GSO professor Isaac Ginis and his colleagues have simulated a hypothetical but plausible storm dubbed “Hurricane Rhody” that slows down after making landfall in Rhode Island, makes a loop and returns for a second landfall two days later.Continue reading "Future hurricane could loop around and make landfall twice in the U.S."
Being a fussy eater is a problem for reef fish who live in rapidly changing environments or on deep reefs. But, scientists discovered, coral prey on deep reefs can support their fussy predator fish—by altering their own diets.Continue reading "Fussy fish facing tough conditions may be supported by less fussy corals"
U.S./Canadian team of experts, students to measure vital signs of polar ocean environment, offer real-time reports during 18-day voyage A team of natural and social scientists, led by the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography and supported by 25 post-secondary students from the United States and Canada will study vital signs of a […]Continue reading "Scientists, students led by GSO conduct first live, interactive public broadcasts from Arctic Ocean"
URI becomes one of eight leading research institutions to participate in NOAA’s Cooperative Institute for the North Atlantic Region. The Institute will focus on ecosystem management to advance understanding of climate change.Continue reading "NOAA Selects URI to Join Cooperative Institute for the North Atlantic Region"
GSO professor Kelton McMahon is on an Antarctic research cruise as part of a multi-year project to help scientists better understand how the Southern Ocean food web has responded to environmental changes in the past, and predict how the ecosystem might respond to a changing climate in the future.Continue reading "Studying the past, and predicting the future, of the Southern Ocean food web"
An ocean-going, wind-powered Saildrone will soon be gathering oceanic and atmospheric observations as its follows the Gulf Stream to support a GSO study.Continue reading "Next-generation, wind-powered ocean drone launched from Newport Shipyard"
GSO researchers have found that even slight levels of ocean oxygen loss have big consequences for tiny marine organisms called zooplankton.Continue reading "GSO researchers: Small changes in oxygen levels have big implications for ocean life"
GSO Dean Bruce Corliss was quoted in this article about the National Climate Assessment and its implications for Rhode Island.Continue reading "7 Ways RI and Northeast Will Be Impacted By Global Warming, According to New Federal Report"
The Town of Narragansett is considering a scientific partnership with URI that will monitor sand erosion on the beach and help the town better plan for the seasonal storm cycle fallout.Continue reading "URI looks to study sand erosion in Narragansett"
A new study co-authored by GSO professor Jaime Palter explains how large-scale climate change already is causing oxygen levels to drop in the deeper parts of the Gulf of St. Lawrence.Continue reading "Study links climate change to the invasion of lower-oxygen water in Gulf of St. Lawrence"