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Title Weather and Climate Impact Assessment Initiative
Type Research Project
URL www.assessment.ucar.edu
Abstract Linda Mearns along with other ESIG and NCAR scientists developed the multi-year, Weather and Climate Impact Assessment Science Initiative at NCAR. This Initiative has three components: (1) characterizing uncertainty in impact assessment science; (2) extreme weather and climate events; and (3) the role of climate in human health. The Initiative will help to produce the next generation of scholars dedicated to these interdisciplinary issues. A workshop was held in July 2002 to begin first steps for Component (1), which aimed to develop a unified program of climate scenario production and distribution, to be implemented via a five-year Action Plan.
Participants Linda Mearns
Start Date 2002
Funders
Keywords Climate Scenarios
Climate Variability
Decision Making
Droughts
Extreme Climate
Floods
Forecast Use & Value
Human-Environment Interactions
Model Assessment
Paleoclimate
Policy
Societal Interactions
Statistical Methods & Tools
Uncertainty
Vulnerability
Water Resources
Wildfire
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"Because the pathway to sustainability cannot be charted in advance, it will have to be navigated through trial and error and conscious experimentation. The urgent need is to design strategies and institutions that can better integrate incomplete knowledge with experimental action into programs of adaptive management and social learning."
NRC, Our Common Journey (1999)