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Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO)
THE JOINT INSTITUTE for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO) was founded in 1977, for the purpose of fostering research collaboration between the National Océanographie and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the University of Washington. The administrative units most directly connected with JISAO are NOAAs Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) and the University's Department of Atmospheric Science and College of Ocean and Fisheries Science (COFS). JISAO is governed by 36 Senior Fellows, almost evenly divided between University faculty and NOAA/PMEL staff, who hold affiliate faculty appointments in the University. JISAO provides funding and administrative support for postdoctoral fellows and senior visitors on leave from their academic institutions. The Institute has four core research areas: climate, global environmental chemistry, marine ecosystems and coastal oceanography. The study of global warming represents a big part of the Institutes activities. Within JISAO is the Center for Science in the Earth System (CSES). CSES ...