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Surveys Identify Relationship between Waves, Coastal Cliff Erosion

December 28, 2020

Researchers have always known that waves were an important part of cliff erosion, but they haven’t been able to separate the influence of waves and rain before. After decades of debate over the roles that waves and rain play in cliff erosion, new findings provide opportunity to improve forecasts

Is Arctic Warming Behind a Monster Saharan Dust Storm?

December 1, 2020

Researchers break down the conditions that led to the “Godzilla” dust storm of 2020.

Scientists to Study Biodiversity and Pharmaceutical Potential on Seafloor off California

October 20, 2020

Scientists set out Oct. 27 to explore the biodiversity of deep sea habitats that are rich in minerals like phosphorus and manganese. The public will be able to see what the scientists see in real time when the researchers guide a remotely operated vehicle as it explores the ocean floor.

Satellite Record Gives Unprecedented View of Antarctic Ice Shelf Melt Pattern over 25 Years

August 10, 2020

Researchers from Scripps Oceanography and colleagues reviewed 25 years of satellite data and computer models to find that ice shelves have experienced a loss of nearly 4,000 gigatons since 1994 as a result of melting from increased heat in the ocean under them.

New Open-Access Book Casts Climate Change as a Public Health Crisis

May 14, 2020

Two University of California San Diego scientists co-edit an open-access book in which a unique mix of global religious leaders, scientists, and legislators present climate change as an immediate threat to public health, with COVID-19 serving as an example.

New Open-Access Book Casts Climate Change as a Public Health Crisis

May 14, 2020

Two University of California San Diego scientists co-edit an open-access book in which a unique mix of global religious leaders, scientists, and legislators present climate change as an immediate threat to public health, with COVID-19 serving as an example.

Coastal Heat Waves Can Tax Public Health – Even Outside of Summer

April 3, 2020

Heat waves driven by Santa Ana winds can cause perceptible impacts on hospitalizations for kidney failure, dehydration, and respiratory disease in fall, spring, and winter according to a team of San Diego scientists.

Climate Destabilization Unlikely to Cause Arctic Methane ‘Burp’

February 20, 2020

A long-feared scenario in which global warming causes Arctic permafrost to melt and release enough greenhouse gas to accelerate warming and cause catastrophe probably won’t happen. Researchers conclude that even if methane is released from permafrost, very little actually reaches the atmosphere.

“SMART 2.0” Revolutionizing Identification of Natural Compounds

February 19, 2020

A team of researchers at the University of California San Diego describe in a new study the successful use of an analysis tool that uses artificial intelligence to identify chemical compounds, including ones with potential benefit as cancer drugs or antibiotics, within seconds.

Study Shows Acceleration of Global Mean Ocean Circulation since 1990s

February 5, 2020

An international team of scientists from Scripps Oceanography and elsewhere used data from multiple sources including observations from the global Argo network of robotic floats to find that ocean circulation is accelerating, at least partly because of greenhouse gas-induced warming of the planet.
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