Research Highlights

News on research being conducted by scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego

No Single Factor Controls Sardine, Anchovy Populations
Nearly 70 years after a famous fishery collapse, a new history of fish populations reveals the extent of climate, human influences
Jul 29, 2013
Research Highlight: Recent El Niños are the Most Intense in 700 Years

Jul 10, 2013
Lander May Touch Down Again in Fall
Virtually untouched for 50 years, the Mariana Trench could be visited by researchers twice in 18 months
Jul 07, 2013
High-Accuracy Climate Reconstruction Reveals Mark of Human Activities on Late-20th Century El Niños
Tree-ring data used to create 700-year history of the climate cycle
Jul 05, 2013
Deep-Sea Lander Donated by ‘Titanic’ Filmmaker May Touch Down Again in Fall Research Highlight: Deep-Sea Lander Donated by ‘Titanic’ Filmmaker May Touch Down Again in Fall
Virtually untouched for 50 years, the Mariana Trench could be visited by researchers twice in 18 months
Jun 07, 2013
Navy Deploys Scripps Global Drifter Buoys Research Highlight: Navy Deploys Scripps Global Drifter Buoys
Drifter buoys used in ocean circulation, climate and typhoon research aid U.S. Navy missions of disaster relief and preparedness
Jun 03, 2013
Bizarre to the Bone
Strange sea worms emit acid to feast on whale skeletons
May 08, 2013
Tropical Storms, Global Consequences
Will the wettest places or the warmest ones see more rainfall as climate changes?
May 08, 2013
Research Highlight: Tropical Storms, Global Consequences
Will the world’s wettest places or the warmest ones see more rainfall as climate changes?
May 08, 2013
Research Highlights: Bizarre to the Bone
Strange sea worms emit acid to feast on whale skeletons
May 08, 2013
Big Result from a Tiny Ocean
Replica ocean-atmosphere system on Scripps campus gives important clues on how marine life is linked to cloud formation
Apr 25, 2013
Research Highlight: Big Result from a Tiny Ocean
Replica ocean-atmosphere system on Scripps campus gives important clues on how marine life is linked to cloud formation
Apr 25, 2013
Research Highlight: The Mysterious Glow from Coral Reefs
Scientists learn more about fluorescent light that shifts color over coral’s lifetime
Apr 09, 2013
The Mysterious Glow from Coral Reefs
Scientists learn more about fluorescent light that shifts color over coral’s lifetime
Apr 08, 2013
From the Sahara to the Sierra, a Stormy End for Dust and Biomatter
UCSD researchers find that dust and other aerosols from one side of the world influence rainfall in another
Feb 28, 2013
Research Highlight: From the Sahara to the Sierra, a Stormy End for Dust and Bioparticles
UCSD researchers find that dust and other aerosols from one side of the world influence rainfall in another
Feb 28, 2013
Rewriting the Sea Lily Family History
Scripps researcher leads DNA study tracing sea animal ancestry before the dawn of dinosaurs
Feb 22, 2013
Research Highlight: Rewriting the Sea Lily Family History
Scripps researcher leads DNA study tracing sea animal ancestry before the dawn of dinosaurs
Feb 20, 2013
Research Highlight: Greenland Ice Cores Hint at Sea-level Rise Future
The Greenland ice sheet did not melt as much as expected during a recent warming period but that may mean Antarctic ice sheets melted more than expected
Feb 06, 2013
Research, 60 Years in the Making
Manuscript published posthumously details early life stages of rare giant crustacean
Feb 05, 2013
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