Table 2. User Types

Single User Small GroupsMajor Programs and Communities
Observations and Data Management Researcher validating a GCM
University student
Research group working on long-term ecosystem variability (UNH) USGCRP research areas
Educational community
International global satellite systems
Process Research Individual researcher improving a model Research group working on El Niñ o and the equatorial Pacific thermostat USGCRP research areas
Integrative Modeling and Prediction Agricultural researcher analyzing effects of climate change on crops Group comparing the output differences of various GCMs USGCRP research areas
Assessments Policy analyst (State or Federal) IPCC assessment groups USGCRP research areas
The press
Educational community