NOAA Climate Service. V. Ramaswamy and Chet Koblinski WCRP JSC-31 Antalya Turkey February 16, 2010. Federal Response to the nation’s climate challenges. *. NOAA commits to providing critical assets in science and service to a Federal partnership. *. Security. Forestry. Water.
NOAA Climate Service
V. Ramaswamy and Chet Koblinski
February 16, 2010
to the nation’s
NOAA commits to
providing critical assets in science and service to a Federal partnership
Information Delivery and Decision Support
NOAA uses its national and regional infrastructure to deliver climate services today
Assessments of Climate Change and Impacts
NOAA is a leader in national and regional climate impact assessments
Over 70% of Federal IPCC AR4 WG1 authors were from NOAA
Climate Change Research and Modeling
International award winning models of the global climate
Climate Observations and Monitoring
NOAA operates over 90 observation and monitoring systems
NOAA is mandated to monitor and provide access to climate data and information
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*Representative Organizations & Sectors
Proposed NOAA Climate Service (NCS)
1. What is the role of climate and Earth system research and observations towards understanding, predicting and providing the necessary information for climate adaptation, mitigation and risk management?
NOAA’s climate mission is to understand climate variability and change to enhance society’s ability to plan and respond. Its objectives and capabilities are:
NOAA is using these capabilities to build comprehensive science-based climate services to inform the nation’s weather and climate sensitive industries, ecosystem services, national security, and future climate adaptation and mitigation choices.
4. What is/are potential contributions of your programme/organization to WCRP plans and activities?NOAA is involved in most aspects of WCRPNOAA’s Strategic Climate GoalsContinue to Build, Evaluate and Adapt NOAA’s Core Competencies in Three Key Strategic Areas: