Cooperative Institute for Atmospheric Sciences and Terrestrial Applications
The Cooperative Institute for Atmospheric Sciences and Terrestrial Applications(CIASTA) formalizes a major collaborative relationship between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) and the Desert Research Institute (DRI). CIASTA serves as a focal point for the interaction between NOAA and the Intermountain West research community for research activities related to NOAA's tasks and responsibilities in that region.
- Cloud and Precipitation Measurement
- Development of Parameterization Schemes for Atmospheric Models
- Physical Process Studies
- Atmospheric Modification
- Enhance Climate-Related Capabilities and Services for the United States
- Paleoclimate Studies
- Clouds, Carbon, and Climate Change
- Air Quality Monitoring Technology
- Meteorological and Air Quality Simulation Modeling
- Atmospheric Chemistry; Pollution Emissions Characterization Methods
- Source-Receptor-Effects Relationships.
Terrestrial Ecosystems and Climate
- Climate and Biodiversity
- Climate and Landscape Heterogeneity
- Climate and Disease, Climate and Ecosystem Processes
- Hydrology and Water Supply in Arid Regions Typical of the Intermountain West
- Improved Mathematical and Stochastic Models for Extreme Events in Climate and Hydrology
- Mountain Hydrometeorology.
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