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Public Release: 7-Oct-2015
Satellite sees the long arms of Hurricane Oho
Hurricane Oho appears to have extremely long arms in imagery from NOAA's GOES-West satellite on Oct. 7. Moisture from Oho is being drawn along a stationary front to Oho's northeast, making it appear as if Oho is pointing toward southwestern Canada.
NASA

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

Public Release: 7-Oct-2015
NASA's GPM reveals very strong thunderstorms in Typhoon Choi-Wan
NASA's GPM satellite saw strong thunderstorms remained in Typhoon Choi-wan as the storm continued to weaken. On October 7, the typhoon had weakened to a tropical storm.
NASA

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

Public Release: 7-Oct-2015
Geophysical Research Letters
This week from AGU: Declines in HCFC-133a, baseball and earthquakes & 5 research papers
This week from AGU includes declines in HCFC-133a, baseball and earthquakes & 5 new research papers

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

Public Release: 7-Oct-2015
PLOS ONE
A village of bacteria to help frogs fight disease
The naturally occurring bacteria on a frog's skin could be the most important tool for helping the animal fight off a deadly skin disease, according to an experiment conducted by Virginia Tech researchers.

Contact: Lindsay Taylor Key
ltkey@vt.edu
540-231-6594
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 6-Oct-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Embrace the chaos: Predictable ecosystems may be more fragile
A new study published online this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences says managing our environment for predictable outcomes is risky. In fact, more often than not, it backfires. 'By making things predictable in the short term, we make them unpredictable in the long term,' says Steve Carpenter, director of the Center for Limnology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and lead author of the report. 'We actively make things worse.'

Contact: Stephen Carpenter
steve.carpenter@wisc.edu
608-338-6759
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Public Release: 6-Oct-2015
American Polar Society Symposium
Polar region changes in response to global warming to be discussed by leading thinkers
The most authoritative forum on the role of the polar regions in global climate change will be held Nov. 3-6, 2015, at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego. World-class leaders in science and diplomacy will come together in a symposium to review the latest findings from research on the impact of rising global temperatures on sea and land ice and their ecosystems at the top and bottom of the world.

Contact: Mario Aguilera or Robert Monroe
scrippsnews@ucsd.edu
858-534-3624
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 6-Oct-2015
Satellites see Hurricane Joaquin moving through Northern Atlantic
NASA and NOAA satellites have been watching Hurricane Joaquin move to the northeast through the northern Atlantic Ocean. Although Joaquin is moving away from the US and Canada it is still generating dangerous surf conditions.
NASA

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

Public Release: 6-Oct-2015
NASA sees Typhoon Choi-wan moving north in Western Pacific
Typhoon Choi-wan continued to move north in the western Pacific Ocean as NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead in space on Oct. 6 and took an infrared look at the storm. Earlier, the RapidScat instrument aboard the International Space Station measured the storm's strongest winds.
NASA

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

Public Release: 6-Oct-2015
NASA gets Hurricane Oho by the tail
Tropical Storm Oho intensified into a hurricane on October 6 and appeared to have a 'tail' in Infrared NASA satellite imagery. Oho is the seventh hurricane of the 2015 season in the North Central Pacific Ocean.
NASA

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

Public Release: 5-Oct-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Self-regulating corals protect their skeletons against ocean acidification
Scientists from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies have found a species of coral living in a dynamic reef system, which is able to protect itself from the impact of ocean acidification.
Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies

Contact: Eleanor Gregory
eleanor.gregory@jcu.edu.au
61-042-878-5895
ARC Centre of Excellence in Coral Reef Studies

Public Release: 5-Oct-2015
NASA tracking Tropical Storm Oho, south of Hawaii
NASA's RapidScat instrument that flies aboard the International Space Station saw that newly formed Central Pacific Ocean Tropical Storm Oho's strongest side was east of its center. By Oct. 5, NOAA's GOES satellite saw a more circular, more uniform circulation.
NASA

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

Public Release: 5-Oct-2015
Satellite sees the short life of Tropical Depression 8C
ropical Depression 8C formed southwest of Hawaii on October 3 and by October 4 it was a post-tropical cyclone. A day later NOAA's GOES-West satellite captured an image of the storm as it tracked in a westerly direction through the Central Pacific Ocean.
NASA

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

Public Release: 5-Oct-2015
NASA sees Tropical Storm Choi-Wan strengthening over open ocean
Tropical storm Choi-wan was spinning over open waters of the Northwestern Pacific Ocean when NASA's Aqua satellite saw the strengthening storm.
NASA

