Global Change

An APEX float is deployed off a German research vessel.

Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego has been at the forefront of global climate change research since Charles Keeling began measurements of carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere in 1958. Today, Scripps scientists monitor the oceans and atmosphere, track aerosols and cyclical climate phenomena like El Nino Southern Oscillation, and develop computer model simulations to forecast climate changes and impacts. They also serve on national and international panels to make recommendations for climate policy.

Recent Updates

Climate Change in Four Dimensions Enrollment Now Open for Popular MOOC | Scripps News | Mar 27, 2014

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

New Airborne GPS Technology for Weather Conditions Takes Flight | Scripps News | Mar 17, 2014

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

Research Highlight: The Ocean as Air Filter | Scripps News | Mar 13, 2014