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The 2017 Thomas Fire. Photo: istockphoto/Carsten Schertzer Research Highlight: Study Bolsters Case that Climate Change is Driving California Wildfires
Connection seen to fivefold jump in area burned
Aug 02, 2019
Drake Singleton examines the surface rupture of the recent 7.1-magnitude earthquake near Ridgecrest, Calif. Photo: Nick Lau Scripps Student Spotlight: Drake Singleton
Geophysics graduate student conducts research to understand earthquakes and active faults in Southern California
Jul 30, 2019
Photo of the Week: Ridgecrest Rupture
Scripps researchers study effects of 7.1-magnitude shaker
Jul 26, 2019
Arctic winter sea ice extent, with multi-year ice in bright white, in 1980 (left) and 2012. Image: NASA Sci. Vis. Studio Research Highlight: Loss of Arctic's Reflective Sea Ice Will Advance Global Warming by 25 Years
Fast mitigation may still avoid complete loss of sea ice
Jul 22, 2019
Photo of the Week: Surveying into the Sunset
Scripps field group tracks beach erosion, sand movement
Jul 19, 2019
Water flows through Oroville Dam spillway, April 2019. Photo: Calif. Dept. of Water Resources Research Highlight: Atmospheric Rivers to Become Even More Dominant Source of California Water
Research projects atmospheric rivers will strengthen, bringing greater proportion of annual precipitation
Jul 11, 2019
Photo of the Week: Shark Tagging
Tracking sharks along the Southern California coast
Jul 11, 2019
A Scientist’s Life: Art Miller
Climate scientist works to understand linkages between oceans and the atmosphere and to inspire the next generation of scientists while preserving the past
Jul 10, 2019
Corazon’s Damsel or Pomacentrus vatosoa, a new species of damselfish. Photo: Y.K. Tea Research Highlight: Scientists Identify New Species of Damselfish
New study co-authored by Scripps Oceanography identifies Corazon’s Damsel, a previously unknown species of damselfish found off Madagascar
Jun 28, 2019
Photo of the Week: Weight Training
Students take part in AAUS dive training
Jun 27, 2019
Daria Sheik near Flores Island, British Columbia while researching grey whales. Scripps Student Spotlight: Daria Sheik
Marine Biodiversity and Conservation graduate student is working to develop an app to connect conservation organizations and researchers with people across the world
Jun 26, 2019
Scripps graduate student Audrey Tan. Scripps Student Spotlight: Audrey Tan
Climate Science and Policy graduate student is researching how El Niño impacts lives and biodiversity across the Pacific Ocean
Jun 07, 2019
Students retrieve a CTD unit at the fantail of research vessel Robert Gordon Sproul June 1. Photo of the Week: Put to the Test
Students compare performance of their own instruments to standard equipment during sea trial
Jun 06, 2019
Research Highlight: Researchers Discover What Makes Deep-Sea Dragonfish Teeth Transparent
Findings could provide “bioinspiration” for researchers looking to develop transparent ceramics
Jun 06, 2019
Oceanographer Drew Lucas A Scientist’s Life: Drew Lucas
Oceanographer studies small-scale ocean physics that influence climate
Jun 05, 2019
Around the Pier: Scripps Succulent Garden Sheds Light on Coral Reefs
Graduates of Scripps Oceanography program develop coral reef-inspired succulent garden on campus to bring science out of labs
Jun 05, 2019
Scripps CO2 Group Director Ralph Keeling Research Highlight: Carbon Dioxide Levels Hit Record Peak in May
Monthly average surpassed 414 parts per million at Mauna Loa observatory
Jun 04, 2019
Photo of the Week: The Red Tide is Back
Return of bioluminescent dinoflagellates lights up La Jolla Shores
May 31, 2019
Around the Pier: Seadragons & Seahorses Now Open at Birch Aquarium
Aquarium’s newest exhibition features one of the largest seadragon habitats in the world
May 29, 2019
Lead author Sunyoung Park (second from left) and Scripps co-authors (l-r) Jooil Kim, Jens Mühle, Ray Weiss. Photo: Erik Jepsen Research Highlight: Scientists Discover Source of New CFC emissions
Mapping sources of ozone layer-damaging compound demonstrates improved ability to monitor emissions of environmentally important gases
May 28, 2019