Environmental Observations, Modeling and Forecasting Division
R. Michael Hardesty, Division Director
The overall direction of this research is toward increased understanding of interactive processes in the Earth's physical environment and the development of a more coherent picture of its sensitivities to natural and anthropogenic change. The carbon dioxide greenhouse effect is a continuing source of research problems, and one of the most pressing problems is how to determine the onset of a theoretically predicted warming. Both of these topics receive considerable attention from CIRES researchers.