[pccgrads] Mantua on "Historical context for the 2013-2016 NE Pacific Marine Heatwave”-Th 1/19 at 11am at NWFSC

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Rich Zabel and Mark Scheuerell will be hosting Nate on Thursday. If you're interested in going to lunch after the presentation, please contact either one of them.


Nate Mantua, Ph.D

Landscape Ecology Team Leader

Fisheries Ecology Division

Southwest Fisheries Science Center

“Historical context for the 2013-2016 NE Pacific Marine Heatwave”

Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 11:00 AM in the <http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/index.cfm> Northwest Fisheries Science Center Auditorium: 2725 Montlake Blvd. E., Seattle WA 98112 <http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/contact/map.cfm> Map and Directions


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Between the winters of 2013/14 and 2014/15 during the strong North American drought, the northeast Pacific experienced its largest marine heatwave on record. The extraordinary warming persisted into 2015/2016 under the influence of an extreme El Niño event. Here I’ll review the extent to which regional atmospheric forcing of the NE Pacific marine heat wave was related to known atmospheric teleconnections between El Niño, the PDO, and the North Pacific Gyre Oscillation (NPGO). I will also review the dramatic shift in Pacific climate that followed the end of the 2016 El Niño that included a brief reappearance of the dreaded Blob.


Nate Mantua currently leads the Landscape Ecology Team at NOAA’s Southwest Fisheries Science Center in Santa Cruz, California. Nate was at the University of Washington in Seattle from 1995-2012, where he co-directed the Climate Impacts Group and was an associate professor in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences. His research interests include climate variability and predictability, climate impacts on natural resources, and the use of climate information in resource management. His lifelong interest in Pacific salmon and steelhead has had a major impact on his research and service activities.

Nate has a B.Sc. in atmospheric sciences from UC Davis, and a PhD in atmospheric sciences from the University of Washington. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Scripps Institute for Oceanography in a project focused on seasonal climate forecasting. He received NOAA’s Presidential Early Career Award for his work on the Pacific Decadal Oscillation and its impacts on Pacific salmon in 2000.


Di Lorenzo, E., and N. Mantua, 2016: Multi-year persistence of the 2014/15 North Pacific marine heatwave. Nat. Climate Change, doi:10.1038/nclimate3082.

Di Lorenzo, Emanuele, Giovanni Liguori, and Nathan Mantua. 2016. Climate interpretation of the North Pacific marine heatwave of 2013-2015. US CLIVAR Variations 14(2):13-18.

Bond, N.A., M.F. Cronin, H. Freeland, and N.J. Mantua. 2015. Causes and impacts of the 2014 warm anomaly in the NE Pacific. Geophys. Res. Letts., 42(9): 3414-3420. DOI: 10.1002/2015GL063306 ( <http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2015GL063306/full> http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2015GL063306/full)

Johnstone, J.A., and N.J. Mantua. Atmospheric controls on northeast Pacific temperature trends and variations, 1900-2012. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. <http://www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1318371111> www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1318371111

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