Paolo receives MVP Award from NASA Cryospheric Sciences Program

Congratulations to postdoc Fernando Paolo, recent recipient of the "Most Valued Player" Award within the NASA Cryospheric Sciences Program, for his PhD work on Antarctic ice shelves from satellite radar altimetry. Paolo was presented the award by NASA Cryo PM Tom Wagner at the PARCA meeting at Goddard Space Flight Centre today. photo credit: Kelly Brunt

GAMES group receives private funding

Scripps family memebers Eaton and Marty Scripps have expressed their support of the GAMES group's interactive, educational outreach efforts with a donation that will fund the groups efforts for one year.  For more information, visit the GAMES website: and the full SIO press release here.

IGPP's Fricker, Siegfried, team discover varied, high-rate melt along Ross Ice Shelf

AGU's Geophysical Research Letters has published "High basal melting forming a channel at the grounding line of Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica," co-authored by IGPP glaciologists Helen Amanda Fricker and Matt Siegfried. The team, led by Oliver Marsh, University of Canterbury, spent six weeks collecting radar data to map ice melt along the Ross Ice Shelf. The study discovered melt rates vary along the shelf, but that the speed of melt (up to 25 times higher than expected) in some locations may hamper the Ross Ice Shelf's sustainability.

ANZA Network receives critical operational funding

Earlier today, Scripps Institution of Oceanography Director Margret Lenien,  Seismic Warning Systems CEO, George Dickson, County Supervisor, Greg Cox and IGPP Research Scientist—and lead researcher for the ANZA network—Frank Vernon, were pleased to announce that a financial donation by Seismic Warning Systems (SWS) will keep the ANZA Seismic Network, and its 28 monitoring stations along the San Jacinto Fault, operating through 2020.  The state-of-the-art network, which has monitored Southern California’s most active fault since 1982, was at risk of being shut down when government funding cu

STEAM/STEM class co-created by IGPP researcher Kilb a hit

Gompers students brought their aluminum foil, whipped cream, and pie tins to the Elementary Institute of Science to learn "How to Make a Disaster Movie Based on Real Science!"