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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.

7 Ways Heat Impacts Health

July 9, 2024

Drawing from the expertise of the UC San Diego community, UC San Diego Today presents a list of seven ways that heat impacts health. Through collaboration and innovation, these insights can help pave the way for a healthier future for all.

30 Years of Critical Funding for Junior Faculty

June 25, 2024

Over three decades, the Hellman family has given over $18 million to support more than 400 UC San Diego junior faculty in their research and progress toward tenure.

Design of World’s First Hydrogen-Hybrid Research Vessel Approved

June 25, 2024

The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) approved the preliminary design of a first-of-its-kind hydrogen-hybrid research vessel that will join the fleet at UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography when completed.

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.

Study Illuminates Previously Unknown Ocean Mercury Pathway

June 7, 2024

A new study from researchers at UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography finds that a poorly understood, highly toxic form of mercury, called dimethylmercury, may be a significant source of monomethylmercury off the California coast. Monomethylmercury is the form known to accumulate in seafood and sicken people. The findings, published June 7 in Environmental Science and Technology, are an essential step toward mapping the sources of monomethylmercury in the oceans.

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.

The Class of 2024: Making the Most of Being a Triton

June 6, 2024

UC San Diego’s Class of 2024 is walking the graduation stage this June. With sights set on bright tomorrows, our scholars are ready to celebrate and make us proud. Read stories about a few of our outstanding graduates here.

NSF-Funded Program Advances Geosciences Opportunities for Community College Students

May 30, 2024

For the second year, a group of community college students has been immersed into cutting-edge research at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego through the Scripps Geosciences Educational Opportunities (Scripps-GEO) program.
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