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Oceanic seabirds chase tropical cyclones
How Rare Books and Archives are Helping Us to Understand Our Changing Natural World
How a Trove of Whaling Logbooks Will Help Scientists Understand Our Changing Climate
With rising ocean temperatures, our ecosystems are vulnerable. Extreme temperature events – known as Marine Heatwaves – are more prominent over the globe.
WHOI Physical Oceanographer publishes peer-reviewed book about the Indian Ocean
WHOI Sea Grant commits $1.7 million to advancing research in coastal and marine science
Analysing the history of the Indian Ocean with past cruise records and sediment cores
Twin ocean climate anomalies may trigger heat and drought in 2024.
Volcanic eruptions found to dampen Indian Ocean Dipole events for up to 8 years.
Hurricane Lee, as seen by a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Satellite on Friday night, Sept. 8, 2023.
Heat domes, extreme weather dominate 2023 headlines in U.S. but not the Northeast. Why?
New England researchers use 'treasure trove' of historic whaling logbooks to study climate shifts. The Boston Globe
Gulf of Maine sees second-hottest year on record, report shows, ‘getting to the edge of habitability’
Changes in Pacific Ocean temperature patterns during El Nino/La Nina cycles have far-reaching consequences in other ocean basins, and remote impacts on the Indian monsoon and water resources in the South Asia region. (Illustration by Natalie Renier, © Wood Hole Oceanographic Institution)
“Marine Heatwaves,” a fabric installation by Deb Ehrens working with scientists Caroline Ummenhofer and Svenja Ryan, is among the works in the new show, “Synergy Part II,” at the Falmouth Art Center.
Sailors who kept logbooks on whaling ships had a lot of time on their hands. Sometimes, they also drew images to document their experiences.  (Jayne Doucette)
Cape Range cave in Northwestern Australia. Changes in the isotopic composition of the stalagmites in Cape Range and the Kimberley region in northern Australia reflect rainfall over Australia from tropical cyclones and the monsoon. (Photo by Darren Brooks /Australian Speleological Federation, Perth, Australia)
Stored within the pages of the 18th and 19th-century whaling logbooks is a cache of ancient weather records, meticulously logged by crews traversing the world’s oceans.
Rapid warming in the Gulf of Maine reverses 900 years of cooling
Saltier Seas Mean Heavy Summer Rains for US Midwest
Scientists link the changing Azores High and the drying Iberian region to anthropogenic climate change
Spain and Portugal suffering driest climate for 1,200 years, research shows
Expanding ‘Azores high’ driving ‘unprecedented’ changes in western Europe’s climate
Creating synergy through art and science
Winds of History: At the Providence Public Library, a huge trove of meticulously recorded whaling logbooks opens a window for climate-change research
Scientist evaluate the evidence for an intensifying Indian Ocean water cycle
Project funded to digitize and mine weather data from whaling logbooks
Study reconstructs ancient storms to predict changes in a cyclone hotspot
Review Evaluates the Evidence for an Intensifying Indian Ocean Water Cycle
Artists Team up with Scientists for Art Show
Fossil coral from Indonesia were used to reconstruct Indian Ocean Dipole variability
Studies investigate marine heatwaves, shifting ocean currents
Indian Ocean Current: Six Artistic Narratives
Habitat loss, climage change make for an uncertain cricket harvest in Uganda
Indian Ocean dipole events, linked to bushfires and floods, are becoming stronger and more frequent, scientists say
Centuries-old whaling logs yield clues for modern-day climate studies.
Mining climate clues from our whaling past
Sea surface salinity is starting to rival other methods for seasonal rain forecasting.
Davis, Immerzeel, Santos, Turner, and Ummenhofer Receive 2018 James B. Macelwane Medals
After a record dry, 2018 may be the year of the Indian Ocean Dipole
Study Links Natural Climate Oscillations in North Atlantic to Greenland Ice Sheet Melt
Pacific influences decadal Indian Ocean heat content via two distinct mechanisms
2018 AGU Union Medal, Award, and Prize Recipients announced
Multidecadal Indian Ocean variability linked to the Pacific
Extreme Climate - A conversation with WHOI's Caroline Ummenhofer
Ocean salinity is a predictor of terrestrial precipitation
Indo-Pacific tropical rain belt expanded and contracted in the past
Climate change and La Niña may bring sever floods to Australia
Climate Change Boosted Australia's 2010 Floods
OCCI-funded research awarded Alexander von Humbold Fellowship for Indian Ocean research
Alexander von Humbolt Foundation Honors Two WHOI Scientists
Myanmar monsoon drought variability inferred by tree rings over the past 300 years: linkages to ENSO
Insight: Indian Ocean plays crucial role in supporting monsoon
Positively helping rains
Indian Ocean sea temperature linked to Australian drought
Westerly influence determines southern rainfall?

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The log book of the whaling vessel Marcella out of New Bedford at the Providence Public Library, which owns one of the five largest collections of whaling log books in the country. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Extreme Weather | MIT Challenges from Nord Anglia Education: Sea Sleuths ft. Dr. Caroline Ummenhofer
Maritime Historians and Scientists Collaborate to Better Understand Trends in Climate Science
Indian Ocean Current: The Asian Monsoon
The Indian Ocean as One of the Great Frontiers in Oceanography
Oceanhackweek 2020: Project Presentation - Visualizing the shelfbreak front with OOI data
Understanding how the Indian Ocean affects regional and global climate has come a long way
Indian Ocean Dipole ABC News Australia Interview with Caroline Ummenhofer
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