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Public Release: 4-Sep-2015
NASA sees Tropical Depression Fred fading, new storm developing
The Eastern Atlantic Ocean continues to generate storms, and as satellites are watch Tropical Storm Fred fade over the next couple of days, a new area of low pressure has moved off the coast of western Africa.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 4-Sep-2015
GPM sees weakening Tropical Storm Ignacio headed toward Canada
Hurricane Ignacio continues weakening as it moves over the colder waters of the Pacific Ocean far to the north of Hawaiian Islands. The Global Precipitation Measurement of GPM mission core satellite flew over Ignacio and analyzed the weaker storm's precipitation.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 4-Sep-2015
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP sees a weaker Hurricane Jimena
Hurricane Jimena is on a downward spiral and is expected to continue weakening. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite flew over Hurricane Jimena and saw the strongest thunderstorms were on its southern and northeastern sides. Jimena is expected to bring rough surf to the Hawaiian Islands over the weekend of Sept. 5 and 6.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 4-Sep-2015
NASA sees Tropical Storm Kevin stream high clouds over Baja California
Tropical Storm Kevin's center was several hundred miles south-southwest of Baja California when NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead and saw some associated high clouds streaming over the peninsula.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 3-Sep-2015
NASA shows upper-level westerly winds affecting Tropical Storm Fred
Upper-level westerly winds have been affecting Tropical Storm Fred in the far eastern Atlantic Ocean and continue to do so today, September 3. Infrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite showed the highest thunderstorms pushed southeast of the storm's center.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 3-Sep-2015
NASA's Aqua Satellite sees Typhoon Kilo headed west
Typhoon Kilo is the westernmost tropical cyclone of a four storms in the Pacific Ocean basin on September 4. From west to east they include Typhoon Kilo, Hurricane Ignacio, Hurricane Jimena and Tropical Storm Kevin.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 3-Sep-2015
NASA's Aqua Satellite sees Ignacio in a trio across the Pacific
The tropical trio of tropical cyclones continued on September 3 when NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the Pacific Ocean. Images taken from several overpasses were put together to create a panorama of the Pacific that included Typhoon Kilo, Hurricane Ignacio and Hurricane Jimena.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 3-Sep-2015
NASA's GPM sees Hurricane Jimena's eroding eyewall
Hurricane Jimena, a once powerful Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds estimated at 140 mph by the National Hurricane Center, has continued to weaken well east of Hawaii. The Global Precipitation Measurement or GPM core satellite analyzed rainfall rates and saw the eyewall was eroding.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 3-Sep-2015
Geological Society of America Bulletin
California rising
Spatially corrected sea-level records for the Pacific coast indicate that uplift rates are overestimated by 40 percent.

Contact: Julie Cohen
julie.cohen@ucsb.edu
805-893-7220
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 3-Sep-2015
Geology
Ice sheets may be more resilient than thought, say Stanford scientists
Stanford study suggests that today's ice sheets may be more resilient to increased carbon dioxide levels than previously thought.

Contact: Miles Traer
mtraer@stanford.edu
650-497-9541
Stanford's School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences

Public Release: 3-Sep-2015
NASA's RapidScat sees winds increase in Tropical Storm Kevin
NASA's RapidScat instrument observed tropical storm-force winds in the Eastern Pacific Ocean's Tropical Depression 14E or TD14E that helped forecasters see it was strengthening.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 3-Sep-2015
PLOS ONE
Historical data hold secrets of 1 of UK's favorite fish
UK fisheries survey logbooks from the 1930s to 1950s have been digitized for the first time, revealing how cod responded to changing temperatures in the last century.

Contact: Press Office
pressoffice@exeter.ac.uk
01-392-722-062
University of Exeter

Public Release: 3-Sep-2015
Scientific Reports
Potential of disk-shaped small structures, coccoliths
Researchers at Hiroshima University and the University of Tsukuba showed that coccolith disks made of calcium carbonate in Emiliania huxleyi, one of the promising biomass resources, potentially perform roles in reducing and enhancing the light that enters the cell by light scattering. Elucidation of the physiological significance of coccolith formation in E. huxleyi can help promote efficient bio-energy production using microalgae.
Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), CREST/PRESTO, "Creation of Basic Technology for improved Bioenergy Production through Functional Analysis and Regulation of Algae and Other Aquatic Microorganisms."

