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Coastal Processes

The study of natural and anthropological processes contributing processes contributing to the formation and erosion of coastlines. (Photo: Scripps Oceanography students use LIDAR to map a bluff collapse.)

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Andreas Andersson
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Neal Driscoll
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Centers, Labs, and Programs

CalCOFI is a long-term, interdisciplinary, cross-sectoral ecosystem research program off the coast of California that holistically studies the physics, biogeochemistry, and biology of the marine environment to inform the sustainable management of marine resources in the context of climate change

Providing services on coastal and marine science and policy issues.

The group focuses on observing and modeling coastal processes including beach evolution, cliff erosion, and nearshore waves.

Specializing in estuarine and coastal processes with an interest in interdisciplinary projects that address how physics impacts important biological and chemical processes in the coastal environment.

The Human Ecology Laboratory groups together students and researchers to explore the relationships between people and the environment through time. In particular, the lab focuses on understanding Social Vulnerability related to Climate Change.

Earth News

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