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Fiscal Year 2005- 2006 Accelerated Research on Global Climate Observations Fact Sheet

Description: Coincident with the release of the Climate Change Science Program strategic plan, the Administration announces plans for the acceleration of select high priority research projects and climate observations. These activities contribute to filling critical knowledge gaps identified in the plan (aerosols, oceans and the natural carbon cycle). The selected investments have been coordinated among the agencies to maximize the overall impact. Funding will be reallocated from lower priority areas to enable these critical investments.
Date: 2003
Creator: Climate Change Science Program
Partner: UNT Libraries

Climate Change Science Program Strategic Plan Executive Summary: Building a Course for Greater Climate Understanding

Description: This document describes a research strategy for developing improved knowledge of climate variability and change and the potential impacts on the environment and on human lives. It also provides for the development of resources and tools that will empower policy-makers with the knowledge necessary for making decisions.
Date: July 2003
Creator: Climate Change Science Program
Partner: UNT Libraries

Revised Research Plan for the U.S. Climate Change Science Program

Description: This Revised Research Plan is an update to the 2003 Strategic Plan of the US Climate Change Science Program (CCSP), a document that was developed via a thorough, open and transparent multi-year process involving a wide range of scientists and managers. The Strategic Plan has long-term value to CCSP, but like any strategic plan, it must be supplemented by shorter-term revisions that take into account both advances in the science and changes in societal needs, and CCSP has an ongoing long-range strategic planning process to ensure that these needs are met. The Revised Research Plan (hereinafter referred to as the Research Plan) draws on CCSP's long-range planning process and provides this update, in compliance with the terms of the Global Change Research Act (GCRA) of 1990. In the Research Plan, the reader will find several things: 1) an updated statement of vision, goals and capabilities consistent with CCSP's current Strategic Plan but reflecting both scientific progress and the evolution of the Program based on accomplishments and evolving societal and environmental needs; 2) a description of the relationship of the Research Plan to the current Scientific Assessment; 3) highlights of ways in which the program is evolving in the context of the progress made over the years 2003-2007 since the Strategic Plan was put in place, and a description of the priorities that have emerged as a result; 4) a description of research plans for the coming years, in order to build upon the work envisioned in the Strategic Plan and begun over the past four years.
Date: May 2008
Creator: US Climate Change Science Program
Partner: UNT Libraries

Climate Projections Based on Emissions Scenarios for Long-Lived and Short-Lived Radiatively Active Gases and Aerosols

Description: "The stated purpose for this report is to provide information to those who use climate model outputs to assess the potential effects of human activities on climate, air quality, and ecosystem behavior."
Date: September 2008
Creator: Climate Change Science Program (U.S.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The First State of the Carbon Cycle Report: North American Carbon Budget and Implications for the Global Carbon Cycle: Summary and Frequently Asked Questions

Description: 2-sided color pamphlet on the global carbon cycle and North American carbon budget. Answers these questions: Why should we care about the global carbon cycle; What are the activities that produce emissions from fossil fuels in North America; What are the activities in North America that remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere; What are the management options for reducing atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations?
Date: unknown
Creator: Climate Change Science Program (U.S.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Thresholds of Climate Change in Ecosystems

Description: This report provides a synthesis of the present state of scientific understanding to the climate and decision making communities on potential abrupt state changes or regime shifts in ecosystems in response to climate change.
Date: January 2009
Creator: Climate Change Science Program (U.S.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department