Contact: Norifumi Miyokawa
pr-research@office.hiroshima-u.ac.jp
Hiroshima University

Public Release: 3-Sep-2015
New robot has crown-of-thorns starfish in its sights
QUT roboticists have developed the world's first robot designed to seek out and control the Great Barrier Reef's crown-of-thorns starfish (COTS), which are responsible for an estimated 40 per cent of the reef's total decline in coral cover.

Contact: Kate Haggman
kate.haggman@qut.edu.au
61-731-380-358
Queensland University of Technology

Public Release: 3-Sep-2015
Science
U of G ecologists wondering where the lions -- and other top predators -- are
Researchers found that relative amounts of predator and prey biomass in diverse ecosystems around the globe are 'remarkably well-predicted by a simple mathematical function called a power scaling law,' said a U of Guelph professor. The researchers looked at biomass and production measurements in grasslands, forests, lakes and oceans. The resulting 'power law' shows there are always fewer top predators than expected in resource-rich ecosystems than in resource-poor ecosystems.

Contact: John Fryxell
jfryxell@uoguelph.ca
University of Guelph

Public Release: 2-Sep-2015
NASA sees a weaker Tropical Storm Ignacio north of Hawaiian Islands
When NASA's Terra satellite passed over Tropical Storm Ignacio on Sept. 1 it gathered cloud and wind data on the weakening storm.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 2-Sep-2015
Typhoon Kilo moving through northwestern Pacific Ocean
NOAA's GOES-West satellite spotted the eye in a strong Typhoon Kilo moving through the Northwestern Pacific Ocean.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 2-Sep-2015
NASA sees shapeless Tropical Depression 14E
Tropical Depression 14E can't get its act together and still appears as a shapeless, asymmetric mass of clouds and thunderstorms on infrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 2-Sep-2015
NSF, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency support development of new Arctic maps
The National Science Foundation, in partnership with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, is supporting development of high-resolution topographic maps of the Arctic that for the first time will provide consistent coverage of the entire globally significant region, including Alaska.

Contact: Peter West
pwest@nsf.gov
703-292-7530
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 2-Sep-2015
Journal of Biogeography
Saving coral reefs depends more on protecting fish than safeguarding locations
A new study by Wildlife Conservation Society has found that coral reef diversity 'hotspots' in the southwestern Indian Ocean rely more on the biomass of fish than where they are located, a conclusion that has major implications for management decisions to protect coral reef ecosystems.

Contact: John Delaney
jdelaney@wcs.org
718-220-3275
Wildlife Conservation Society

Public Release: 2-Sep-2015
NASA sees Tropical Storm Fred losing its punch
Tropical Storm Fred is losing its punch. Satellite imagery shows that there are no strong thunderstorms developing in the tropical storm indicating that the storm is weakening.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 2-Sep-2015
NASA's GPM sees Hurricane Jimena's intense eyewall
NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement or GPM core satellite passed over Hurricane Jimena and saw an intense eyewall with heaviest rainfall occurring in the northern and eastern sides of the storm.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 2-Sep-2015
Geophysical Research Letters
This week from AGU: Water tables, 3D rock formations, wind speed maps & hydrothermal vents
This week from AGU: High water tables, 3-D rock formations, wind speed maps & hydrothermal vents.

Contact: Leigh Cooper
lcooper@agu.org
202-777-7324
American Geophysical Union

Public Release: 2-Sep-2015
Journal of the American Chemical Society
A marine creature's magic trick explained
Crystal structures on the sea sapphire's back appear differently depending on the angle of reflection

Contact: Yael Edelman
yael.edelman@weizmann.ac.il
Weizmann Institute of Science

Public Release: 2-Sep-2015
Nature
CT scan of Earth links deep mantle plumes with volcanic hotspots
Geophysicists have detected plumes of hot rock rising through the mantle from the core-mantle boundary, and hypothesized that they remain stationary for millions of years, generating volcanic island chains as the crust moves over them. UC Berkeley and Berkeley Lab scientists now have proof of this connection, after using seismic waves from large earthquakes to map Earth's interior to obtain a CT scan of the mantle. The plumes are much fatter than expected.
National Science Foundation, European Research Council

Contact: Robert Sanders
rlsanders@berkeley.edu
510-643-6998
University of California - Berkeley

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