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

Fuselage-mounted meteorological probe on CalWater 2015 aircraft. Wing-mounted cloud microphysics instruments are in background.

Research Highlight: The Most Studied Atmospheric River in History
A “make-or-break” weather phenomenon brings Scripps Oceanography scientists together with several agencies for campaign of unprecedented scope

Atmospheric river

Refilling California’s Reservoirs—The Roles of Aerosols and Atmospheric Rivers
Amid a season of 'atmospheric river' storms, an upcoming field campaign promises to improve knowledge of the forces that produce or inhibit precipitation as California’s drought continues

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