The research mission of the Climate & Carbon Sciences Program is to advance the understanding and prediction of multiscale climate dynamics, abrupt and extreme climate events, terrestrial feedbacks to climate change, and their impacts on energy and water resources.
The Climate and Carbon Sciences Program Area encompasses both atmospheric and ecosystem processes, seeking to improve understanding of climate forcing, ecosystem-climate feedbacks, and ecosystem goods and services like biofuel production, carbon sequestration, and climate change adaptation. The Program Area is focused around a set of interrelated goals, and integrates a wide range of expertise and tools, to conduct fundamental science and to improve predictive climate models.
ERG Associate Adjunct Professor, Margaret Torn, leads two programs in this area: (1) Atmospheric Systems Research Program and (2) Terrestrial Ecosystem Science Program. Learn more about this research here.
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