A new study published today in Global Change Biology provides valuable new data that highlights how species extinction risk is accelerating due to rapid climate change and an increase in extreme climate events, such as glacial calving and sea ice loss.Read More
WASHINGTON (AP) — With climate change threatening the sea ice habitat of Emperor penguins, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday announced a proposal to list the species as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. “The lifecycle of Emperor penguins is tied to having stable sea ice, which they need to breed, to feed and to molt,” said Stephanie Jenouvrier, a penguin ecologist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
Alan Condron, WHOI Sponsored by: Physical Oceanography Department This will be held virtually. Join Zoom meeting: https://whoi-edu.zoom.us/j/97073458686?pwd=U01aa2FpRStyVzFFbEREeG9laUF6QT09 Meeting ID: 970…Read More
Irena Vankova, British Antarctic Survey, UK Sponsored by: Physical Oceanography Department This will be held virtually. Join Zoom meeting: https://whoi-edu.zoom.us/j/97073458686?pwd=U01aa2FpRStyVzFFbEREeG9laUF6QT09…Read More
Using high resolution seafloor mapping, radiocarbon dating and a new iceberg model, the team analyzed about 700 iceberg scours (“plow marks” on the seafloor left behind by the bottom parts of icebergs dragging through marine sediment) from Cape Hatteras, North Carolina to the Florida Keys.
“What our model suggests is that these icebergs get caught up in the currents created by glacial meltwater, and basically surf their way along the coast,” Condron said.
Madison Smith, University of Washington Sponsored by: AOP&E Department This will be held virtually. Join Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81616654629?pwd=UE5FNUpDTlJRdjVLYTVrL3REbFVIZz09 Meeting ID:…Read More
Crane Johnson, NOAA’s National Weather Service Alaska Pacific River Forecast Center, Anchorage, AK Sponsored by: NOAA & Woods Hole Sea…Read More
Using ropes, researchers explore chambers hundreds of feet below the surface of the Greenland ice sheet.
Jim Thomson, University of Washington Sponsored by: AOP&E Department This will be held virtually. Please Join: https://whoi-edu.zoom.us/j/93873912253?pwd=Rmo0OXpTT2tJQmNsSzRVNTNwMG1Sdz09 Meeting ID: 938…Read More
Becki Heim, NOAA’s National Weather Service, AK Sponsored by: NOAA and Woods Hole Sea Grant This will be held virtually.…Read More
Lauren Simkins, University of Virginia Sponsored by: MC&G Department This will be held virtually. Zoom link: https://whoi-edu.zoom.us/j/92438868687Read More
Shaina Sadai, University of Massachusetts, Amherst Sponsored by: G&G Department This will be held virtually. Zoom details: https://whoi-edu.zoom.us/j/98028388697?pwd=Wm93QkVZRkQrUlZvbnRHTW93NERsZz09 Meeting ID:…Read More
The research vessel Polarstern returned to its home port in Germany Monday after spending a year locked in thick sea ice, floating in the Arctic Ocean and gathering data. Among those onboard was Carin Ashjian, a senior scientist and biology department chairwoman at WHOI.
After a year spent drifting across the top of the world, frozen in sea ice, a German research ship returned home on Monday, ending the largest Arctic science expedition in history, one aimed at better understanding a region that is rapidly changing as the world warms.
An epic mission ended as the German icebreaker Polarstern returned home Oct. 12, 2020, after being frozen near the top of the world for nearly a year to study all aspects of the Arctic system.Read More
The research team reports that their new models with the added ice melt information reveal important interacting processes and demonstrate a need to accurately account for meltwater input from ice sheets in order to make confident climate predictions.Read More
Jacob Buffo, Dartmouth Sponsored by: AOP&E This will be held virtually. Please Join: https://whoi-edu.zoom.us/j/94850236990?pwd=akJrTDFBeDJYakhOdVc2c1hDWVdYQT09 Meeting ID: 948 5023 6990 Passcode:…Read More
A new study by WHOI and their international colleagues found that freshwater runoff from rivers and continental shelf sediments are bringing significant quantities of carbon and trace elements into parts of the Arctic Ocean via the Transpolar Drift—a major surface current that moves water from Siberia across the North Pole to the North Atlantic Ocean.
WHOI biologist Carin Ashjian is aboard the icebreaker Polarstern in the Arctic as part of the year-long MOSAiC research expedition. She should be almost home by now. Instead, her stay has been extended by COVID19.Read More
This video explains the key physical, biological and ecological processes in oases on the Antarctic icy coast — polynyas. Researchers at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the University of Delaware are trying to unveil crucial connections among the physical and biological components in the polynyas and to understand how the Antarctic ecosystem responds to changes in the large-scale environment.Read More