James Cameron and his inner child visited UC San Diego Friday. The acclaimed director of “Titanic,” “Avatar,” and the “Terminator” films was at Mandeville Auditorium to receive the 2013 Nierenberg Prize for Science in the Public Interest. Mostly Cameron won it for his historic March 2012…
An international team of researchers, including Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, geochemist James Day, has found new evidence that material contained in oceanic lava flows originated in Earth’s ancient Archean crust.
For the first time in human history, concentrations of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2 ) could rise above 400 parts per million (ppm) for sustained lengths of time throughout much of the Northern Hemisphere as soon as May 2013.
For much of Asia, the pace of life is tuned to rhythms of monsoons. The summer rainy season is especially important for securing the water and food supplies for more than a billion people. Its variations can mean the difference between drought and flood.
The rain and snow that fall in the Sierra Nevada get their initial spur half a world away, according to a team of researchers led by UC San Diego climate scientists.
The heat generated by everyday activities in metropolitan areas has a significant enough warming effect to influence the character of the jet stream and other major atmospheric systems during winter months, according to a trio of climate researchers.
The world can significantly slow the pace of climate change with practical efforts to control so-called “short-lived climate pollutants” and by bringing successful Western technologies to the developing world, according to three UC San Diego scientists in the journal Foreign Affairs.
With a UC San Diego Triton visor protecting him from the hot glare of spotlights, the 14th Dalai Lama deconstructed the barriers between science and spirituality Wednesday on his first official visit to San Diego.
From prediction of algal blooms that could poison seafood to identification of subseafloor oil deposits to an effort for the military to borrow camouflage techniques from octopi, the cross-section of research presented at Scripps Institution of Oceanography Jan. 19 ran the gamut from practical to fantastical.
Internet information giant Google updated ocean data in its Google Earth application this week, reflecting new bathymetry data assembled by Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, NOAA researchers and many other ocean mapping groups from around the world.