Fourth National Climate Assessment Vol I + II
NCA4 Vol II: Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States
NCA4 Vol I: Climate Science Special Report
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This report, the First National Climate Assessment, includes analyses of the importance of climate variability and change for twenty regions around the United States, for five cross-cutting sectors, and for the United States as a whole. The DVD contains background information, public review drafts and final reports, citations, and high-resolution images.
This report summarizes the Working Group II contribution to the IPCC's Fifth Assessment Report on climate change. It considers the vulnerability and exposure of human and natural systems, the observed impacts and future risks of climate change, and the potential for and limits to adaptation.
AMAP’s assessment of the impacts of climate change on Snow, Water, Ice and Permafrost in the Arctic (SWIPA) brings together the latest scientific knowledge about the changing state of each component of the Arctic cryosphere.
The National Climate Assessment summarizes the impacts of climate change on the United States, now and in the future. A team of more than 300 experts guided by a 60-member Federal Advisory Committee produced the report, which was extensively reviewed by the public and experts, including federal agencies and a panel of the National Academy of Sciences. The report can...
Executive Summary of SAP Assessment 4.3, one of a series commissioned by the U.S. Global Change Research Program(USGCRP). It examines how climate changes are affecting agriculture, land resources, water resources and biodiversity in the United States.
The Effects of Climate Change on Agriculture, Land Resources, Water Resources, and Biodiversity. A Report by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program and the Subcommittee on Global Change Research.
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.
Findings, Summary, and Frequently Asked Questions of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program Synthesis and Assessment Report 5.3 "Decision-Support Experiments and Evaluations using Seasonal-to-Interannual Forecasts and Observational Data: A Focus on Water Resources".
2008 scientific assessment of the effects of global change in the United States, with special emphasis on climate change.