Monitoring the Arctic summer ice melt

July 18, 2014

Researchers from the University of Washington's Applied Physics Laboratory are part of a large-scale effort to closely monitor the summer sea-ice melting in the Arctic.

Sensors placed around ice in the Beaufort Sea will provide a wealth of data on the melting process, which will help discover how changing ocean conditions will affect the ice. The project, funded by the U.S. Office of Naval Research, includes scientists from several countries and institutions.

UW student briefs lawmakers on global land use, touts undergrad research

May 7, 2014

Working in your office might not feel like a global experience, but everything around you – the wood of your desk or the piece of fruit you brought for lunch – likely came from far away.

A geographer and a biologist at the University of Washington have teamed up to examine the connections between consumers and goods that come from agriculture and forest production. They’ve created maps illustrating these connections and revealing how some regions of the world benefit more than others.

Sediment flow at Elwha Rivers mouth an outdoor classroom for University of Washington students

April 27, 2014

 The Elwha River mouth and the salt water around it served as a classroom earlier this month as University of Washington students studied how millions of cubic yards of sediment are interacting with the surrounding environment.

Andrea Ogston, a University of Washington associate professor of oceanography specializing in marine geology, and Ian Miller, coastal hazards specialist with Washington Sea Grant, co-led the nine-student excursion.