The FY 1990 Research Plan described the details of the U.S. Global Change Research Program and set forth a comprehensive research plan to be updated annually. It reviewed the changes that have occurred in the past, the forces that are at work today, the strengths and weaknesses in our current understanding and research activities regarding global changes, and our potential for predicting global change in the future.
The Plan identified research activities and funding levels by the Federal agencies, particularly the Fiscal Year 1990 initiatives and augmentations, that sought to address the gaps in current knowledge. Finally, it outlined the science priorities that must be addressed by the Program in the coming years to gain a better predictive understanding of the global system.
Download a PDF of Our Changing Planet: the FY 1990 Research Plan.