Environmental Data Science
and Systems

Objective: Advance environmental and climate research and policy by developing and providing integrated data products, data delivery systems, and data analysis tools. Our science focus includes:

  • Carbon Cycle and Carbon Sequestration
  • Climatic Change Research
  • Atmospheric Radiation Measurements
  • Biogeochemistry of Terrestrial Ecosystems
  • Biodiversity

We provide value-added data and tools used to:

  • Enable an objective assessment of the potential for, and consequences of, global change
  • Improve the treatment of cloud and radiation physics in global climate models in order to improve the climate simulation capabilities of these models
  • Understand the complexity of the carbon cycle and the linkages to physical, biogeochemical and ecological processes and human influences
  • Harvest, index, and search metadata for the discovery and delivery of spatiotemporal data