Stories tagged "International Pacific Research Center"

Climate change leaves mark in U.S. tree rings

July 22nd, 2011 | by Malamalama Staff | Comments Off

Rings in the trunks of Southwest United States trees provide information that could improve models predicting the impact of global warming on the El Nino and La Nina cycles.

Hurricane forecast: unravelling the storms

April 25th, 2011 | by Gisela Speidel | 1 Comment

Using observations and computer simulations, UH scientists are getting closer to understanding how hurricanes form and intensify.

Marine reserves spawn distant fish

April 5th, 2011 | by Cheryl Ernst | Comments Off

University of Hawaii researchers find evidence that marine reserves contribute to fish stocks a hundred miles away.

Taller ships skew Atlantic tradewind findings

March 31st, 2011 | by Cheryl Ernst | Comments Off

Revised analysis of historical data indicates Atlantic trade winds have weakened.

Models predict more hurricanes, thinner clouds

January 4th, 2011 | by Cheryl Ernst | Comments Off

Climate change could bring more hurricanes to Hawaiʻi .

Mapping the longterm impact of the Gulf oil spill

July 7th, 2010 | by Jeela Ongley | Comments Off

A team of researchers at UH Mānoa’s School of Ocean and Earth Science Technology have produced a computer simulation of how far the oil spill from the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig could travel.

Ocean warming likely to alter regional rainfall

April 14th, 2010 | by Malamalama Staff | Comments Off

Climate models project an increase of more than 1 degree centigrade in global average surface temperatures by the middle of the century. However, actual change in ocean surface temperatures will vary by region.

Ten o’clock is solar tide time

March 9th, 2009 | by Malamalama Staff | Comments Off

A new study by the International Pacific Research Center provides convincing evidence for the 40-year-old theory of “solar tides” generated when the sun heats the upper atmosphere.