CGD People

The People in Climate & Global Dynamics

CGD scientists pursue research as part of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

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Research Sections

AMP | Atmospheric Modeling & Predictability research focus is to increase understanding of the atmosphere and its role in the climate system, through modeling and observational studies, and to represent that understanding in improved atmospheric models. AMP also develops the scientific understanding of the dynamics and predictability of large-scale atmospheric variability and coupled variability on time scales of days to decades.

CAS | Climate Analysis Section research focus is to increase understanding of the atmosphere through empirical studies and diagnostic analyses of the atmosphere and its interactions with the earth's surface and oceans on a wide range of time scales.

CCR | Climate Change Research section uses appropriate climate system models to study the response of the Earth system to a variety of forcings, including changes of carbon dioxide, and other greenhouse gases and aerosols.

OS | Oceanography Section research is understanding the large-scale ocean circulation and the dynamics of climate through studies of the important processes in the ocean, in air-sea interaction, and in coupled systems.

PPC | Paleo & Polar Climate section is to enhance understanding of the workings of the climate system through investigations of past climates and the role of polar regions in climate variability and change.

TSS | Terrestrial Sciences studies land-atmosphere interactions, in particular surface forcing of the atmosphere, through model development, application, and observational analyses.

  • IAM | Integrated Assessment Modeling group within TSS develops and applies integrated socio-economic and biophysical models of the climate system.
    * The IAM research program was closed as of August 2018

Research Integration

CSEG | CESM Software Engineering Group works on CSEG code development efforts and project management issues on the CESM project.

ISG | Information Systems provides CGD's computing technologies.

CGD Administrative Group executes any number of day-to-day operations, including budget, planning, and other specialized support services to the Laboratory. Local support is provided to the Sections with central support handling laboratorial administrative activities. The team ensures compliance with rules and regulations for all administrative functions.