This report is the culmination of a workshop and webinars exploring activities, resources, capabilities and challenges to the prediction of infectious diseases at sub-seasonal and seasonal time scales. The webinars and workshop were led by a steering committee which included members from USGCRP’s Interagency Group on Integrative Modeling and the CCHHG, as well as the National Science and Technology Council’s Pandemic Prediction and Forecasting Science and Technology Working group. The report highlights key gaps and provides a summary of needed interagency actions ranging from research to...
An Update to Key Findings of Snow, Water, Ice and Permafrost in the Arctic (SWIPA) 2017. Drawing and building on the findings of AMAP: Snow, Water, Ice and Permafrost in the Arctic (SWIPA) 2017 assessment, this document provides updated observations, information from other recent assessments, and conclusions from the latest reviews of Arctic trends and indicators. The pace of change in the Arctic is so rapid that new records are being set annually, and each additional year of data strengthens the already compelling evidence of a rapidly changing Arctic.
This assessment report presents the results of the 2018 Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) assessment of Arctic Ocean Acidification. This is the second such assessment dealing with ocean acidification from an Arctic-wide perspective , and complements several assessments that AMAP has delivered over past years concerning the effects of climate change on Arctic ecosystems and people.
This assessment report presents the results of the 2018 AMAP Assessment of the Biological Effects of Contaminants on Arctic Wildlife and Fish. The assessment updates information presented in the AMAP POP's assessment delivered in 2009, specifically with respect to information on biological effects of organohalogenated compunds (OHCs), and the AMAP assessment of Mercury in the Arctic that was delivered in 2011.
This report is the seventh 'State of the Arctic Enviorment Report' that has been prepared by AMAP in accordance with its mandate. It presents the results of work conducted during AMAP's fourth phase (2008-2011) in relation to the priority issue of mercury in the Arctic. The assessment described in this report builds upon the previous AMAP assessments of this issue that were presented in 1997 and 2002.
Volumen II de la Cuarta Evaluación Nacional del Clima (NCA4, por sus siglas en inglés) se centra en los elementos del bienestar humano, sociales, y ambientales del cambio climático y la variabilidad para las 10 regiones y los 18 tópicos nacionales, con atención especial a los riesgos observados y proyectados, la consideración de la reducción de riesgos, y las consecuencias de distintas trayectorias de mitigación. Donde era posible, el Volumen II de la NCA4 presenta ejemplos de acciones en progreso en comunidades dentro de los Estados Unidos para reducir los riesgos asociados con el cambio...
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The Overview is a summary of the findings of NCA4 Vol. II, as presented in Chapter 1 of the full report. Volume II of the Fourth National Climate Assessment focuses on the human welfare, societal, and environmental elements of climate change and variability for 10 regions and 18 national topics, with particular attention paid to observed and projected risks, impacts, consideration of risk reduction, and implications under different mitigation pathways. Where possible, NCA4 Vol. II provides examples of actions underway in communities across the United States to reduce the risks associated with...