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Earth System Predictability Research and Development Strategic Framework and Roadmap

From predictions of individual thunderstorms to long-term global change, enhanced Earth system predictions are crucial to inform societal resilience to extreme events such as droughts and floods, heat waves, wildfires and coastal inundation. The NSTC Fast Track Action Committee (FTAC) on Earth System Predictability Research and Development (R&D) was established as a short-term effort to develop plans and identify actions for focused U.S. Government coordination in this R&D area. This document provides an overview of the Earth System Predictability R&D Strategic Framework and Roadmap developed by the FTAC.