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KPBS
Jan 08, 2014

Extreme winter weather has been dominating the national headlines for days, but it seems that here in San Diego we've been living in a land that winter weather forgot.


U-T San Diego
Jan 06, 2014

Although her remarkable images, on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego for another week, are essentially photographs, and despite the fact she’s represented by Joseph Bellows, who deals exclusively with photography, don’t mistake Montlack for a photographer. “I’m not technically trained as a photographer,” Montlack said during a recent visit to San Diego, where she’s been working for more than a year in a joint project with the museum and Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. Using a macro lens and a microscope, she focuses on tiny elements of organic matter, and then blows them up. And in this project, she’s focusing on sea life, in particular, life from the Sea of Cortez through fossils, slides and samples that Scripps has collected for more than a half century.


U-T San Diego
Jan 06, 2014

A carefully choreographed overhaul of Birch Aquarium's popular kelp forest is set to begin today, with divers relocating scores of fish so the 70,000-gallon tank can be drained, repaired and turned into a better habitat for local marine life. The exhibit’s mix of fish also will change. Nigella Hillgarth, the aquarium’s executive director, said divers will introduce a greater variety of fish from local waters so visitors will gain a fuller sense of a world that’s home to everything from microscopic drifters to large, predatory sharks.


Inside Climate News
Jan 02, 2014

Ralph Keeling, the director of an acclaimed Scripps program that keeps track of the amounts of carbon dioxide and oxygen in the atmosphere, has renewed his plea for public support of the research, which has suffered from flagging federal grants. "The Scripps CO2 and O2 measurements now face severe funding challenges," Keeling wrote in a letter posted on Dec. 24. "The situation is most urgent for the O2 measurements. These measurements have been supported for decades through proposals submitted every few years to the federal agencies. The value of these measurements is not questioned, but federal funding for these programs has never been so tenuous." The work at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego has led to many findings beyond just showing how much carbon dioxide and oxygen are in the air at any given moment, although that measurement has generated the most headlines—such as when carbon dioxide levels surpassed 400 parts per million, more than at any time in human history.


U-T San Diego
Jan 02, 2014

Dana Montlack took her time finding her voice as an artist. Although her remarkable images, on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego for another week, are essentially photographs, and despite the fact she’s represented by Joseph Bellows, who deals exclusively with photography, don’t mistake Montlack for a photographer. “I’m not technically trained as a photographer,” Montlack said during a recent visit to San Diego, where she’s been working for more than a year in a joint project with the museum and Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. Using a macro lens and a microscope, she focuses on tiny elements of organic matter, and then blows them up. And in this project, she’s focusing on sea life, in particular, life from the Sea of Cortez through fossils, slides and samples that Scripps has collected for more than a half century.


Philly.com
Jan 02, 2014

If you're casting about for a New Year's resolution that has nothing to do with how much you eat or how often you exercise, here's a suggestion: Firm up your understanding of climate change science, technology and policy by taking one of several free online courses being offered by various academic or public policy institutions. The first to get underway, and perhaps the broadest of the curricula, is offered beginning on January 7 by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. "Climate Change in Four Dimensions" deals with the problem from the standpoints of the natural sciences, social sciences, technology and the humanities. All the faculty come from UCSD—Charles Kennel, Naomi Oreskes, Veerabhadran Ramanathan, Richard Somerville and David G. Victor.


Climasphere
Jan 02, 2014

Ralph Keeling and Robert Monroe of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography give us an inside look at the Keeling Curve - and how Twitter is helping them spread the word about CO2 emissions.


BBC News
Jan 01, 2014

An early warning system for earthquakes, tsunamis and floods is being trialled in the US.


Surfer Today
Dec 30, 2013

Surfing, as a well-established mainstream sport that we know today, couldn't be possible without the work and dedication of the following people. John C. Crowell (1917-). This hidden legend of oceanography has had one of the most important roles in the history of the world. During the summer of 1943, Crowell studied oceanographic meteorology at Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, California, and was sent to England to work on wave forecasting for the planned Allied Invasion of Normandy. Alongside his army colleague Richard C. Bates, Crowell picked the right day and hour for the troops to make their final assault on Omaha Beach. Using simple surf forecasting models, John C. Crowell changed the way we schedule our waves forever.


U-T San Diego
Dec 23, 2013

A portrait in the office of Margaret Leinen shows her not as the newly appointed director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego but as a young researcher, sitting in a dredge bucket surrounded by piles of dark and porous rocks. Leinen, 67, joined Scripps in October, replacing former director Tony Haymet. Although professor Catherine Constable served as interim director of Scripps after Haymet’s departure, Leinen is the first woman to serve in a permanent position as vice chancellor for marine sciences, director of Scripps and dean of the School of Marine Sciences at the University of California San Diego