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Joris Gieskes: 1934-2024

Joris Gieskes: 1934-2024

Marine chemist with near-60-year affiliation with Scripps remembered as beloved mentor, colleague

Profile photo of David G. Moore

David G. Moore: 1925-2024

Marine geologist and expert on seafloor sediments used pioneering methods to study the continental shelf

Image: Philip Hoeppli/iStockPhoto

Scripps Oceanography, UC Santa Barbara Lead $9.5 Million Research Project on Ocean Cycles

Project among five joining Ocean Biogeochemistry Virtual Institute (OBVI)

2024 Scripps-GEO Scholars and program leaders

NSF-Funded Program Advances Geosciences Opportunities for Community College Students

Semester-long research experience at Scripps Oceanography educates the next generation of scientific leaders

A cross-polarized light image of the Nakhla meteorite. At the top of the image is the fusion crust, formed as the meteorite fell through Earth’s atmosphere. Image is about 4 cm across.

Martian Meteorites Deliver a Trove of Information on Red Planet’s Structure

The nature of Mars’ mantle and crust is revealed in its volcanic rocks

CENIC Awards AI Fire-Detection Tool an “Innovations in Networking” Award for Innovations in Public Safety

The award recognizes exemplary people, projects, and organizations that leverage high-bandwidth networking

Canal ditch in West Kalimantan, Indonesia

Canals Used to Drain Peatlands Are Underappreciated Hotspots for Carbon Emissions

The study found that one-third of the organic carbon leached from peatland soils into canal waters gets broken down and released into the atmosphere as carbon dioxide

Students explore the tidepools

A Deep Dive into Undergraduate Classes at Scripps

Scripps offers unique undergraduate courses in earth, atmospheric, and marine sciences to educate the next generation of scientific and environmental leaders

Larsen A embayment in the Antarctic Peninsula

New Paper Pinpoints Key Role of NASA Satellites in Monitoring Earth's Vital Signs

All-woman team of researchers shows how 20 years of laser-based observations have improved our understanding of a changing planet

A researcher leads a group of citizen scientists in Antarctica.

Scripps Scientists Journey to Antarctica to Study Key Climate Questions and More

Scripps Oceanography researchers are investigating Earth’s climate history, ice loss, phytoplankton, and marine food webs this field season

Ecosystem Benefits to Humanity Expected to Decline by Nine Percent by 2100

Nature’s Benefits to Decrease as Climate Change Shifts Ecosystems Across Borders

New Report Confirms Benefits of FIRO Strategy in Enhancing Water Management at Prado Dam

Improved atmospheric river forecasts show to enable more groundwater storage

Scripps Awarded 5-Year, $6.5 Million NOAA Geospatial Modeling Grant

The award will fund the creation of an academic track in the field of geodesy, and the modernization of a key U.S. spatial database

Atmospheric River Reconnaissance Flights Begin

On the heels of an exceptionally wet year, an expanded data collection program using Air Force and NOAA aircraft will begin flights over the Pacific from November through March

An aerial view of the Denman Glacier ice tongue in East Antarctica

Meltwater Flowing Beneath Antarctic Glaciers May Be Accelerating Their Retreat

Simulations showed that this process accelerated sea-level rise by 15% by 2300, suggesting it should be factored into future projections

Image: Satellite sea surface temperature departure in the Pacific Ocean for the month of October 2015, where darker orange-red colors are above normal temperatures and are indicative of El Niño.

What is El Niño?

Scripps Oceanography experts explain phenomenon and its global impacts

The ice edge of an ice shelf in Antarctica

Antarctica’s Floating Boundary Moves up to Nine Miles with the Tide

Satellite reveals back-and-forth movement of the boundary between Antarctica’s grounded ice sheet and floating ice shelf

Scripps Oceanography to Help Lead New Earthquake Research Center

The multi-institution center will study Cascadia subduction zone to improve earthquake resilience in the Pacific Northwest

Seismologist Alice Gabriel

A Scientist's Life: Alice Gabriel

Seismologist uses supercomputing to break down complexity of earthquakes

Due to liquefaction of the ground during the Turkey earthquake sequence, this building broke from its foundation and fell on the building behind it.

The Unexpected Physics Behind Turkey’s Devastating 2023 Earthquakes

The findings could have important takeaways for assessing seismic hazards in California

Scripps Student Spotlight: Rebecca Gjini

Geophysics PhD student researches stratocumulus cloud behavior through predator-prey dynamics

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Grapevine

Warming Is Shifting Napa’s Wine Growing Season

Higher temperatures have advanced the wine grape growing season nearly a month earlier compared to the 1950s

Seismologist Wenyuan Fan

A Scientist’s Life: Wenyuan Fan

Seismologist seeks to understand why some earthquakes are more predictable than the others

Researchers at center of photo conduct fieldwork at Salton Basin. Photo: Ryley Hill

California’s Salton Sea May Be Staving Off Earthquakes As It Disappears

Major earthquakes on southern San Andreas Fault apparently triggered by Salton Sea basin filling with water

Composite image of diatoms seen through a microscope

Phenomenal Phytoplankton: Scientists Uncover Cellular Process Behind Oxygen Production

One out of 10 breaths contains oxygen generated by cellular mechanism in microscopic algae

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