Monday, Sep 26, 2022

Pacific ocean


New Hurricane Frank gains force over eastern Pacific

August 01, 2022 6:37 pm

The Hurricane Center said Frank could strengthen somewhat before weakening over cooler waters.

Japanese man, 83, ready for more after crossing Pacific solo

June 05, 2022 3:44 pm

Kenichi Horie returned home as he crossed the Kii Strait off Japan's western coast early Saturday, completing his trans-Pacific solo voyage in 69 days after leaving a yacht harbour in San Francisco in late March.

Hurricane Agatha makes landfall in southern Mexico, national guard deployed

May 31, 2022 1:15 pm

A Category 2 storm and the first hurricane to form in the eastern Pacific this year, Agatha made landfall just west of the tourist beach town of Puerto Angel in the state of Oaxaca, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center.

La Nina to prevail, raises hope for a good monsoon: IMD

April 14, 2022 11:51 am

The forecast is based on the March initial conditions provided to the high-resolution Monsoon Mission Coupled Forecast System (MMCFS) model.

Hurricane Nora forms in Pacific as it moves toward Mexico’s western coast

August 29, 2021 9:26 pm

As of 10 a.m. Saturday, Nora was about 425 miles from Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and had maximum sustained winds of 80 mph as it moved north, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Explained: What is the 'heat dome' causing record temperatures in parts of North America?

July 02, 2021 7:14 am

The temperatures reported from the Pacific northwest and some parts of Canada are part of a "historic" heat wave, a result of a phenomenon referred to as a "heat dome".

NASA's 56-year-old satellite meets its end, makes a fiery return in Pacific Ocean

September 02, 2020 2:47 pm

The satellite was launched in 1964 to study Earth's magnetosphere and how it reacts while orbiting around the Sun. The satellite helped scientists collected data till 1969 before it was decommissioned two years later.

Explained: What is Challenger Deep, the deepest spot in the ocean?

June 19, 2020 10:03 pm

36 years after her spacewalk, Kathy Sullivan has descended to the deepest known spot in the ocean. What is the Challenger Deep?

Explained: How some Pacific nations have held off COVID-19, but are still at risk

April 06, 2020 11:29 am

Coronavirus Several of the countries in the Pacific Ocean have densely populated areas, making the enforcement of social distancing measures difficult.

Explained: Why has a Chinese company leased a whole island in the Pacific?

October 19, 2019 5:30 pm

The move by China is considered to be in furtherance of its aggressive foreign policy, which seeks to make Beijing a major sea power in the Pacific Ocean, where Tulagi is located.


Hawaii photographer finds fine art in massive Pacific waves

June 09, 2022 8:02 pm

Hawaii photographer Clark Little is known for his stunning images from inside the barrels of some of the most powerful and dangerous waves on Earth.