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Updated 16 November 2007

The U.S. Climate Change Science Program
for Fiscal Year 2008

A Report by the Climate Change Science Program and
The Subcommittee on Global Change Research
A Supplement to the President's Fiscal Year 2008 Budget


Also available:
PDF version of the full report

The hardcopy version of this report is available free of charge from the GCRIO Online Catalog




























































Additional program budget information

Cover of Our Changing Planet FY2008; and link to larger image

[Front Cover: large image | pdf]
[Back Cover: pdf]

Table of Contents

Letter of Transmittal [also available: PDF]

Officials of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program and the Subcommittee on Global Change Research [also available: PDF]

The U.S. Climate Change Science Program for FY 2008

Highlights of Recent Research and Plans for FY 2008

  1. Atmospheric Composition [also available: PDF (833 kb)]
  2. Climate Variability and Change [also available: PDF (2 Mb)]
  3. Global Water Cycle [also available: PDF (1 Mb)]
  4. Land-Use and Land-Cover Change [also available: PDF (927 kb)]
  5. Global Carbon Cycle [also available: PDF (1 Mb)]
  6. Ecosystems [also available: PDF (576 kb)]
  7. Decision-Support Resources Development and Related Research on Human Contributions and Responses [also available: PDF (145 kb)]
  8. Observing and Monitoring the Climate System [also available: PDF (1 Mb)]
  9. Communications
    [also available: PDF (100 kb)]
  10. International Research and Cooperation [also available: PDF (572 kb)]

The Elements


Appendix A: The Climate Change Science Program Participating Agencies
Appendix B: Climate Change Science Program FY 2008 Budget Tables

Note: In addition to being separately available as listed, all of the tables below are available as a single PDF (949 kb).

Contact Information [also available: PDF]

This document describes the U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) for FY 2008. It provides a summary of the achievements of the program, an analysis of the progress made, and budgetary information. It thereby responds to the annual reporting requirements of the U.S. Global Change Research Act of 1990 (Section 102, P. L. 101-606). It does not express any regulatory policies of the United States or any of its agencies, or make any findings of fact that could serve as predicates for regulatory action. Agencies must comply with required statutory and regulatory processes before they could rely on any statements in this document or by the CCSP as a basis for regulatory action.

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