The Atmospheric and Dispersion Modeling Team conducts research and application studies focused on observations and modeling of atmospheric and dispersion processes over complex topography and coastal areas. adim.dri.edu
Focusing on women in atmospheric science/meteorology, this program is designed to initiate positive professional relationships among female faculty of different ranks and postdoctoral researchers. ascent.dri.edu
CEFA provides products and information related to climate, weather, fire and natural resources. The program for Climate, Ecosystem and Fire Applications (CEFA) is a partnership between the Desert Research Institute and federal land management agencies, and chartered with the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) Fire Environment Committee. cefa.dri.edu
As a form of weather modification, wintertime cloud seeding is aimed at enhancing snowfall in mountainous regions to increase the snowpack, resulting in more spring runoff and water supplies in the surrounding areas. Our program focuses on the quantitative evaluation of winter storm cloud seeding using ultra trace chemical analysis of snow samples, atmospheric model simulations of seeding plume transport, and hydrologic modeling to estimate the additional runoff due to cloud seeding.
This year-long program providing exceptional field research experiences for a diverse group of undergraduate students focused on atmospheric science with a high-elevation location, exceptional instrumentation, and a staff of knowledgeable scientists and educators. grasp.stormpeak.dri.edu
A permanent mountain-top facility, Storm Peak Laboratory (SPL), has been in existence in various forms for more than nineteen years. This facility provides a practical, easily accessible facility for researchers, teachers and students of all ages and abilities. stormpeak.dri.edu
The regional climate center program is equipped to disseminate high quality climate data and information pertaining to the western United States; foster better use of this information in decision-making; conduct applied research related to climate issues; and improve the coordination of climate-related activities at state, regional and national scales. wrcc.dri.edu
Western Regional Climate Center
Climate Information and Data Services
Providing jointly developed products, services and capabilities that enhance the delivery of public climate information.
Applied Innovation Center
Focused on Advanced Analytics
Providing innovation services to develop and commercialize solutions for both private and public sector clients.
Nevada Center of Excellence
Supporting Nevada's Economic Development
Combining NSHE water expertise and IBM’s advanced technologies to grow tomorrow's workforce.
Diversity at DRI
An Inclusive Mission of Research Excellence
Offering a supportive and diverse environment for our students, faculty/staff and visitors.