Ice and Climate

Melting ice along the shore in Manitoba, Canada.

Melting ice along the shore in Manitoba, Canada.

Global climate change is one of the leading scientific, societal, and national security challenges of our time. UC San Diego's Scripps Institution of Oceanography research in the polar regions range from the dynamics of ice flow and glacial influence on sea-level rise to ice cores as archives of trace gasses in the atmosphere and changes in ocean chemistry to the study of sea ice dynamics.