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2012-06-19 02:25:34

WASHINGTON and LA JOLLA, Calif., June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Atlantic and the University of California San Diego will hold the second annual "The Atlantic Meets the Pacific" forum, October 7-9, 2012, at premier venues on and around the campus of UC San Diego. Building upon last year's highly successful program, the event will explore new frontiers and breakthrough technologies in science, energy, health, and media. Through headline interviews and panel discussions, as well as...

CryoSat Maps The Ocean Floor
2012-05-29 03:11:36

CryoSat was launched in 2010 to measure sea-ice thickness in the Arctic, but data from the Earth-observing satellite have also been exploited for other studies. High-resolution mapping of the topography of the ocean floor is now being added to the ice mission´s repertoire. The main objective of the polar-orbiting CryoSat is to measure the thickness of polar sea ice and monitor changes in the ice sheets that blanket Greenland and Antarctica. But the satellite´s radar altimeter...

2012-05-22 06:24:00

SEATTLE, May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After 17 years as an executive at the Washington State Hospital Association, Randy Revelle, Senior Vice President for Policy and Advocacy, has announced his intention to retire by the end of 2012. Revelle has enjoyed a distinguished career as an association executive, a leader of health care reform, an elected official, and a citizen volunteer. Revelle is now 71. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120522/DC11267) From 1981...

Image 1 - Hot Meets Cold At New Deep-Sea Ecosystem
2012-03-08 10:27:49

Habitats overlap at Jaco Scar in depths off Costa Rica Decades ago, marine scientists made a startling discovery in the deep sea. They found environments known as hydrothermal vents, where hot water surges from the seafloor and life thrives without sunlight. Then they found equally unique, sunless habitats in cold areas where methane rises from seeps on the ocean bottom. Could vents and seeps co-exist in the deep, happily living side-by-side? No one thought so. Until now....

2012-02-27 15:01:00

CINCINNATI, Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) is deepening its commitment to quality journalism with the expansion of its television investigative reporting operations in Washington, D.C. The Scripps Washington bureau, home of Scripps Howard News Service (SHNS), is becoming a fully multimedia, national news organization pursuing enterprise and investigative stories for broadcast TV, newspapers and digital platforms. Scripps has earned a solid reputation,...

Lava Formations In Western US Linked To Tear In Giant Slab Of Earth
2012-02-17 04:04:00

Scripps scientists propose mass melting as new force behind volcanic activity in Columbia River region Like a stream of air shooting out of an airplane's broken window to relieve cabin pressure, scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego say lava formations in eastern Oregon are the result of an outpouring of magma forced out of a breach in a massive slab of Earth. Their new mechanism explaining how such a large volume of magma was generated is published in the Feb....

Google Earth Ocean Terrain Receives Major Update
2012-02-04 03:58:41

Data from Scripps, NOAA sharpen resolution of seafloor maps, correct "discovery" of Atlantis 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. The newest version of Google Earth includes more accurate imagery in several key areas of ocean using data collected by research...

2012-02-02 22:57:31

First-of-its kind study of extreme temperature shock reveals complexities of climate-induced threats Around the world coral reefs are facing threats brought by climate change and dramatic shifts in sea temperatures. While ocean warming has been the primary focus for scientists and ocean policy managers, cold events can also cause large-scale coral bleaching events. A new study by scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego compared damage to corals exposed to heat as...

A drifting buoy is deployed.
2012-01-28 13:36:26

The tsunami that followed on the heels of the March 11, 2011, earthquake in Japan produced as much as 25 million tons of debris. Much of this debris was swept into the ocean. What stayed afloat drifted apart under the influence of winds and currents, most of it eastward. Predicted to reach the West Coast of the United States and Hawaii within the coming years, the debris' composition and how much is still floating on the surface are largely unknown. One thing is certain: the debris is...

2011-12-23 08:26:59

Some organisms already experiencing ocean acidification levels not predicted to be reached until 2100 A group of 19 scientists from five research organizations have conducted the broadest field study of ocean acidification to date using sensors developed at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego. The study, "High-Frequency Dynamics of Ocean pH: A Multi-Ecosystem Comparison," is reported in today's issue of the journal PLoS One. It is an important step toward understanding how...