DOE research seeks to understand basic chemical, physical, and biological
processes of the earthís atmosphere, land, and oceans and how these processes
may be affected by energy production and use, primarily the emission of carbon
dioxide from fossil fuel combustion.
Understanding global climate change and the
ability to predict climate over decades or centuries will enable the development
of science-based solutions to reduce and minimize the impacts of climate change
and better plan for the nationís future energy needs.
DOE also supports research to develop cleanup technologies to help remediate and
restore the nationís nuclear weapons production sites. The comprehensive program
aims to integrate a full range of fundamental scientific disciplines to advance
this emerging technology to sustained, cost-effective usefulness. The
Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, the only national collaborative
user facility focused on DOEís environmental missions, is a key part of this
Related Topics: Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM), Atmospheric
Chemistry Program, Carbon Dioxide Information Center, carbon sequestration
research, Clean Fuel Research & Development Program, Clean Cities Program,
climate prediction, climate change, climate change modeling, Energy Biosciences
Program, energy-related environmental information, environmental cleanup,
Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, Environmental Management Science
Program (EMSP), Genomes to Life, global climate research, Global Change Research
Program, Microbial Genome Program, Natural and Accelerated Bioremediation
Research (NABIR), National Institute for Global Environmental Change (NIGEC),
natural and accelerated bioremediation research, Ocean Sciences, Polution
Prevention Information Clearinghouse, Savannah River Technology Center, Savannah
River Ecology Laboratory, terrestrial carbon processes, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
(UAV), Atmospheric Science Program.
The Department of Energy's Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States and is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time.