CIRA is a cooperative institute that is also a research department within CSU's College of Engineering
, in partnership with
the Department of Atmospheric Science
. Its vision is to conduct interdisciplinary research in the atmospheric sciences
by entraining skills beyond the meteorological disciplines, exploiting advances in engineering and computer science, facilitating transitional activity between pure and applied research,
leveraging both national and international resources and partnerships, and assisting NOAA, Colorado State University, the State of Colorado, and the Nation through the application of our
research to areas of societal benefit.
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