Advance the understanding and prediction of multiscale climate dynamics, abrupt and extreme climate events, terrestrial feedbacks to climate change, and their impacts on energy and water resources.
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Develop a predictive understanding of environmental processes and microbial metabolic diversity that mediate biogeochemical cycles, and develop robust environmental solutions.
Advance the knowledge and technology needed to develop and utilize subsurface systems for clean, secure, cost-effective, and sustainable energy production, energy storage, and disposal of energy-related wastes.
Optimizing environmental and subsurface energy strategies requires understanding of the Earth’s responses to perturbations caused by energy extraction, waste storage and environmental change.