Forum On Global Change Modeling


Entry_ID: GCRIO 340 Entry_Title: Forum On Global Change Modeling Document_Author: U. S. Global Change Research Program. Subcommittee on Global Resources Research.
Agency_Name: U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP)
Start_Date: 1995-07-00

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Forum On Global Change Modeling USGCRP is a report published as a result of
the Forum held on October 12-13, 1994 at the invitation of the Subcommittee on
Global Change Research(SGCR) to help address requests from the White House
Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and from Congressman Dingell to
the General Accounting Office(GAO). The Forum labored to produce a consensus
document and to provide the GAO representatives a sense of the debate on
issues related to the use of climate models to inform policy.

The report has been reviewed by a wider segment of the climate community. It
contains a statement on the credibility of projections of climate change
provided by General Circulation Models(GCMs) as background for potential
interpretation of model results in the context of developing and considering
national policy options. The focus of this effort was specifically on the
climate aspects of the entire global change issue - thus not on the emission
scenarios, the consequences of change to ecosystems and natural resource
systems, or the socio-economic implications and potential for responses.

Part I - A number of conclusions are identified as "virtually certain" based
on observations, experiments, and models.

Part II - Provides the ranked statement that refer to mode experiments and
predictions.

Part III - A list of opportunities for early progress in reducing
uncertainties .

References: U. S. Global Change Research Program, Subcommittee on Global
Change Research, Committee on Environment and Natural Resources
Research. 1995. Forum On Global Change Modeling. (USGCRP-95-02).
Washington, DC: U.S. Global Change Research Program.

U. S. Global Change Research Program, Subcommittee on Global
Change Research, Committee on Environment and Natural Resources
Research. 1995. Forum On Global Change Modeling. (USGCRP-95-02).
[online]. Washington, DC: U.S. Global Change Research Program.
URL: http://www.gcrio.org/USGCRP/forum/cover.html
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Storage_Medium:
Print: 26 p.
Online: http://www.gcrio.org/USGCRP/forum/cover.html
Parameter: Environmental Change
Parameter: Atmospheric Composition > Greenhouse Gases
Parameter: Atmospheric Composition > Carbon Dioxide
Parameter: Atmospheric Composition > Methane
Parameter: Atmospheric Composition > Nitrous Oxide
Parameter: Atmospheric Composition > Chlorofluorocarbons
Parameter: Atmospheric Composition > Ozone
Parameter: Climate Change
Discipline: Physical Sciences > Earth Science > Atmosphere
Discipline: Physical Sciences > Earth Science > Land
Discipline: Physical Sciences > Earth Science > Ocean
Discipline: Physical Sciences > Atmospheric Sciences
Discipline: Physical Sciences > Chemistry > Chemistry
Discipline: Physical Sciences > Climatology > Meteorology
Location: Global
Keyword: USGCRP > United States Global Change Research Program
Keyword: IPCC > Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Keyword: nitrous oxide > N2O
Keyword: halocarbons
Keyword: carbon dioxide > CO2
Keyword: aerosols
Keyword: methane > CH4
Keyword: infrared radiation
Keyword: water vapor
Keyword: anthropogenic
Keyword: global warming
Keyword: global mean precipitation
Keyword: global mean surface temperatures
Keyword: stratospheric cooling