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CBS News
Jan 06, 2017
Last year, NOAA and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography put an economic value of $17 billion a year on the ocean off the west coasts of North and South America. That includes $4.3 billion from commercial and sport fishing and $12.9 billion for the capture of carbon.

Jan 05, 2017
Rain certainly melts snow, but winter rain—even precipitation coming from the warm tropics—might not have enough thermal energy to trigger significant thawing. “What ends up happening is higher altitudes get a lot more snow, and while lower altitudes lose snow, the runoff seeps into groundwater, so it’s not all lost,” says Marty Ralph, director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego’s Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes. The bigger worry, says Ralph, is flooding.

The Washington Post
Jan 04, 2017
“This is a very common and well-known issue in climate models,” said the new study’s lead author, Wei Liu, a postdoctoral associate at Yale University, who conducted the work while at the University of California at San Diego. “I wanted to see, if I use a corrected model, how this will affect the future climate change.”

Dec 20, 2016
The recent U.S. presidential election loomed large last week at the world’s largest annual gathering of Earth and space scientists, the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) Fall Meeting in San Francisco, Calif. When Eos asked some of the more than 20,000 scientists at the meeting what they thought the election’s outcome means for the Earth and space sciences, we heard a wide range of responses, from dismissal of the election’s importance to deep concern. “There is every reason to be concerned” about the direction of the incoming administration related to science, but scientists should “hang in there,” said Charles Kennel, professor emeritus of atmospheric sciences at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. “I’m not going to give up thinking about climate,” he said.

UCSD Extension
Dec 20, 2016
As much as we know about our planet’s ocean, it contains countless mysteries we have yet to solve, countless secrets we have yet to decipher. Dr. Margaret Leinen, director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, notes that “we have more images of Mars than we do of the bottom of the ocean.”


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