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This document is part of the Synthesis and Assessment Products described in the U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) Strategic Plan. A primary objective of the U.S. CCSP is to provide the best possible, up-to-date scientific information to support public discussion and government and private sector decision-making on key climate-related issues. To help meet this objective, the CCSP has identified a set of 21 synthesis and assessment products (SAP) to address its highest priority research, observation, and decision-support needs. This SAP (3.4) focuses on abrupt climate change events where key aspects of the climate system change faster than the responsible forcings would suggest and/or faster than society can respond to those changes. This report addresses Goal 3 of the CCSP Strategic Plan: Reduce uncertainty in projections of how the Earth's climate and related systems may change in the future. The report (1) summarizes the current knowledge of key climate parameters that could change abruptly in the near future, potentially within years to decades and (2) provides scientific information on these topics for decision support. As such, the SAP is aimed at both the decision-making audience and the expert scientific and stakeholder community.

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Date Of Record Release 2010-05-07 16:16:58
Alternate Title CCSP 2008
Description Library Holdings.

This document is part of the Synthesis and Assessment Products described in the U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) Strategic Plan. A primary objective of the U.S. CCSP is to provide the best possible, up-to-date scientific information to support public discussion and government and private sector decision-making on key climate-related issues. To help meet this objective, the CCSP has identified a set of 21 synthesis and assessment products (SAP) to address its highest priority research, observation, and decision-support needs. This SAP (3.4) focuses on abrupt climate change events where key aspects of the climate system change faster than the responsible forcings would suggest and/or faster than society can respond to those changes. This report addresses Goal 3 of the CCSP Strategic Plan: Reduce uncertainty in projections of how the Earth's climate and related systems may change in the future. The report (1) summarizes the current knowledge of key climate parameters that could change abruptly in the near future, potentially within years to decades and (2) provides scientific information on these topics for decision support. As such, the SAP is aimed at both the decision-making audience and the expert scientific and stakeholder community.
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Source University of North Texas
Keyword Environmental change, Agriculture, Land resources, Climate variability, Forests, Arid lands, Water quality, Biodiversity, United States
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Date Of Record Creation 2010-05-07 16:09:22
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Date Last Modified 2010-08-03 17:03:51
Creator Cook, Edward R., et al.
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2010-05-07 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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