Scripps Launches Polar Center

Scripps News (April 3rd, 2019)

The new Scripps Polar Center brings together scientists from disciplines that investigate everything from ocean physics to ice sheet and glacier dynamics to the ecology of the organisms that live at the poles—a cross-disciplinary approach to understand polar regions in all their complexity.

A Scientist’s Life: Maria Vernet

Scripps News (May 11th 2017)

Maria Vernet is an emeritus researcher in the Integrative Oceanography Division at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the UC San Diego. She earned a master’s degree in biological oceanography from the University of Washington in 1981 and a PhD in biological oceanography from the University of Washington in 1983. A phytoplankton ecologist, she considers long-term changes in marine ecosystems with a special emphasis on life in polar regions.

A Scientist’s Life: Helen Fricker

Scripps News (May 7th 2019)

Glaciologist Helen Amanda Fricker received her BSc in mathematics and physics from University College London in 1991 and her PhD in glaciology from the University of Tasmania in 1999. She joined Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego as a postdoctoral scholar in 1999 and she currently serves as a professor. She’s also a member of NASA’s Science Definition Team for ICESAT-2, a new ice-measuring satellite launched in September 2018.

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.