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.

What We Do

Atmospheric Composition

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.

Climate Impacts

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.

Recent Publication

A single-point modeling approach for the intercomparison and evaluation of ozone dry deposition across chemical transport models (Activity 2 of AQMEII4)

Olivia E. Clifton
Donna Schwede
Christian Hogrefe
Jesse O. Bash
Sam Bland
Philip Cheung
Mhairi Coyle
Lisa Emberson
Johannes Flemming
Erick Fredj
Stefano Galmarini
Laurens Ganzeveld
Orestis Gazetas
Ignacio Goded
Christopher D. Holmes
László Horváth
Vincent Huijnen
Qian Li
Paul A. Makar
Ivan Mammarella
Giovanni Manca
J. William Munger
Juan L. Pérez-Camanyo
Jonathan Pleim
Limei Ran
Roberto San Jose
Sam J. Silva
Ralf Staebler
Shihan Sun
Amos P. K. Tai
Eran Tas
Timo Vesala
Tamás Weidinger
Zhiyong Wu
Leiming Zhang


June 24, 2022

Manishka De Mel: Helping People and Ecosystems Adapt to Climate Change

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.

June 15, 2022

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.