Cooperative Institute for Climate Application and Research (CICAR)

Lead PI: Dr. Yochanan Kushnir , Dr. Michela Biasutti

Unit Affiliation: Ocean and Climate Physics, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)

July 2008 - June 2014
North America
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: CICAR was a research partnership between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Columbia University In The City of New York. The CICAR research themes are: modeling, understanding, prediction, and assessment of climate variability and change; development, collection, analysis, and archiving of instrumental and Paleoclimate data; and development of the application of climate variability and change prediction and assessment to provide information for decision makers and assess risk to water resources, agriculture, health, and policy.

CICAR’s mandate brought together scientists from NOAA Laboratories, in particular the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory in Princeton, New Jersey, and scientists of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, primarily the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades, New York, to advance climate research, education, and outreach.