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Cryosphere and Polar Science

Cryosphere and polar science study the frozen water part of the Earth system, ranging from the glaciers of Greenland to the ice sheets of the Antarctic. Antarctica photo by Jack Pan.

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Centers, Labs, and Programs

Investigating everything from ocean physics to ice sheet and glacier dynamics to the ecology of the organisms that live at the poles.

Earth News

Oct 22, 2021 Seamount Named for Iconic Scripps Oceanographer Walter Munk

Seamount Named for Iconic Scripps Oceanographer Walter Munk

The new Munk Guyot southwest of Hawaii was mapped by research vessel S...

Sep 16, 2021 Scripps Oceanography Welcomes New Faculty Members

Scripps Oceanography Welcomes New Faculty Members

Colleen Petrik and Vashan Wright are among the most recent faculty hir...