The West Antarctic Ice Sheet, a landbound mass of ice larger than Mexico, experienced substantial surface melt through the austral summer of 2015-2016 during one of the largest El Niño events of the past 50 years. The finding is of interest, because El Niño events are expected to become more common…
A new era in American exploration of the oceans will formally begin on Nov. 4 when Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego research vessel Sally Ride begins its operational career performing a survey of biological and oceanographic conditions in the California Current.
Collaborative effort recognized for development of pH sensors for ocean acidification monitoring
The retreat of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean is diminishing Earth’s albedo, or reflectivity, by an amount considerably larger than previously estimated, according to researchers at UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
The Scripps Institution of Oceanography ocean exploration arsenal will grow in a big way May 31 when “Titanic” and “Avatar” director James Cameron gifts a piece of history to the institution.
Christina Frieder is a graduate student at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego who studies the effects of acidic and low-oxygen seawater on marine life.
A push to curb air pollution as a means of slowing the pace of climate change is gaining momentum as a Scripps Institution of Oceanography researcher takes his message to new audiences.
Paul Crutzen shared the 1995 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with UC San Diego’s Mario Molina and the late F. Sherwood Rowland for their work discovering the damaging effect that use of fertilizers had on Earth’s protective ozone layer. He joined Scripps Institution of Oceanography in 1992.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with former U.S. Vice President Al Gore. Thousands of scientists and policymakers around the world have contributed to the ongoing summaries of climate research and dozens of Scripps Institution of Oceanography researchers…
A three-year series of research flights from the Arctic to the Antarctic has successfully produced an unprecedented portrait of greenhouse gases and particles in the atmosphere, scientists announced today.