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National Research Council (U.S.). Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate

Overview
Works: 93 works in 277 publications in 1 language and 59,901 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Observations 
Roles: Author
Classifications: QC981.8.C5, 551.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by National Research Council (U.S.).
The atmospheric sciences : entering the twenty-first century( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Decade-to-century-scale climate variability and change : a science strategy by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding climate change feedbacks by National Research Council (U. S.)( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Advancing the science of climate change by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Climate change is occurring, is caused largely by human activities, and poses significant risks for--and in many cases is already affecting--a broad range of human and natural systems. The compelling case for these conclusions is provided in Advancing the Science of Climate Change, part of a congressionally requested suite of studies known as America's Climate Choices. While noting that there is always more to learn and that the scientific process is never closed, the book shows that hypotheses about climate change are supported by multiple lines of evidence and have stood firm in the face of serious debate and careful evaluation of alternative explanations. As decision makers respond to these risks, the nation's scientific enterprise can contribute through research that improves understanding of the causes and consequences of climate change and also is useful to decision makers at the local, regional, national, and international levels. The book identifies decisions being made in 12 sectors, ranging from agriculture to transportation, to identify decisions being made in response to climate change. Advancing the Science of Climate Change calls for a single federal entity or program to coordinate a national, multidisciplinary research effort aimed at improving both understanding and responses to climate change. Seven cross-cutting research themes are identified to support this scientific enterprise. In addition, leaders of federal climate research should redouble efforts to deploy a comprehensive climate observing system, improve climate models and other analytical tools, invest in human capital, and improve linkages between research and decisions by forming partnerships with action-oriented programs"--Publisher's description
Limiting the magnitude of future climate change by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Climate change, driven by the increasing concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, poses serious, wide-ranging threats to human societies and natural ecosystems around the world. The largest overall source of greenhouse gas emissions is the burning of fossil fuels. The global atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide, the dominant greenhouse gas of concern, is increasing by roughly two parts per million per year, and the United States is currently the second-largest contributor to global emissions behind China. Limiting the Magnitude of Future Climate Change, part of the congressionally requested America's Climate Choices suite of studies, focuses on the role of the United States in the global effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The book concludes that in order to ensure that all levels of government, the private sector, and millions of households and individuals are contributing to shared national goals, the United States should establish a "budget" that sets a limit on total domestic greenhouse emissions from 2010-2050. Meeting such a budget would require a major departure from business as usual in the way the nation produces and uses energy-and that the nation act now to aggressively deploy all available energy efficiencies and less carbon-intensive technologies and to develop new ones. With no financial incentives or regulatory pressure, the nation will continue to rely upon and "lock in" carbon-intensive technologies and systems unless a carbon pricing system is established-either cap-and-trade, a system of taxing emissions, or a combination of the two. Complementary policies are also needed to accelerate progress in key areas: developing more efficient, less carbon-intense energy sources in electricity and transportation; advancing full-scale development of new-generation nuclear power, carbon capture, and storage systems; and amending emissions-intensive energy infrastructure. Research and development of new technologies that could help reduce emissions more cost effectively than current options is also strongly recommended."--Publisher's description
Adapting to the impacts of climate change by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Across the United States, impacts of climate change are already evident. Heat waves have become more frequent and intense, cold extremes have become less frequent, and patterns of rainfall are likely changing. The proportion of precipitation that falls as rain rather than snow has increased across the western United States and Arctic sea ice has been reduced significantly. Sea level has been rising faster than at any time in recent history, threatening the natural and built environments on the coasts. Even if emissions of greenhouse gases were substantially reduced now, climate change and its resulting impacts would continue for some time to come. To date, decisions related to the management and protection of the nation's people, resources, and infrastructure have been based on records in the recent past, when climate was relatively stable. Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change, part of the congressionally requested America's Climate Choices suite of studies, calls for a new paradigm-one that considers a range of possible future climate conditions and impacts that may be well outside the realm of past experience. Adaptation requires actions from many decision makers in federal, state, tribal, and local governments; the private sector; non-governmental organizations; and community groups. However, current efforts are hampered by a lack of solid information about the benefits, costs, and effectiveness of various adaptation options; climate information on regional and local scales; and a lack of coordination. Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change calls for a national adaptation strategy that provides needed technical and scientific resources, incentives to begin adaptation planning, guidance across jurisdictions, shared lessons learned, and support of scientific research to expand knowledge of impacts and adaptation."--Publisher's description
Haze in the Grand Canyon : an evaluation of the winter haze intensive tracer experiment( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Low-altitude wind shear and its hazard to aviation : report of the Committee on Low-Altitude Wind Shear and Its Hazard to Aviation : a joint study by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Congressional concern over the crash of Pan American World Airways Flight 759, a Boeing 727, minutes after takeoff from the New Orleans International Airport on July 9, 1982, resulted in legislation passed in December 1982 providing that the FAA enter into an agreement with NAS to study and assess the hazards of low-altitude wind shear on takeoff and landing aircraft operations. To accomplish this task the NRC established the Committee on Low-Altitude Wind Shear and Its Hazard to Aviation, consisting of two panels: the Panel on Low-Altitude Wind Variability and the Panel on Aircraft Performance and Operations. The committee's principal finding confirmed that low-altitude wind variability (or wind shear) presents an infrequent but highly significant hazard to aircraft landing or taking off. Fortunately, most severe types of wind shear are relatively infrequent, generally short lived, and affect only local areas. Some wind shears have been understood by meteorologists for a number of years. These include those found in gust fronts, warm and cold air-mass fronts, mountain waves, low-level jet streams, gravity waves, terrain-induced turbulence, and sea-breeze fronts. Most are predictable, sometimes hours in advance. The more-skilled pilots recognize the potential presence of these shears and the dangers they pose. Scientists have recently begun to recognize the importance of storm downdrafts that are unusually small in horizontal cross sections and that are of short duration. Such downdrafts have been called microbursts. These often severe but localized events present the greatest danger to aircraft operations. Wind shear that resulted from the strongest microbursts actually measured in the summer of 1982 Joint Airport Weather Studies (JAWS) in Denver could not have been penetrated safely if encountered below 300-500 feet of altitude by an aircraft during takeoff or landing
