U.S. Climate Change Research Initiative (CCRI): Survey of Research Strategies to Reduce Scientific Uncertainties [open pdf - 325KB]
The research initiatives identified in this report aim to make rapid progress in reducing the uncertainties in our knowledge of climate change by a focused investment in high priority areas over the next five years. The NAS recommendations are comprehensive and outline needs for research that will extend far in the future. The specific proposed actions have a dual aim: (1) to reduce the present uncertainties in climate science and develop the enabling modeling capabilities, and (2) to develop research and data products that will facilitate the use of scientific knowledge to support policy and management decisions. This survey of research initiatives is organized according to the above two goals. A brief discussion of ongoing plans and activities is provided in order to highlight work most closely related to the proposed tasks, which will complement or accelerate existing activities, followed by some key deliverables.
US Global Change Research Program http://www.usgcrp.gov/