• Thumbnail Scripps researchers monitor icequakes on Swiss glacier Seated in her office overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Debi Kilb, an expert on earthquakes at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, points out the objects of her current research–multicolored blocks that pop up rapidly on her computer screen like an ongoing video game. The popping blocks on her computer […]

  • Thumbnail Scripps scientists deploy new technology to track changes facing inhabitants of the north   March/April 2011   By Mario Aguilera For thousands of years, the native peoples living along the world’s northernmost seas have forged an intimate relationship with their environment. The indigenous inhabitants of the Arctic Ocean’s Chukchi and Beaufort seas view themselves as tied to the […]

  • Thumbnail Basic research needs are target of new fundraising endeavor Supporting the research of new scientists is a top priority for Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, and in these efforts the institution recently found new partners in Jeffrey and Marcy Krinsk. On Sept. 1, 2010, Scripps and the Krinsks launched the Jeffrey and Marcy Krinsk […]

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    Thumbnail Earthquake simulation model brings scientists closer to forecasting earthquakes on complex fault systems The slow creeping motion of seismic faults could hold the key to predicting earthquake patterns, according to a new study by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego postdoctoral scholar Yoshihiro Kaneko and colleagues at California Institute of Technology. A new earthquake simulation model […]

  • Thumbnail Scripps scientists track earthquakes along U.S.-Mexico border using real-time seismic and GPS networks; rapid response team headed to Calexico rupture site Within a day of a major Easter Sunday quake, Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego scientists Yuri Fialko and David Sandwell headed to the U.S.-Mexico border city of Calexico on a rapid response research […]

  • Thumbnail Scripps researcher uses new state-of-the art instrument to investigate how ocean ecosystems respond to global impacts Thanks to a new instrument, Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego graduate student Celli Hull can scan through thousands of years of ancient mud in hopes of gaining a long-term view of how marine ecosystems reacted to a mass […]

  • Thumbnail Findings suggest hotspot is the result of a lower-mantle plume A new study by a multi-institutional research team has opened up a window into the earth to reveal Hawaii’s deep roots and the best picture yet of a plume originating from the lower mantle. The findings suggest that the Hawaiian hot spot is the result of […]

  • ThumbnailUsing DNA, Scripps researchers unlock the evolutionary path of Australia’s seadragons November/December 2009 By Jessica Z. Crawford Like their terrestrial namesakes, seadragons seem to belong to a mythological world. Their hypnotic, leaf-like limbs suggest they are related somehow to both fish and seaweed. Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego marine biologists Greg Rouse and Nerida Wilson didn’t expect […]

  • Thumbnail Scripps geologists journey to the Gulf of California to collect rock samples in areas never studied before A team of scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego collected rocks during an expedition to unexplored areas in the Gulf of California in hopes of acquiring a more detailed view of a region being split […]

  • Thumbnail Haymet, fellow panelists contend with blackout while discussing global warming Tony Haymet, director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, didn’t let a power outage deter him from an address at the second Governors’ Global Climate Summit convened in Los Angeles last month. As if to illustrate the consequences of growing energy consumption or […]

  • Thumbnail Scripps-led study shows ocean health plays vital role in coral reef recovery Rising sea temperatures, pollution and runoff from coastal development, and impacts from overfishing have made tropical oceans a difficult place for environmentally sensitive corals to survive. A new study led by scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego suggests that by […]

  • Thumbnail Two new papers provide a deeper look at earthquake vulnerability for the Lake Tahoe region For more than a decade, scientists at Scripps Institution ofOceanography at UC San Diego have been unraveling the history offault ruptures below the cobalt blue waters of Lake Tahoe oneearthquake at a time. Two new studies by the Scripps research teamoffer […]

  • tkusano wrote a new post, Lava Origins, on the site explorations now 8 years ago

    ThumbnailResearchers analyze gas samples collected from Tanzanian volcano to determine processes at work in Earth’s upper mantle The local Maasai people in northern Tanzania refer to Oldoinyo Lengai volcano as the Mountain of God. Volcanologists revere it for its carbon-laden lavas, which erupt like motor oil from thorny-shaped hornito cones and leave behind a salty residue […]

  • tkusano wrote a new post, Turtles and Toxins, on the site explorations now 8 years ago

    Thumbnail Collaboration examines little-known green sea turtle population and toxic threats Military vessels and tourist attractions are well-known features along San Diego’s waterfront, but tucked away to the south is one of San Diego’s best kept aquatic secrets. Most people associate the East Pacific green sea turtle with exotic tropical destinations, but a resident population of the […]

  • Thumbnail Megan McArthur joins final shuttle mission to upgrade the Hubble Telescope As a graduate student at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, MeganMcArthur spent a lot of time underwater studying ocean acoustics. Now she is exploring another vast, largely unknown frontier— space. McArthur, who received her Scripps Ph.D. degree in oceanography in2002, is an […]

  • Thumbnail New Birch Aquarium book highlights masters of camouflage in the ocean Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego has turned a page in the history of its exhibits. Inspired by its The Art of Deception exhibit of marine organismsthat use camouflage to attract prey or hide from predators, theaquarium has published What Color Would You […]

  • Thumbnail New Scripps study of low-frequency sound provides explanation for how large-amplitude signals from volcanic eruptions are produced What does Mount St. Helens have in common with man-made aircraft? Their engines — whether natural or man-made — rumble in a similarway, according to a new study led by researchers at ScrippsInstitution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. […]

  • Thumbnail Birch Aquarium’s outreach climate exhibit warms the Commuter Terminal Now through June, travelers passing through the Commuter Terminal of San Diego International Airport can learn more about climate change. Thanks to an invitation from the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography is showcasing its latest engaging exhibit as part […]

  • Thumbnail Scripps researchers are studying California’s murky climate history to better understand what the future may hold for the state’s water supply Scientists are digging deep into lake sediments along the Sierra Nevada mountain range – the major source of California’s water supply — to understand how the hydrology of this mountain range has varied over the […]

  • ThumbnailScripps Scientist Edward Goldberg Geochemist Ed Goldberg was a "scientific humanitarian"   Some of the world’s brightest minds in ocean and earth science walkthe halls and inhabit the labs at Scripps Institution ofOceanography, UC San Diego. Every now and then an extraordinaryresearcher with a spark in his eye – and a lusty sense of humor -comes along and […]

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