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Water temperature measurement, Scripps Pier, Aug. 18, 2018. Photo: Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego

Cause of Historic Ocean Heat Wave off San Diego in 2018

Stifled ocean activity the dominant force behind historic event

Two people sitting on a bench in smoky air overlooking Hollywood sign.

Fine Particulate Matter from Wildfire Smoke More Harmful Than Pollution from Other Sources

Researchers call for revisions to air-quality monitoring guidelines to consider the sources of emissions

SXSW Online 2021

Scripps Institution of Oceanography at SXSW Online 2021

Scientists from Scripps leading two panels at virtual conference

Scripps Institution of Oceanography Joins Multicampus Initiative on Coastal Resilience and Climate Adaptation

UC-funded initiative will bring together researchers at the San Diego, Santa Cruz, and Santa Barbara campuses to address pressing issues for California’s coastal communities

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

Melting snow at Phillips Station in the Sierra Nevadas, January 2018.

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

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

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

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

A shot of the San Diego coast and skyline

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

Paul Crutzen

Paul Crutzen: 1933-2021

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

A cloudy sky over an ocean shoreline

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

Erosion monitoring, Torrey Pines State Beach.

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

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