Climate Science & Applications Program



The Climate Science and Application Program (CSAP) studies social, economic, and health activities related to climate and weather at local, regional, and global scales. CSAP’s interdisciplinary research arenas include natural resource governance, urban systems dynamics, the intersection of weather, climate, and health, GIS application, and regional climate for adaptation.   CSAP scientists explore adaptation to climate change by generating scenarios of projected climate change, developing scientific tools and methods for analyzing current and future vulnerabilities, conducting integrated analyses of climate change impacts and adaptation, and developing scalable solutions.  This program endeavors to integrate decision makers and end-users of climate information into CSAP societal research activities.

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NCAR is managed by the nonprofit University Corporation for Atmospheric Research on behalf of NSF and the UCAR university community.

  • NCAR is not a federal agency and its employees are not part of the federal personnel system.
  • Our activities complement those of the federal agencies and we work closely with them.

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