ESS Professor Adam Martiny featured on NPR

With so much attention on California’s drought and the incoming El Niño, the anomalies in California’s warmer ocean temperatures may simply seem like something to enjoy. Surfers and swimmers rejoice as they jump in with a wetsuit-free splash. Reminiscent of tropical beaches, Southern California’s ocean temperatures have been unusually tepid. A recent report from NPR features Adam Martiny, UC Irvine Associate Professor of Earth System Science, regarding a new study published in November 2015.

Associate Project Scientist Jeremie Mouginot featured in Scientific American

Even the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was missing these crucial data about Greenland’s ice melt …. “By processing the historical archive acquired by the Danish during the last century, they were able to provide an estimation of the ice sheet contribution to sea-level rise since 1900, which was critically missing in the last IPCC report,” noted Jeremie Mouginot, a climate scientist at the University of California, Irvine.

ESS professor Jim Randerson featured in Scientific American

This El Niño, which has helped trigger more than 100,000 fires in Indonesia and spewed an estimated 1.75 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalents into the atmosphere, will next threaten tropical forests in Southeast Asia and in southern Mexico, Guatemala and other countries in Central America, said James Randerson, an Earth system scientist at the University of California, Irvine.

Congrats to ESS grad student Greg Britten for being featured on NPR

"This, as far as we know, is the first global-scale study that documents the actual productivity of fish stocks is in decline," says lead author Gregory L. Britten, a doctoral student at the University of California, Irvine. … "We think it is a lack of food availability for these small fish," says Britten. "When fish are young, their primary food is phytoplankton and microscopic animals. If they don't find food in a matter of days, they can die."

ESS professor Jay Famiglietti featured in The Desert Sun article

“Groundwater depletion is this incredible global phenomenon,” said Jay Famiglietti, a professor of Earth system science at the University of California, Irvine, and the senior water scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. “We never really understood it the way we understand it now. It’s pervasive and it’s happening at a rapid clip.”

ESS Professor Eric Rignot featured in NY Times article

But there are clear warnings that the ice sheets have entered a phase of dangerous and unknown instability. … ‘‘We know the ice can change fast,’’ Eric Rignot, a professor of Earth [system] sciences at the University of California, Irvine, told me …. ‘‘We’ve never seen it. No human has ever seen it.’’ Rignot is fairly confident, however, that we are seeing it now − a conclusion borne out by the ice-sheet data he scrutinizes every week.

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