Climate is one of the key drivers for all ecosystems and ecosystems have important feedbacks on climate. Over half the LTER sites have climate as a component in their main working hypotheses. The main functions of the LTERClimate Committee are to

  1. Help coordinate intersite research activities related to climate
  2. Provide climatic analyses to support LTER ecologists
  3. Provide intersite services such as standardization of meteorological observation and consultation on climatic matters