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Public Release: 16-Oct-2015
NASA's GPM sees Koppu menacing the Philippines
Tropical storm Koppu was approaching the Philippines when the GPM core observatory satellite passed above on Oct. 15, 2015, at 1436 UTC (10:36 a.m. EDT) and analyzed the intensifying storm's rainfall. By Oct. 16, the storm intensified into a typhoon as it neared Luzon.
NASA

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

Public Release: 15-Oct-2015
Journal of Fluid Mechanics
Artificial whisker reveals source of harbor seal's uncanny prey-sensing ability
Engineers at MIT have fabricated and tested a large-scale model of a harbor seal's whisker, and identified a mechanism that may explain how seals sense their environment and track their prey.
Office of Naval Research, Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology, MIT Sea Grant program

Contact: Abby Abazorius
abbya@mit.edu
617-253-2709
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 15-Oct-2015
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP sees Koppu nearing the Philippines
A large band of thunderstorms extending from the southwestern quadrant of Tropical Storm Koppu was brushing the northeastern Philippines in imagery from NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite on October 15.
NASA

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

Public Release: 15-Oct-2015
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite sees Tropical Storm Champi near northern Marianas Islands
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite spotted Tropical Storm Champi dealing with wind shear in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean. A Tropical Storm Warning is currently in effect for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
NASA

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

Public Release: 15-Oct-2015
Tropical Depression 19E slowly organizing in Eastern Pacific
Tropical Depression 19E appeared just a little more organized on infrared satellite imagery on October 15 as it continued moving through the Eastern Pacific Ocean.
NASA

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

Public Release: 15-Oct-2015
International experiment tracks underwater avalanches in Monterey Canyon
Underwater avalanches and turbidity currents carry huge amounts of sediment, organic material, and pollutants down submarine canyons and into the deep sea. Yet geologists know very little about how sediment moves during these events. This month, in what may be the most ambitious submarine-canyon study ever attempted, marine geologists from several countries are placing dozens of sophisticated instruments in Monterey Canyon.
David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Natural Environment Research Council

Contact: Kim Fulton-Bennett
kfb@mbari.org
831-775-1835
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Public Release: 15-Oct-2015
Satellite sees wind shear battering Tropical Depression Nora
An infrared satellite image of Tropical Depression Nora taken early on Oct. 15 showed the storm was still holding together south of Hawaii, despite strong wind shear.
NASA

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

Public Release: 15-Oct-2015
Scientific Reports
The environment of the Cantabrian Region in the course of 35,000 years is reconstructed
By combining three important palaeoclimatic records (small vertebrates, marine microfauna and stable isotopes of herbivores), a multidisciplinary team of the UPV/EHU has reconstructed past environments with the best resolution ever achieved. The study, led by Juan Rofes, currently a researcher at the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, CNRS, Paris, has been published in the prestigious British Scientific Reports, which is one of the Nature group journals.

Contact: Matxalen Sotillo
komunikazioa@ehu.eus
34-688-673-770
University of the Basque Country

Public Release: 15-Oct-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Scientists identify climate 'tipping points'
An international team of scientists have identified potential 'tipping points' where abrupt regional climate shifts could occur due to global warming.

Contact: Glenn Harris
G.Harris@soton.ac.uk
44-023-805-93212
University of Southampton

Public Release: 15-Oct-2015
Evolution
Tiny plant shows us how living things cope with big changes
A small freshwater plant that has evolved to live in harsh seawater is giving scientists insight into how living things adapt to changes in their environment.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

Contact: Catriona Kelly
Catriona.Kelly@ed.ac.uk
44-131-651-4401
University of Edinburgh

Public Release: 15-Oct-2015
Endangered Species Research
Sex and sea turtles: New FAU study reveals impact of climate change, sea level rise
Because sea turtles don't have an X or Y chromosome, their sex is defined during development by the incubation environment. Warmer conditions produce females and cooler conditions produce males. The shift in climate is shifting turtles as well, because as the temperature of their nests change so do their reproduction patterns.
National Save the Sea Turtle Foundation, Save our Seas Foundation, Nelligan Sea Turtle Support Fund

Contact: Gisele Galoustian
ggaloust@fau.edu
561-297-2676
Florida Atlantic University

Public Release: 15-Oct-2015
Science
Ocean protection gaining momentum, but still lags progress made on land
Extraordinary progress in the past decade has brought 1.6 percent of the world's ocean to a category of 'strongly protected,' researchers say in a new analysis in the journal Science, but the accomplishments are still far behind those that have been achieved on land, and those that are urgently needed. International policy agreements call for protection of 10 percent of coastal and marine areas by 2020, while some conservation organizations and most scientists say 20-50 percent of ocean protection is needed.

