Texas Tech University

Who We Are

The Climate Science Center (CSC) at Texas Tech University conducts interdisciplinary research to address the interactive effects of climate variability across the full array of landscapes within the South Central U.S. We provide the science, tools, and information to link current conditions with regional climate projections, and examine the real-world decision making and planning that can be used to best anticipate, monitor, and adapt to this projected climate change.

The TTU CSC serves as the regional hub on climate change, providing expertise on linking regional climate projections to soil processes, plant productivity, patterns of biodiversity, conservation initiatives, ecosystem services, water policy and planning, agricultural production, rural economic preparedness and the sustainability of natural and agroecosystem. The CSC works with stakeholders to develop and apply this information to real-world decision making and planning in the Southern Plains.

Texas Tech's CSC is part of the South Central Climate Science Center (SC CSC). The SC CSC is a part of a network of eight regional CSCs created to provide science and tools that managers and other parties interested in land, water, wildlife, and cultural resources can use to plan for and respond to climate change.

The SC CSC is supported by a consortium of partners that include The University of Oklahoma, Texas Tech University, Louisiana State University, The Chickasaw Nation, The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory. The current focus of the SC CSC consortium is on recruiting and training graduate students, conducting climate change and impacts research, and developing climate science and climate change educational programs.