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Center for Climate and Aerosol Research
CCAR seeks to serve as an internationally recognized, multidisciplinary engine for transformative research and teaching on the reciprocal effects between atmospheric aerosol particles and global/regional climate.

CCAR conducts externally funded research that is relevant both nationally and regionally on the topics of:  1) greenhouse gases and atmospheric aerosol particles and their effects on global energy budgets; 2) feedbacks between greenhouse gases, aerosols, and climate; and 3) probable changes in global and regional climate and the simultaneous effects on ecosystem health, human health, and economic sustainability.  CCAR maintains close connections with other relevant entities within PSU and OUS that have climate-related missions, including the Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium and the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute.