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Public Release: 18-Aug-2015
The Cryosphere
Most comprehensive projections for West Antarctica's future revealed
A new international study is the first to use a high-resolution, large-scale computer model to estimate how much ice the West Antarctic Ice Sheet could lose over the next couple of centuries, and how much that could add to sea-level rise. The results paint a clearer picture of West Antarctica's future than was previously possible. The study is published today, Aug. 18, in The Cryosphere, an open access journal of the European Geosciences Union.

Contact: Barbara Ferreira
media@egu.eu
49-892-180-6703
European Geosciences Union

Public Release: 18-Aug-2015
Seismological Research Letters
Cascadia initiative to monitor Northwest Pacific seismic risks
Early data coming in from a massive, four-year deployment of seismometers onshore and offshore in the Pacific Northwest are giving scientists a clearer picture of the Cascadia subduction zone, a region with a past and potential future of devastating 'megathrust' earthquakes.

Contact: Becky Ham
press@seismosoc.org
602-300-9600
Seismological Society of America

Public Release: 17-Aug-2015
NASA's Terra Satellite sees powerful storms ring Typhoon Atsani's eye
Typhoon Atsani's eye was 'ringed' or surrounded by powerful thunderstorms on Aug. 17 when NASA's Terra satellite passed overhead.
NASA

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

Public Release: 17-Aug-2015
NASA's GPM looks inside Typhoon Goni GPM image of Goni
The Global Precipitation Measurement or GPM mission core satellite passed over Typhoon Goni and gathered data about its rainfall rates and powerful thunderstorms.
NASA

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

Public Release: 17-Aug-2015
Satellite sees short-lived Tropical Depression 11E
Tropical Depression 11-E appears to be short-lived as a result of strong vertical wind shear. A recent satellite image showed the clouds associated with the depression were being pushed northwest of the center.
NASA

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

Public Release: 17-Aug-2015
Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
New AUV plankton sampling system deployed
A group of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution researchers and engineers have developed and tested an innovative new system for sampling small planktonic larvae in coastal ocean waters and understanding their distribution. Traditionally, pumps and nets are used for sampling plankton, requiring sampling at predetermined stations or towing nets behind a ship, followed by visually sorting organisms into taxonomic groups. The new system enables detection of small gradations and species-specific patterns in larval distribution.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Contact: WHOI Media Office
media@whoi.edu
508-289-3340
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Public Release: 17-Aug-2015
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Frogs exposed to road salt appear to benefit then suffer
A study by Case Western Reserve University biologists suggests exposure to road salt, as it runs off into ponds and wetlands where it can concentrate -- especially during March and early April, when frogs are breeding -- may increase the size of wood frogs, but also shorten their lives.

Contact: Kevin Mayhood
kevin.mayhood@case.edu
216-534-7183
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 17-Aug-2015
Nature Geoscience
1,800 years of global ocean cooling halted by global warming
Prior to the advent of human-caused global warming in the 19th century, the surface layer of Earth's oceans had undergone 1,800 years of a steady cooling trend, according to a new study in the Aug. 17, 2015 issue of the journal Nature Geoscience. The results also indicate that the coolest temperatures occurred during the Little Ice Age -- a period that spanned the 16th through 18th centuries and was known for cooler average temperatures over land.
National Science Foundation, NOAA, Swiss National Science Foundation

Contact: Matthew Wright
mewright@umd.edu
301-405-9267
University of Maryland

Public Release: 17-Aug-2015
Nature Geoscience
Frequent volcanic eruptions likely cause of long-term ocean cooling
An international team of researchers found an 1800 year-long cooling trend in the surface layer of the Earth's oceans, and that volcanic eruptions were the likely cause of the cooling from 801 to 1800 AD. The coolest temperatures were during the Little Ice Age -- that was before man-made global warming erased the cooling trend in the 1800s.
National Science Foundation, NOAA, Swiss National Science Foundation via the PAGES Project

Contact: Dr Helen McGregor
jrs_mcgregor@ship.iodp.tamu.edu
Past Global Changes IPO

Public Release: 17-Aug-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
IU paleobotanist identifies what could be the mythical 'first flower'
Indiana University paleobotanist David Dilcher and colleagues in Europe have identified a 125 million- to 130 million-year-old freshwater plant as one of earliest flowering plants on Earth.
French National Centre for Scientific Research, Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, German Funding Agency, European Commission, Indiana Geological Survey, Indiana University

Contact: Kevin Fryling
kfryling@iu.edu
812-856-2988
Indiana University

Public Release: 14-Aug-2015
PLOS ONE
Carnivorous conchs to blame for oyster decline
David Kimbro, a marine and environmental science professor at Northeastern University, has solved the mystery of why reefs in Florida inlets were experiencing large numbers of oyster loss. Drought and subsequent high salt levels in water led to a population spike in one of the oysters' main predators: conchs.

