Department of Energy

Areas of Global Change Research. DOE research addresses the impacts of energy production and use on the global Earth system primarily through studies of climate response, and includes research in climate modeling, carbon sources and sinks, impacts on vegetation and ecosystems, critical data needs for global change research and for early detection of climatic change, and funding for education and training of scientists and researchers in global change.

DOEProgram TitleFY95FY96
OHERAtmospheric Sciences Program12.313.2
OHERAtmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program38.238.7
OHERGreenhouse Gases and Climate20.723.0
OHERComputer Hardware, Advanced Mathematics and Model Physics10.310.8
OHERGlobal Change Education2.12.6
OHERInformation Management1.92.3
POLICYIntegrated Assessments0.00.2
OHERIntegrated Assessments3.33.3
OHERNational Institute for Global Environmental Change (NIGEC)9.310.9
OHEROceans Research11.511.5
OHERProgram for Ecosystem Research (PER)5.05.3
OHERQuantitative Links2.00.0
OHERUnmanned Aerial Vehicles1.01.0
DOE Total117.6122.8

Related Research. DOE supports research on technologies and strategies to mitigate the increases in CO2 and other energy-related greenhouse gases, and plays a major role in implementing the President's Climate Change Action Plan on reducing greenhouse emissions through changes in energy supply and improvements in energy efficiency and conservation. In addition, DOE conducts research related to energy issues, including studies of chemical processes in the atmosphere related to energy production and use; atmospheric studies of the lower atmospheric boundary layer; solid Earth processes related to the formation of energy resources and possible changes in surface interactions; long-term solar interaction with the Earth; basic research in plant and microbial biology; technologies to improve energy conservation and use efficiency and alternative energy technologies to reduce or replace carbon-based fuels for energy production; and international environmental policy studies.

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Last updated 04/15/96