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  1. 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

  2. Research Highlight: The Sound of Hope

    Rare whale species heard off continental U.S. for the first time in more than 20 years Feb 09, 2015 Once upon a time in the ocean, North Pacific Right Whales thrived. Their unique calls could be heard across the seas from Asia to North America. Intense wh ...

    Last Updated: February 12, 2015 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  3. Research Highlight: Discovery Goes Deep within Coral

    With key enzyme’s role revealed, researchers are armed with a new tool to study the health of coral reefs around the world Jan 13, 2015 One enzyme. Many roles. Proteins within all organisms called enzymes are key to critical life processes. Scientists hav ...

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

  4. Research Highlight: In Search of Pristine Aerosols

    A new study considers how pure a key force in climate really is Jan 13, 2015 Aerosols such as dust, sea salt particles, bits of organic material, and even pollutants are what allows water vapor to congeal into clouds and the mix of aerosols in the sky hel ...

    Last Updated: January 14, 2015 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  5. Research Highlight: A Story of Humming Glaciers

    Icequakes give researchers a glimpse deep inside Alpine water flows Nov 25, 2014 It’s not quite like yodeling in the Swiss Alps, but researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego recently discovered that glaciers in southern Switzerla ...

    Last Updated: November 25, 2014 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  6. Research Highlight: Seething History

    A Scripps team captures gases emitted from Iceland’s volcanoes to plumb the island’s geologic roots and address hot scientific debates Sep 01, 2009 From Vikings to volcanoes, Iceland is rich in history. As one of the most volcanically active places in the ...

    Last Updated: November 18, 2014 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  7. Research Highlight: Life Behind Bars

    Marine biologists employ genetic barcoding in the quest to positively identify fish species Apr 01, 2009 Not long ago, a pair of high school students in Manhattan conducted a science project to check the authenticity of fish sold at New York seafood and s ...

    Last Updated: November 18, 2014 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  8. Research Highlight: New Study on El Niño/La Niña Flooding Could Aid Disaster Planning Worldwide

    Scripps researchers part of multinational study that provides unprecedented regional and socio-economic detail on flood probability Nov 06, 2014 The El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is a natural climate cycle of fluctuating ocean temperatures and chang ...

    Last Updated: November 14, 2014 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  9. Research Highlight: Waves Bring the Heat

    Scripps scientists pinpoint breaking waves as a surprisingly influential source for heat in the surf zone Nov 03, 2014 Scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego who study the oceanography of the nearshore environment have pioneered ...

    Last Updated: November 3, 2014 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  10. Research Highlight: Innovative Aerosol Chemistry-Climate Study Achieves Full Bloom

    A large-scale experiment to reproduce a marine ecosystem in a laboratory setting yields a trove of results on the chemical complexity of sea spray aerosols Oct 02, 2014 Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the Department of Chemistry and ...

    Last Updated: October 21, 2014 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography