Oceans and Atmosphere

Physical Oceanography

Physical Oceanography is the field of study that deals with mechanisms of energy transfer through the sea and across its boundaries, and with the physical interactions of the sea with its surroundings, especially including the influence of the seas on the climate of the atmosphere.

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Art Miller
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Verena Hormann
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Luc Lenain
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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

Develops and implements coastal observatories, serves as a science and technical interface with local, state, and federal agencies, and manages various system components.

Specializing in estuarine and coastal processes with an interest in interdisciplinary projects that address how physics impacts important biological and chemical processes in the coastal environment.

Our mission is to pursue scientific studies in underwater acoustics, small-scale physical oceanography (coastal processes, air-sea gas transfer) and biological oceanography.

Develops autonomous instrument platforms and sensors for them, builds instrumented vehicles, and operates floats and gliders for such projects.

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.

Ecological data collected on Scripps Institution of Oceanography research pier.

Upper ocean temperature profiles

Collects and provides access to current and historical data records of sea surface temperature (SST) and salinity (SSS) measurements observed at shoreline stations along the coast of California.

Developing surfboard fins with sensors that will measure multiple ocean parameters.

An autonomous long range platform to unveil the oceans.

Part of the international GO-SHIP program, which carries out a systematic and global re-occupation of select hydrographic sections to quantify changes in storage and transport of heat, fresh water, carbon dioxide (CO2), and related parameters

Oceans and Atmosphere News

Oct 29, 2020 NSF Grants $53 Million to Create a Global Fleet of Robotic Floats to Monitor Ocean Health

NSF Grants $53 Million to Create a Global Fleet of Robotic Floats to Monitor Ocean Health

New grant will support a consortium of research institutions, includin...

Oct 22, 2020 Local Cures for the Climate Crisis

Local Cures for the Climate Crisis

Book and event seek community remedies for the intertwined issues of c...

Oct 9, 2020 Obituary Notice: Nobel Laureate Mario Molina

Obituary Notice: Nobel Laureate Mario Molina

Pioneering atmospheric chemist