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Scripps News Archives

Remnants of the Wordie Ice Shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula, Nov. 2017. Photo: NASA/John Sonntag Satellite Record Gives Unprecedented View of Changing Antarctic Ice Melt Pattern over 25 Years
New estimates of ice shelf melting around Antarctica since the 1990s show where and when ice has been lost
Aug 10, 2020
Researchers work onboard a 42-ft. scientific workboat off the coast of San Diego. Scientific Workboat Expands Student Research Opportunities
R/V Bob and Betty Beyster is opening up nearshore research off Southern California
Jul 30, 2020
Scripps Student Spotlight: Lauren Kim
PhD student studying storm waves is determined to help make positive direct impacts on climate change
Jul 29, 2020
Emperor penguins resurface after a dive at Crary Bank in Antarctica's Ross Sea. Photo: Gerald Kooyman Even at 400 Meters Deep, Banks of Ross Sea Are Consistent Source of Emperor Penguin Food
Secrets of most successful colony in Antarctica revealed over more than two decades of study
Jul 28, 2020
The repaired main spillway of Oroville Dam in April 2019. Photo: Kevin Grow/Calif. Dept. of Water Resources Researchers Identify Factor Behind 2017 Oroville Dam Spillways Incident
Heavy snowmelt delivered a surge of runoff to Feather River and Lake Oroville
Jul 22, 2020
An unmanned surface vessel is deployed from Ellen Browning Scripps Memorial Pier. Scripps Institution of Oceanography Partners with NOAA for Unmanned Systems Research
New agreement is to advance unmanned systems research and operations activities for NOAA’s Office of Marine and Aviation Operations
Jul 22, 2020
Earth's magnetic field. Image: NASA Simulations Shows Magnetic Field Can Change 10 Times Faster than Previously Thought
Scientists demonstrate rapid changes are associated with local weakening of the magnetic field
Jul 15, 2020
Scripps Student Spotlight: Susheel Adusumilli
Geophysics PhD student pursuing research of ice-ocean interactions makes a positive difference with his conversations and projects on climate change
Jul 09, 2020
Scripps Oceanography Debuts Wavelengths Video Series
Hosted YouTube video series showcases the cutting-edge research happening at Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Jul 09, 2020
R/V Roger Revelle off La Jolla, July 7. Photo: Erik Jepsen, UC San Diego Publications R/V Roger Revelle Returns
Vessel makes whistle stop at Scripps Oceanography on return to San Diego
Jul 09, 2020
Saharan dust makes its way across the Atlantic Ocean. Photo: NOAA Air Pollution’s Connection to Infant Mortality
New study reveals air pollution, even from natural sources, has critical impacts on child health
Jul 01, 2020
Members of a CCE-LTER cruise departing July 1 serenade each other during quarantine. Photo: Laura Lilly Scripps Oceanography Research Cruises Resume – With Limitations
Scientists deal with substantial procedural changes to ensure safety during COVID-19
Jun 29, 2020
Scripps Student Spotlight: Vanessa ZoBell
PhD student fascinated by the intelligence and mystery of whales studies ship noise impacts on baleen whales in the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary
Jun 24, 2020
The new Pop-Up SURF program will allow more students to participate in a remote summer research experience. Scripps Oceanography’s 2020 SURF Program Continues During COVID-19
Despite the pandemic, Scripps’ undergraduate summer research program that aims to increase diversity in geosciences carries on and expands with new virtual offering
Jun 24, 2020
Blue whale fluke. PC: Angela Szesciorka Blue Whales Are Arriving in Southern California Earlier and Earlier
Scientists find that blue whales are timing their migration around the previous year’s krill abundance
Jun 17, 2020
From left, new PhDs Sara Rivera, Osinachi Ajoku, Alyssa Griffin, Matthew Costa, Kara Voss, and Garfield Kwan What's Next for Scripps' New PhDs?
A cross-section of new doctorate holders share their plans
Jun 12, 2020
Two men stand near a wall. Two Scripps Oceanography Students Honored for Exceptional Research
Travis Courtney awarded Chancellor’s Dissertation Medal; William Chapman awarded Frieman Prize
Jun 12, 2020
Rise of Carbon Dioxide Unabated
Seasonal peak exceeds 417 parts per million at Mauna Loa observatory
Jun 04, 2020
A student works at a laptop in front of a window with a view of a cliff. Students Poised to Tackle Environmental Challenges in ‘Hacking for the Oceans’ Course
New course offering led by Scripps Oceanography enables students to develop solutions to real-world problems facing the ocean
Jun 04, 2020
Southern Ocean image by San Nguyen. A Statement from Scripps Institution of Oceanography Leadership
Statement of support and solidarity for our Black community
Jun 03, 2020
NOAA Selects UC San Diego to Host New Cooperative Institute to Study Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Systems
Selection awards $220 million over five years
Jun 01, 2020
Scripps researcher V. Ramanathan seeks to bring climate change solutions to a global audience with "Bending the Curve" New Course Aims to Bring Climate Change Solutions to Global Audience
Four-part series is first offering on the new UC San Diego Online platform
May 28, 2020
Scripps Student Spotlight: Maya Becker
Geophysics PhD student fascinated by ice-shelf mass change pursues research in glaciology
May 27, 2020
Sea skater dodges water downpour. Reproduced under Creative Commons Attribution License​ 4.0 @ Mafadik et al. 2020​. “It is Practically Hovering on Air”
High-speed footage provides never-before-seen look at tiny insect that can survive life on high seas
May 26, 2020
Beachgoers during a marine heatwave. Scientists Identify Climate Change as Major Contributor to Record-Breaking Marine Heatwave
Scripps Oceanography team used a century of ocean data collected by the Shore Stations Program and new method of temperature analysis to put the 2018 marine heatwave in context
May 26, 2020
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