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MIT - Center for Global Change Science
The Center for Global Change Science (CGCS) at MIT was established to address long-standing scientific problems regarding changes in the global environment. The initial objectives of this research are focused on five fundamental processes in the global climate machine: 1) convection, atmospheric water vapor and cloud formation, 2) oceans and ocean-atmosphere coupling, 3) land surface hydrology, 4) biogeochemistry of the greenhouse gases and reflective aerosols, and 5) upper atmospheric chemistry and circulation. This website includes detailed descriptions of each fundamental process and includes focus areas, education, and outreach topics covered under these research areas. Additionally, lists of research reports are included and there are listings of jobs and educational opportunities with CGCS. This resource is part of the Biocomplexity collection. http://serc.carleton.edu/biocomplexity/
Intended for grade levels:
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
    • Imagery - remotely sensed
    • Map
  • Text:
    • Abstract / Summary
    • Report
Subject:
  • Atmospheric science
  • Climatology
  • Ecology
  • Environmental science
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geophysics
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Biological oceanography
    • Chemical oceanography
    • Physical oceanography
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 2003
DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-NAGT-000-000-000-298
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Principal Investigator: Ronald G. Prinn
Center for Global Change Science