Principal Investigators, Funding and Staff


The Climate Data Guide is a project of the Climate Analysis Section (CAS), within the Climate and Global Dynamics Laboratory (CGD) at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado, USA. The project was initiated under a competitively selected grant (1048899) from the National Science Foundation (NSF), and continues with support from NSF.

Principal Investigator

Dr. Clara Deser is the lead principal investigator of the project.

Co-Principal Investigators

Co-PIs of the Climate Data Guide are Drs. Aiguo Dai, John Fasullo, James Hurrell, Kevin Trenberth and Mr. Dennis Shea.


Dr. David Schneider is a Project Scientist in the Climate Analysis Section at NCAR. Working with the team of PIs, David coordinates and implements the development of the Climate Data Guide. His interests and expertise include Antarctic and Arctic climate variability and climate change, paleoclimate and climate model evaluation. 

Mr. Dennis Shea is an Associate Scientist in the Climate Analysis Section. Dennis develops content for the Climate Data Guide, especially that related to dataset assessment, creation, processing and visualization. In addition to his work on the Climate Data Guide, Dennis has long been a core contributor to the NCAR Command Language (NCL). 

Web Hosting

We gratefully acknowledge the assistance of Erika Marcum, the Web Developer for NCAR's Climate and Global Dynamics Laboratory, in building this website. This site is hosted by NCAR-CISL's Web Engineering Group and is running on Drupal.