"Before we started our work, people thought that weather was predictable for only a few days and climate was not predictable. We were the first ones to show that there is predictability in the midst of chaos."

Jagadish Shukla, Professor

Selected Research

  • NASA awarded $100,000 to Long Chiu (College of Science) and Chung-Lin Shie (UMBC) to estimate oceanic evaporation, heat and momentum transfer to the atmosphere to study the global water cycle.

  • Fairfax County on an award from the Department of Energy awarded $71,433 to Dann Sklarew (College of Science) to develop an annual community energy and greenhouse gas inventory for Fairfax County, with implications for managing multi-sectoral greenhouse gas emissions at the municipal scale, as a local-level method of climate change mitigation.