The Scripps Polar Center brings together scientists from the three research sections of Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego who investigate everything from ocean physics to the ecology of polar organisms. We aim to address the complex questions of today’s polar regions and to train a new generation of scientists capable of interdisciplinary research.
Scripps News (March 2nd 2021)
A new study from lead author Susheel Adusumilli has identified atmospheric rivers, the phenomenon of high-altitude concentrations of water in the atmosphere, as a main source of snowfall on the West Antarctic ice sheet. The project makes use of data from the ICESat-2 satellite which provides measurements of snowpack by observing precise changes in elevation along the surface of the ice sheet.
Read about the latest research, announcements, and community engagement from the Polar Center.
Education and Activities
In addition to a Geophysics graduate program, Scripps Polar Center professors offer several undergraduate and graduate-level courses in glaciology. Syllabi and information for current students can be accessed here.
Once a week, we host talks with glaciologists across the field, discussing their newest research and engaging with our academic community.
RT @Scripps_Ocean: The science community has come a long way in understanding ice sheets, but is still playing “catch-up,” write Scripps' @…Read More
RT @Scripps_Ocean: "The Arctic is a bit of a canary in the coal mine, so seeing the changes accelerate there gives us a preview of how dram…Read More
RT @USCLIVAR: Postdoc position supporting the @SOCCOMProject. You would be working with Matt Mazloff, Sarah Gille, Lynne Talley, and Adrian…Read More
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RT @NoelleSelin: Check out the new @AMAP_Arctic #mercury report -- key findings for policy are now out. I co-led a chapter with @Tamina38 w…Read More
RT @SarahAarons: Some shots from this week of checking out field sites and setting up dust collectors @LitioReina @DavidBoutt @EDN010 https…Read More