Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES)
CIRES researchers explore all aspects of the earth system and search for ways to better understand how natural and human-made disturbances impact our planet. CIRES informs decision-makers and the public about how to best ensure a sustainable future environment. CIRES is a joint institute of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the University of Colorado at Boulder, with five centers: Climate Diagnostics, Earth Science & Observation, Limnology, National Snow & Ice Data, and Science & Technology Policy. CIRES organizes its research around six areas: Climate System Variability, Geodynamics, Planet Metabolism, Regional Processes, Advanced Modeling & Observing Systems, and Integrated Activities.
The mission of the Climate Diagnostics Center (CDC) is to advance national capabilities in interpreting the causes of observed climate variations, and to apply this knowledge to improve climate models and forecasts plus develop new climate products that better serve the needs of decision-makers and the public.
Phone: (303) 492-1143
- University of Colorado at Boulder
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)