clouds and atmosphereUnderstanding the role of the atmosphere in the earth system

Earth's atmosphere contributes to the sustainability of life. By regulating Earth's temperature, by the use of the water, carbon and nitrogen cycles, or providing favorable climates for food and energy to thrive, the atmosphere is key to the long term viability of life on planet Earth.

Our programs focus on the interactions between the atmosphere and other components of the Earth system. The programs focus on processes near the Earth's surface, and regional and global processes that contribute to global climate change. We use biometeorological tools as well as models and data analysis techniques to investigate the interaction between the atmosphere, biosphere, and hydrosphere.