Center for Science in the Earth System (CSES)
The Center for Science in the Earth System (CSES) conducts integrated research on the impacts of climate variability and change on the U.S. Pacific Northwest. CSES combines and integrates expertise in climate dynamics, ecological dynamics, hydrologic dynamics, and institutional and policy analysis for the study of Pacific Northwest climate dynamics and impacts. CSES also researches methodologies for accomplishing climate research, and researches applications of climate information in regional decision-making processes in support of the regional aspects of an eventual Climate Service. The CSES is comprised of two groups: the Climate Impacts Group (CIG) and the Office of the Washington State Climatologist.