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This ARM Mobile Facility—a series of containers outfitted with sophisticated atmospheric and meteorological sampling equipment—will operate from February 2023 to February 2024 in La Jolla, California, as part of the Eastern Pacific Cloud Aerosol Precipitation Experiment (EPCAPE). The EPCAPE campaign will explore aerosol indirect effects on stratocumulus clouds to help improve their representation in earth system models. Researchers will also investigate how pollution from the nearby Los Angeles metropolitan

Scripps Pier, UC San Diego Mount Soledad Facility to Host Coastal Marine Cloud Study

Year-long field campaign launches Feb. 15 to study the marine clouds that shade and cool the earth

Solitary zooid of Salpa thompsoni releases a chain of buds (blastozooids). Photo: Mike Stukel, Florida State University

SalpPOOP Study Highlights Biogeochemical Importance of Zooplankton Fecal Pellets

Blooms of marine organisms transfer loads of atmospheric carbon into the deep ocean

Austin Barnes measuring sand levels on Fort Hase Beach at the Kāne‘ohe Marine Corps Base. We will compare this data to previous surveys to determine seasonal and long-term erosion patterns and their impacts on flood vulnerability.

Improving Flood Forecasts on Reefy Shorelines

Scripps Coastal Processes Group extends reach across Pacific

Scripps Student Spotlight: Tricia Light

PhD student researches how ocean life affects global climate

A visualization from space of the “Godzilla” dust storm on June 18, 2020, when desert dust traveled from the Sahara to North America. A UCLA-led study finds that an increase in microscopic dust in the atmosphere has concealed the full extent of greenhouse gases’ potential for warming the planet. Image:   NASA Scientific Visualization Studio

Increased Atmospheric Dust has Masked Power of Greenhouse Gases to Warm Planet

Study finds increasing levels of dust likely had cooling effect that slowed global warming, which could speed up if dust stops increasing

pink waves

Pink Dye Experiment to Reveal Mysteries of Coastal Ocean Dynamics

Scripps Oceanography-led PiNC experiment uses non-toxic pink dye and a suite of instruments to study the coastal zone where a river meets the ocean

Eelpout fish

New Species of Deep-Sea Fish Discovered off Costa Rica

Scripps Oceanography researchers describe Pyrolycus jaco, a newly identified species of eelpout living in a hydrothermal seep in the deep ocean

Margaret Leinen Awarded Scientist of the Year by ARCS San Diego

Distinguished Scripps Oceanography leader selected by the ARCS Foundation as 2023 Scientist of the Year

Standing in front of his tent, Austin Carter endures a windstorm in the Allan Hills in 2019.

Probing Antarctica by Land, Sea, Air, and from Earth Orbit

Scripps Oceanography research agenda ranges from microscopic organisms to ancient ice and studying ice sheet mass loss

Children collect water at a camp in Dadaab, Kenya

Climate Change Exacerbating Gastrointestinal Problems in Children

Extreme weather events associated with diarrhea-related illness, death

California aqueduct next to almond farms

Scripps Climate Program Renewed with New Focus on Adaptation

$5 million in NOAA funding will support California Nevada Adaptation Program

Anela Akiona

Scripps Student Spotlight: Anela Akiona

PhD student and COP27 delegate from Waimānalo, Hawaiʻi focuses on coral reef ecology and how human intervention can help reefs be more resilient to climate change

From left, UNAM researchers Miche Martini and Jose Duque examine dredged rocks with Scripps' Peter Lonsdale during 2012 cruise

Scientists Propose New Theory for How Continents Form

Rocks dredged from seafloor tell story of a dynamic Earth process

A WC-130J Super Hercules aircraft from the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron sits on the flightline prior to an atmospheric river mission Jan. 28, 2020 at Travis Air Force Base, Calif. The Hurricane Hunters performed “AR recon” from January through March 2020.

Atmospheric River Reconnaissance Flight Season Gets an Early Start this Winter

Air Force and NOAA aircraft collecting data over the Pacific from November to March

New research shows people, wildlife, and marine environment benefit when island-ocean connections are restored

A research and conservation collaboration highlights rewilding islands and breaking down artificial silos for big marine and terrestrial gains

Researchers collect a sediment core from a mangrove forest

Scientists Dig into Sediments for Clues on Carbon Storage

From San Diego to the Galapagos Islands and beyond, Scripps Oceanography researchers are revealing the mysteries of carbon sequestration in aquatic ecosystems

Scripps Student Spotlight: Benjamin Gruber

Geology and geochemistry PhD student researching rocks, how volcanoes form, and how continental crust is made on planets other than Earth

Denise Alcantara, third from right, with other members of the Scripps Oceanography contingent at COP27

Reflections on COP27 from a First-Time Delegate

Denise Alcantara one of 20 UCSD students at international climate negotiation

Options for relocating measurement equipment being explored

Historic Keeling Curve Observation Interrupted by Volcanic Eruption

Options for relocating measurement equipment being explored

Deployment of a buoy by the Global Drifter Program

Study of Ocean Currents Reveal Intensification of Tropical Cyclones Around the World

Researchers use Scripps-developed ocean drifter data to spot 30-year trend

Bigeye octopus hatchling. Photo: Greg Rouse

Rescued Octopus Provides Rare Chance for Researchers to Understand Life Cycle

Unexpected condition of deep-sea specimen leads to new scientific knowledge

Ocean Pavilion Opening Ceremony at COP27

The Ocean Pavilion Announces Schedule of Events for COP27

Pavilion bringing world leaders in ocean science, engineering, and policy together to highlight ocean’s enormous role in climate

Trematodes Centrocestus formosanus (left) and Haplorchis pumilio

Parasites Associated with Eating Fish Showing Up in Southern California Fishing Locales

Snail that hosts potentially dangerous flatworms found to be widespread

Kilauea volcano, June 12, 2018. Modified satellite data processed by Pierre Markuse

Clarity about Key Climate Dynamic Creates More Pressure to Rein in Global Temperature Increase

Role of carbon dioxide in heating planet unmasked, forcing new projections of how warm things can get

A COP27 flasg waves in front of a blue cloudy sky.

Meet the UC San Diego Delegates Headed to Egypt for UN Climate Conference

Students and faculty from Scripps Institution of Oceanography and School of Global Policy and Strategy prepare to attend COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt

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