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Global Climate Change

Anthropogenic emissions are causing enormous and long-lasting changes in the composition of the atmosphere, which in turn impacts the Earth’s climate. UC Davis students, staff, and faculty work on understanding the components and workings of ourImage: blue polar ice caps surrounded by wisps of clouds. climate system and how it affects the world in which we live. Research in this area includes:

  • computer modeling of climate
  • measuring atmospheric constituents that affect climate
  • studying the link between climate and our water resources
  • investigating the interactions between the ocean and atmospheric systems
  • studying the effects of climate change on ecosystems