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Society is becoming increasingly sophisticated in its use of and need for climate information on regional scales. The NCAR Regional Climate Modeling Program (NRCMP) seeks to meet this need by:

  • increasing our knowledge of regional climate processes;
  • developing improved dynamical and statistical modeling systems;
  • interacting with end users to produce relevant information, and;
  • providing support for community research.

Regional climate science has come a long way since its initial inception in the early 1990s, yet significant challenges remain. The broad science challenges our research addresses include:

  • the upscale influence of weather on global climate;
  • interactions between extreme events and climate;
  • uncertainty in regional climate variability and change;
  • societal impacts of weather and climate extremes.