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.

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Luc Lenain
Associate Research Scientist / Technical Director
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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

Apr 7, 2021 Cause of Historic Ocean Heat Wave off San Diego in 2018

Cause of Historic Ocean Heat Wave off San Diego in 2018

Stifled ocean activity the dominant force behind historic event

Mar 8, 2021 How an Unusually Warm Indian Ocean Caused Flooding on Yangtze River

How an Unusually Warm Indian Ocean Caused Flooding on Yangtze River

Climate modelers unravel a mystery with a surprising connection to Aus...

Mar 4, 2021 A Line in the Sand

A Line in the Sand

A brief history of the women of Scripps Institution of Oceanography