Contact: Jane Lubchenco
lubchenco@oregonstate.edu
541-737-5337
Oregon State University

Public Release: 14-Oct-2015
PLOS ONE
Study shows new potential indirect effects of humans on water quality
A study published today shows that a newly studied class of water contaminants that is known to be toxic and hormone disrupting to marine animals is present likely due in part to indirect effects of human activity.

Contact: Rhonda Zurn
rzurn@umn.edu
612-626-7959
University of Minnesota

Public Release: 14-Oct-2015
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite sees strong wind shear affecting depression
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over Tropical Depression Nora on Oct. 14 and saw strong wind shear pushing the bulk of clouds and showers northeast of the center.
NASA

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

Public Release: 14-Oct-2015
BioScience
New concept to help set priorities in water management
The basic principle behind most strategies aimed at renaturalizing ecosystems is to increase biodiversity by restoring natural habitat structure. These projects often do not result in the success researchers had hoped for because the complexity of ecological relationships is so vast. Researchers have now developed a theoretical framework -- the concept of ecological simplification -- aimed at closing this gap. They tested it in two iconic river landscapes.
National Science Foundation, Montana Institute on Ecosystems

Contact: Dr. Marc Peipoch Guell
marc.peipoch@mso.umt.edu
406-243-6058
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ

Public Release: 14-Oct-2015
NASA's GPM sees some intense areas in Tropical Storm Koppu
The Global Precipitation Measurement mission core satellite analyzed rainfall within Tropical Storm Koppu and identified areas of some intense thunderstorms.
NASA

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

Public Release: 14-Oct-2015
Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems
Bubble plumes off Washington, Oregon suggest warmer ocean may be releasing frozen methane
The location of bubble plumes off the Pacific Northwest supports the idea that gradual ocean warming at about a third of a mile down may be releasing frozen methane in the seafloor.
National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy

Contact: Hannah Hickey
hickeyh@uw.edu
206-543-2580
University of Washington

Public Release: 14-Oct-2015
Geophysical Research Letters
This week from AGU: Impacts on Europa, ocean acidification, dam removal and research papers
This week from AGU are stories on the impacts on Europa, ocean acidification, dam removal and five new research papers.

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

Public Release: 14-Oct-2015
GPM sees heavy rainfall in intensifying Tropical Depression Champi
The Global Precipitation Measurement mission core satellite found moderate to heavy rainfall occurring in Tropical Depression Champi before it strengthened into a tropical storm.
NASA

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

Public Release: 14-Oct-2015
Nature Geoscience
New insights into the dynamics of past climate change
A new study finds that changing climate in the polar regions can affect conditions in the rest of the world far quicker than previously thought.

Contact: Sarah Collins
sarah.collins@admin.cam.ac.uk
44-012-237-65542
University of Cambridge

Public Release: 14-Oct-2015
Nature
Rising seas will drown mangrove forests
Mangrove forests around the Indo-Pacific region could be submerged by 2070, international research published today says. Even with relatively low sea-level rises, many mangrove forests had a poor outlook said Professor Catherine Lovelock, a University of Queensland ecologist.
Global Change Institute, University of Queensland, Australian Research Council

Contact: Catherine Lovelock
c.lovelock@uq.edu.au
61-733-652-304
University of Queensland

Public Release: 14-Oct-2015
Remote Sensing of the Environment
Chesapeake Bay surface water temperature is increasing over time
A new study shows that surface water temperature in the Chesapeake Bay is increasing more rapidly than air temperature, signaling a need to look at the impact of warming waters on one of the largest and most productive estuaries in the world.

Contact: Amy Pelsinsky
apelsinsky@umces.edu
410-330-1389
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Public Release: 13-Oct-2015
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP spots twenty-fifth tropical depression in Northwestern Pacific
2015 has been an active year for tropical cyclones in the northwestern Pacific Ocean as NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite spotted the twenty-fifth tropical depression.
NASA

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

Public Release: 13-Oct-2015
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP gets an infrared look at Tropical Storm Nora
Tropical Storm Nora's cloud top temperatures appeared to be warming up on infrared imagery from NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite. Warming cloud top temperatures means less uplift in the air and a weaker storm. Nora is on a weakening trend according to NOAA's Central Pacific Hurricane Center as wind shear continues to batter the storm.
NASA

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

Public Release: 13-Oct-2015
NASA sees birth of Tropical Storm Koppu in Northwestern Pacific
Tropical Storm Koppu formed in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean as a depression early on October 13 as NASA's Terra satellite passed over the storm and quickly intensified.
NASA

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

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