Oceans and Atmosphere

Climate Sciences

Climate sciences study the climate system of the earth with emphasis on the physical, dynamical, and chemical interactions of the atmosphere, ocean, land, ice, and the terrestrial and marine biospheres. The field encompasses changes on seasonal to interannual time scales and those induced by human activities, as well as paleoclimatic changes on time scales from centuries to millions of years.

Potential graduate students interested in this topic may want to apply for the Climate, Ocean, and Atmosphere MS and PhD programs or the MAS Climate Science & Policy Program.

 

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Art Miller
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Verena Hormann
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Centers, Labs, and Programs

A global network of robotic floats that measure the changing state of the ocean.

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.

Our mission is to advance interdisciplinary science and applications that empower people and communities to better understand climate change impacts and implement adaptation strategies.

Provide water cycle science, technology and outreach to support effective policies and practices that address the impacts of extreme weather and water events on the environment, people and the economy of western North America.

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.

The WECLIMA group studies relationships between regionally impactful weather extremes and large-scale climate variability and change. We also collaborate across disciplines to study impacts on public health, ecosystems, water resources, wildfire, energy, and air quality.

Oceans and Atmosphere News

Oct 29, 2020 NSF Grants $53 Million to Create a Global Fleet of Robotic Floats to Monitor Ocean Health

NSF Grants $53 Million to Create a Global Fleet of Robotic Floats to Monitor Ocean Health

New grant will support a consortium of research institutions, includin...

Oct 22, 2020 Local Cures for the Climate Crisis

Local Cures for the Climate Crisis

Book and event seek community remedies for the intertwined issues of c...

Oct 9, 2020 Obituary Notice: Nobel Laureate Mario Molina

Obituary Notice: Nobel Laureate Mario Molina

Pioneering atmospheric chemist