Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science (ICAS)

Climate Change and Impacts Theme

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The Climate Change and Impacts Research Theme is made up of five principal research groups (see links on the left). We study large scale climate issues and how the application of this research can be used to benefit society. This work involves local and national scale studies of climate change in present, past and future climates. We research global energy budgets, the role of ice and snow, and climate impacts and adaptation. We employ a combination of detailed observational analysis and sophisticated modelling techniques, collaborating extensively with other research groups, the wider university and users such as the Met Office, Government departments and industry.

Our research includes understanding and quantifying the causes of climate change and climate feedbacks, paleoclimate modelling, ice sheet flow observations and modelling, crop modelling and collaborative work with domestic and international institutes on Earth observation and climate change impacts. See the links on the left for further details.

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