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  • Major Program Activities | United States Carbon Cycle Science Program
    News Opportunities Contact Us Search form Search You are here Home Programs Major Program Activities The U S Carbon Cycle Science Program comprises three major activities established by and conducted under the auspices of the Program and the Carbon Cycle Interagency Working Group CCIWG North American Carbon Program NACP Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry OCB International Activities This page last updated 06 26 2013 22 25 Privacy Contact US Search Login

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  • North American Carbon Program (NACP) | United States Carbon Cycle Science Program
    Science Plan The report on the North American Carbon Program Wofsy and Harriss 2002 provides the scientific rationale for a coordinated surface and space observational program land and ocean observation and experimental study numerical modeling and data assimilation effort for the terrestrial coastal ocean and atmospheric components of the carbon cycle over North America and adjacent ocean basins The report was prepared at the request of the Carbon Cycle Scientific Steering Group CCSSG and the Carbon Cycle Interagency Working Group CCIWG The report outlines a strategy to implement a principal recommendation of the U S Carbon Cycle Science Plan Sarmiento and Wofsy 1999 The central objective is to measure and understand the major reservoirs sources and sinks for carbon dioxide methane and carbon monoxide in North America The goals are to develop quantitative scientific knowledge robust observations and advanced numerical models to determine the emissions and sinks of these gases changes in carbon reservoirs and the factors regulating these processes and to develop the scientific foundation to implement full carbon accounting on regional and continental scales This is the knowledge base needed to design effective monitoring programs for natural and managed carbon dioxide sinks and emissions of carbon dioxide methane and carbon monoxide to support long term quantitative measurements of fluxes sources and sinks of atmospheric carbon dioxide methane and carbon monoxide and to develop better forecasting capability for future trends The program is also designed to advance science for other critical problems on the large scale emissions transformations and long range transport of pollutants changes in species composition health and productivity the vulnerability to fire and drought of forests croplands and wild land and forecasts of weather and climate Implementation Strategy The Science Implementation Strategy for the North American Carbon Program Denning et al 2005 builds on the NACP

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  • Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry (OCB) | United States Carbon Cycle Science Program
    an ocean component of the U S Carbon Cycle Science Program The OCCC program is integrated into the Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry Program OCB which focuses on the ocean s role as a component of the global Earth system bringing together research in geochemistry ocean physics and ecology that inform on and advance our understanding of ocean biogeochemistry The overall program goals are to promote plan and coordinate collaborative multidisciplinary research opportunities within the U S research community and with international partners Science Plan and Implementation Strategy Ocean Carbon and Climate Change An Implementation Strategy for U S Ocean Carbon Research Doney et al 2004 provides the scientific rationale for a coordinated ocean surface and space observations experimental study numerical modeling and data assimilation effort for the coastal ocean ocean basins and atmospheric components of the carbon cycle over North America and adjacent coastal ocean and ocean basins The report presents an integrated multi agency interdisciplinary science and implementation strategy for oceanic monitoring and research aimed at determining how much carbon dioxide is actively absorbed by the coastal ocean waters and how climate change will affect the future behavior of this carbon reservoir The strategy consists of several coordinated and integrated elements on global ocean carbon observing networks multidisciplinary process studies data fusion and integration synthesis and numerical modeling and new technological development While the program encompasses a wide breadth of ocean biology chemistry and physical research the program promotes linkages and interactions with related ongoing oceanographic climatic and carbon cycle programs to address the full range of scientific elements relevant to marine carbon dynamics and the climate change e g SOLAS IMBER CLIVAR GLOBEC GCP and others Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry Scientific Steering Committee OCB SSC The Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemisty Scientific Steering Committee OCB SSC provides critical leadership

