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||4.3|
|USGS||Climates of Arid/Semi-Arid Regions||0.7||0.7||1.5|
|USGS||Cold Regions Research||1.2||1.2||1.5|
|NBS||Global Change Impacts on Coastal Lands & Ecosystems||1.1||1.0||1.0|
|NBS||Global Change Impacts on Terrestrial Ecosystems||3.9||3.3||3.3|
|USGS||Interaction of Climate & Hydrologic Systems||4.2||4.2||2.3|
|USGS||Land Characterization & Data Management||7.4||7.4||7.3|
|NBS||Impacts of Global Change on Fish and Wildlife||1.5||1.0||1.0|
|BOR||Sensitivity of Water Resources||0.5||0.0||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.
Mapping of Budget Request to Appropriations Legislation. In the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, DOI USGCRP activities are funded in Title I - Department of the Interior. Funding for U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) USGCRP programs is included within the USGS Survey, Investigations, and Research account. As of the FY95 enacted Appropriations Bill, funding for National Biological Service (NBS) USGCRP programs was included within the NBS Research, Inventories, and Surveys account.