Center for Climate Systems Research, Columbia University
The Center for Climate Systems Research (CCSR) is a unit of the Earth Institute, Columbia University, and was established in 1994 for the purpose of enhancing the program of interdisciplinary Earth and Climate systems research both at Columbia and the NASA/Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS). The overriding objective of all projects conducted at CCSR is to provide an enhanced understanding of the Earth's climate sensitivity and variability, as well as the mechanisms that control them. The center focuses on aspects of the climate system that have the potential to impact human populations and environmental stability.
CCSR and GISS scientists utilize observations and modeling techniques to advance the study of climate variability and the sensitivity of climate to natural and anthropogenic effects. Scientists at the Center for Climate Systems Research investigate a variety of research topics including: Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate, Climate Change Impacts, Global Carbon and Water Cycles, Paleoclimate, Regional Climate Modeling, and Turbulence.
- Columbia University
- National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)