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The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) has been guided over time by the following strategic plans:
2008: Revised Research Plan: An Update to the 2003 Strategic Plan
2003: Strategic Plan for the U.S. Climate Change Science Program
1989: Our Changing Planet: The FY 1990 Research Plan [pdf]
1989: Our Changing Planet: A U.S. Strategy for Global Change Research [pdf]
The USGCRP is currently assessing strategic directions for the future. It is engaging the scientific community and stakeholders in this process.
The program has undertaken a series of "listening sessions" with a variety of stakeholder groups around the country to gain a better understanding of the emerging needs for climate information and ways in which federal research might be shaped to meet those needs. The program and its member departments and agencies have also commissioned a number of reports from the NRC to help guide it in its current activities and future planning. Some of the more recent of these reports, available from www.nap.edu, are the following:
2009. Restructuring Federal Climate Research to Meet the Challenges of Climate Change. 254 pp.
2009. Informing Decisions in a Changing Climate. 200 pp.
2008. Ensuring the Climate Record from the NPOESS and GOES-R Spacecraft. 180 pp.
2008. Public Participation in Environmental Assessment and Decision Making. Pre-publication.
2008. Potential Impacts of Climate Change on U.S. Transportation: Special Report. 296 pp.
2008. Global Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events: Understanding the Contributions to Infectious Disease Emergence: Workshop Summary. 304 pp.
2008. Hydrologic Effects of a Changing Forest Landscape. 194 pp.
2008. Observing Weather and Climate from the Ground Up: A Nationwide Network of Networks.
2007. Earth Science and Applications from Space: National Imperatives for the Next Decade and Beyond. 456 pp.
2007. Assessment of the NASA Applied Sciences Program. 160 pp.
2007. Evaluating Progress of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program: Methods and Preliminary Results. 170 pp.
2007. Analysis of Global Change Assessments. 182 pp.
2007. Understanding Multiple Environmental Stresses: Report of a Workshop. 141 pp.
2007. Research and Networks for Decision Support in the NOAA Sectoral Applications Research Program. 96 pp.
2007. Environmental Data Management at NOAA: Archiving, Stewardship, and Access. 130 pp.
2007. NOAA’s Role in Space-Based Global Precipitation Estimation and Application. 142 pp.
October 1970 Wallace B. Murcray
ON THE POSSIBILITY OF WEATHER MODIFICATION BY AIRCRAFT CONTRAILS
W A L L A C E B. M U R C R A Y
Geophysical Institute, University of Al a s k a , College, A l a s k a
The possible effect of contrails in modifying the weather is reconsidered i n t h e light of information obtained f rom
ground-level contrails in Alaska. It appears likely t h a t inadvertent cloud seeding b y j e t aircraft ma y be of t h e same
order of magnitude as t h a t a t t a ined in commercial cloud seeding operations. Fur the r investigation is needed; b u t in
t h e meantime, t h e possibility of contrail contamination should be kept in mind when evaluating t h e results of seeding
Disinformation: Contrails don't last longer than 30 seconds.
Normal jet traffic can leave trails that persist for quite some time given atmospheric conditions that are favorable. In my studies, contrails from commercial and passenger jets have left contrails that persisted for as much as two minutes, on one occasion more than 20 minutes. Normal contrails can persist even more if they fly through a pre-existing persistent trail, cloud or other high mosture zone.
Originally posted by MathiasAndrew
I kinda already knew you would chicken out on this one. Let's see if any of your other comrades have the nerve, the guts or the intellect to accept a true, fair, open and honest, intelligent, scientific debate as well as an analysis of the documents and reports that I have supplied to you all.
Maybe at least one of you all will finally actually read the damn thing and decide to accept. Until then I believe there isn't much left to deny except your own ignorance..