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Committee to Review the U.S. Climate Change Science Program’s Synthesis and Assessment Product 3.3
STATEMENT OF TASK

The National Research Council will appoint a committee to provide a peer review the U.S. Climate Change Science Program’s (CCSP) draft Synthesis and Assessment Product (SAP) 3.3, Weather and Climate Extremes in a Changing Climate. The committee appointed for this work will address the following issues related to this draft document:

  1. Are the goals, objectives and intended audience of the product clearly described in the document? Does the product address all questions outlined in the prospectus?

  2. Are any findings and/or recommendations adequately supported by evidence and analysis? In cases where recommendations might be based on expert value judgments or the collective opinions of the authors, is this acknowledged and supported by sound reasoning?

  3. Are the data and analyses handled in a competent manner? Are statistical methods applied appropriately?

  4. Are the document's presentation, level of technicality, and organization effective? Are the questions outlined in the prospectus addressed and communicated in a manner that is appropriate and accessible for the intended audience?

  5. Is the document scientifically objective and policy neutral? Is it consistent with the scientific literature?

  6. Is there a summary that effectively, concisely and accurately describes the key findings and recommendations? Is it consistent with other sections of the document?

  7. What other significant improvements, if any, might be made in the document?



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Review of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program’s Synthesis and Assessment Product 3.3, “Weather and Climate Extremes in a Changing Climate” D Committee to Review the U.S. Climate Change Science Program’s Synthesis and Assessment Product 3.3 STATEMENT OF TASK The National Research Council will appoint a committee to provide a peer review the U.S. Climate Change Science Program’s (CCSP) draft Synthesis and Assessment Product (SAP) 3.3, Weather and Climate Extremes in a Changing Climate. The committee appointed for this work will address the following issues related to this draft document: Are the goals, objectives and intended audience of the product clearly described in the document? Does the product address all questions outlined in the prospectus? Are any findings and/or recommendations adequately supported by evidence and analysis? In cases where recommendations might be based on expert value judgments or the collective opinions of the authors, is this acknowledged and supported by sound reasoning? Are the data and analyses handled in a competent manner? Are statistical methods applied appropriately? Are the document's presentation, level of technicality, and organization effective? Are the questions outlined in the prospectus addressed and communicated in a manner that is appropriate and accessible for the intended audience? Is the document scientifically objective and policy neutral? Is it consistent with the scientific literature? Is there a summary that effectively, concisely and accurately describes the key findings and recommendations? Is it consistent with other sections of the document? What other significant improvements, if any, might be made in the document?

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