• The cover image of the report reflects the connections between sea level rise, glacier volume decline, increasing global temperatures, and the increas­ing use of fossil fuels. These data lines compose a landscape shaped by the changing climate.

    Landscape of Change by Jill Pelto. Cover of the Global Oceans and Arctic in NOAA’s Annual State of the Climate Report

  • Credit: NASA

    The thinning of Arctic sea ice has increased the number of melt ponds — dark pools of water on the ice surface

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The goal of research in atmosphere, ocean and climate dynamics at Harvard is a better understanding of Earth's weather and climate on time scales from a few days to millions of years.