Oceanography Section, Climate and Global Dynamics Division, National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Data Center Description
CGD's scientific mission is aimed at achieving the following:
-obtain a comprehensive understanding of the Earth's climate system components and the interactions among them;
-represent this understanding in models of the components and of the coupled system; and
-further our understanding by applying the models to scientific and societal questions and thereby provide a basis for prediction of weather and climate.
The Division fulfills this mission through a strong record of achievement in scientific research, community modeling and data set development in collaboration with colleagues from the university, government and international research communities. The staff of CGD also fulfill the mission of NCAR through their community service, leadership of national and international research programs, and educational and outreach activities. About CGD
CGD pursues research as part of the Earth and Sun Systems Laboratory (ESSL) at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). CGD research provides understanding of the Earth's climate system and uses models to develop the capability of predicting the evolution of the climate system to the degree possible. Research within CGD is highly collaborative, with specialties focussed in six major research sections and one for information systems which administers CGD's computing needs.