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Scientists estimate sea levels could rise more than three feet by the end of this century. In California, that would mean the flooding of San Francisco International Airport, the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, and much of the commercial and residential property along the coast. Find out more about this pressing issue and how to prepare through this special report by KFWB featuring Anchor Ron Kilgore and sea level rise experts: Aquarium of the Pacific President Dr. Jerry R. Schubel, Dr. Reinhard E. Flick of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and Dr. Robert S. Young of Western Carolina University.
Climate Science and Climate Policy: What Do We Know and What Should We Do?
Richard Somerville is a theoretical meteorologist and distinguished professor emeritus at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego. He earned his Ph.D from New York University and has received awards for both his research and his popular book, The Forgiving Air: Understanding Environmental Change.
The importance of establishing Marine Protected Areas
Should we try to protect such a vast resource? Is it even possible, and what are some of the challenges we face?
Flotsametrics and the Floating World
Curtis Ebbesmeyer holds a Ph.D. in oceanography from the University of Washington and is regarded as an expert on ocean currents and floating objects. Each year, Curt presents a booth and talks at beachcomber fairs in Alaska, Florida, and Washington.
Earth’s Changing Climate: Headed Toward a World Without Ice?
Henry Pollack is professor emeritus of geophysics in the department of geological sciences at the University of Michigan. His current research focuses on the record of climate change as recorded by the temperatures in the rocks beneath the Earth’s surface. Pollack authored the book 'Uncertain Science...Uncertain World', and his newest book is titled 'A World Without Ice'.
"Climate is what you expect; Weather is what you get". -Mark Twain
Changes in the ocean and atmosphere impact all of our lives. From deciding where to vacation, to where we farm and what we plant, understanding the ocean's influence on climate and weather benefits us all.
The Great Ocean Conveyor
A prolific researcher, teacher and author, Dr. Broecker has published over 400 scientific articles and is the author or coauthor of several textbooks. His most recent book is The Great Ocean Conveyor: Discovering the Trigger for Abrupt Climate Change.
Rights and Responsibilities in Marine Adaptation Policy
Sanchirico is a professor of environmental science and policy at the University of California, Davis and a nonresident fellow of Resources for the Future in Washington DC, non-profit environmental policy think-tank. He received his Ph.D. in agricultural and resource economics from the University of California, Davis.
Peeling Back the Blue: State Efforts to Map California’s Seafloor
Rikk Kvitek is a Professor in the Division of Science and Environmental Policy, CSU Monterey Bay, where he also directs the CSUMB Seafloor Mapping Lab and CSU COAST Technology Center for Spatial Information Visualization and Analysis. Rikk obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in zoology from the University of Michigan, his Masters in Marine Science at Moss Landing Marine Labs, and a PhD in zoology from the University of Washington.
Rising Seas and Shifting Shores: The Global Impact of Sea Level Rise
Orrin Pilkey is a research professor and James B. Duke Professor Emeritus at the Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment. He has received a number of awards including the Shepard medal for excellence in Marine Geology, The Priestly Award and public service awards from several geology societies. He has published 260 technical papers and edited and or written 40 books, the latest of which is The Rising Sea.
The Stinging Truth Behind Blooms of Sea Jellies
Dr. William (Monty) Graham is a Senior Marine Scientist at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab near Mobile, Alabama. He received his doctorate in Biology from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1994. Dr. Graham has broad expertise in the field of Biological Oceanography and zooplankton ecology. His published works range from edited volumes of scientific papers to children's books on topics such as jellies behavior, feeding, and economic impacts of jelly blooms on fisheries. Most recently, his research has been on the role of climate in jellies-fish dynamics.
Sea Level Rise: The Chatham Story
Bill Sargent is a consultant for the NOVA Science series and author of Sea Level Rise: The Chatham Story. Formerly Director of the Baltimore Aquarium and a research assistant at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Sargent has taught at the Briarwood Center for Marine Biology and at Harvard University.
Global Population and Climate Change
Dr. Seager is the president and CEO of Population Connection. Dr. Seager believes there is a clear connection between human population growth and virtually every global challenge from poverty to climate change and from species extinction to the political instability of failed nation-states.
Seeding a Cooler Climate with Ocean Winds, Waves, and Clouds
Professor Zender is an atmospheric physicist and educator. He leads the Climate, Health, Aerosols,Radiation, and Microphysics (CHARM) group in the Department of Earth System Science at UC Irvine. CHARM studies the distribution and fluxes of energy and trace species in Earth's atmosphere. Prior to joining UCI in 1999, Zender received degrees from Harvard, the University of Colorado at Boulder, and the National Center for Atmospheric Research.
Exactly what does it mean to have an El Niño season approaching?
Find out more about the science behind the phenomenon and how it may affect you.