Each of the Program's core research areas has begun to yield significant contributions to scientific understanding and to policy development.
Highlights of key findings in each focus area can be viewed by selecting from the list below:
- Integrated Assesment
- Policy Analysis
- Climate Impacts
- Air Pollution
- Earth System Response
A brief description of each of these core focus areas, and associated projects and funding, is accessible from the list provided here.
Through our integration of Earth-system components into new, complex Earth system models, we have, for example: investigated the critical role of non-CO2 greenhouse gases, identified the role of aerosols in shifting precipitation patterns, and examined the harmful impact of rising ozone levels on vegetation.