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

Overview
Works: 98 works in 304 publications in 1 language and 62,516 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Observations 
Roles: Other
Classifications: QC881.2.S8, 551.6
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Most widely held works by National Research Council (U.S.).
The atmospheric sciences : entering the twenty-first century by National Research Council (U. S.)( )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a detailed look at five subdisciplines - physics, chemistry, dynamics and weather forecasting, upper atmosphere and near-Earth space physics, climate and climate change - this volume offers guidance for the atmospheric sciences as they enter the twenty-first century
Decade-to-century-scale climate variability and change : a science strategy by National Research Council (U.S.)( )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meteorological buoy and Coastal Marine Automated Network for the United States by Lance F Bosart( )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flash flood forecasting over complex terrain : with an assessment of the Sulphur Mountain NEXRAD in Southern California by National Research Council (U.S.)( )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,708 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
Haze in the Grand Canyon : an evaluation of the winter haze intensive tracer experiment by National Research Council (U. S.)( )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 1,691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Communicating uncertainties in weather and climate information : a workshop summary by Elbert Walter Friday( )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,678 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
Adapting to the impacts of climate change by National Research Council (U.S.)( )

11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,645 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
Review of the U.S. CLIVAR Project Office by National Research Council (U.S.)( )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,641 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
Hydrologic science priorities for the U.S. Global Change Research Program : an initial assessment( )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Limiting the magnitude of future climate change by National Research Council (U.S.)( )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book is part of the congressionally requested America's Climate Choices suite of studies; it 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 aggressive action now, to deploy all available energy efficiencies and less carbon-intensive technologies, and to develop new ones
Weather radar technology beyond NEXRAD by National Research Council (U.S.)( )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,540 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.)( )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 1,537 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
Verifying greenhouse gas emissions : methods to support international climate agreements by National Research Council (U.S.)( )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,532 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
Climate stabilization targets : emissions, concentrations, and impacts over decades to millennia by National Research Council (U.S.)( )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,522 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
Completing the forecast : characterizing and communicating uncertainty for better decisions using weather and climate forecasts by Committee on Estimating and Communicating Uncertainty in Weather and Climate Forecasts( )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The atmospheric sciences : entering the twenty-first century
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The atmospheric sciences : entering the twenty-first centuryDecade-to-century-scale climate variability and change : a science strategyUnderstanding climate change feedbacksThe meteorological buoy and Coastal Marine Automated Network for the United StatesFlash flood forecasting over complex terrain : with an assessment of the Sulphur Mountain NEXRAD in Southern CaliforniaHaze in the Grand Canyon : an evaluation of the winter haze intensive tracer experimentAdvancing the science of climate changeCommunicating uncertainties in weather and climate information : a workshop summary
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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