Climate, Atmospheric Sciences, and Physical Oceanography is the largest department at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. We are an active community of 42 professors and researchers, 20 post docs, and 47 grad students. Fourteen staff members assist the researchers in submitting over 100 proposals a year to over 26 agencies and managing roughly $48 million a year in extramural funding all in the pursuit of understanding the oceans and skies.


Super Typhoon Haiyan Centered Over Philippines' Panay Island. Image: NASA/NOAA

Typhoons Likely to Intensify by as Much as 14 Percent under a Moderate Climate Change Scenario
Scripps Oceanography-led study links ocean temperatures to peak typhoon intensity

A 3,400 gallon wave machine used to study ocean biology impacts on sea spray composition. Credit: American Chemical Society

New Link between Ocean Microbes and Atmosphere Uncovered
Microscopic-scale predator-prey relationship has global climate implications

Around the Pier: Inaugural Conference Connects Local High School Students to Atmospheric Research
Students present results from environmental science projects

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