Contact: Casey Bayer
c.bayer@neu.edu
617-373-2592
Northeastern University

Public Release: 14-Aug-2015
NASA's Aqua satellite sees birth of Tropical Depression 17W
Tropical Depression 17W came together in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean when NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead on Aug. 14.
NASA

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

Public Release: 14-Aug-2015
NASA's Aqua Satellite sees birth of Tropical Depression 16W
Tropical Depression 16W came together in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean when NASA's Terra satellite passed overhead on Aug. 14.
NASA

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

Public Release: 14-Aug-2015
Satellite movie shows Hawaii Hurricane Hilda's last hoorah
The once hurricane Hilda weakened to a remnant low pressure area early on Friday, Aug. 14, 2015. Images generated from NOAA's GOES-West satellite were made into an animation that showed the 'last Hoorah' of Hilda as it weakened into a low pressure area on Aug. 14, south of the Big Island of Hawaii.
NASA

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

Public Release: 14-Aug-2015
eLife
'Fishing expedition' nets nearly tenfold increase in number of sequenced virus genomes
Using a specially designed computational tool as a lure, scientists have netted the genomic sequences of almost 12,500 previously uncharacterized viruses from public databases.
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Canada Foundation for Innovation, the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Tula Foundation-funded Centre for Microbial Diversity and Evolution

Contact: Matthew Sullivan
mbsulli@gmail.com
614-247-1616
Ohio State University

Public Release: 14-Aug-2015
Proceedings of the Geologists' Association
Ancient British shores teemed with life -- shows study by Bristol undergraduate
The diversity of animal life that inhabited the coastlines of South West England 200 million years ago has been revealed in a study by an undergraduate at the University of Bristol.

Contact: Philippa Walker
philippa.walker@bristol.ac.uk
44-117-928-7777
University of Bristol

Public Release: 14-Aug-2015
Molecular BioSystems
The potential in your pond
They discovered that Euglena has the genetic information to make many different natural compounds: we simply don't yet know what they are or what they can do.

Contact: Geraldine Platten
geraldine.platten@jic.ac.uk
01-603-450-238
John Innes Centre

Public Release: 14-Aug-2015
Fishery Experts Focus on Managing Ecosystems Under Stress
Fishery experts focus on managing ecosystems under stress
Scientists, policymakers, and fishermen will discuss what is being done to apply a more comprehensive, ecosystem-based approach to managing ocean resources during the 145th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, being held this year Aug. 16-20 in Portland. Warming temperatures, overfishing, and habitat destruction are among the threats affecting US ocean ecosystems.

Contact: Erik Robinson
erobinson@pewtrusts.org
503-230-1444
Pew Charitable Trusts, Ocean Science

Public Release: 13-Aug-2015
USF research collaboration compares IXTOC oil spill to Deepwater Horizon spill
USF, UNAM, and other universities collaborate in a research project to study the impact of the 1980 IXTOC oil spill and use that data to project what the area impacted by the Deepwater Horizon spill will be like in the next 35 years.
BP/The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative

Contact: Aaron Nichols
aaronnichols@usf.edu
813-974-0186
University of South Florida (USF Health)

Public Release: 13-Aug-2015
Satellite sees a fan-shaped Tropical Storm Molave
When NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite flew over Tropical Storm Molave in the North Pacific early on Aug. 13, it looked like a desk fan, with a 'blade' made up of clouds and thunderstorms, top and bottom of the center.
NASA

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

Public Release: 13-Aug-2015
NASA's RapidScat sees diminishing winds in Tropical Storm Hilda
As Tropical Storm Hilda creeps closer to the Big Island of Hawaii, NASA's RapidScat instrument that flies aboard the International Space Station observed its diminishing winds.
NASA

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

Public Release: 13-Aug-2015
NFWF and SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. announce new ocean health initiative
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc., today announced the creation of the Ocean Health Initiative, a new marine conservation program designed to protect and restore coastal and marine habitats across the country. SeaWorld has pledged $1.5 million over three years for the initiative.
SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc.

Contact: Elizabeth Bassler
elizabeth.bassler@seaworld.com
SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc.

Public Release: 13-Aug-2015
Science
Heat release from stagnant deep sea helped end last Ice Age
The build-up and subsequent release of warm, stagnant water from the deep Arctic Ocean and Nordic Seas played a role in ending the last Ice Age within the Arctic region, according to new research led by a UCL scientist.

Contact: Ruth Howells
ruth.howells@ucl.ac.uk
44-203-108-3845
University College London

Public Release: 13-Aug-2015
Geology
How do continents break up?
Classical theory of mantle plume is put in question.

Contact: F. Ossing
ossing@gfz-potsdam.de
49-331-288-1040
GFZ GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Helmholtz Centre

Public Release: 13-Aug-2015
Environmental Chemistry
Sediment dwelling creatures at risk from nanoparticles in common household products
The review, published today in the journal Environmental Chemistry, highlights the risks posed to aquatic organisms when nanoparticles 'transform' on contact with water and as they pass from water to sediment and then into sediment dwelling organisms.

Contact: Louise Vennells
l.vennells@exeter.ac.uk
0044-776-851-1866
University of Exeter

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