Supports research on the natural evolution of Earth's climate with the goal of providing a baseline for present variability and future trends through improved understanding of the physical, chemical, and biological processes that influence climate over the long-term.
The annual Earth System History (ESH) competition in global change research provides support for research in several focussed areas of paleoclimate science (www.nsf.gov/geo/egch/gc_esh.html). Proposals involving research topics within ESH are not eligible for support in the Paleoclimate Program.
Researchers are strongly advised to contact the Director of the Paleoclimate Program for guidance as to the suitability of their proposed research for the Paleoclimate Program or the ESH competition.
Division of Atmospheric