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Aerosol-Climate Interactions Program 
The goal of the Aerosol-Climate Interactions Program (ACIP) is elucidation of the role of tropospheric aerosols in climate.
Agriculture and Rangeland Global Change 
The mission of the Agriculture and Rangeland Global Change program is to develop and provide adaptation, mitigation, and management strategies to the individual farm, ranch, and rural community, and to natural resource decision-makers to allow them to derive optimal benefit from the positive aspects of global change and deal effectively with the detrimental effects.
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Applications of Climate Forecasts 
Homepage for the Applications Research Program. This program serves as a bridge between scientific insights and societal needs through targeted research, institutional capacity development and local applications of knowledge. The goal is to reduce vulnerability to natural disasters and improve quality of life. In addition, this program is a mechanism to provide feedback to the research community regarding decision-making information needs.
ARS Methyl Bromide Research 
USDA has brought together agricultural and forestry leaders from industry, academia, state governments, and the federal government to assess the methyl bromide problem, formulate priorities, and implement research. The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) leads this process and has increased its own research on finding alternatives to methyl bromide by redirecting funds from other programs and undertaking new research projects funded by additional Congressional appropriations.
Atmospheric Chemistry 
The Atmospheric Chemistry program seeks to understand the chemical and radiative processes associated with trace chemicals in the atmosphere.
Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program 
The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program is the largest global change research program supported by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). ARM scientists focus on obtaining field measurements and developing models to better understand the processes that control solar and thermal infrared radiative transfer in the atmosphere (especially in clouds) and at the earth's surface.
Climate & Carbon Research 
The Climate and Carbon Research (CCR) activity in the Center for Computational Science at ORNL is a scientific research center that focuses on the computational aspects of how the global climate and carbon systems interact with natural and anthropogenic processes. The goal of CCS-CCR is to serve as a world-class climate and carbon research center and be a focal point for the computational climate and carbon simulation community.
Climate Change Prediction Program 
The Department of Energy (DOE) Climate Change Prediction Program (CCPP) is the current phase in the evolution of DOE's long-standing climate modeling and simulation research agenda. The CCPP is focused on developing, testing and applying coupled atmosphere-ocean general circulation models (GCMs) for climate simulation and prediction that stay at the leading edge of scientific knowledge and computational technology.
DOE Biological and Environmental Research Program 
The Office of Biological and Environmental Research manages the Department's Biological and Environmental Research (BER) program. Program descriptions can be found at this site.
Economics of Global Change and Agriculture 
The Economic Research Service (ERS) is the main source of economic information and research from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
EPA Global Change Research Program 
EPA's Global Change Research Program is an assessment-oriented program with primary emphasis on understanding the potential consequences of climate variability and change on human health, ecosystems, and socioeconomic systems in the United States. The website is designed to provide a portal through which scientists, resource managers, and the public can access information about the program and partners.
Global Change Research at the Smithsonian 
Home page for the Smithsonian Institute's Global Change research program.
NASA Earth Science Enterprise Research Strategy for 2000-2010 
This document outlines NASA's Earth Science Enterprise Research Strategy for 2000-2010.
NOAA Climate Products and Services 
NOAA's portal to their climate data, information, data centers and laboratories.
NOAA Office of Global Programs 
The Office of Global Programs (OGP) leads the NOAA Climate and Global Change Program. NOAA has the primary responsibility within the Federal Government to routinely provide climate forecasts and products to the Nation. OGP assists in this capacity by sponsoring focused scientific research, within approximately eleven research elements, aimed at understanding climate variability and its predictability. Through studies in these areas, researchers coordinate activities that jointly contribute to improved predictions and assessments of climate variability over a continuum of timescales from season to season, year to year, and over the course of a decade and beyond.
NSF Global Change Research Programs 
NSF global change research programs support research and related activities that advance fundamental understanding of dynamic physical, biological, and socioeconomic systems as well as interactions among those systems.
Program for Ecosystem Research (PER) 
The mission of PER is to improve the scientific basis for predicting or detecting effects of environmental changes associated with energy production (i.e., global and regional changes in atmospheric composition and related climatic changes) on terrestrial ecosystems and their component organisms and processes.
USDA Forest Service Global Change Research Program 
An outline of the objectives and elements of the USDA Forest Service Global Change Research Program.
USDA Forest Service Northern Global Change Research Program 
Home page of the USDA Forest Service Northern Global Change Research Program.
USDA Forest Service Southern Global Change Program 
Home page of the Southern Global Change Program.
USDA Global Change Program Office 
The USDA Global Change Program Office (GCPO) operates within the Office of the Chief Economist and functions as the Department-wide coordinator of agriculture, rural and forestry-related global change program and policy issues facing USDA. The Office ensures that USDA is a source of objective, analytical assessments of the effects of climate change and proposed mitigation strategies. The Office also serves as USDA's focal point for climate change issues and is responsible for coordinating activities with other Federal agencies, interacting with the legislative branch on climate change issues affecting agriculture and forestry, and representing USDA on U.S. delegations to international climate change discussions.
USDA NRCS- National Soil Survey Center 
Web site for the USDA's Soil Carbon Studies.
USDA UV-B Monitoring and Research Program 
The USDA UV-B Monitoring and Research Program is a program of the US Department of Agriculture's Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service (CSREES). The program was initiated in 1992, through a grant to Colorado State University, to provide information on the geographical distribution and temporal trends of UVB (ultraviolet -B) radiation in the United States. This information is critical to the assessment of the potential impacts of increasing ultraviolet radiation levels on agricultural crops and forests.
USGS Carbon Cycle Research 
The U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Program (CCSP) is an interagency partnership that draws on the expertise and ongoing research in seven agencies, with the objective of developing a whole-system predictive capability for the global carbon system. The ultimate goal is to provide integrated estimates of carbon sources and sinks, with a focus in FY 2000 on implementing activities to determine the magnitude, location, and cause of the North American terrestrial sink. The program will develop the understanding of how sinks might be enhanced and how they might change in the future, information that is of critical importance to potential decisions to manage the carbon system.

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