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Resources

UConn

Climate Lab

  • The Climate Lab group is made up of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and undergraduate interns from Geography and other disciplines. Focus is on regional processes involved in climate change in past, present and future climates of Earth, with funding currently from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration (NOAA).

UConn Atmospheric Sciences Group

  • The Atmospheric Sciences Group (ASG) was formed to facilitate educational, research, and outreach initiatives concerning the atmospheric and related sciences at UConn.

 

Climate Related News, Blogs and More

Climate Central

  • Surveys and conducts scientific research on climate change and informs the public of key findings. Climate Central scientists publish peer-reviewed research on climate science, energy, droughts, wildfires, and other related topics.  Their content has been featured on The New York Times, NBC Nightly News, and PBS.  Two of their most prominent reports are Surging Seas and The Heat is On.

Climate Voices

  • Climate Voices, Science Speakers Network brings scientists and their fellow citizens together in discussions of climate science and local impacts of climate change. The purpose of the network is to share scientists’ expertise and engage citizens in meaningful, ongoing dialogue about climate change effects on local communities, regions, and the country.

Dot Earth

  • Examines efforts to balance human affairs with the planet’s limits. Dot Earth tracks relevant developments from suburbia to Siberia. It is featured in the “Opinion” section of the The New York Times and is ran by Andrew C. Revkin. Revkin is an environmental journalist famous for his investigations on the North Pole, the Bush Administration’s interference with scientific data, and global warming.

Post Carbon

  • Offers perspective on the key climate and energy issues that face the US through The Washington Post.

Yale Environment 360

  • 360 is an online magazine offering opinion, analysis, reporting and debate on global environmental issues. They feature original articles by scientists, journalists, environmentalists, academics, policy makers, and business people, as well as multimedia content and a daily digest of major environmental news. Yale Environment 360 is published by the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.

IPCC AR5 News

  • Unofficial news and updates on Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of IPCC through Twitter.

 

Climate Knowledge

100 Views of Climate Change

  • Offers clear, current, high-quality information about climate change with regards to ethics and atmospheric science, economics and agriculture, literature and ecology, policy and refugees, and more. Published through Colorado State University.

CGD’s Climate Analysis Section

  • Through the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Earth System Laboratory’s  Climate & Global Dynamics (CGD) section. The Climate Analysis Section seeks to increase the understanding on the atmospheric and oceanic general circulations, meteorological phenomena such as tropical cyclones, global warming, the hydrological cycle, and climate variations over several time scales.

National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center

  • Delivers real-time products and information that predict and describe climate variations on timescales from weeks to years thereby promoting effective management of climate risk and a climate-resilient society.

NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory

The Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

  • Engaged in comprehensive  long lead-time research fundamental to NOAA’s mission. Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) scientists focus on model-building relevant for society, such as hurricane  research, prediction, and seasonal forecasting, and understanding global and regional  climate change.

The International Research Institute for Climate and Society

  • Established as a cooperative agreement between NOAA’s Climate Program Office and Columbia University. It is part of The Earth Institute, Columbia University, and is located at the Lamont Campus. The IRI is committed to knowledge, serving society, quantifying uncertainty, with science at its core.

European Space Agency’s Climate Change Initiative

  • A €75m program running from 2009 – 2016 that responds to the need for climate-quality satellite data. The goal is to provide stable, long-term, satellite-based Essential Climate Variables (ECV) data products for climate modellers and researchers.

MIT Global Change Program

  • Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change creating an environment where scientists and economists can work together. At the center of the program lies MIT’s dynamic Integrated Global System Model.  This integrated model  can estimate the likelihood of different changes and demonstrate the potential costs and benefits of specific policies, which is crucial towards providing a global response to climate change.

Stockholm Environment Institute

  • Independent international research institute dedicated towards bridging the gap between science and policy since 1989.

 

Resources For Specialized Research

Data

Daily Earth Temperature from Satellites by the DISCOVER Project

  • Daily averaged temperatures of the Earth are measured by the AMSU flying on the NASA’s Aqua satellite.

European Climate Assessment & Dataset

  • Presented is information on changes in weather and climate extremes, as well as the daily dataset needed to monitor and analyse these extremes. ECA&D is receiving data from 61 participants for 62 countries and the ECA dataset contains 37088 series of observations for 12 elements at 7852 meteorological stations throughout Europe and the Mediterranean.

Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research

  • Brings together scientists, economists, engineers and social scientists who are working to develop sustainable responses to climate change out of the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom.

Goddard Institute for Space Studies Surface Temperature Analysis (GIS TEMP)

  • Provides surface temperature analysis through NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS).

Global Land Cover Facility

  • Develops and distributes remotely sensed satellite data and products that explain land cover from the local to global scales through the University of Maryland.

IRI/LDEO Climate Data Library

NOAA Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution

  •  Manages and directs the operation of the central ground facilities which ingest, process, and distribute environmental satellite data and derived products to domestic and foreign users.

USGS Global Visualization Viewer

Research Funding

Grants.gov

  • Provide a common website for federal agencies to post discretionary funding opportunities set up under the President’s Management Agenda in 2002.

National Science Foundation

  • The National Science Foundation funds research and education in most fields of science and engineering. It does this through grants, and cooperative agreements to more than 2,000 colleges, universities, K-12 school systems, businesses, informal science organizations and other research organizations throughout the United States. The Foundation accounts for about one-fourth of federal support to academic institutions for basic research.