Our Mission

Understanding Our Atmosphere

Understanding Our Atmosphere

Our mission is to advance scientific understanding of three major environmental and societal issues of our time: air quality, climate, and the stratosphere through atmospheric research on the chemical and related physical processes that affect Earth's atmospheric composition. CSL's work is essential for understanding and predicting changes in Earth's environment – the heart of NOAA's mission.

scientific research and the interconnections

Our vision of the future is a nation that has the needed scientific understanding and information about our atmosphere to make optimal decisions in the interests of the well-being of current and future generations.