming at the end of the last ice age and the sudden onset of low-oxygen, or hypoxic conditions that led to vast marine dead zones. Results of the study, which was funded by the National Science Foundation, are being published this week in the journal Nature. read more
Tropical Storm 27W intensified into a typhoon near Micronesia in the western North Pacific Ocean as NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead providing visible and infrared data to forecasters. On Nov. 18 Tropical Storm 27W intensified quickly to typhoon strength. Show More Summary