Global Change

An APEX float is deployed off a German research vessel.

Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego has been at the forefront of global climate change research since Charles Keeling began measurements of carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere in 1958. Today, Scripps scientists monitor the oceans and atmosphere, track aerosols and cyclical climate phenomena like El Nino Southern Oscillation, and develop computer model simulations to forecast climate changes and impacts. They also serve on national and international panels to make recommendations for climate policy.