The projects cover a wide range of topics in atmospheric and terrestrial ecosystem studies, ranging from the role of aerosols in cloud formations to the affects of hurricane damage on carbon cycling in Puerto Rican forests.

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The results will help improve Earth system models, which are simulations of environmental processes that run on powerful supercomputers, by providing accurate representations of processes that happen in the atmosphere, oceans, terrestrial ecosystems, cryosphere (land and sea ice), and human infrastructure.

Knowing how extreme events that are connected with storms and wildfires can affect model predictions and how changes in sea ice and permafrost are represented in models is very important.

Funding reach a total of $15 million for projects, which will last three years. You can find a list of projects by clicking here