Climate Science and Applications Program

Improving Societal Welfare in the Context of Changing Weather and Climate

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The Climate Science and Application Program (CSAP) carries out interdisciplinary research on social, economic, and health activities related to climate and weather at local, regional and global scales. CSAP research areas include natural resource governance, dynamics of urban systems, weather climate and health, GIS and regional climate for adaptation.   CSAP scientists address adaptation to climate change by generating scenarios of projected climate change, developing scientific tools and methods for analyzing current and future vulnerability, and conducting integrated analyses of climate change impacts and adaptation.  An important component of this program is the integration of decision-makers and users of climate information into CSAP's societal research activities.

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CSAP Feature Stories

Monday, March 16, 2015 - 9:45am
Gina Taberski (UCAR), Paul Kucera (NCAR), Edilberto Esquivel Marconi (ETESA) Jim Hurrell (NCAR Director), and Ivan Barria (ETESA)

In February, Panama’s Electricity Transmission Company SA (ETESA) and NCAR signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will address weather observation and forecasting, climate change, adaptation and will...

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 11:30am

Bruce Krasnow | The New Mexican  State tourism advocates hope a video of New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez rafting the Rio Grande near Pilar will help squash the image of New Mexico as a barren desert. From left, state...

Monday, April 7, 2014 - 9:15am

Paty Romero-Lankao helping finalize the IPCC AR5 WGII (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - Fifth Assessment Report - Working Group II) Summary for Policy Makers assessing climate change impacts, societal...

Monday, February 10, 2014 - 1:45pm
GIS Climate Inspector Tool

Climate Inspector is the newest addition to the NCAR GIS Program's Climate Change Scenarios web portal.  This portal has offered downloadable climate change data in a GIS format to users since 2005.  The Climate...

Friday, June 7, 2013 - 3:30pm
UCAR Ban Ki-moon visit

One of the most distinguished guests in NCAR’s 53-year history paid a whirlwind visit to the Mesa Lab this morning. Accompanied by security and support staff, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spent about an...

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 10:30am
Climate Change Scenarios for GIS

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) users can now access climate data more easily thanks to a recent redesign of the Climate Change Scenarios web page (https://gisclimatechange.ucar.edu/). Scientists and engineers at...

November 17, 2014 - 11:15am The sub-zero temps and black ice didn’t put a freeze on the RAL renewable energy team who attended and were honored at the annual CO-Labs Governor’s Award for High Impact Research on...

October 29, 2014 - 11:00amMatthias Steiner, a scientist and program manager in RAL, has been chosen as an American Meteorological Society (AMS) Fellow.

September 29, 2014 - 12:45pm "I flew today and despite the turbulence I was mostly relaxed. You can call me a success." "I feel a bit rationale about turbulence now." -comments from former fearful flyers

July 16, 2014 - 3:00pmSummer travel means vacation, sun, surf and…sometimes delayed flights and long wait times for your luggage. Welcome to the complex world of aviation and its sensitivity to the vagaries and...

April 7, 2014 - 9:15amPaty Romero-Lankao helping finalize the IPCC AR5 WGII (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - Fifth Assessment Report - Working Group II) Summary for Policy Makers assessing climate change...

February 10, 2014 - 1:45pmClimate Inspector is the newest addition to the NCAR GIS Program's Climate Change Scenarios web portal.  This portal has offered downloadable climate change data in a GIS format to users since...

October 4, 2013 - 3:15pmThe deadly flood that occurred in the Front Range during the week of September 10th, 2013 is believed to be the worst in the state’s history. It claimed several lives and damaged numerous homes...

August 28, 2013 - 11:00amThe Weather Modification Association (WMA) recently recognized RAL scientist Roelof Bruintjes with the Schaefer Award – described by the WMA as their most coveted prize.  The Schaefer Award is...

June 7, 2013 - 3:30pmOne of the most distinguished guests in NCAR’s 53-year history paid a whirlwind visit to the Mesa Lab this morning. Accompanied by security and support staff, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki...

October 9, 2012 - 10:15amRAL scientist Fei Chen has been named an AMS Fellow for 2013.  Fei specializes in modeling and observing interactions between the land surface and atmosphere, including the effects of wildfires...

September 5, 2012 - 10:30amColleagues and admirers of the late scientist Thomas T. Warner at NCAR's Research Applications Laboratory (RAL) and Advance Study Program (ASP) recently created an internship program in his...

August 21, 2012 - 10:30amGeographic Information Systems (GIS) users can now access climate data more easily thanks to a recent redesign of the Climate Change Scenarios web page (https://gisclimatechange.ucar.edu/)....

December 20, 2011 - 10:45am Tom Warner's posthumous award was received by Scott Swerdlin (RAL) and Tom's wife, Susan Warner.   

August 1, 2011 - 11:00amRAL offers many different web sites where weather experts and the public alike can retrieve useful weather information.  Sites like the Aviation Digital Data Service  and RAL’s Real-Time Weather...

March 16, 2015 - 9:45amIn February, Panama’s Electricity Transmission Company SA (ETESA) and NCAR signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will address weather observation and forecasting, climate...

July 1, 2011 - 11:00amThose who work in the aviation sector require a large amount of information to route, plan, and make decisions about air traffic control, aircraft, and airport operations. The sheer amount of data...

January 28, 2015 - 11:30amBruce Krasnow | The New Mexican  State tourism advocates hope a video of New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez rafting the Rio Grande near Pilar will help squash the image of New Mexico as a barren...

May 1, 2011 - 11:00amWith the increasing awareness of global and regional climate change, water managers are rightly concerned about potential impact on water source in the western U.S., especially given recent studies...

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