US Climate Change Science Program Updated 17 November 2008

Decision support experiments and evaluations using seasonal to interannual forecasts and observational data

Final Report, Synthesis and Assessment Product 5.3

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SAP 5.3 CoverCCSP, 2008: Decision-Support Experiments and Evaluations using Seasonal-to-
Interannual Forecasts and Observational Data: A Focus on Water Resources. A Report by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program and the Subcommittee on Global Change Research [Nancy Beller-Simms, Helen Ingram, David Feldman, Nathan Mantua, Katharine L. Jacobs, and Anne M. Waple (eds.)]. NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center, Asheville, NC, 192 pp.

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Final Report

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Entire Report [7 Mb]

Individual Sections

Front Cover [166 Kb]

Front Matter: Federal Executive Team, Editorial and Production Team, Transmittal Letter, Table of Contents, Author Team for this Report, Acknowledgement [560 Kb]

Executive Summary [386 Kb]

Chapter 1: The Changing Context [754 Kb]

Chapter 2: A Description and Evaluation of Hydrologic and Climate Forecast and Data Products that Support Decision-Making for Water Resource Managers [2 Mb]

Chapter 3: Decision-Support Experiments Within the Water Resource Management Sector [2 Mb]

Chapter 4: Making Decision-Support Information Useful, Useable, and Responsive to Decision-Maker Needs [1 Mb]

Chapter 5 : Looking Toward The Future [560 Kb]

Glossary [292 Kb]

References [541 Kb]

Back Matter: Contact Information [217 Kb]

This document, part of the Synthesis and Assessment Products described in the U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) Strategic Plan, was prepared in accordance with Section 515 of the Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2001 (Public Law 106-554) and the information quality act guidelines issued by the Department of Commerce and NOAA pursuant to Section 515). The CCSP Interagency Committee relies on Department of Commerce and NOAA certifications regarding compliance with Section 515 and Department guidelines as the basis for determining that this product conforms with Section 515. For purposes of compliance with Section 515, this CCSP Synthesis and Assessment Product is an “interpreted product” as that term is used in NOAA guidelines and is classified as “highly influential”. This document does not express any regulatory policies of the United States or any of its agencies, or provide recommendations for regulatory action.


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