Climate Science and Applications Program

Improving Societal Welfare in the Context of Changing Weather and Climate

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The Climate Science and Application Program (CSAP) carries out interdisciplinary research on social, economic, and health activities related to climate and weather at local, regional and global scales. CSAP research areas include natural resource governance, dynamics of urban systems, weather climate and health, GIS and regional climate for adaptation.   CSAP scientists address adaptation to climate change by generating scenarios of projected climate change, developing scientific tools and methods for analyzing current and future vulnerability, and conducting integrated analyses of climate change impacts and adaptation.  An important component of this program is the integration of decision-makers and users of climate information into CSAP's societal research activities.

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CSAP Feature Stories

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 11am
NCAR hosting workshop on vector-borne diseases related to climate

The 2015 NCAR/CDC Workshop on Climate and Health will focus on vector-borne diseases related to human health. Lyme disease, dengue, plague, West Nile virus, Chikungunya, Babesia – diseases that make your skin crawl,...

Friday, June 12, 2015 - 12pm
Houston’s Population Growth Could Mean An Increase In Extreme Heat

Olga Wilhelmi is also studying extreme heat in Houston. “It presents a very interesting case for looking at how people adapt to extreme heat,” Wilhelmi said. She works for the National Center for Atmospheric...

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 11am
Mapping and Modeling Weather and Climate with GIS

Olga Wilhelmi, head of NCAR’s Geographic Information Science (GIS) program, is a co-editor of the new book, Mapping and Modeling Weather and Climate with GIS, a comprehensive volume on integrating weather and climate...

Monday, March 16, 2015 - 9am
Gina Taberski (UCAR), Paul Kucera (NCAR), Edilberto Esquivel Marconi (ETESA) Jim Hurrell (NCAR Director), and Ivan Barria (ETESA)

In February, Panama’s Electricity Transmission Company SA (ETESA) and NCAR signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will address weather observation and forecasting, climate change, adaptation and will...

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 11am

Bruce Krasnow | The New Mexican  State tourism advocates hope a video of New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez rafting the Rio Grande near Pilar will help squash the image of New Mexico as a barren desert. From left, state...

Monday, April 7, 2014 - 9am

Paty Romero-Lankao helping finalize the IPCC AR5 WGII (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - Fifth Assessment Report - Working Group II) Summary for Policy Makers assessing climate change impacts, societal...

Monday, February 10, 2014 - 1pm
GIS Climate Inspector Tool

Climate Inspector is the newest addition to the NCAR GIS Program's Climate Change Scenarios web portal.  This portal has offered downloadable climate change data in a GIS format to users since 2005.  The Climate...

Friday, June 7, 2013 - 3pm
UCAR Ban Ki-moon visit

One of the most distinguished guests in NCAR’s 53-year history paid a whirlwind visit to the Mesa Lab this morning. Accompanied by security and support staff, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spent about an...

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 10am
Climate Change Scenarios for GIS

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) users can now access climate data more easily thanks to a recent redesign of the Climate Change Scenarios web page ( Scientists and engineers at...

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