Climate Research

Wei-Chyung Wang
Cheng-Hsuan Lu
Qilong Min

The Climate Research group 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.

We conduct research in observational analyses of El Nino events; global climate model studies of the greenhouse effect, atmospheric ozone changes, and sulfate aerosols; development of regional climate models for climate process research; climate reconstruction and analysis using Chinese historical documents; and impact of climatic change on social and economic activities and their policy implications.

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