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William Kuperman: 1943-2024

July 9, 2024

William Kuperman, emeritus professor of oceanography and former Director of the Marine Physical Laboratory (MPL) at UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography, died June 30. He was 81. Kuperman was widely recognized for his contributions to the fields of underwater acoustics and acoustical oceanography.

Joris Gieskes: 1934-2024

June 17, 2024

Joris Gieskes, a marine chemist affiliated with Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego for nearly six decades, died May 19, 2024 at his home in Del Mar, Calif. He was 90.

Study Finds Nitrous Oxide Emissions Grew 40% over 40 Years, Accelerating Climate Change

June 12, 2024

Emissions of nitrous oxide – a greenhouse gas more potent than carbon dioxide or methane – continued unabated between 1980 and 2020, a year when more than 10 million metric tons were released into the atmosphere primarily through farming practices, according to a new report to which researchers from UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography contributed.

During Year of Extremes, Carbon Dioxide Levels Surge Faster than Ever

June 6, 2024

Carbon dioxide is accumulating in the atmosphere faster than ever — accelerating on a steep rise to levels far above any experienced during human existence, scientists from NOAA and Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego announced today.

Five from UC San Diego Elected to National Academy of Sciences

May 14, 2024

Five UC San Diego professors have joined the National Academy of Sciences as members.

Global Warming Is Influencing Global Timekeeping

March 28, 2024

A problem is coming for global timekeeping, according to a new paper in the journal Nature by Scripps Institution of Oceanography geophysicist Duncan Agnew, and global warming is influencing when that problem might arrive.

Extreme Heat, Wildfires Combine to Disproportionately Harm Less Affluent and Communities of Color

February 2, 2024

New study finds increased hospitalizations when people are exposed to both wildfire smoke and excessive heat with the risks increased in neighborhoods with more people of color, lower incomes and less access to health insurance.

Storied Research Platform is Retired

August 15, 2023

The Floating Instrument Platform (FLIP) was one of the most innovative oceanographic research tools ever invented, but on Aug. 3, FLIP's distinguished career finished its final chapter when it was towed to a dismantling and recycling facility, the costs to renovate it deemed too expensive.

UNESCO Recognizes International Team for Sustainable Underwater Archaeology Efforts

August 8, 2023

UNESCO has awarded a team of researchers from Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History and UC San Diego’s Qualcomm Institute and Scripps Institution of Oceanography for their efforts protecting underwater cultural heritage sites.
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