Call for Nominations of U.S. experts to serve as Authors and/or Review Editors of the IPCC Special Report â€œManaging the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptationâ€ â€¨16 June 2009
At the IPCCâ€™s most recent plenary meeting on 21-23 April, governments approved the production of a â€œSpecial Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation." â€¨Under IPCC procedures, member governments have an opportunity to provide nominations for authors to be involved in the production of each chapter in the report.
The subject report will require the contributions of experts who can integrate the findings of the climate change science; vulnerability, impacts, and adaptation to extreme events; and disaster risk management communities. Nominees should have extensive expertise pertinent to the subject matter covered, and will generally be recognized in their field of expertise.
â€¨FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: â€¨David Allen, U.S. Global Change Research Program, Suite 250, 1717â€¨Pennsylvania Ave, NW., Washington,â€¨DC 20006. (Phone: 202â€“419â€“3486, Fax: 202â€“223â€“3065, Email:â€¨firstname.lastname@example.org); or visit the USGCRP â€¨Web site at http://www.globalchange.gov
Lead Authors: Fagre D.B., Charles C.W., Allen C.D., Birkeland C., Chapin F.S. III,
Groffman P.M., Guntenspergen G.R., Knapp A.K., McGuire A.D., Mulholland
P.J., Peters D.P.C., Roby D.D., and Sugihara G.
Final Report of Synthesis and Assessment Product 2.3 "Aerosol properties and their impacts on climate" is posted online (posted 16 Jan 2009)
. See also press release from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
The report provides a review of the current knowledge about global distributions and properties of atmospheric aerosols, as they relate to aerosol impacts on climate. It assesses possible next steps aimed at substantially reducing uncertainties in aerosol radiative forcing estimates.
Lead Authors: Mian Chin, Ralph A. Kahn, Lorraine A. Remer, Hongbin Yu, David Rind, Graham Feingold, Patricia K. Quinn, Stephen E. Schwartz, David G. Streets, Philip DeCola, Rangasayi Halthore