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About CSES

The Center for Science in the Earth System (CSES) conducts integrated research on the impacts of climate variability and change on the U.S. Pacific Northwest (PNW). It does this by combining and integrating expertise in climate dynamics, ecological dynamics, hydrologic dynamics, and institutional and policy analysis for the study of PNW climate dynamics and impacts. The CSES also researches the methodologies for accomplishing climate research, and researches the application of climate information in regional decision-making processes.

The Director of CSES is Dr. Amy Snover. The CSES is housed at the University of Washington's College of the Environment. The CSES is comprised of two groups: the Climate Impacts Group and the Office of the Washington State Climatologist. The original charter of the CSES can be found here.


Directions to CSES Offices

The CSES is housed in John Wallace Hall (formerly known as the Academic Computing Center) at the University of Washington campus in Seattle. For a campus map of our location, click here. For a Google map of our location, please use the above link to directions.

Mailing address

Center for Science in the Earth System
Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO)
University of Washington
Box 355674
Seattle, WA 98195-5674

Address for Visitors and Overnight Delivery

Center for Science in the Earth System
3737 Brooklyn Ave. NE
Seattle, WA 98105

Campus mail

CSES, Box 355674


(206) 616-5350


(206) 616-5775

last updated 3.7.13