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

Lake Tahoe Research Provides New Insights on Global Change | Scripps News | Feb 24, 2015

Around the Pier: Standing Up for Science | Scripps News | Feb 10, 2015

Research Highlight: The Most Studied Atmospheric River in History | Scripps News | Feb 10, 2015

Research Highlight: The Sound of Hope | Scripps News | Feb 09, 2015

Distinct Rise in Global Ocean Temperatures Detected | Scripps News | Jan 28, 2015

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