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

Public Release: 5-Oct-2015
NASA's Aqua and Terra satellites analyze Hurricane Joaquin near Bermuda
Hurricane Joaquin maintained its comma shape as it brought heavy rains, strong winds and ocean swells to Bermuda on October 5 when NASA satellites passed overhead.
NASA

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

Public Release: 5-Oct-2015
Nature Geoscience
Volcanic eruptions affect flow of world's major rivers, study finds
Major volcanic eruptions can have a significant effect on the flow of the biggest rivers around the world, research shows.
Natural Environment Research Council, European Research Council

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

Public Release: 5-Oct-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Ancient alga knew how to survive on land before it left water & evolved into first plant
A team of scientists from the John Innes Centre, the University of Wisconsin - Madison and other international collaborators, has discovered how an ancient alga was able to inhabit land, before it went on to evolve into the world's first plant and colonize the earth.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 5-Oct-2015
National Climate Change
The warmer the higher: Sea-level rise from Filchner-Ronne ice in Antarctica
The more ice is melted of the Antarctic Filchner-Ronne shelf, the more ice flows into the ocean, and the more the region contributes to global sea-level rise. Unlike some some other parts of Antarctica, this region is not characterized by instabilities which, once triggered, can lead to persistent ice discharge into the ocean even without a further increase of warming. So for the Filchner-Ronne ice, this is a tiny bit of good news.

Contact: Jonas Viering
press@pik-potsdam.de
49-331-288-2507
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

Public Release: 5-Oct-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Bacteria in the world's oceans produce millions of tonnes of hydrocarbons each year
Scientists have calculated that millions of tonnes of hydrocarbons are produced annually by photosynthetic bacteria in the world's oceans.

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

Public Release: 5-Oct-2015
PLOS ONE
Are fish the greatest athletes on the planet?
Scientists have discovered that fish are far more effective at delivering oxygen throughout their body than almost any other animal, giving them the athletic edge over other species.

Contact: Eleanor Gregory
eleanor.gregory@jcu.edu.au
61-042-878-5895
ARC Centre of Excellence in Coral Reef Studies

Public Release: 2-Oct-2015
ONR advances cutting-edge unmanned underwater vehicles at demo
Hundreds of people from six nations worked on unmanned underwater vehicles and mine countermeasures at the Office of Naval Research-sponsored Pax River technology demonstrations at Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland.

Contact: Bob Freeman
onrpublicaffairs@navy.mil
703-696-5031
Office of Naval Research

Public Release: 2-Oct-2015
NASA sees Tropical Depression Choi-wan form
Tropical Depression Choi-wan formed in the northwestern Pacific Ocean as NASA's Terra satellite passed overhead and captured infrared data on the developing storm.
NASA

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

Public Release: 2-Oct-2015
NASA sees Tropical Storm Mujigae moving through South China Sea
Tropical Storm Mujigae tracked over the northern Philippines and as it entered the South China Sea, NASA's Aqua satellite captured an image of the storm. NASA's RapidScat instrument aboard the International Space Station analyzed the storm's surface winds.
NASA

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

Public Release: 2-Oct-2015
Hurricane Joaquin may be experiencing eyewall replacement in NASA imagery
The National Hurricane Center indicated on Oct. 2 that powerful Hurricane Joaquin may be experiencing eyewall replacement. The eye was visible on NASA Aqua satellite imagery Oct. 1, but obscured 12 hours later. In addition, NASA's RapidScat instrument helped determine what part of the storm had the strongest winds.
NASA

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

Public Release: 2-Oct-2015
Science Advances
Signs of ancient megatsunami could portend modern hazard
Scientists working off west Africa in the Cape Verde Islands have found evidence that the sudden collapse of a volcano there tens of thousands of years ago generated an ocean tsunami that dwarfed anything ever seen by humans. The researchers say an 800-foot wave engulfed an island more than 30 miles away. The study could revive a simmering controversy over whether sudden giant collapses present a realistic hazard today around volcanic islands, or even along more distant continental coasts.

Contact: Kevin Krajick
kkrajick@ei.columbia.edu
212-854-9729
The Earth Institute at Columbia University

Public Release: 2-Oct-2015
Science Advances
To breathe or to eat: Blue whales forage efficiently to maintain massive body size
As the largest animals to have ever lived on Earth, blue whales maintain their enormous body size through efficient foraging strategies that optimize the energy they gain from the krill they eat, while also conserving oxygen when diving and holding their breath, a new study has found.
US Office of Naval Research

Contact: Michael Milstein
michael.milstein@noaa.gov
503-231-6268
NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region

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