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Center for Climate and Land-Surface Change

Our Mission

The CCLC is an interdisciplinary research center designed to foster collaboration between the large number of Earth scientists at the University of Delaware who focus on climate and/or land surface processes.  The center emphasizes the role of water, snow, and ice both in terms of the atmosphere and the terrestrial landscape. The researchers associated with the center focus on topics ranging precipitation and precipitation measurement, through the complete hydrologic cycle of evapotranspiration, cloud physics, and runoff processes. Many of our researchers provide specific expertise in the cryospheric processes of permafrost, sea ice, glaciers, and snow.

Academic Setting

The Center is organized to allow faculty and students to cooperate effectively across departmental boundaries, sharing technologies and resources, thus strengthening the interdisciplinary aspects of research. The Center has an active group of adjunct faculty directly concerned with activities of the Center from the departments of geography, geological sciences, civil and environmental engineering, and plant and soil sciences. There is a broad spectrum of interdisciplinary, mutually supportive opportunities for learning and research. 


Graduate Programs

One of the goals of the CCLC is to provide graduate students with interdisciplinary research projects. Graduate committees are often comprised of faculty from several different colleges and programs. Thus, the academic programs associated with the center are coordinated with affiliated graduate departments. Students interested in doing research through the Center should apply through the traditional college/department of their choice (below).

Degree programs

M.S. in Geography
Ph.D. in Climatology
Ph.D. in Earth Surface Processes
M.S., Ph.D. in Geological Sci.
M.S., Ph.D. in Plant & Soil Sci.
M.S., Ph.D. in Civil and Env. Engineering

Visit the section of our website for prospective graduate students for more information.

Contact Information

Interim Directors:
Dr. Cort Willmott
Dr. Michael A. O’Neal

125 Academy Street, Room #216
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

Phone: 302-831-8273
Fax: 302-831-8273
email: cclc@geog.udel.edu


CEOE School & Departments

School of Marine Science & Policy

Advancing the understanding, stewardship, and conservation of estuarine, coastal, and ocean environments.

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Department of Geological Sciences

Discovering how geological processes have operated over various time scales to create and influence the planet’s surface environments.

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Department of Geography

Investigating the interactions between people and the environment and the processes that explain the location of human and natural phenomena.

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College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment • 111 Robinson Hall • Newark, DE 19716 • USA
Phone: 302-831-2841 • E-mail: ceoe-info@udel.edu

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