Earth System Science Center (ESSC) was created to encourage
interdisciplinary study of the Earth as an integrated system
across traditional boundaries.
has a diverse scientific staff, including atmospheric scientists,
biologists, geologists, engineers, mathematicians and computer
ESSC is involved in several areas of Earth System research focusing
on the basic science of the earth-atmosphere system. Scientists
are involved in the evaluation of global-scale climate models,
regional studies of the coupled atmosphere/ocean/ice systems,
regional severe weather detection and prediction, measuring the
local and global impact of the aerosols and pollutants, detecting
lightning from space and the general development of remotely-sensed
cross-cutting strength of ESSC scientists is the application
of remote sensing data, both space and ground-based, to the myriad
of questions related to the Earth System.