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APPENDIX

B

GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE: RESEARCH PATHWAYS FOR THE NEXT DECADE

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  1. OVERVIEW

  2. CHANGES TO THE BIOLOGY AND BIOGEOCHEMISTRY OF ECOSYSTEMS

    Summary

    Introduction

    Case Studies

    A Research Agenda for the Next Decade

    Lessons Learned

    Research Imperatives: Priorities for Observations, Modeling, and Theory

  3. CHANGES IN THE CLIMATE SYSTEM ON SEASONAL TO INTERANNUAL TIMESCALES

    Summary

    Introduction

    Case Studies

    A Research Agenda for the Next Decade

    Lessons Learned

    Research Imperatives: Priorities for Observations, Modeling, and Theory

  4. CHANGES IN THE CLIMATE SYSTEM ON DECADAL TO CENTURY TIMESCALES

    Summary

    Introduction

    Case Studies

    A Research Agenda for the Next Decade

    Lessons Learned

    Research Imperatives: Priorities for Observations, Modeling, and Theory

  5. CHANGES IN THE CHEMISTRY OF THE ATMOSPHERE

    Summary

    Introduction

    Case Studies

    A Research Agenda for the Next Decade

    Lessons Learned

    Research Imperatives: Priorities for Observations, Modeling, and Theory



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OVERVIEW: Global Environmental Change: Research Pathways for the Next Decade APPENDIX B GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE: RESEARCH PATHWAYS FOR THE NEXT DECADE TABLE OF CONTENTS OVERVIEW CHANGES TO THE BIOLOGY AND BIOGEOCHEMISTRY OF ECOSYSTEMS Summary Introduction Case Studies A Research Agenda for the Next Decade Lessons Learned Research Imperatives: Priorities for Observations, Modeling, and Theory CHANGES IN THE CLIMATE SYSTEM ON SEASONAL TO INTERANNUAL TIMESCALES Summary Introduction Case Studies A Research Agenda for the Next Decade Lessons Learned Research Imperatives: Priorities for Observations, Modeling, and Theory CHANGES IN THE CLIMATE SYSTEM ON DECADAL TO CENTURY TIMESCALES Summary Introduction Case Studies A Research Agenda for the Next Decade Lessons Learned Research Imperatives: Priorities for Observations, Modeling, and Theory CHANGES IN THE CHEMISTRY OF THE ATMOSPHERE Summary Introduction Case Studies A Research Agenda for the Next Decade Lessons Learned Research Imperatives: Priorities for Observations, Modeling, and Theory

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OVERVIEW: Global Environmental Change: Research Pathways for the Next Decade PALEOCLIMATE OVERVIEW Summary Introduction Case Studies Key Scientific Questions and Issues Lessons Learned Research Imperatives Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Introduction Case Studies: Contributions of Human Dimensions Research in Addressing Global Change Key Scientific Questions Lessons Learned Research Imperatives OBSERVATIONS Introduction Observations Required for the Science Elements of the USGCRP A Multipurpose, Multiuse Observing System for the USGCRP Case Studies Toward a Permanent Observing System PROCESSING AND DISTRIBUTING EARTH OBSERVATIONS AND INFORMATION Introduction The EOS Data and Information System: Implications for USGCRP Moving Toward a New EOS Information System MODELING Introduction The Terrestrial-Atmosphere Subsystem The Land-Ocean Subsystem The Atmosphere-Ocean Subsystem The Atmospheric Physical-Chemical Subsystem The Human Linkage to the Earth System SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS APPENDIXES