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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.

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Beachgoers during a marine heatwave.

Scientists Identify Climate Change as Major Contributor to Record-Breaking Marine Heatwave
Scripps Oceanography team used a century of ocean data collected by the Shore Stations Program and new method of temperature analysis to put the 2018 marine heatwave in context

Satellite measurements of SSTs, averaged during June-Aug. of 2019. Reds are warmer than normal, blue are colder than normal.

New Study Looks at How the “Blob” Came Back
Scripps Oceanography and CIRES scientists find that weak winds in the Pacific drove record-breaking 2019 summertime marine heat wave

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