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Macaws in the Amazon rainforest. Photo: Ricardo Stukert/iPhoto

Improved Model of the Carbon Cycle Can Help Verify Reported Emissions

Model reduces uncertainty on contributions of land-based ecosystems to atmospheric CO2 concentrations

FLIP being towed away

Storied Research Platform is Retired

Scripps Oceanography’s 61-year-old FLIP towed to sea for the final time

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

Hoyo Negro virtual dive.

UNESCO Recognizes International Team for Sustainable Underwater Archaeology Efforts

UC San Diego researchers and Mexican colleagues lauded for work on the Yucatán Peninsula

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

Storm waves lash city streets in Pacifica, California

California’s Winter Waves May Be Increasing Under Climate Change

New research used 90 years of seismic data to infer wave heights, creating an unprecedented record of the waves that have pounded California’s coast

Scripps crossing with the ocean and sunset in the background

SURF Program 2023: Student Profiles

SURF program at Scripps provides students from across the country with opportunities to conduct research in earth, ocean and atmospheric sciences

Scripps biological oceanographer and mission leader Lisa Levin (third from left) with students and colleagues before Alvin’s July 16 deployment

Scripps Researchers to Explore Deep-Sea Methane Seeps in Alvin Submersible

Expedition hopes to better understand how far the chemicals from seeps spread underwater, and which organisms can utilize them as a food source

Biological oceanographer Colleen Petrik

A Scientist's Life: Colleen Petrik

Biological oceanographer seeks to help society understand marine-life safe limits of fishing, greenhouse gas emissions

Expanding Access to Coral Reef Conservation Technology

Scripps researchers recommend how conservationists and scientists can use 3D modeling technology called large-area imaging

students at a graduation ceremony

Cheers to Scripps Oceanography’s Class of 2023

An impressive group of graduates reflect on their experience at UC San Diego and discuss what’s next

A tropical cyclone spins over the Pacific Ocean, churning the water with its powerful winds.

New Measurements Suggest Tropical Cyclones May Influence Global Climate

Scripps researchers find that tropical cyclones cause deeper and longer lasting ocean warming than previously thought, setting the stage for unexpected and far reaching implications

Smog over Los Angeles neighborhoods

Fighting Climate Change Isn’t an Automatic Win for Environmental Justice

Some simulated pathways for reducing emissions in the U.S. maintained or exacerbated existing racial inequities

Scripps Student Spotlight: Margaret Morris

Geophysics PhD candidate researches how to locate submerged archaeological materials using marine acoustics

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

A CTD with all of its bottles open during a cast conducted from NIWA's R/V Tangaroa. Photo: NIWA

Exploring Ocean Currents 20,000 Feet Under the Sea

Shipboard measurements of ocean depths emphasize the importance of Deep Argo

UC San Diego Celebrates Opening of the Ted and Jean Scripps Marine Conservation and Technology Facility

New facility is dedicated to marine biodiversity and conservation research, discovery and education

Lava flow blocks access to Mauna Loa Observatory. Photo: Hawaii EMA Civil Air Patrol

Broken Record: Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Levels Jump Again

Average May reading 3.0 parts per million higher than in 2022

Portrait of a man standing under a pier

Scripps Student Spotlight: Orion McCarthy

Marine biology PhD student studies how coral reefs in Maui are changing over time in response to climate change

New Study: Protecting Large Ocean Areas Doesn’t Curb Fishing Catches

Five years after the creation of Mexico’s Revillagigedo National Park, the largest fully protected marine area in North America, experts report no negative impacts on the Mexican fishing sector

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

Erica Ferrer, Jordan Griffin, Analisa Freitas and Toni Sleugh in SCUBA attire on Scripps Pier

Scripps-Led Fellowship Program Promotes Equal Access for Students Interested in Scientific Diving

Fellows of the first SCUBA DIVERsity program cohort share their experiences; Fall 2023 applications open May 30

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