University on the Air: Great Lakes Climate Change
Senior Scientist Steve Vavrus was interviewed by Norman Gilliland on Wisconsin Public Radio’s 'University of the Air' on May 8th. Vavrus described recent and future climate change in the Great Lakes region, as well as Arctic environmental change and extreme weather trends.
Earth's thermostat is regulated by natural and anthropogenic changes to atmospheric greenhouse gases. Understanding these changes requires unraveling intimately related feedbacks among the atmosphere, ocean, and biosphere.
Climate Impacts and Vulnerability
CCR is an active participant in the Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts, developing statistically and dynamically downscaled climate projections for Wisconsin and the broader region to guide vulnerability assessments and the formation of effective adaptation strategies.
CCR's climate dynamicists use state-of-the-art earth system models and data to understand the causes of past, present, and future variations in regional and global climate.
Oceanography and Limnology
CCR's oceanographic and limnological research ranges from the influence of the global ocean on Earth's temperature change.
Research into the natural and human drivers of past climate changes in the Earth system over centuries to millennia, and the effect of past climate change on ecosystems and societies.
Surface Atmosphere Feedbacks
Research on the exchange of moisture, energy, momentum, and gases between the dynamic land surface and overlying atmosphere, and their effects on regional climate.
Copyright © 2016 The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System. Feedback, questions or accessibility issues: