Oceans and Atmosphere

Global Hydrography and Circulation

The wide-scale study of the characteristics of bodies of water and the creation, transport, and mixing of water. (Photo: CalCOFI)

Academics

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Paula Cessi
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Verena Hormann
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Nathalie Zilberman
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Centers, Labs, and Programs

A global network of robotic floats that measure the changing state of the ocean.

One of Scripps's longest-running data centers, serving reference-quality hydrographic ocean data to an international community for over 20 years

The Global Ocean Biogeochemical float program supports robotic ocean-monitoring float profiles around the globe that are used by scientists and educators to better understand ocean health. 

Provides a critical service to the oceanographic community by innovating new drifter designs and sensors as demanded/needed by science applications and evolving observing system requirements.

Upper ocean temperature profiles

Our research resides at a synergetic overlap between geophysical fluid dynamics, physical oceanography and climate dynamics. We are particularly interested in ocean mesoscale and submesoscale dynamics, air-sea interactions and sea-ice interactions.