climate change

Skidaway scientist interviewed for sea leval rise TV story

UGA Skidaway Institute professor Clark Alexander was featured in a story by WSAV-TV reporter Andrew James regarding sea level rise and coastal flooding. A longer version of this story is scheduled to be included in the station’s storm special this weekend. STORM WATCH: Coastal Floods reached historic levels in 2015

 

An early morning TV story at UGA Skidaway Institute

WSAV TV and reporter Martin Staunton aired a story t his morning on Dr. Clark Alexander’s study on sea level rise on the Georgia coast. http://wsav.com/2015/09/22/rising-sea-level-may-change-georgias-marshes/

 

Scientists work to predict 22nd century look of the Georgia coast

University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientist Clark Alexander is working on a project to predict how the Georgia coast—characterized by a complex system of barrier islands, salt marshes, estuaries, tidal creeks and rivers—may look 25, 50 and 100 years from now. As sea level rises over the next century, that picture is changing.… Read more »

 

Warming climate may release vast amounts of carbon from long-frozen Arctic soils

While climatologists are carefully watching carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere, another group of scientists is exploring a massive storehouse of carbon that has the potential to significantly affect the climate change picture. University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography researcher Aron Stubbins is part of a team investigating how ancient carbon, locked away in… Read more »

 

A Day in the Life of a Citizen Scientist

Skidaway Institute volunteer scientist Nancy Tenenbaum recently travelled to Norway, to work with fellow Skidaway scientist Dr. Stella Berger. She described her experience in the form of a letter to her mentor, retired Savannah business leader and Skidaway Institute supporter,  Howard Morrison.        Dear Howard, Having had a few days to settle in here and… Read more »

 

Skidaway scientist working on international research team

Skidaway Institute scientist Stella Berger is spending time in Norway, as part of an interesting project involving an international team of researchers. They are looking at the relationship among carbon dioxide, iron and ultra violet radiation as they relate to the production of phytoplankton in the ocean.  You can read more about it at the… Read more »

 

Back out on the ice cap

19 Jan 2012 Well fed and rested we were ready for another day on the ice. Because of all the uncertainty surrounding the ice conditions we are all trying to make the most of the opportunities we get. Today, in addition to collecting our normal samples, the Bronk team (Stephen and Rachel) are planning to… Read more »

 

The Alaska adventure continues

18 Jan 2012 Given the uncertainty of the ice conditions today was an evaluation and re-strategizing day. We began with a big meeting of all the science and logistics team members. We went over the previous day’s adventures and discussed options. Obviously we have come all this way to conduct our research, but we won’t… Read more »