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  1. Research Highlight: Typhoons Could Intensify by as Much as 14 Percent by 2100 under a Moderate Climate Change Scenario

    Scripps Oceanography-led study links ocean temperatures to peak typhoon intensity Jun 03, 2015 Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated large portions of the Philippines in November 2013, was one of the strongest ocean storms ever recorded, killing at least 6,300 ...

    Last Updated: December 23, 2015 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  2. Research Highlight: The Force behind Nature’s Light

    Study uses algal cells to ‘shed light’ on sensing mechanical forces May 05, 2015 Algae are known to congregate and bloom in massive numbers, covering patches of the ocean in thick red and brown blotches. Some of these “red tide” events create dazzling nig ...

    Last Updated: May 6, 2015 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  3. Research Highlight: Arctic Sea Ice Loss Likely To Be Reversible

    Scenarios of a sea ice tipping point leading to a permanently ice-free Arctic Ocean were based on oversimplified arguments Apr 22, 2015 New research by Till Wagner and Ian Eisenman, scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, resolves ...

    Last Updated: April 22, 2015 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  4. Research Focus: Coping with Drought

    Scripps Research Helps California Manage Water Resources Apr 02, 2015 As California issues sweeping water restrictions in response to a historic drought, researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography are joining the state Department of Water Resource ...

    Last Updated: April 2, 2015 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  5. Research Highlight: A World without Humans

    New study examines how human activities disrupt and destroy coral reefs, leading to fresh ideas about reef conservation and management Mar 31, 2015 “In a world without humans…” may sound like the gravelly voiced opening of your typical Hollywood blockbust ...

    Last Updated: March 31, 2015 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  6. Paradise Redefined

    A journey to a coral reef chain hidden in the Central Pacific forces scientists to revisit the definition of a pristine environment Jun 01, 2007 PART ONE: EXPLORATIONS IN TROPICAL SEAS The last two days of diving have been in places where sharks came to t ...

    Last Updated: March 20, 2015 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  7. Research Highlight: The Dolphin Sentinels

    Tales told in marine mammal’s blubber lead to a new library of chemicals in our ocean food web Mar 04, 2015 Eight dolphins have given Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego researchers and their collaborators a new catalog of information abou ...

    Last Updated: March 4, 2015 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  8. Research Highlight: Local Survey Shows More Than Half of All California Fish Species Can Be Found in La Jolla

    From archived specimens and present-day surveys, researchers find that La Jolla kelp forest, submarine canyons, and surroundings contain surprising diversity in small region Mar 02, 2015 A new study by Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, ma ...

    Last Updated: March 6, 2015 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  9. Research Highlight: Satellite with Scripps-Designed Earth-Observing Science Payload Set for Launch

    DSCOVR will take a non-stop look at sunlit side of Earth Feb 10, 2015 A satellite that will be positioned between Earth and the Sun to provide a comprehensive view of our home planet is scheduled for launch tomorrow. The scientific objectives and instrume ...

    Last Updated: February 11, 2015 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  10. Research Highlight: The Most Studied Atmospheric River in History

    A “make-or-break” weather phenomenon brings Scripps Oceanography scientists together with several agencies for campaign of unprecedented scope Feb 10, 2015 On Feb. 5, a narrow channel of water vapor drifting across the sky a mile over the Pacific Ocean ai ...

    Last Updated: August 13, 2015 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography