ABSTRACT

Using Information from Global Climate Models to Inform Policymaking--The Role of the U.S. Geological Survey   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Executive Summary: "The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) and other government agencies (Federal, State, local, and tribal) often must factor the potential impacts of climate change on natural resources, natural systems, infrastructure, and society into their policymaking decisions. Understanding these changes requires the use of models that can simulate the primary physical processes governing the Earth's climate system. A core capability of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is to provide objective scientific information about the effects of past, present, and potential future climate change to decision makers within and outside the DOI. This report provides an overview of model-based climate science in a risk management context and summarizes how this science within the USGS will continue to follow best scientific practices and when and how the results of this research will be delivered to the DOI and other stakeholders to inform policymaking."

Report Number:
Open-File Report 2020-1058
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Date:
2020
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Public Domain
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U.S. Geological Survey: https://www.usgs.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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