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Climate Change Institute

The institute leads expeditions throughout the world to study climate change, including ice core sampling as far away as Tibet, Antarctica, and New Zealand. Some of the expeditions are still in progress; to see the scientists in action and follow their daily journals, log-on to

The institute leads many other major scientific investigations to unlock the secrets of climate change. Over 40 faculty and staff of the Institute provide multidisciplinary strength in the fields of climatology, archaeology, glaciology, glacial geology, geochemistry, ecology, remote sensing, history, marine geology, and modeling, including:

  • Understanding controls on the climate system
  • Identifying and exploring abrupt behavior in the climate system
  • Detecting and documenting human-source pollution in the atmosphere
  • Exploring changes over time in the behavior of major atmospheric
    circulation systems such as El Niño/Southern Oscillation and the North Atlantic Oscillation
  • Studying climate-induced changes in the distribution and abundance of plants and animals
  • Identifying changes in the extent of ice sheets and mountain glaciers and their effect on the environment
National Science Foundation Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Maine Forest Products Council Irving Woodlands, LLC Desiree Carlson, M.D. More Connected. More Maine.

Major funding is provided by the National Science Foundation.
Additional funding is provided by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Maine Forest Products Council, Irving Woodlands LLC., Desiree Carlson, M.D., and gifts to More Connected. More Maine, The Campaign for Maine Public Broadcasting Network's Programming.

A list of other funders includes:
The Davis Family Foundation, Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust, and Lincoln Ladd.

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