GSO researchers returned from an eventful two-month expedition to better understand the movement of heat across the Antarctic Circumpolar Current, the largest current in the world’s ocean.Continue reading "The things we do for science: A trek to the Southern Ocean"
Three Saildrones launched from Newport, R.I., will spend the next six months in the Gulf Stream collecting ocean data to improve weather forecasting and reduce uncertainties in how much carbon dioxide the ocean absorbs.Continue reading "A transformative Gulf Stream mission"
New GSO research concludes that different types of phytoplankton will react differently to increasing ocean temperatures resulting from the changing climate.Continue reading "URI researchers: Different kinds of marine phytoplankton respond differently to warming ocean temperatures"
Nina R. Santos received her M.S. from GSO in December and is continuing her ocean science career in a Ph.D. programContinue reading "GSO Profiles – GSO Graduate Nina R. Santos"
A northward shift in Gulf Stream preceded rapid warming of the Northwest Atlantic Shelf according to new research led by URIGSO scientists.Continue reading "URI oceanographers reveal links between migrating Gulf Stream and warming ocean waters"
A research team led by Saildrone with severa partners including GSO announced a new mission, partially funded by a $1.7 million grant from Google.org, which will use Saildrone Explorer uncrewed surface vehicles (USVs) to conduct oceanographic missions to gain unprecedented insight into the impact of the Gulf Stream on weather and climate.Continue reading "URI oceanographer part of pioneering study to improve weather prediction and global carbon budget understanding"
For the first time, researchers have been able to obtain full-depth glacial meltwater observations in winter, using instruments attached to the heads of seals living near the Pine Island Glacier, in the remote Amundsen Sea in the west of Antarctica.Continue reading "Antarctic Seals Reveal Worrying Threats to Disappearing Glaciers"
Dean Paula Bontempi testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Space, Science and Technology on the science of climate change.Continue reading "Dean Paula Bontempi testifies before House Committee on Climate Change"
New research from GSO professor Kelton McMahon finds that depending on their diet, some penguin species are able to thrive in the rapidly changing Antarctic while others are facing decline.Continue reading "Researchers find the future belongs to penguins that can adapt their diet"
Four URI Graduate School of Oceanography scientists will soon join 600 other participants from 19 different countries as part of the largest Arctic science expedition in history.Continue reading "URI oceanographers to join largest Arctic science expedition in history"