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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Peter Franks
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Centers, Labs, and Programs

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

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Research Experience aboard R/V Sally Ride a.k.a. 'SWEET BOAT GIG 2020'

Students from around the country get a taste of ship life

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Scripps Receives NOAA Award to Study Clouds, One of the Largest Uncertainties in Climate Change

The MAPP project will examine the relationship between low cloud “hot-...

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Rise of Carbon Dioxide Unabated

Seasonal peak exceeds 417 parts per million at Mauna Loa observatory