Weather, Climate, and Health at NCAR

Presenter: NCAR Research Applications Laboratory
Date: Monday, May 2, 2016
The Climate Science and Application Program (CSAP) is an endeavor at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado. CSAP is leading and coordinating multidisciplinary activities linking an active group of physical and social scientists.

CSAP scientists are researching the complex interactions among climate processes, ecosystems, and health in order to reduce impacts of climate change on human health and the health of the planet. This research will also help to: - Determine appropriate adaptations to potential threats to human health; - Sort out the complex relationships between climate and ecosystems; - Help educate the next generation of researchers in these complex, interwoven areas; - Health risks from extreme heat in major cities such as Phoenix, Arizona, Houston, Texas and Toronto, Canada; - Understanding human--environmental interaction to reduce risk for dengue fever; - Forecasting onset of rainy season in northern Ghana to help target vaccination dissemination; - Training traditional healers in the West Nile region of Uganda to recognize plague as part of a decision support system.

Published on Jun 20, 2014

Topics:Climate and Climate Change, Human Impacts, Air Quality and Pollution, Health, Policy and Society
Audience:General public, High school, Higher education, Graduate/professional

Source: National Center for Atmospheric Research, Research Application Laboratory (RAL)