Earth and Planetary Chemistry

Bottles of reference material for oceanic CO2 experiments.

Bottles of reference material for oceanic CO2 experiments.

UC San Diego's Scripps Institution of Oceanography's researchers monitor variations in the chemistry of the atmosphere, oceans and the global carbon cycle, study the chemistry of deep-sea cores as paleoclimate archives, investigate the origins of life on Earth, and conduct research on the chemical evolution of Earth and other planetary bodies.

Natural-products chemists at Scripps develop medicines to treat cancer, arthritis and other diseases.