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Climate Science Centers




At Interior, we operate a National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC) at the National Headquarters of the U.S. Geological Survey. Secretarial Order No. 3289 expanded the scope and geographic reach of our climate-science efforts by establishing, in addition, eight regional Climate Science Centers.  Read More >

For information about Funding Opportunities from the Climate Science Centers, please visit:  https://nccwsc.usgs.gov/ResearchFunds.

Please click on the map or list below for more information about each Climate Science Center.

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CSC NewsNews

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Melting Glaciers Will Impact the Flow of Organic Carbon to Downstream Ecosystems

WED, JANUARY 21, 2015, 11:15 AM EST

The impact from melting glaciers due to climate change will be more complex than just causing changes to global sea-levels. Melting glaciers will potentially have a major impact on the flow of organic carbon to oceans around the world. Read More >


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USGS Scientists Publish Book Chapter on Drought Monitoring

FRI, JANUARY 16, 2015, 04:32 PM EST

Scientists from the USGS Earth Resources Observation Systems center published a book chapter about how remote sensing and hydrologic modeling techniques are being used to generate a suite of drought monitoring indicators. Read More >


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New Paper Explores Forest Resilience to Climate Change and Urbanization

THU, JANUARY 8, 2015, 03:09 PM EST

A team of North Carolina State University and U.S. Geological Survey researchers authored a recently released article that explores the impact of climate change and urbanization on fire-dependent ecosystems. Read More >


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The North Central Climate Science Center Welcomes Leeann Sullivan to its Staff!

THU, JANUARY 8, 2015, 09:54 AM EST

The North Central Climate Science Center at Colorado State University recently took on Boston University graduate Leeann Sullivan to assist with the day-to-day and long-term communications goals of the CSC. Read More >


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Climate, Management, and Sage-grouse Habitat Webinar - January 28

WED, JANUARY 7, 2015, 04:36 PM EST

On January 28 at 11am Pacific time, researchers will present results from a project that explored potential effects of climate change and land management on future sage-grouse habitat. Read More >