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West Antarctica 2019

New Study Identifies Atmospheric Rivers as Contributor to Increased Snow Mass in West Antarctica

New satellite enabled detailed measurement of extreme precipitation events

Snow on field in mountain clearing.

New Study Identifies Mountain Snowpack Most “At-Risk” from Climate Change

Scripps scientists theorize why snowpack in coastal regions, the Arctic, and the Western U.S. may be among the most at-risk for premature melt from rising temperatures

Scripps Student Spotlight: Samuel Kekuewa

Graduate student studies correlation between ocean acidity and coral reefs

Sea ice

Simulation vs Reality: Researchers Modify Climate Model to Explain Expanding Antarctic Sea Ice

Scientists take one step closer to understanding the enigma of Southern Ocean sea ice expansion despite rising global temperatures

Tijuana shoreline

Scripps Scientists Discuss Tijuana River Valley in Upcoming Virtual Forum

Researchers will be talking about the current state and future vision of this region

Prather_SarsCoV2_aerosolsletter

Leading Experts Call for Immediate Action to Address Inhalation Exposure to Prevent COVID-19 Infections and Deaths

Letter encourages federal agencies to update guidance to acknowledge and mitigate aerosol transmission

Women and Minorities in Science Group Honored for Contributions to Inclusive Excellence

WMIS recognized at UC San Diego’s 26th Annual Inclusive Excellence Awards

Scripps Oceanography geochemist Ray Weiss

Emissions of Banned Ozone-Depleting Substance and Greenhouse Gas are Back on the Decline

Chlorofluorocarbon gas associated with insulating foam had surged unexpectedly in mid-2010s

Mariela Rios scuba diving in the ocean

Scripps Student Spotlight: Mariela Rios

Graduate student seeks to find sustainability while promoting profitability for Veracruz, Mexico's sardine fishers

Photo of the newly discovered fish Pandemic Blenny

The Pandemic Blenny, a New Fish Discovered by Scripps Scientist

Scripps ichthyologist describes a new fish species whose name reflects these difficult times

Sarah Purkey

A Scientist’s Life: Sarah Purkey

Oceanographer monitors ocean heat content, key driving force behind sea-level rise

A panaromic shot of Lake Mendocino

New Report Confirms Benefits of Forecast-Informed Reservoir Operations at Lake Mendocino

Assessment quantifies benefits of new strategy for dam operations, resulting in significant benefits to water supply, flood risk management, fish habitat and recreation

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Scripps Institution of Oceanography and San Diego Gas & Electric Expand Climate Change Research Collaboration

A newly signed agreement will help facilitate collaborative and applied research to address the effects of climate change in the San Diego region

Scripps Pier at sunset

Scripps Explores Connections between Diversity and Science in New Lecture Series

DEEP Connections lecture series and several Black History Month-inspired virtual events to focus on issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion in the sciences

Paul Crutzen

Paul Crutzen: 1933-2021

Nobel Prize-winning atmospheric chemist coined term ‘Anthropocene’ to describe humanity’s impact on natural systems

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California Energy Commission Grant Brings Scientists Closer to Transformative Forecast Ability

Product that can simulate climate variables down to small grids and on the scale of hours puts California at leading edge of climate planning

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Shooting for the Moon

UC San Diego alumnae Jessica Meir and Kate Rubins selected to NASA’s Artemis program, which aims to land the first woman and next man on the moon by 2024

More Pollutants Could Remain in Atmosphere With Less Light Rain

New study shows effects of rainfall on pollutants vary by the severity of precipitation

A young woman in a UCSD t-shirt stands in front of a docked ship.

Scripps Student Spotlight: Rachel Chen

Undergraduate student examines cephalopods and their role in the diet of longnose lancetfish

Study Says Urban Design Can Slow the Spread of COVID-19, Other Infectious Diseases

Neighborhood-level data can help make urban geography a key forecast tool during outbreaks, researchers say

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Antarctic Geographic Feature Named in Honor of Scripps Glaciologist Helen Amanda Fricker

The U.K. Antarctic Place-Names Committee honors British individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to furthering Antarctica's understanding, protection, and management

Fisher selling tuna at San Diego harbor

Fish for Dinner – With a Side of Awareness

Upcoming celebration highlights sustainable seafood leadership

William Newman: 1927-2020

William Newman: 1927-2020

Marine biologist was renowned expert on seafloor barnacles, valued mentor

William Riedel: 1927-2020

Paleontologist’s work helped understand geologic history

Detail of Coronaviridae life cycle

Researchers Identify Natural Products with Potential Efficacy Against Coronavirus, Ebola, and Other Lethal Viruses

Review of the life histories of RNA viruses and the compounds that could disrupt them offers hope for curtailment of future pandemics

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