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  1. Voyager: "What causes the 'high pressure' and 'low pressure' the weatherman is always talking about?"

    Submitted by the National Ocean Sciences Bowl team at the Preuss School, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California Jan 16, 2007 A: “High pressure” and “low pressure” correspond to geographical locations where the surface pressure of the at ...

    Last Updated: April 11, 2016 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  2. Voyager: “When we have an El Niño, it usually means more rain in southern California. Are other areas affected the same way?”

    Submitted by the National Ocean Sciences Bowl team at the Preuss School, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California El Niño spawned surf smashes Ocean Beach Pier. Jan 18, 2007 A: El Niño affects temperature and rainfall patterns around the ...

    Last Updated: April 11, 2016 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  3. Voyager: What makes the ocean salty and how much salt is in the ocean?

    Submitted by Benjamin G., 6, Ruston, La. Jan 03, 2011 Some areas of the ocean are saltier than other but on average there are 35 grams of salt per kilogram of seawater. The ocean contains about 1.4 sextillion kilograms of seawater. (Imagine the number 14 ...

    Last Updated: January 11, 2016 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  4. Voyager: How Long Can a Seadragon Live and are Seadragons Seahorses?

    James L., 8, San Diego, Calif. Aug 19, 2015 The question of how long seadragons live has not been fully answered by scientists. Seadragons are hard to observe in the wild and therefore there are no direct measurements of their life span yet. In captivity, ...

    Last Updated: August 19, 2015 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  5. Voyager: Why is China's Pollution Considered the "World's Pollution”?

    – Salma C., 15, Pacoima, Calif. Sep 23, 2014 China’s size and the magnitude of its industrial activities do indeed cause it to generate large amounts of air pollution, but every country contributes to the “world’s pollution.” The air travels across the Pa ...

    Last Updated: October 10, 2014 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  6. Voyager: Can May Gray be Predicted?

    – Mark M., San Diego, Calif. Apr 30, 2014 How well “May Gray” can be predicted depends on how far ahead we are forecasting. At forecast times up to a couple of days, the May Gray type clouds can be predicted fairly well at the coast, but predicting how cl ...

    Last Updated: April 30, 2014 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  7. Voyager: How Long until Ocean Temperature Goes up a Few More Degrees?

    – Lily S., Austin, Texas Mar 18, 2014 The average temperature of the sea surface is about 20° C (68° F), but it ranges from more than 30° C (86° F) in warm tropical regions to less than 0°C at high latitudes. In most of the ocean, the water becomes colder ...

    Last Updated: March 19, 2014 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  8. Voyager: Why Don't Global Surface Temperature Trends Match Atmospheric CO2 Increases?

    – Ruben M., Watsonville, Calif. Feb 05, 2014 Great question Ruben! Global surface temperature is not expected to perfectly track CO2 because many other factors can also affect our climate. Still, it is quite an important factor, and the long-term warming ...

    Last Updated: February 5, 2014 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  9. Voyager: What would cause thermohaline circulation in the oceans to stop?

    – Richard B., Huber Heights, Ohio Dec 19, 2013 Thermohaline circulation, the large-scale movement of surface water through the world’s ocean basins, in latitudes near the poles is sensitive to temperature but even more so to salinity, so the larger concer ...

    Last Updated: March 24, 2015 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  10. Voyager Activity: Kids! Want to drive an underwater robot?

    New video games from Scripps put you in the driver’s seat Oct 01, 2013 What do you imagine scientists do each day? Maybe stand around in a lab coat and pour things into test tubes? Well, that is something scientists might do, but they also get to go on lo ...

    Last Updated: October 28, 2014 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography