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Paleoceanography and Paleoecology

The study of the oceans and ecology of marine organisms in the geologic past, largely through the marine sedimentary record.

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A physical library of geological samples from the seafloor and subseafloor of the world’s oceans.

The WECLIMA group studies relationships between regionally impactful weather extremes and large-scale climate variability and change. We also collaborate across disciplines to study impacts on public health, ecosystems, water resources, wildfire, energy, and air quality.

Earth News

Jan 20, 2021 More Pollutants Could Remain in Atmosphere With Less Light Rain

More Pollutants Could Remain in Atmosphere With Less Light Rain

New study shows effects of rainfall on pollutants vary by the severity...

Dec 9, 2020 New Study Helps Pinpoint When Earth’s Plate Subduction Began

New Study Helps Pinpoint When Earth’s Plate Subduction Began

Several billion-year-old rocks tell the story of the planet’s transiti...

Nov 24, 2020 Five UC San Diego Experts Elected AAAS Fellows in 2020

Five UC San Diego Experts Elected AAAS Fellows in 2020

Scripps Oceanography's David Sandwell among those recognized by Americ...