Climate System Sciences Research at ASRC

Researchers:  Wei-Chyung Wang

The Climate System Sciences Section of the Atmospheric Sciences Research Center, started in November 1989, conducts research to understand the Earth's global and regional climate system and to assess and evaluate the effects of climate change caused by both human activities and nature. The research involves analyses of observational data and the development and application of climate models with the ultimate goal of improving climate prediction capability. The research is primarily funded by grants from the U.S. federal government, in particular the Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation.

Specific research topics are:

  • Observational analyses of El Niño events

  • Global climate model studies of the greenhouse effect, atmospheric ozone changes, and sulfate aerosols

  • Development of a regional climate model for climate process study

  • Climate reconstruction and analysis using Chinese historical documents

  • Impact of climatic change on social and economic activities and their policy implications