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  • International Activities | United States Carbon Cycle Science Program
    recognized the U S Carbon Cycle Science Program Office as an Affiliated Office of the Global Carbon Project Office CarboNA CarboNA is an international collaboration between Canada Mexico and the United States for carbon cycle science research throughout North America and adjacent coastal waters The overall goal is to understand the temporal and regional distribution and magnitudes of carbon pools and greenhouse gas fluxes throughout North America and how these affect and are affected by disturbances human behavior and climate and related changes in order to predict future climate change and evaluate carbon related mitigation strategies and new technologies In the United States CarboNA comes under the auspices of the Carbon Cycle Science Program and the Carbon Cycle Interagency Working Group and includes work from both the North American Carbon Program and the Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry program North American Carbon Program NACP Introduction Science Plan Implementation Strategy Scientific Steering Group Introduction The North American Carbon Program NACP is designed to address strategic research question 7 1 in the U S Climate Change Science Program Strategic Plan What are the magnitudes and distributions of North American carbon sources and sinks on seasonal to centennial time scales and what are the processes controlling their dynamics It will quantify the magnitudes and distributions of terrestrial freshwater oceanic and atmospheric carbon sources and sinks for North America and adjacent oceans enhance understanding of the processes controlling source and sink dynamics and produce consistent analyses of North America s carbon budget that explain regional and continental contributions and year to year variability This program is committed to reducing uncertainties related to the increase of carbon dioxide and methane in the atmosphere and the amount of carbon including the fraction of fossil fuel carbon being taken up by North America s ecosystems and adjacent oceans

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  • Carbon Cycle Science Planning | United States Carbon Cycle Science Program
    need for basic research and for continuing the current areas of research in carbon cycle science the Plan outlines specific recommendations for new priorities This Plan outlines a strategy for refocusing U S carbon cycle research based on the current state of the science The development of this Plan was led by a committee of 25 active members of the carbon cycle research community Read the summary of recommendations and View the news release An earlier report A U S Carbon Cycle Science Plan 1999 Sarmiento and Wofsy 1999 reflects the combined knowledge and insight of prominent carbon cyclescientists and well informed science program managers in both academia and federal government The vision is that an integrated interdisciplinary science multi agency partnership new and advanced technology and advanced modeling approaches would yield better understanding of the carbon storage sources and sinks in North America and adjacent ocean basins and that the research would strengthen the scientific foundation for resource management and policy decisions in numerous areas of public in numerous areas of public interest The publication of A U S Carbon Cycle Science Plan 2011 Michalak A Jackson R Marland G and Sabine C co chairs resulted from a new planning effort to update and revise the 1999 plan Please contact Gyami Shrestha for hard copies or CDs of the above reports Other documents Japanese Translation of the Summary and Chapters 1 2 of A U S Carbon Cycle Science Plan 2011 in CGER Reports No i112 PDF 10 5 MB A Research Road Map toward Understanding Carbon Cycle Changes by Integrating Global Environment Observational Data and Models only available in Japanese Climate Change Science Program The First State of the Carbon Cycle Report SOCCR The North American carbon budget and implications for the global carbon cycle A Report by the U S Climate Change Science Program and the Subcommittee on Global Change Research King A W L Dilling G P Zimmerman D M Fairman R A Houghton G Marland A Z Rose and T J Wilbanks eds Asheville NC National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Climatic Data Center document homepage Hales B et al eds 2008 North American Continental Margins a synthesis and planning workshop Report of the North American Continental Margins Working Group for the U S Carbon Cycle Scientific Group and Interagency Working Group Washington DC U S Carbon Cycle Science Program North American Carbon Program NACP Wofsy S C and R C Hariss 2002 The North American Carbon Program NACP Report of the NACP Committee of the U S Carbon Cycle Science Program Washington DC U S Global Change Research Program Denning A S et al 2005 Science implementation strategy for the North American Carbon Program Report of the NACP Implementation Strategy Group of the U S Carbon Cycle Interagency Working Group Washington DC U S Carbon Cycle Science Program Ocean Carbon and Climate Cha nge Now Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry Program OCB Doney S C et al 2004 Ocean Carbon and Climate Change an implementation

