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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Around the Pier: Weather on Steroids Exhibit Merges Scripps Climate Science with Art
Artistic and scientific showcase on display at the La Jolla Historical Society through May 21

From left, Andrew Barton, Tarik Benmarhnia, Isabel Rivera-Collazo, Andrew Lucas, Kate Ricke, Jennifer Vanos

Around the Pier: New Faculty Represent University’s Approach to Understanding and Protecting the Planet
Interdisciplinary research is key trait of six new professors joining UC San Diego

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