CGD Organization

CGD Organization: Summary
The People in Climate and Global Dynamics

CGD scientists pursue research as part of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). [orgchart] [orgchart summary]

Research Sections

AMP | Atmospheric Modeling & Predictability research focus is to increase understanding of the atmosphere and its role in the climate system, through modeling and observational studies, and to represent that understanding in improved atmospheric models. AMP also develops the scientific understanding of the dynamics and predictability of large-scale atmospheric variability and coupled variability on time scales of days to decades.

CAS | Climate Analysis research focus is to increase understanding of the atmosphere through empirical studies and diagnostic analyses of the atmosphere and its interactions with the earth's surface and oceans on a wide range of time scales.

CCR | The Climate Change Research Section uses appropriate climate system models to study the response of the Earth system to a variety of forcings, including changes of carbon dioxide, and other greenhouse gases and aerosols.

  • CCP | Climate Change Prediction group within CCR focuses on present and future climate change which is primarily funded by the DOE's Office of Biological and Environmental Research program (OBER).
  • Paleo | Paleoclimate research within CCR focuses on using the Community Earth System Model to simulate climates of time regimes through comparisons of model simulations with observational records.

OS | Oceanography research is understanding the large-scale ocean circulation and the dynamics of climate through studies of the important processes in the ocean, in air-sea interaction, and in coupled systems.

TSS | Terrestrial Sciences studies land-atmosphere interactions, in particular surface forcing of the atmosphere, through model development, application, and observational analyses.


Research Integration

CSEG | CESM Software Engineering Group works on CSEG code development efforts and project management issues on the CESM project.

ISG | Information Systems provides CGD's computing technologies.

CGD Administrative Group executes any number of day-to-day operations, including budget, planning, and other specialized support services to the Laboratory. Local support is provided to the Sections with central support handling laboratorial administrative activities. The team ensures compliance with rules and regulations for all administrative functions.




Our Vision

To benefit society as the center of collaborative Earth climate system research.

CGD | Climate & Global Dynamics