Oceans and Atmosphere

Internal Waves and Ocean Mixing

The study of the processes by which the oceans transport and blend water with varying chemistry, temperature, and velocity, particularly through the mechanism of internal gravity waves. Graphic from Multiscale Ocean Dynamics (MOD).

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Centers, Labs, and Programs

The group focuses on observing and modeling coastal processes including beach evolution, cliff erosion, and nearshore waves.

A specialized team of oceanographers, engineers, and graduate students solving vexing problems in ocean physics and biology.  We develop, build, and deploy novel scientific instrumentation to observe the ocean in new ways.

Oceans and Atmosphere News

Apr 20, 2022 Scripps Oceanography-Led Study Predicts Climate Change Accelerates Ocean Currents
Apr 5, 2022 New Evidence Suggests California’s Environmental Policies Preferentially Protect Whites

New Evidence Suggests California’s Environmental Policies Preferentially Protect Whites

Systemic racism could explain why minorities are exposed to more poll...