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US Globalchange Research Program


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US Globalchange Research Program

  1. 1. Jack Kaye - Acting Chair, SGCR / Acting Director , USGCRP
  2. 2. <ul><li>Global Change Research Act of 1990 (P.L. 101-606) &quot;a comprehensive and integrated United States research program which will assist the Nation and the world to understand, assess, predict, and respond to human-induced and natural processes of global change.“ </li></ul><ul><li>Goals: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To improve understanding of uncertainties in climate science </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To expand global observing systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To develop science-based resources to support policymaking and resource management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To communicate findings broadly among scientific and stakeholder communities </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Research Elements: </li></ul><ul><li>Atmospheric Composition </li></ul><ul><li>Climate Variability and Change </li></ul><ul><li>Water Cycle </li></ul><ul><li>Land-Use / Land-Cover Change </li></ul><ul><li>Carbon Cycle </li></ul><ul><li>Ecosystems </li></ul><ul><li>Human Contributions & Responses </li></ul><ul><li>Cross-Cutting Elements: </li></ul><ul><li>International Research </li></ul><ul><li>and Cooperation </li></ul><ul><li>Modeling </li></ul><ul><li>Observations and Data Management </li></ul><ul><li>Communications </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>2.6 billions dollars, up 21 percent or $439 million over the 2010 enacted level </li></ul><ul><li>Enhances research and modeling of the physical climate system </li></ul>
  5. 10. Climate Change Mitigation (Mitigation & Response) Climate Change Adaptation (Assessment & Response) Climate Change Science (Understanding & Forecasting)