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.


Solving the Mysteries of Hiatus in Global Warming
Global mean temperatures have been flat for 15 years despite the increase in heat-trapping greenhouse gases, but a new Scripps study shows cooling in the equatorial Pacific Ocean explains the discrepancy

Scripps Researchers Assess the Future of Climate in California
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego-led research team assess the latest understanding of climate impacts on California of concern to the state's economic future

The Scripps/Navy research vessel Melville

Ocean Observatories Initiative Deploys First Global Site This Month
Scripps-led team working aboard R/V Melville

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