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 ourClimate model 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