The images used on the Home page broadly represent data gathering and research activities at PMEL.
The NOAA research vessel, Ka'Imimoana, behind
a moored TAO buoy. The TAO/TRITON array consists of 72 moored buoys
in the Tropical Pacific Ocean used to collect oceanographic and meteorological
data for monitoring, forecasting, and understanding of climate swings
associated with El Niño and La Niña.
A SEAWIFS images of a Coccolithophore Bloom in the Bering
Sea. The FOCI program seeks understanding of ecosystem dynamics and
recruitment variability of commercially valuable fish and shellfish
stocks in the Gulf of Alaska and the Bering Sea.
computing, networking, software, and data management capabilities allow
scientists to access, view, and analyze observational and gridded data.
Innovation in electronics, mechanics, materials, and software engineering
support PMEL research..
More information: http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/technology.shtml
|The PMEL Tsunami
Program seeks to mitigate tsunami hazards to Hawaii, California, Oregon,
Washington and Alaska. Research and development activities focus on an integrated
approach to improving tsunami warning and mitigation.
More information: http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/tsunami/
An image of a black smoker at the Juan de Fuca Ridge.
Vents conducts research on the impacts and consequences of submarine
volcanoes and hydrothermal venting on the global ocean.
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Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory
7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
|Phone: (206) 526-6239
Fax: (206) 526-6815