Fiamma Straneo and Helen Fricker on KPBS

KPBS (June 17th 2019)

Reporters from KPBS sat down with Scripps Polar Center's Helen Fricker and Fiamma Straneo to discuss the distinctions between Antarctic and Greenland glacial melts, the dangers they both pose to rising sea levels (and thereby, public safety), and the profound uptick in ice loss each is experiencing.

A Scientist’s Life: Fiamma Straneo

Scripps News (December 12th 2017)

Physical oceanographer Fiamma Straneo was at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution for 18 years before joining the faculty of Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego on July 1, 2017.  She received a Laurea cum Laude (MSc) in physics from the University of Milan and a PhD in physical oceanography from the University of Washington.

Study Uncovers Surprising Melting Patterns Beneath Antarctica’s Ross Ice Shelf

Scripps News (May 27th 2019)

In a study published today in Nature Geoscience a team of scientists, including glaciologists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego, detail how they discovered an ancient geologic structure under Antarctica’s largest ice shelf and describe how the ice shelf’s stability in future climates depends on local processes occurring in summer near the ice front.