California Environment

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California, with the nation's largest population and economy, is a focus for many of UC San Diego's Scripps Institution of Oceanography research projects. From seismic networks to coastal ocean observing systems to snowpack monitoring and prediction, Scripps researchers work regionally in California to provide long-term observations, tools, and information for local, state and federal agencies, resource managers, industry, policy makers, educators, scientists, and the general public.

Recent Updates

Lake Tahoe Research Provides New Insights on Global Change | Scripps News | Feb 24, 2015

Research Highlight: The Most Studied Atmospheric River in History | Scripps News | Feb 10, 2015

Research Highlight: The Sound of Hope | Scripps News | Feb 09, 2015

Refilling California’s Reservoirs—The Roles of Aerosols and Atmospheric Rivers | Scripps News | Dec 16, 2014

Scripps Researchers Unraveling Enigma of ‘Flash’ Rip Currents | Scripps News | Dec 15, 2014