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Toward an understanding of global change: Initial priorities for US contributions to the International Geosphere-Biosphere ProgramA limited number of high-priority research initiatives are recommended for early implementation as part of the U.S. contribution to the preparatory phase of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Program. The recommendations are based on the committee's analysis of the most critical gaps in the scientific knowledge needed to understand the changes that are occurring in the earth system not being addressed by existing programs. The report articulates a number of important key issues and interactions that characterize global change in the geosphere-biosphere system on time scales of decades to centuries; identifies the knowledge that is the most urgently needed to improve understanding of those issues and interactions; and formulates initial priorities for initial U.S. contributions to the IGBP, recognizing the contributions of other ongoing and proposed programs.
Document ID
19900003664
Document Type
Contractor Report (CR)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
December 1, 1988
Subject Category
ENVIRONMENT POLLUTION
Report/Patent Number
PB89-231344
NASA-CR-185873
NAS 1.26:185873
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NSF OCE-87-13699
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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