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Climate Modeling with Decision Makers in MindApril 27, 2016
Andrew Jones, Katherine Calvin, and Jean-François Lamarque
AGCI Workshop co-chairs Andy Jones, Kate Calvin & Jean-François Lamarque reflect on opportunities identified in the 2015 workshop Impact Relevance and Usability of High Resolution Climate Modeling and Datasets. The purpose of the workshop was to consider how well emerging high-resolution model capabilities and downscaling techniques advance basic scientific understanding of physical processes, support climate impacts assessment, and inform decisions.
Challenges and Opportunities in Earth-Human Systems ResearchApril 25, 2016
Ghassem R. Asrar, Katharine L. Jacobs, and Richard Moss
Ghassem Asrar, Kathy Jacobs & Richard Moss, who chaired the 2015 AGCI workshop on Opportunities for Integration of Remote Sensing, Integrated Assessment, and Adaptation. The workshop focused on providing information for managing complex systems, using Earth observations (especially remote sensing data) more effectively in integrated human-Earth systems models, and increasing multi- and interdisciplinary collaborations across research and applications communities.
Assessing Impacts of Climate Change on Food Security WorldwideMarch 09, 2016
Cynthia Rosenzweig, John Antle, and Joshua Elliott
AGCI Workshop co-chairs Cynthia Rosenzweig, John Antle & Joshua Elliott share key findings of the 2015 workshop AgMIP Workshop on Coordinated Global and Regional Integrated Assessments of Climate Change and Food Security. The purpose of the workshop was to draft plans and protocols for assessing global- and regional-scale modeling of crops, livestock, economics, and nutrition across major agricultural regions worldwide. The goal of this Coordinated Global and Regional Integrated Assessments (CGRA) project is to characterize climate effects on large- and small-scale farming systems.
Aspen Global Change Institute: 25 Years of Interdisciplinary Global Change ScienceMarch 02, 2016
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Gerald Meehl and Richard Moss
AGCI past participants Jerry Meehl, and Richard Moss reflect on how the Aspen Global Change Institute has convened scientists to define challenges, develop disciplinary and interdisciplinary research strategies, improve communication across natural and social sciences, and plan assessments and other decision support activities over the last 25 years.
NASA, NOAA Analyses Reveal Record-Shattering Global Warm Temperatures in 2015February 11, 2016
Thomas Karl from NOAA and Gavin Schmidt from NASA, presented new climate data in a media teleconference that indicates Earth’s 2015 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern record keeping began in 1880. These independent analyses provide government and business leaders with critical decision-making information.
Toward Improving Decadal Climate PredictionsDecember 21, 2015
George Boer, Gerald Meehl, Doug Smith
2015 workshop co-chairs George Boer, Jerry Meehl, and Doug Smith, report on the outcomes of the Decadal Climate Predictions: Improving Our Understanding of Processes and Mechanisms to Make Better Predictions AGCI workshop. The new field of decadal climate prediction has the potential to provide time-evolving regional climate information on timescales of 1–10 years.
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AGCI has been the most prominent place for developing interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary dialogues between scientists and practitioners.Guy Brasseur
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