NCAR researchers study climate and climate change, its affects on societies,
and its prediction. A number of their research topics are listed below
with links to the division web pages that describe their projects.
Take a look at visualizations created from some of the most accurate
climate models in the world! These animations show weather around
the world over a year.
See how these scientists are delving into climate through projects that
seek to better understand how the water cycle, monsoons, El Nino, and
other factors affect the Earth system.
Climate Change Research
This team uses climate system models to study how the Earth system
would respond to changes in the amounts of greenhouse gases, aerosols,
variation, volcanic activity, land cover, and land use.
The mission of this group is to increase understanding of the atmosphere
and its role in the climate system through modeling and observational
Scientists in the section study interactions between the land and
the atmosphere by developing models and observing systems.
Climate Dynamics and Predictability
The scientific objective of this section is to understand the mechanisms
and predictability of large-scale atmospheric variability on time
scales of days to years.
The researchers within this section develop and maintain ocean
models, sea-ice models and a coupler for studies of climate.
plays an important role in developing, maintaining and using
Climate System Model (CCSM).
Biosphere Atmosphere Interactions
Learn how carbon and trace gasses are exchanged between the
biosphere and atmosphere and to predict Earth system reactions
and global changes.
Measuring pollution in the troposphere using a NASA’s EOS Terra
This instrument surveys the upper troposphere, stratosphere,
and mesosphere to determine temperature, the concentrations
gasses, and the locations of high clouds.
Cloud and Surface Processes and Parameterizations
Learn about the analyses of researchers who study how
cloudiness affects climate.
at NCAR's High Altitude Observatory
This group seeks to better understand the effects of
solar variability on the Earth.
How does Climate Impact Society?
Heat Wave Awareness Project
It’s 110 degrees in the shade! Better learn more about heat waves
and their impact on society.
the Impact of Environmental Emergencies Through Early Warning and
Preparedness – The Case of El Niño-Southern
The ESIG group created this website to foster
discussion of ideas and issues relating to
of Climate Affairs
and research activities.
Find out about research projects that examine
how climate variability affects agriculture.