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Diving into Seabird Science

October 20, 2022

Growing up in a rural Southern California town in the 1990s, Tammy Russell didn’t know any scientists, but she started dreaming about a future in marine science. Fast forward to 2022, and Russell is now living out her childhood dreams as a PhD student at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

Environmental Scientist Jesse Ausubel to Receive 2022 Nierenberg Prize

October 3, 2022

Renowned environmental scientist Jesse H. Ausubel will be honored with the 2022 Nierenberg Prize for Science in the Public Interest. This award is presented annually by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego and the Nierenberg Family to honor the memory of William A. Nierenberg.

Jane Teranes: 1969-2022

July 20, 2022

Jane Teranes, a teaching professor and paleoclimatologist who provided a bridge for UC San Diego undergraduates to engage with Scripps Institution of Oceanography science, died July 2, 2022 after a brief illness. She was 52.

Hidden Mangrove Forest in the Yucatan Peninsula Reveals Ancient Sea Levels

October 4, 2021

A new study led by researchers across the University of California system in the United States and researchers in Mexico focuses on an ancient mangrove forest that is thriving in the Yucatan Peninsula—more than 124 miles from the coast.

New Assessment Examines 10 Reasons Why the Coronavirus Is Airborne

April 15, 2021

There is consistent, strong evidence that the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19, is predominantly transmitted through the air, according to a new assessment published April 15 in the medical journal Lancet.

Scientists Map “Pulse” of Groundwater Flow through California’s Central Valley

April 7, 2021

For the first time, scientists at the University of California San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography and School of Global Policy and Strategy, as well as the U.S. Geological Survey are using advanced satellite data to map the “pulse” of groundwater flow through the San Joaquin Valley.

New Study Identifies Mountain Snowpack Most “At-Risk” from Climate Change

March 1, 2021

In a new study, Scripps Institution of Oceanography climate scientists Amato Evan and Ian Eisenman identify regional variations in snowpack melt as temperatures increase, and they present a theory that explains which mountain snowpacks worldwide are most “at-risk” from climate change.

NSF Grants $53 Million to Create a Global Fleet of Robotic Floats to Monitor Ocean Health

October 29, 2020

On Oct. 29, 2020 the National Science Foundation (NSF) approved a $53 million grant to a consortium of the country’s top ocean-research institutions to build a global network of chemical and biological sensors that will monitor ocean health.

New Study Finds That Parasites Can Drain Energy from Hosts Prior to Infection

October 26, 2020

A new study by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego has found that a species of brain-infecting parasite can disrupt the metabolism of its host—the California killifish—both before and after infection.

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

September 2, 2020

Scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego have received an award from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to study low cloud “hot-spots,” one of the largest uncertainties in climate change models and predictions.
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