Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder

Environmental Observation, Modeling, and Forecasting


The mission of the Environmental Observations, Modeling and Forecasting Division is to increase understanding of interactive processes in the Earth's environment and the development of a more coherent picture of its sensitivities to natural and anthropogenic change.

Much of the research within the Environmental Observations, Modeling and Forecasting Division focuses on monitoring and understanding the role and impact of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere at present and in the future. This topic receives considerable attention from CIRES researchers, from experts representing both the physical and social science perspective. Research not only focuses on the physical and chemical dynamics in the atmosphere, but also the cascading impacts on natural and built resources, at local, regional, and global scales.


Associate Director, Environmental Observation, Modeling, and Forecasting
Dr. R. Michael Hardesty, Email
Phone: 303-497-6568