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Photo of the Week: A 100 for Walter Munk
Scripps community gathers to wish Walter a happy birthday
Oct 19, 2017
Q&A with Charles Bolden, Former NASA Administrator and Astronaut
Bolden to receive Nierenberg Prize for Science in the Public Interest and deliver a presentation at a free public event at Scripps Oceanography October 17
Oct 12, 2017
Progression of surface melt on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. Image: Ryan Scott Photo of the Week: Wet Winter
Animation shows how El Niño spurred large surface melt in Antarctica
Oct 05, 2017
Around the Pier: A Crowning Event to Celebrate Scripps Oceanographer’s 100th Birthday
Conversation between Walter Munk and His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco to cap series of events honoring Munk’s life and achievements
Oct 05, 2017
SURF 2017 Around the Pier: SURFing into Science Research
SURF program at Scripps provides stepping-stone for diverse students considering graduate programs in earth and ocean sciences
Oct 05, 2017
A significantly drier El Niño visited Southern California in 2015-16 Research Highlight: Why Was the 2015-16 El Niño Event So Dry?
Researchers uncover clues why powerful El Niño yielded little precipitation in California
Oct 05, 2017
Alloy crystals take varied shapes under pressure analagous to planet core. Image: Scripps, Sabine Faulhaber/UCSD Nanoengineering Research Highlight: Squeezing Out the Story of Planets
Experimental petrologist-mineral physicist Anne Pommier squeezes and melts rocks to reproduce the interior of planets
Oct 04, 2017
Photo: MistikaS/iStock Research Highlight: Rising CO2 Leading to Changes in Land Plant Photosynthesis
Suggests that plants have achieved an optimum response to rising CO2 levels in the atmosphere
Oct 03, 2017
Photo of the Week: Initial Conditions
New students join their peers
Sep 27, 2017
Estimated surface temperature trend 1967-2017. Data accessed from NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies Sept. 18, 2017 Research Highlight: New Climate Risk Classification Created to Account for Potential “Existential” Threats
Researchers identify a one-in-20 chance of temperature increase causing catastrophic damage or worse by 2050
Sep 18, 2017
RV Sally Ride off Point Sal Photo of the Week: Point of Discovery
Multi-ship Inner Shelf Dynamics projects continues off Point Sal
Sep 15, 2017
A Scientist’s Life: Andrew Barton
Marine ecologist considers diversity of plankton and their roles in ecosystems
Sep 07, 2017
Photo of the Week: I See Sea Spiders
Researchers load up for Inner Shelf Dynamics project
Sep 07, 2017
Mark Merrifield Around the Pier: Sea-Level Rise Researcher to Lead Climate Center
Mark Merrifield to coordinate Scripps Oceanography’s effort to provide real-world response strategies to increasing climate instability
Sep 07, 2017
Bone scan of Yellowfin Fringehead (Neoclinus stephensae) Around the Pier: Scripps Collection to Participate in Project to Create 3-D Digital Archive of Every Vertebrate Genus
Specimens from Marine Vertebrate Collection among 20,000 to be scanned and archived
Sep 05, 2017
Photo of the Week: Reverberations
Acoustics symposium reunites renowned oceanographer, colleagues
Sep 01, 2017
Parrotfish and surgeonfish graze on turf algae at Hawaii's Kahekili Herbivore Fisheries Management Area Research Highlight: Protect Herbivores, Preserve Coral Reefs
Data from world’s first herbivore reserve suggests protection works to keep algae overgrowth in check
Aug 28, 2017
Photo of the Week: Plotting Puerto Rico
Documenting coastal heritage with drones and virtual reality tech
Aug 25, 2017
Cross-polarized light image of a portion of the interior of the lunar 'Rusty Rock' / NASA Research Highlight: Analysis of "Rusty" Lunar Rock Suggest the Moon's Interior Is Dry
The study contradicts a recently published paper, which suggested the moon’s interior is wet
Aug 22, 2017
The amount of pollutants in yellowfin tuna tissue varies widely by region, Scripps researchers found. Photo: Lindsay Bonito Research Highlight: Pollutant Levels in Tuna Depend on Where They Are Caught
Scripps researchers find the amount of pollutants in tuna tissue varies widely by region
Aug 03, 2017