The Coastal Urban Environmental Research Group (CUERG) is a part of the NOAA-Cooperative Remote Sensing Science and Technology Center (NOAA-CREST) at the City College of New York. Our group conducts climate research studies on complex coastal urban areas including but not limited to; the states of California, New York, the islands of Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic. The research includes observational and modeling studies of coastal physical phenomenon and their practical impacts on climate modification.

COASTAL NORTHEAST U.S
COASTAL NORTHEAST U.S
COASTAL NORTHEAST U.S
The Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model, coupled with a multi-layer urban canopy model, is used to evaluate impacts of the urban canopy on summer precipitation in New York City (NYC).
PUERTO RICO & CARIBBEAN REGION
PUERTO RICO & CARIBBEAN REGION
PUERTO RICO & CARIBBEAN REGION
Tropical coastal areas represent an interesting case in which global, regional and local effects converge thru general atmospheric circulations, large urban centers, and pristine rain forests.
CALIFORNIA
CALIFORNIA
CALIFORNIA
Analyses were carried out of observational climatological (1970-2004) California summer temperatures from 253 NWS Coop sites in two air basin regions: South Coast Air Basin (SCoAB) and San Francisco Bay Area (SFB).

The research group uses the Regional Atmospheric Modeling System (RAMS) developed by scientists from Colorado State University and the Weather Research and Forecasting model (WRF) developed by NCAR as main modeling tools.

The group has research collaborators from The City College of New York,Santa Clara University, San Jose State University, NASA Ames, NASA Marshall Space Center, and Laurence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). It also has a good number of Ph.Ds, masters, and undergraduate students from all academic institutions.