Department of the Interior Areas of Global Change Research. DOI programs include studies of past climates, from which understanding of current changes can be drawn; interaction and sensitivity of hydrologic and ecological systems with climate at local, landscape and regional levels; arid, polar and coastal regions and systems; volcano-atmosphere interactions; methane hydrates; changing land surface characteristics; ocean heat fluxes; assessments of the impacts of global change and the social, environmental and economic consequences on human activities, water resources, coastal wetlands, biological species, ecological systems, and land management; carbon cycle variation; and archival and distribution of space- and land-based Earth science data.
|USGS||Biogeochemical Exchanges between Terrestrial Systems||2.6||2.6|
|USGS||Climates of Arid/Semi-Arid Regions||0.7||0.8|
|USGS||Cold Regions Research||1.2||1.2|
|NBS||Impacts of Global Change on Coastal Lands & Ecosystems||1.2||1.2|
|NBS||Impacts of Global Change on Terrestrial Ecosystems||4.1||4.1|
|USGS||Interaction of Climate & Hydrologic Systems||4.2||4.2|
|USGS||Land Characterization & Data Management||7.4||7.4|
|NBS||Impacts of Global Change on Fish and Wildlife||1.7||1.7|
|BOR||Sensitivity of Water Resources||0.5||0.0|
Related Research. In addition to focused USGCRP research, DOI sponsors contributing research programs addressing the collection, maintenance, analysis and interpretation of short- and long-term land, water, biological and other geological and biological processes and resources through dispersed observing networks; research in land use and land cover, including creation of maps and digital data products; and inventorying and monitoring of biological habitats, resources and diversity.