Climate Research Division, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Service Provider DescriptionScripps Institution of Oceanography is playing a leading role in pioneering the interdisciplinary study of the earth as a unified system. In the Climate Research Division (CRD), scientists study a broad range of phenomena. These span time scales from a few weeks to several decades. Research themes include predicting the natural variability of climate and understanding the consequences of man‹ made increases in the greenhouse effect. Climate change caused by human actions is the paradigm that illustrates why traditional disciplinary barriers in the earth sciences are rapidly weakening. In the climate system, the atmosphere, the seas, the land surface, and the world of living things are tightly coupled. To understand these interactions, a variety of expertise must be brought to bear through a team approach to research.
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