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The UCLA Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering (JIFRESSE) is a scientific collaboration between UCLA and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) to improve understanding and to develop future projections about global climate change. The Institute brings together the research, education and training resources of two of Southern California's premiere research and technology organizations to advance knowledge and monitor global warming and climate change in our State. The Institute combines UCLA's strength in climate modeling and remote sensing and JPL's strength in data collection from satellites. It serves as a center for multi-disciplinary research focused on Earth systems in the Southern California region, including studies of the atmosphere, coastal ocean and land surface, and the physical, chemical and biological interactions among them. Researchers will also focus their work on the impacts of these processes on air and water quality and on the regional climate system.


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Kevin Bowman
Carbon Cycle And Ecosystems - Engineering and Science Directorate Principal
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Ian Glenn
Aerosols And Clouds
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Bin Guan
Aerosols And Clouds
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Jonathan Jiang
Aerosols And Clouds - Group Supervisor, Principal Scientist
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Xianan Jiang
Aerosols And Clouds
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Vijay Natraj
Aerosols And Clouds
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Derek Posselt
Atmospheric Physics And Weather
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Hanii Takahashi
Aerosols And Clouds
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Baijun Tian
Atmospheric Physics And Weather