Hate construction noise? Turns out marine animals aren’t fond of it either.
Written by Ian Jones Across the globe, humans continue to hammer giant steel piles into the ocean floor. Why? Such piles are necessary to support docks, piers, and variety of offshore energy platforms, from oil rigs to offshore wind farms. This pile driving activity adds an incredible amount of noise to the marine environment. It’s…Read More
Why is wave climate important?
When scientists and non-scientists alike hear the word “climate,” often what springs to mind are concepts relating to the atmosphere: air temperature, greenhouse gases, wind, rain, storms, etc. In fact, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change states that, “Climate in a narrow sense is usually defined as the ‘average weather’ … [which is defined more…Read More
Unraveling earth’s natural time capsules – The GeoChronR workshop
By Lizzie Wallace The Arizona Shuttle rolls up to Flagstaff, Arizona, quite a different scene from the miles and miles of barren desert I’ve been riding through on my travel from the Phoenix Skyharbor International Airport to Northern Arizona University (NAU). At 7000 ft, Flagstaff is a cool 70 degrees surrounded by trees, mountains and…Read More