Theme I - Climate

Climate change happens whether or not global warming occurs, but clearly global warming has happened whether other changes can be ascribed to it or not.
The proposed work under this theme serves to investigate and quantify the fast feedback processes on climate change that arise from the global variations of energy and water exchanges among the climate system components (atmosphere, ocean, land, cryosphere) and to evaluate how these same processes affect the local surface environment, especially severe weather events in urban and coastal environments.

Mapping to NOAA and NESDIS Strategic Plans

The proposed research contributes to NOAA’s Strategic Goals: “Climate Adaptation and Mitigation” (Objectives 1, 2 and 3), “Weather-Ready Nation” (Objectives 1 and 2), “Healthy Oceans” (Objective 1) and “Resilient Coastal Communities and Economies” (Objectives 1 and 2). These projects support specific NESDIS goals by evaluating satellite remote sensing algorithms and data product processing systems, some to be delivered for operational use, developing advanced analysis methods that combine measurements from multiple satellite instruments to produce integrated data products, some to be delivered as CDRs, and supporting development of NOAA’s Climate Service buildup of the climate observing system.

CREST Researchers
  • William Rossow, Theme Lead
  • Juliana Maanta, Lehman College/CUNY
  • Johnny Luo, EAS Dept/CCNY/CUNY
  • Jorge Gonzalez, ME Dept./CCNY/CUNY
  • Irina Gladkova, CSc Dept/CCNY/CUNY
  • Michael Grossberg, CSc Dept./CCNY/CUNY

NOAA Collaborators
  • John J. Bates, Ken Knapp, Lei Shi, Thomas C. Peterson, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC
  • Felix Kogan, Tim Schmit, NOAA/NESDIS/STAR-CIMSS
  • Walter Wolf, NOAA/NESDIS

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