We perform and publish cutting-edge, earth systems research in close collaboration with NASA and multiple other governmental and academic partners in the earth, climate, and sustainability sciences. We also lead efforts to mitigate and adapt to a changing climate, interacting with a broad range of stakeholders.
The Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate research projects at CCSR include the study of the chemical constituents of Earth’s atmosphere, and the roles they play in influencing the atmosphere’s temperature, radiation, and dynamics.
The climate impacts research group at CCSR works on the improved understanding of how climate affects human society, and involves development of a framework to analyze complex interactions among biophysical and socio-economic processes.
With nearly $3 million in federal funding, Climate School researchers will help develop a climate action plan to mitigate the effects of climate change on the city’s water supply.
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Manishka De Mel is a senior staff associate at Columbia Climate School’s Center for Climate Systems Research. Together with climatologist Cynthia Rosenzweig, she recently co-edited the book, “Our Warming Planet: Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation.”
At CCSR, De Mel gathers information to assess how climate change will impact ecosystems and communities in Asia and Latin America. That information then enables governments and other stakeholders to build resilience against climate variability and extreme weather events.
Dr. Marcus van Lier-Walqui participated in the intensive observation period (IOP) of the DOE-funded TRacking Aerosol Convection interactions ExpeRiment (TRACER)
In mid-June, Dr. Marcus van Lier-Walqui, CCSR associate research scientist traveled to Houston, TX to participate in the intensive observation period (IOP) of the DOE-funded TRacking Aerosol Convection interactions ExpeRiment (TRACER). This field campaign’s goals are to collect detailed observations on isolated thunderstorms in the Houston regions to better understand the processes that govern them, and how aerosols from pollution may affect their strength and lifecycle.