Researchers in Cambridge use ecosystem modelling to study how carbon cycles between the biosphere (for example vegetation and soil) and the atmosphere, and what this means for climate.
The ocean is a dynamic and important part of Earth's climate system. Scientists across CCfCS study ocean circulation using a combination of observational, theoretical, and computational approaches.
CCfCS researchers use a combination of satellite, aircraft and ground-based observations and computer modelling to investigate topics related to ice sheets, permafrost, glaciers and ice-ocean-atmosphere interactions.
Climate scientists across CCfCS use and develop computer models to study the whole range of physical, chemical and biological processes that make up the Earth's climate system.
Scientists in CCfCS work to understand past climate by collecting, analysing and interpreting sediments and rocks, ice cores and geophysical data, and through modelling.