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Data Management for Global Change Research Policy Statement
This document outlines and explains the data management global change research policies of the U.S. Global Change Research Program. Read more.
A Framework For Socio-economic & Ecological Assumptions in Climate Impact Assessment
This paper discusses the handling of socio-economic and ecological (SEE) assumptions in assessing the impacts of climate change and variability in the National Assessment. It also outlines a Framework to approach the problem of describing SEE characteristics of the future world for which climate impacts are assessed. Read more.
Scenarios and Data
Scenarios can provide a starting point for examining questions about an uncertain future and can help us visualize alternative futures in concrete and human terms. The National Assessment followed a scenario-based approach and this document explains what scenarios were used to provide context for carrying out the analyses. Read more.
Overview of the National Assessment Scenario Strategy
In order to have materials that could be synthesized across regions and sectors, the National Assessment Synthesis Team developed a framework for considering both climate and socieconomic scenarios. This document outlines and explains the strategy behind this scenario framework. Read more.