Informing an effective response to climate change by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Global climate change is one of America's most significant long-term policy challenges. Human activity--especially the use of fossil fuels, industrial processes, livestock production, waste disposal, and land use change--is affecting global average temperatures, snow and ice cover, sea-level, ocean acidity, growing seasons and precipitation patterns, ecosystems, and human health. Climate-related decisions are being carried out by almost every agency of the federal government, as well as many state and local government leaders and agencies, businesses and individual citizens. Decision makers must contend with the availability and quality of information, the efficacy of proposed solutions, the unanticipated consequences resulting from decisions, the challenge of implementing chosen actions, and must consider how to sustain the action over time and respond to new information. Informing an Effective Response to Climate Change, a volume in the America's Climate Choices series, describes and assesses different activities, products, strategies, and tools for informing decision makers about climate change and helping them plan and execute effective, integrated responses. It discusses who is making decisions (on the local, state, and national levels), who should be providing information to make decisions, and how that information should be provided. It covers all levels of decision making, including international, state, and individual decision making. While most existing research has focused on the physical aspect of climate change, Informing an Effective Response to Climate Change employs theory and case study to describe the efforts undertaken so far, and to guide the development of future decision-making resources. Informing an Effective Response to Climate Change offers much-needed guidance to those creating public policy and assists in implementing that policy. The information presented in this book will be invaluable to the research community, especially social scientists studying climate change; practitioners of decision-making assistance, including advocacy organizations, non-profits, and government agencies; and college-level teachers and students."--Publisher description
Climate stabilization targets : emissions, concentrations, and impacts over decades to millennia by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Emissions of carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels have ushered in a new epoch where human activities will largely determine the evolution of Earth's climate. Because carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is long lived, it can effectively lock the Earth and future generations into a range of impacts, some of which could become very severe. Emissions reductions decisions made today matter in determining impacts experienced not just over the next few decades, but in the coming centuries and millennia. According to Climate Stabilization Targets: Emissions, Concentrations, and Impacts Over Decades to Millennia, important policy decisions can be informed by recent advances in climate science that quantify the relationships between increases in carbon dioxide and global warming, related climate changes, and resulting impacts, such as changes in streamflow, wildfires, crop productivity, extreme hot summers, and sea level rise. One way to inform these choices is to consider the projected climate changes and impacts that would occur if greenhouse gases in the atmosphere were stabilized at a particular concentration level. The book quantifies the outcomes of different stabilization targets for greenhouse gas concentrations using analyses and information drawn from the scientific literature. Although it does not recommend or justify any particular stabilization target, it does provide important scientific insights about the relationships among emissions, greenhouse gas concentrations, temperatures, and impacts. Climate Stabilization Targets emphasizes the importance of 21st century choices regarding long-term climate stabilization. It is a useful resource for scientists, educators and policy makers, among others."--Publisher's description
Weather radar technology beyond NEXRAD by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A climate services vision : first steps toward the future by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meteorological buoy and Coastal Marine Automated Network for the United States by National Research Council Staff( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verifying greenhouse gas emissions : methods to support international climate agreements by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The world's nations are moving toward agreements that will bind us together in an effort to limit future greenhouse gas emissions. With such agreements will come the need for all nations to make accurate estimates of greenhouse gas emissions and to monitor changes over time. In this context, the present book focuses on the greenhouse gases that result from human activities, have long lifetimes in the atmosphere and thus will change global climate for decades to millennia or more, and are currently included in international agreements. The book devotes considerably more space to CO2 than to the other gases because CO2 is the largest single contributor to global climate change and is thus the focus of many mitigation efforts. Only data in the public domain were considered because public access and transparency are necessary to build trust in a climate treaty. The book concludes that each country could estimate fossil-fuel CO2 emissions accurately enough to support monitoring of a climate treaty. However, current methods are not sufficiently accurate to check these self-reported estimates against independent data or to estimate other greenhouse gas emissions. Strategic investments would, within 5 years, improve reporting of emissions by countries and yield a useful capability for independent verification of greenhouse gas emissions reported by countries."--Publisher's web site
Flash flood forecasting over complex terrain : with an assessment of the Sulphur Mountain NEXRAD in Southern California by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The nation's network of more than 130 Next Generation Radars (NEXRADs) is used to detect wind and precipitation to help National Weather Service forecasters monitor and predict flash floods and other storms. This book assesses the performance of the Sulphur Mountain NEXRAD in Southern California, which has been scrutinized for its ability to detect precipitation in the atmosphere below 6000 feet. The book finds that the Sulphur Mountain NEXRAD provides crucial coverage of the lower atmosphere and is appropriately situated to assist the Los Angeles-Oxnard National Weather Service Forecast Office in successfully forecasting and warning of flash floods. The book concludes that, in general, NEXRAD technology is effective in mountainous terrain but can be improved."--Publisher's description
Communicating uncertainties in weather and climate information : a workshop summary by Elbert Walter Friday( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The report explores how best to communicate weather and climate information by presenting five case studies, selected to illustrate a range of time scales and issues, from the forecasting of weather events, to providing seasonal outlooks, to projecting climate change
Review of the U.S. CLIVAR Project Office by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A growing appreciation for how variations in climate affect society and the environment has increased the demand for fast and accurate predictions of climate variability. The Climate Variability and Predictability (CLIVAR) program, established internationally in 1995 and expanded to include a U.S. component in 1998, focuses on improving understanding and skill in predicting climate variability on seasonal to centennial time scales. This report evaluates the performance of the U.S. CLIVAR Project Office (PO) in fulfilling its charge from supporting agencies. The report concludes that the project office is vital for coordinating US CLIVAR activities and is effective despite limited resources. It also provides suggestions for enhancing the communications from and visibility of US CLIVAR activities and for developing strategic directions for the future
Global air quality : an imperative for long-term observational strategies by Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate Staff( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hydrologic science priorities for the U.S. Global Change Research Program : an initial assessment( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Ozone depletion, greenhouse gases, and climate change : proceedings of a joint symposium by the Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate and the Committee on Global Change, Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Resources, National Research Council
Alternative Names

