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Computing, Environment and Life Sciences

Environmental Science

Our mission is to perform basic and applied research and assessment that seeks to understand how natural and human-managed environmental systems function and how system components respond to various perturbations.

The Environmental Science Division conducts research on environmental systems to understand how system components could change as a result of energy activities, nationally important emerging technologies, and major new federal policies and programs. Our core studies focus on climate research, atmospheric processes and measurement, terrestrial ecology, land and renewable resources, surface and subsurface hydrology, coupled ecosystem processes, radiation and chemical risk management, and environmental restoration.

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Our multidisciplinary teams of scientific experts aim to better understand how Earth systems interact in order to forecast the consequences of those interactions. We help decision makers generate more informed environmental decisions.