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  • Resources | United States Carbon Cycle Science Program
    Soil C Network LandCarbon Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas US Soil Carbon Rapid Assessment Gallery News Opportunities Contact Us Search form Search You are here Home Resources Resources Current Atmospheric CO 2 Trends What is the Carbon Cycle Documents Links Data Gallery Calendar This page last updated 05 17 2015 11 18 Privacy Contact US Search Login U S Global Change Research Program usa gov North American Carbon Program NACP Ocean

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  • Calendar | United States Carbon Cycle Science Program
    Soil Carbon Rapid Assessment Gallery News Opportunities Contact Us Search form Search You are here Home Resources Resources Calendar Carbon Cycle Science related events of interest to the community You may also wish to visit the events listings for the North American Carbon Program and the Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry program This page last updated 07 08 2014 13 03 Privacy Contact US Search Login U S Global Change Research

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  • Documents | United States Carbon Cycle Science Program
    Mexico USA Carbon Program JNACP Planning Meeting Materials Boulder CO January 22 26 2007 Data Management for the North American Carbon Program Workshop New Orleans LA January 25 27 2005 Workshop Report Remote Sensing in the North American Carbon Program Workshop Missoula MT August 20 21 2004 Workshop Report North American Carbon Program Workshop National Center for Atmospheric Research Boulder CO September 5 7 2001 Ocean Carbon and Climate Change OCCC Guiding Documents OCCC Scientific Steering Group Charter May 2005 Doney S C et al 2004 Ocean Carbon and Climate Change An Implementation Strategy for U S Ocean Carbon Research Report of the Carbon Cycle Science Ocean Interim Implementation Group for the U S Carbon Cycle Scientific Steering Group and Inter Agency Working Group Washington DC U S Carbon Cycle Science Program Other Materials Robbins L L P G Coble T D Clayton and W J Cai 2009 Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry Scoping Workshop on Terrestrial and Coastal Carbon Fluxes in the Gulf of Mexico St Petersburg FL May 6 8 2008 Open File Report 2009 1070 Benway H M and S C Doney 2008 Ocean Carbon Cycling and Climate Impacts on Marine Ecosystems EOS Trans American Geophys Union 89 47 472 Dickson A G et al eds 2007 Guide to best Practices for Ocean CO2 Measurements PICES Special Publication 3 191 pp website Metzl N et al 2007 Global Changes in Ocean Carbon Variability and Vulnerability Eos Trans AGU 88 28 287 Kleypas J A et al 2006 Impacts of Ocean Acidification on Coral Reefs and Other Marine Calcifiers A Guide for Future Fesearch Report of a Workshop Held 18 20 April 2005 Sponsored by NSF NOAA and the U S Geological Survey The Ocean Carbon System Recent Advances and Future Opportunities 2005 An Ocean Carbon and Climate Change OCCC Workshop August 1 4 2005 Workshop Report Ecological Determinants of Oceanic Carbon Cycling EDOCC A Framework for Research 2001 Report of a Workshop Held March 13 16 Timberline Lodge OR Website Ocean Carbon Transport Exchanges and Transformations OCTET Workshop Report website March 7 10 2000 Warrenton VA Back to top International Programs and Agreements Global Carbon Project Terms of Reference for the U S Affiliated Project Office Accepted August 22 2007 Hazyview South Africa CarboNA Statement of Common Interest and Intent to Work Together on Carbon Cycle Research in North America Approved June 13 2006 US Global Change Research Program USGCRP Scientific Assessments Our Changing Planet Other USGCRP Documents You may also wish to visit US Global Change Research Program Publications Scientific Assessments These are the products most relevant to the US Carbon Cycle Science Program For the full list of USGCRP scientific assessments please visit USGCRP Scientific Assessments Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States 2009 Entire Document Highlights Brochure 20 pp Companion Brochure 4 pp Scientific Assessment of the Effects of Global Change on the United States 2008 Entire Document Summary and Findings Synthesis and Assessment Product 2 1 Scenarios of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Atmospheric

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