Providing world-class scientific leadership in weather and climate extremes

Through fundamental research C3WE transforms our understanding of the Earth System, specifically the physical mechanisms, characteristics and predictability of weather and climate extremes from local to global, and sub-seasonal to multi-decadal scales.  

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  • C3WE supports the scientific community by working with weather and climate model developers to ensure the physical process of weather and climate extremes are adequately represented.
  • C3WE science serves society by engaging stakeholder experts across NCAR, the university community, indigenous communities, industry and government. This collaborative approach produces new understanding of extreme events that is highly relevant to society.