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Suggested Citation:"Acronyms." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Accomplishments of the U.S. Global Change Research Program. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24670.
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Acronyms

AR6 6th Assessment Report
CCSP U.S. Climate Change Science Program
CCTP Climate Change Technology Program
CDC U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CEES Committee on Earth and Environmental Sciences
DMUU Decision Making Under Uncertainty
DOD U.S. Department of Defense
DOE U.S. Department of Energy
DOI U.S. Department of the Interior
EOS Earth Observing System
EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency
GCRA Global Change Research Act
GEO Group on Earth Observations
GEOSS Global Earth Observation System of Systems
GLISA Great Lakes Integrated Sciences and Assessments Center
IAM Integrated Assessment Modeling
IGIM Interagency Group on Integrative Modeling
IHDP International Human Dimensions Program
IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
IWGCCH Interagency Working Group on Climate Change and Health
IWG interagency working group
NACP North American Carbon Program
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NCAR National Center for Atmospheric Research
NCA National Climate Assessment
NGO nongovernmental organization
NIH National Institutes of Health
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NSF National Science Foundation
NSTC National Science and Technology Council
ObsIWG Integrated Observations Interagency Working Group
OCBP Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry Program
OCP Our Changing Planet
OTA Office of Technology Assessment
RISA Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments
SAP Synthesis and Assessment Product
SCIPP Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program
SOCCR State of the Carbon Cycle Report
TAO Tropical Atmosphere Ocean
TOGA Tropical Ocean-Global Atmosphere
Suggested Citation:"Acronyms." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Accomplishments of the U.S. Global Change Research Program. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24670.
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UNFCCC United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
USACE U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture
USGCRP U.S. Global Change Research Program
USGS U.S. Geological Survey
USP Update to the Strategic Plan
WCRP World Climate Research Program
WOCE World Ocean Circulation Experiment
Suggested Citation:"Acronyms." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Accomplishments of the U.S. Global Change Research Program. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24670.
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The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) is an interagency program, established by the Global Change Research Act (GCRA) of 1990, mandated by Congress to “assist the Nation and the world to understand, assess, predict, and respond to human-induced and natural processes of global change”. Since the USGCRP began, scientific understanding of global change has increased and the information needs of the nation have changed dramatically.

A better understanding of what is changing and why can help decision makers in the public and private sectors cope with ongoing change. Accomplishments of the U.S. Global Change Research Program highlights the growth of global change science in the quarter century that the USGCRP has been in existence, and documents some of its contributions to that growth through its primary functions of interagency planning and coordination, and of synthesis of research and practice to inform decision making.

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