August 2017 PME Newsletter

Read the latest environment, climate, and water news from PME providers of exceptional aquatic sensor devices.

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aquatic conservation, and the latest in water monitoring research.


How will more rainfall drive eutrophication?

Algae bloom

Estuary managers will have to account for increased and more extreme precipitation driven by climate change. According to a new study in Science, rainfall will raise nutrient loading in U.S. waterways by up to 19 percent by 2100, with biggest impacts in the Midwest and Northeast.

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Ocean floor
Heatwave linked directly to climate change
A study in Nature Communications focuses on extreme marine heat in an area east of Tasmania that has risen in temperature four times faster than the global average.
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Chesapeake bay shore
Chesapeake Bay dead zone smaller than predicted
NOAA forecast a larger-than-average dead zone in June, but oxygen conditions appear better than predicted. Is this due to other environmental factors or incomplete data?
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USGS researchers, come see us in Spokane!

Kristin Elliott at show

PME will be at the 2017 USGS Regional Water Data Conference in Spokane, WA, Aug. 28-31.

We invite anyone at the conference to come see our portable, durable, and cost-effective devices. We’ll be showcasing the following products:

Plastic bottles

Half of all plastic has been made in past 13 years
A analysis shows plastic production has ramped up quickly in recent decades, and 79 percent of plastic waste is in landfills or the environment, including oceans.
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Autonomous underwater vehicle

Swedish uni signs deal for high-tech autonomous lab
The University of Gothenburg’s new AUV (Automated Underwater Vehicle) can dive beneath Antarctic glaciers for surveys or to chart the climate of millennia past.
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miniDOT Photo Ops

miniDOT McGill U
@V_Fugere on Twitter shared this photo of a miniDOT being tested at @LEAP_Sci Large Experimental Array of Ponds at McGill University, Quebec.

miniDOT Lake Myvatn
@ARMcMormick shared this pic of two proud researchers posing with a miniDOT – with “custom housing unit” – ready to take a dip in Iceland’s Lake Myvatn.

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