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.


Scripps' Shang-Ping Xie led study on the cover of the Oct. 2015 issue of Nature Climate Change. Image courtesy of Nature

Around the Pier: UC San Diego Top Institution in United States for Environmental and Earth Sciences
Science journal Nature ranks campus fourth-leading institution in the world based on published research

Ship navigates through sea ice

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

Super Typhoon Haiyan Centered Over Philippines' Panay Island. Image: NASA/NOAA

Typhoons Likely to Intensify by as Much as 14 Percent under a Moderate Climate Change Scenario
Scripps Oceanography-led study links ocean temperatures to peak typhoon intensity

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