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.


Charles Cox obituary

Obituary Notice: Charles Cox: Esteemed Scripps Professor of Oceanography
Pioneering researcher, affiliated with Scripps since 1948, explored ocean structures and electromagnetic fields

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Polar Region Changes in Response to Global Warming to be Discussed by Leading Thinkers
Global climate change’s impact on the poles to be focus of Nov. 3-6 meeting hosted by APS and Scripps

  • On November 5th 2015 the US Department of Energy (DOE) Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility launched the ARM West Antarctic Radiation Experiment (AWARE). As a collaborative project between DOE and the National Science Foundation, AWARE scientists collect and analyze data covering the atmospheric energy balance, cloud microphysics, precipitation, and aerosol chemistry. The Lead Scientist is Dan Lubin, Climate, Atmospheric Science and Polar Oceanography (CASPO) Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego. Read more at the AWARE site.

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