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

Around the Pier: UC Ship Funds Program Makes 2014 Awards to Young Scientists | Scripps News | Mar 27, 2014

Researchers Offer an Explanation for Expansion of Tropical Belts | Scripps News | Mar 18, 2014

Number of Days Without Rain to Dramatically Increase in Some World Regions | Scripps News | Mar 13, 2014

Profiles in Diversity - Hispanic Scientist Driven to Make a Public Impact | Scripps News | Mar 06, 2014

Research Highlight: Scripps and NOAA Researchers Take Flight to Observe Atmospheric River | Scripps News | Feb 25, 2014