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Photo of the Week: Antarctic Radar
Collecting and analyzing detailed atmospheric and cloud data
Nov 24, 2015
Scientists research leopard seals in Antarctica. Research Highlight: Peeking into the Underwater World of Leopard Seals
Scripps grad student uses Crittercam video to gain rare glimpse into the underwater foraging ecology of an Antarctic top predator
Nov 19, 2015
Servicing a seismic station in subzero temperatures and high winds. Photo courtesy of Spencer Niebuhr From the Field: Chilean Tsunami Rocks Antarctica’s Ross Ice Shelf
Chance timing leads to first seismic observations of tsunami impacts on an ice shelf
Nov 13, 2015
Cold-water corals vulnerable to warming, acidification in Mediterranean canyons. Photo: N. Le Bris, LECOB, Fondation Total–UPMC Around the Pier: Deep-Ocean Protections May Help Mitigate Climate Change
On the eve of major climate negotiations, researchers argue that potential for long-term damage to deep oceans requires international agreement to lessen human disturbances
Nov 12, 2015
Photo of the Week
Flying in Style
Nov 10, 2015
Waves reach Highway 101 north of Solana Beach, Calif. in 2010. Around the Pier: Citizen Science Will Help Assess Effects of El Niño
Scientists enlist the public to help document anticipated major climate event
Nov 05, 2015
Around the Pier: Bending the Curve
In a two-day summit at UC San Diego, University of California resolves to be a beacon for carbon neutrality
Nov 05, 2015
'Trail by Fire' scientists with their 'mobile volcano observatory.' Photo: Royal Geographic Society From the Field: ‘Trail by Fire’ Takes Geoscientists on a Rugged Tour of South American Volcanoes
Follow reports from the field as researchers take on a project of unprecedented scope
Nov 02, 2015
Rear Adm. Tim Gallaudet addresses the audience during a sea-level rise conference at Scripps, May 2014. Photo: Bob Ross Around the Pier: Scripps Alum Tim Gallaudet Becomes Oceanographer of the Navy
A 2001 Scripps Ph.D., Gallaudet credits institution with making him a better naval officer
Oct 30, 2015
Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown with Scripps Oceanography climate scientist V. Ramanathan at UC Carbon Neutrality Summit, Oct. 27 Photo of the Week
'Bend that Curve'
Oct 27, 2015
Map of Ross Ice Shelf seismic array Research Highlight: Wave Vibrations Shaking Antarctic Ice Shelves
Previous research showed that Antarctic ice shelves are thinning; a new seismic study shows how Pacific Ocean waves are continuously shaking them
Oct 14, 2015
New Birch Aquarium at Scripps Executive Director Harry Helling Around the Pier: Birch Aquarium Announces New Executive Director
UC San Diego Alumnus Harry Helling to Lead Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Oct 08, 2015
Photo of the Week
Pink Ocean
Oct 08, 2015
Around the Pier: Scripps PhD Student Draws Inspiration from the Sea
Uses Digital Art to Convey Science
Oct 08, 2015
Five students at a symposium. Around the Pier: Student-Led Symposium Fosters Spirit of Collaboration at Scripps
Scripps graduate students shared a wide-variety of research projects at second-annual symposium
Oct 08, 2015
Scripps' Shang-Ping Xie led study on the cover of the Oct. 2015 issue of Nature Climate Change. Image courtesy of Nature Around the Pier: UC San Diego Top Institution in United States for Environmental and Earth Sciences
Science journal Nature ranks campus fourth-leading institution in the world based on published research
Oct 07, 2015
Researchers Ethan Roth (left) and Matthew Alford retrieve a shallow-water integrated mapping system (SWIMS). Photo: Thomas Moore From the Field: Oceanographers Find Clues behind Arctic's Fourth-Lowest Sea-Ice Minimum
ArcticMix researchers find strong turbulence beneath Arctic Ocean surface
Sep 16, 2015
A clump of tubeworms and a juvenile crab were found in the Del Mar Seep. Video: Inside the Del Mar Seep
Video illustrates deep-sea methane seep site found 30 miles west of San Diego coast
Sep 11, 2015
Bow of US Coast Guard Cutter Healy at the North Pole. Photo: Cory Mendenhall, US Coast Guard. Photo of the Week
North Pole
Sep 11, 2015
Richard and Carol Dean Hertzberg at an announcement of their $5 million gift to UC San Diego, Aug. 24, 2015 Scripps Oceanography Supporters Give $5 Million to Create Climate Center
Richard and Carol Dean Hertzberg’s gift will launch the Center for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation at UC San Diego
Sep 03, 2015