Knowing how much and where the ocean is warming is important to understand how fast the atmosphere will warm and how much seas will rise. Gregory C. Johnson, an oceanographer at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, is an expert on measuring ocean warming—and now he’ll share his research during a […]Continue reading "Vetlesen Speaker Series: Measuring ocean warming — Sept. 27"
Important research is going on at GSO, and students there are ready to explain it to you and answer your questions during free monthly talks. “The Bay Informed Discussion Series” kicked off last month with a talk about climate change in the ocean and its influence on Narragansett Bay and will continue July 20 to […]Continue reading "GSO graduate students launch free talks about ocean science topics"
The temperature of the ocean is the most important factor in forecasting hurricane intensity. Scientists were largely unaware of this fact—until University of Rhode Island oceanographer Isaac Ginis discovered the crucial role the ocean plays in the path and power of hurricanes. Ginis has received many honors for his decades of research, with the latest […]Continue reading "URI hurricane expert receives award from NOAA"
You can’t see them with the naked eye, but they’re all over the ocean: diatoms, single-celled organisms that drift on currents. These microscopic creatures are key to the planet’s health. They sit at the base of the food chain, feeding everything from zooplankton to fish. Through photosynthesis diatoms also regulate the air people breathe, and […]Continue reading "GSO oceanographer studies microscopic organisms in world’s oceans"