Oceans and Atmosphere

Atmospheric Aerosols and Chemistry

The study of microscopic or nanoscopic solid or liquid particles in the atmosphere and their effects on the weather, climate, and other systems.

Academics

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Sarah Aarons
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Luc Lenain
Associate Research Scientist / Technical Director
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Kim Prather
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Amato Evan
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Lynn Russell
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Centers, Labs, and Programs

AGAGE has been measuring the composition of the global atmosphere continuously since 1978.
 

Develops models and analyzes observations to understand the microphysical and chemical evolution of aerosol particles in the atmosphere.

The Scripps O2 Program measures changes in atmospheric oxygen levels from air samples collected at stations around the world.

CAICE is a Center for Chemical Innovation focused on the fundamental chemistry behind the impact of aerosol particles on our climate.

Desert meteorology and climate, with a special focus on dust storms.

A daily record of global atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration.

Studies fundamental physical processes that govern terrestrial climate change, with emphasis on observations and particular attention to the Earth’s polar regions.

Leading international work on climate change understanding and policy.

Oceans and Atmosphere News

Increased Atmospheric Dust has Masked Power of Greenhouse Gases to Warm Planet

Study finds increasing levels of dust likely had cooling effect that s...

Pink Dye Experiment to Reveal Mysteries of Coastal Ocean Dynamics

Scripps Oceanography-led PiNC experiment uses non-toxic pink dye and a...

New Species of Deep-Sea Fish Discovered off Costa Rica

Scripps Oceanography researchers describe Pyrolycus jaco, a newly iden...