Research Overview

The Cooperative Institute for Climate Applications and Research develops and promotes research to address a wide range of science and social topics consistent with the CICAR mandate. CICAR research includes observations and model development required for the prediction of seasonal-to-interannual and long-term climate variability, for developing better understanding of modern and paleo climates and their variability, and for the development of tools for providing climate information to society to assess risk and make decisions.

The CICAR program of research and education is designed to:

CICAR’s research agenda is directly aligned with NOAA’s climate mission goal to "Understand Climate Variability and Change to Enhance Society's Ability to Plan and Respond."