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Centers, Labs, and Projects

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Name Director / Principal Investigator Description Type

A long-term systematic observing system of the physical state of the global ocean.

Data Center, Program
Atmospheric Aerosols Group RUSSELL, LYNN

Develops models and analyzes observations to understand the microphysical and chemical evolution of aerosol particles in the atmosphere.

California Nevada Applications Program (CNAP) CAYAN, DANIEL

Providing cutting edge climate science to stakeholders in water resources, natural resources and coastal resources.

External Affiliated Center
Center for Aerosol Impacts on Climate and the Environment (CAICE) PRATHER, KIMBERLY

CAICE is a Center for Chemical Innovation focused on the fundamental chemistry behind the impact of aerosol particles on our climate.

External Affiliated Center
Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes (CW3E) RALPH, Marty

Provide water cycle science, technology and outreach to support effective policies and practices that address the impacts of extreme weather and water events on the environment, people and the economy of western North America.

Climate, Atmospheric Sciences and Physical Oceanography (CASPO) Division
CLIVAR and Carbon Hydrographic Office STOCKS, KAREN

Primary mission is to deliver the highest possible quality global CTD and hydrographic data to users.

Data Center
Evan Research Group EVAN, AMATO Laboratory
Instrument Development Group DAVIS, RUSS

Develops autonomous instrument platforms and sensors for them, builds instrumented vehicles, and operates floats and gliders for such projects.

Ocean Time Series Group SEND, UWE

Specializes in oceanographic research (physical oceanography and interdisciplinary problems) with timeseries observations using moored sensors.

Prather Research Group PRATHER, KIMBERLY

Studies the chemistry of atmospheric aerosol particles as we look to learn more about their impacts on the planet's energy budget and on the formation of clouds.

Ramanathan Lab RAMANATHAN, Ram Laboratory

Much of the work from this lab involves inductive theoretical approaches to understanding nature from observational data.

U.S. Global Ocean Carbon and Repeat Hydrography Program TALLEY, LYNNE

Part of the international GO-SHIP program, which carries out a systematic and global re-occupation of select hydrographic sections to quantify changes in storage and transport of heat, fresh water, carbon dioxide (CO2), and related parameters