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.
Oceans and Atmosphere
Remote Sensing and Satellite Oceanography
Satellite remote sensing provides global observations of Earth to monitor environmental changes in land, oceans, and ice through electromagnetic radiation, diffraction, electro-optical, and microwave systems. (ICESat-2 rendering courtesy NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center)
Centers, Labs, and Programs
Focused on the development of an understanding of interaction of light with seawater constituents, variability in ocean optical properties, and propagation of light within the ocean and across the air-water boundary.
Focused on understanding the interactions between light and living organisms.