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Learn about ocean science from leading researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. This series is taped at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps and has been in production since 2001 with new episodes added monthly.

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Learn about ocean science from leading researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. This series is taped at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps and has been in production since 2001 with new episodes added monthly.

    Fire Extreme Rainfall and Debris Flows: Cascading Disasters in a Changing Climate - Impacts of Climate Change in California and The West

    Fire Extreme Rainfall and Debris Flows: Cascading Disasters in a Changing Climate - Impacts of Climate Change in California and The West

    As the climate warms across the globe, California is faced with adapting to a range of climate-related challenges - from drought to increased wildfire activity, to more extreme rain events. Many of these climate change phenomena work in concert to trigger catastrophic events such as post-wildfire debris flows like the one that devastated Montecito, California in January 2018. Join Scripps meteorologist Nina Oakley to learn how research is helping us understand, anticipate, and prepare for these cascading disasters in our new climate reality. Series: "Jeffrey B. Graham Perspectives on Ocean Science Lecture Series" [Science] [Show ID: 36729]

    • 52 min
    Getting Warmer? Ocean Temperatures off the California Coast - Impacts of Climate Change in California and The West

    Getting Warmer? Ocean Temperatures off the California Coast - Impacts of Climate Change in California and The West

    Local fishermen, surfers, and beachgoers know that ocean temperatures off California's coast vary, often expectedly, but sometimes unexpectedly. Join Scripps oceanographer Katherine Zaba to learn how scientists deploy innovative ocean technology to monitor and understand ocean warming phenomena, like marine heatwaves and El Niño events, that affect California's coastline. 
    Series: "Jeffrey B. Graham Perspectives on Ocean Science Lecture Series" [Science] [Show ID: 36728]

    • 56 min
    The Art and Science of Atmospheric Rivers and the Changing Hydroclimate of the West - Impacts of Climate Change in California and The West

    The Art and Science of Atmospheric Rivers and the Changing Hydroclimate of the West - Impacts of Climate Change in California and The West

    California's precipitation regime is the most volatile in the country. These large natural swings between drought and extremely rainy years make water resource management in California notoriously difficult. Global climate change is expected to exacerbate the volatility by decreasing the frequency of regional precipitation while increasing its intensity. Join meteorologist Alexander Gershunov to learn about the mechanisms behind these projected changes, their anticipated impacts on California, as well as how art can help convey the science.  Series: "Jeffrey B. Graham Perspectives on Ocean Science Lecture Series" [Science] [Show ID: 36727]

    • 59 min
    Biological Impacts of Oxygen Loss in the Ocean: The Blinding Truth

    Biological Impacts of Oxygen Loss in the Ocean: The Blinding Truth

    Join Scripps postdoctoral scholar Lillian McCormick for an in depth look at how and why oxygen is changing in the ocean and how her research is providing insight into the impacts of low oxygen on vision in marine invertebrates. Learn about her new research results, her plans for future investigations and what we can do about oxygen decline in the ocean. Series: "Jeffrey B. Graham Perspectives on Ocean Science Lecture Series" [Science] [Show ID: 36570]

    • 47 min
    Bending the Curve: Climate Change Solutions

    Bending the Curve: Climate Change Solutions

    Join world renowned scientist Ram Ramanathan for insight into a multifaceted education program, Bending the Curve, which inspires action on climate solutions. The groundbreaking program is offered at all University of California campuses and internationally. Learn how he and colleagues around the world are educating students at every level to become climate warriors. Series: "Jeffrey B. Graham Perspectives on Ocean Science Lecture Series" [Science] [Show ID: 35706]

    • 27 min
    Our Warming Ocean

    Our Warming Ocean

    When we think about climate change, we often focus on the effects that we can directly observe such as extreme weather events and catastrophic wildfires. Yet most of our planet is covered by ocean where the impacts of climate change have been more difficult to measure. Join Scripps physical oceanography professor Sarah Gille as she describes how oceanographers are using innovative technology to study our warming ocean. See how much and where it is changing, the implications of that warming and where that heat is coming from. Series: "Jeffrey B. Graham Perspectives on Ocean Science Lecture Series" [Science] [Show ID: 35705]

    • 26 min

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