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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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

2012-02-02 22:57:31

A first-of-its kind study of extreme temperature shock reveals complexities of climate-induced threats.

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

A team of scientists and conservationists created a plan to survey the debris field and mark it with satellite-tracked drifting buoys.

2011-12-23 08:26:59

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.

2011-11-10 15:27:48

Kawasaki Disease (KD) is a severe childhood disease that many parents, even some doctors, mistake for an inconsequential viral infection.


Word of the Day
gazingstock
  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
The 'stock' of 'gazingstock' comes from an Old English word meaning 'tree trunk' or 'wood'.
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