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2012

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A National Strategy for Advancing Climate Modeling

A new report lays out a strategy for advancing climate models to deliver climate projections at the scale and level of detail desired by decision makers. Evolving to a more unified climate modeling enterprise—in particular by developing a common software infrastructure shared by all climate researchers—could help speed progress.
Learn more about the report at a free webinar on September 28 at 1:30 pm EST.

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A Review of the USGCRP’s Draft Strategic Plan

This report reviews a draft 10-year strategic plan for the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) as part of the National Research Council’s long history as an independent advisor to USGRCRP. 

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Lessons and Legacies of International Polar Year 2007-2008

International Polar Year 2007-2008 (IPY) was an intense, coordinated field campaign of observations, research, and analysis. IPY engaged the public to communicate the relevance of polar research to the entire planet, strengthened connections with the Indigenous people of the Arctic, and established new observational networks. Overall, IPY was an outstanding success. Activities at both poles …

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Sea-Level Rise for the Coasts of California, Oregon, and Washington: Past, Present, and Future

A new report from the National Research Council provides the first comprehensive regional projections of sea-level rise for the U.S. west coast. Watch this video for the main findings of the report.

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Security Implications of Social Stress from Climate Change

Evidence of global climate change beyond the bounds of past experience has raised expectations of new stresses on societies around the world. A new report, Climate and Social Stress: Implications for Security Analysis focuses on the U.S. security risks that might arise when climate-related events—including droughts, heat waves, and storms—exceed the capacity of affected populations to cope.

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Strategies for Improving Arctic Sea Ice Projections

Satellite data show that during each of the past six summers, sea ice cover has shrunk to its smallest level in three decades and that the ice is composed of more thin first-year ice instead of thicker multi-year ice.  A growing number of stakeholders need accurate sea ice projections.

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