CESSRST-SDSU faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students are mainly involved the following research topics:
Global biogeochemical cycles, global climate data analysis, hydrology and land cover, climate assessment and greenhouse gases, ecosystem functions such as carbon fluxes and water balances, California storms and atmospheric river, and super-ensemble season-to-subseason weather forecasting method for NOAA operations.
Areas of research include the Arctic, California, and American Samoa and include land and coastal ocean ecosystems.
San Diego research projects include:
- Temporal and Spatial Patterns of and Controls on Arctic CO2 and CH4 Fluxes
- Simplified and optimal analysis of NOAA global temperature data.
- Impacts of Greenhouse Emissions on Arctic Tundra
- Surface-induced forcing and decadal variability and change of the East Asian climate, surface hydrology and agriculture.
- Effects of Climate Change on Crop Physiology, Water Use Efficiency, and Stress in Southern California
- Remote sensing for turbidity in the Tijuana River Estuary using Sentinel 2 data and in-situ measurements