The Climate, Land, and Environmental Change Program has research themes that span the entire range of environmental scales with faculty actively doing research from the global to the local scale. Many of our faculty and students who conduct experimental work are housed in the new Multidisciplinary Science Building II (MSB-II). There is extensive laboratory space dedicated to facilitate development, operation, and testing of instruments and to conduct analysis of environmental samples. For field studies, we have a collection of state-of-the-art meteorological instrumentation, including a variety of instruments that focus on tree rings and the atmosphere-biosphere interaction. The department, under sponsor agreement with the US-DOE, also manages one of the sites of the AmeriFlux/FLUXNET network. The site, located in Morgan-Monroe State Forest, is equipped with a 46m eddy-covariance tower and provies access to a wide range of research projects and instrumentation.
Indiana University regularly is ranked among the top institutions in the U.S. for technology resources, including network connectivity, lab resources, and high-performance computing. This infrastructure provides students and faculty working in climatology with an excellent environment for their research and teaching activities. Graduate students and advanced undergraduates can expect to participate in faculty research projects funded by EPA, NASA, NOAA, NSF, and DOE.