controlled identityNational Research Council (U.S.). Climate Board

controlled identityNational Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Atmospheric Sciences

BASC.

Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate.

National Research Council Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate

National Research Council Commission on Geosciences, Environment, and Resources Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate

National Research Council Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Resources Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate

National Research Council Division on Earth and Life Studies Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate

National Research Council (Spojené státy americké) Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate

National Research Council (Spojené státy americké). Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Resources. Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate

National Research Council (Spojené státy americké). Division on Earth and Life Studies. Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate

National research council (U.S.). Board on atmospheric sciences and climate

National Research Council (U.S.) Commission on Geosciences, Environment, and Resources. Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate

National Research Council (U.S.). Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Resources. Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate

National Research Council (U.S.). Division on Earth and Life Studies. Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate

National Research Council (Waszyngton) Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate

National Research Council (Waszyngton). Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources. Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate.

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The atmospheric sciences : entering the twenty-first centuryDecade-to-century-scale climate variability and change : a science strategyUnderstanding climate change feedbacksAdvancing the science of climate changeLimiting the magnitude of future climate changeAdapting to the impacts of climate changeHaze in the Grand Canyon : an evaluation of the winter haze intensive tracer experimentLow-altitude wind shear and its hazard to aviation : report of the Committee on Low-Altitude Wind Shear and Its Hazard to Aviation : a joint study