- Climate Change
- Coastal Oceanography
- Surface and Internal Waves
- Sea Level Variability
Mark Merrifield has spent the past two decades studying global and regional sea-level change. A Scripps alumnus, Merrifield returned to campus from a 20-year stint as director of the University of Hawaii Sea Level Center to direct the Center for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation. Merrifield's research areas include sea-level rise and climate variability, coastal oceanography, and nearshore processes. He has a longstanding interest in linking basic and applied research outcomes to practical solutions for societal benefit.
- PhD, Oceanography, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, 1989
- AB, Physics, UC Berkeley, 1982