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Erosion monitoring, Torrey Pines State Beach. Photo: Erik Jepsen, UC San Diego

Surveys Identify Relationship between Waves, Coastal Cliff Erosion

Study shows waves, rainfall important parts of erosion process, providing new opportunity to improve forecasts

New Study Redefines Understanding of Where Icebergs Put Meltwater into the Southern Ocean

The findings pave the way for large Antarctic icebergs to be used in global climate models

Is Arctic Warming Behind a Monster Saharan Dust Storm?

A June 2020 event set a record for size of a dust mass sent across the Atlantic

MOSAIC

Scripps scientists return from year-long polar drift experiment

A photo essay from the Arctic Ocean

Close-up image of bamboo coral Acanella arbuscula

Scientists Call for Decade of Concerted Effort to Enhance Understanding of the Deep Seas

Decade of Ocean Science offers opportunity for discovery

A Scientist's Life: Adam Young

Coastal morphologist assesses erosion risk with drone-based lasers, photogrammetry, and buried sensors

A man in front of a series of video screens displaying wildfire information

Eyes on Wildfires

ALERTWildfire camera network reaches 610-camera milestone during season of record fires

Local Cures for the Climate Crisis

Book and event seek community remedies for the intertwined issues of climate change, public health and social justice

Photo: Schmidt Ocean Institute

Keeling Curve Receives Continuation Funding from Eric and Wendy Schmidt

$1.45M Grants Support Keeling Curve, Ocean pH Programs, Key Indicators of Global Warming

Mario Molina

Obituary Notice: Nobel Laureate Mario Molina

Pioneering atmospheric chemist

Researchers Use Satellite Imaging to Map Groundwater Use in California’s Central Valley

Satellite data reveal variability in the intensity of groundwater use for different crops, a boon for irrigation policymaking across the state

A Scientist’s Life: Jade d’Alpoim Guedes

Archaeologist considers how history can guide society as it deals with climate change

NASA image of clouds over earth.

Scripps Receives NOAA Award to Study Clouds, One of the Largest Uncertainties in Climate Change

The MAPP project will examine the relationship between low cloud “hot-spots” and Earth’s global climate sensitivity

Remnants of the Wordie Ice Shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula

Satellite Record Gives Unprecedented View of Antarctic Ice Shelf Melt Pattern over 25 Years

New estimates of ice shelf melting around Antarctica since the 1990s show where and when ice has been lost and where meltwater entered the Southern Ocean

Rise Of Carbon

Rise of Carbon Dioxide Unabated

Seasonal peak exceeds 417 parts per million at Mauna Loa observatory

Ramanathan Portrait

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

People playing on the shore under a hot sun

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

Open Access Book

New Open-Access Book Casts Climate Change as a Public Health Crisis

Contributors to text co-edited by UC San Diego researchers range from Nobel Prize laureates to Pope Francis

Coronavirus Global Shutdown

Coronavirus Global Slowdown Is Cleaning the Skies. How Long Will It Last?

Scripps Oceanography climate scientists ponder what episode tells us about global warming

Thwaits Glacier

First Results from NASA’s ICESat-2 Mission Map 16 Years of Melting Ice Sheets

Team of scientists finds massive ice loss in West Antarctica

Blob 2.0

New Study Looks at How the “Blob” Came Back

Scripps Oceanography and CIRES scientists find that weak winds in the Pacific drove record-breaking 2019 summertime marine heat wave

Surface waves produced by iceberg calving are visible near the terminus of the Hansbreen glacier in Svalbard, Norway.

Listen Up: Scripps Scientists Use Underwater Microphones to Study Calving Arctic Glacier

Researchers develop new method for measuring glacial retreat by analyzing underwater acoustic recordings of icebergs falling into the ocean

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Coastal Heat Waves Can Tax Public Health - Even Outside of Summer

Study of Southern California hospitalizations shows upticks attributable to heat driven by Santa Ana winds in fall, winter, and spring

Esteemed Scripps Climate Scientist Appointed as the Edward A. Frieman Presidential Chair in Climate Sustainability

Veerabhadran Ramanthan selected as inaugural holder of faculty chair that honors legacy of late Scripps director

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