• Advancing our understanding of Earth’s climate
• Improving our ability to predict climate change
• Fostering interdisciplinary collaboration
• Communicating our findings to the public, scientists & decision makers
Oceans and Ice
Bringing together ice sheet and ocean circulation models to help forecast future sea level rise
Earth's Energy Balance
Tracking and attributing the planet's radiative imbalance
Carbon and Water
Improving climate models with a focus on feedbacks and clouds
• Using observations to pin down climate model predictions
• Maintaining the continuity of climate data records
• Transferring science knowledge to the public and decision makers
News & Features
Climate models are improving our understanding of Earth’s climate, but different models can produce different results. How is science addressing the disparity?
Clouds are currently the greatest source of uncertainty in climate change predictions. By modeling the complexity of clouds at small scales, researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory are working to improve climate prediction models in a big way.
A new analysis led by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has estimated how much the growth of plants worldwide is limited by the amount of nutrients available in their soil.