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Creating synergy through art and science

A collaboration between the Art League of Rhode Island and WHOI scientists transforms abstract concepts into engaging perspectives on our ocean world.

A Rainfall Forecast Worth its Salt

A Rainfall Forecast Worth its Salt

WHOI scientist Ray Schmitt and sons take top prize in rainfall forecasting competition.

Extreme Climate

Extreme Climate

Extreme climatic events such as unusually severe storms and droughts can have profound consequences for life both on land and in the ocean. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution climate scientist Caroline Ummenhofer studies the ocean’s role…

To Forecast Rain, Look to the Ocean

To Forecast Rain, Look to the Ocean

Ever since humans have existed on Earth, they have looked to the heavens to forecast rain. But more reliable clues may lie in the ocean. New research by scientists at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution has…

Warming Ocean Drove Catastrophic Australian Floods

Warming Ocean Drove Catastrophic Australian Floods

New research by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution physical oceanographer Caroline Ummenhofer and Australian scientists suggests that long-term warming of the Indian and Pacific Oceans is increasing the risk of heavy rains in the region.