Earth System Science, School of Physical Sciences, University of California, Irvine

Data Center Description
Understanding global environmental issues such as global warming,
stratospheric ozone depletion and worldwide air pollution requires the
cooperation of scientists across many disciplines. Global change is projected
to accelerate through the 21st century and will impact the ecosystems that
preserve the habitability of the planet. The Department of Earth System Science
focuses on the atmosphere, land and oceans - how they interact as a system -
and how the Earth will change over a human lifetime.

Founded as a Geosciences program in 1989 with current Chancellor Ralph J.
Cicerone as director, Earth System Science achieved department status in 1995.
Less than a decade later, the Department of Earth System Science has earned a
reputation as one of the most influential academic departments in the nation
devoted to studying the Earth as a system.

Website: http://www.ess.uci.edu/

[Summary provided by the University of California, Irvine.]


Data Center URL
URL: http://www.ess.uci.edu/