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Appendix A Status of CCSP Synthesis and Assessment Products Topic Prospectus Final Draft Publication 1.1 Temperature trends in 2/05 3/06 5/06 the lower atmosphere—Steps for understanding and reconciling differences 1.2 Past climate variability 1/07 6/08 and change in the Arctic and at high latitudes 1.3 Re-analyses of 10/06 6/08 historical climate data for key atmospheric features. Implications for attribution of causes of observed change 2.1 Scenarios of greenhouse 12/05 12/06 7/07 gas emissions and concentrations and review of integrated scenario development and application 2.2 North American carbon 2/06 3/07 7/07 budget and implications for the global carbon cycle 2.3. Aerosol properties and 7/07 9/07 their impacts on climate 2.4 Trends in emissions of 2/07 6/08 ozone-depleting substances, ozone layer recovery, and implications for ultraviolet radiation exposure 3.1 Climate models: An 2/06 9/07 10/07 assessment of strengths and limitations for user applications Continued 1

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10 APPENDIX A Topic Prospectus Final Draft Publication 3.2 Climate projections for 10/06 12/07 research and assessment based on emissions scenarios developed through the Climate Change Technology Program 3.3 Weather and climate 7/06 6/08 extremes in a changing climate. Regions of focus: North America, Hawaii, Caribbean, and U.S. Pacific islands 3.4 Abrupt climate change 1/07 6/08 4.1 Coastal elevation and 12/06 12/07 sensitivity to sea level rise 4.2 Thresholds of change in 6/07 12/07 ecosystems 4.3 The effects of climate 12/06 12/07 change on agriculture, biodiversity, land, and water resources 4.4 Preliminary review 7/06 12/07 of adaptation options for climate-sensitive ecosystems and resources 4.5 Effects of climate change 4/06 6/07 7/07 on energy production and use in the United States 4.6 Analyses of the effects 7/06 12/07 of global change on human health and welfare and human systems 4.7 Impacts of climate 5/06 12/07 change and vulnerability on transportation systems and infrastructure: Gulf Coast study 5.1 Uses and limitations of 2/06 12/07 observations, data, forecasts, and other projections in decision support for selected sectors and regions

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11 APPENDIX A Topic Prospectus Final Draft Publication 5.2 Best practice approaches 10/06 9/07 for characterizing, communicating, and incorporating scientific uncertainty in decision making 5.3 Decision support 4/06 12/07 experiments and evaluations using seasonal-to-interannual forecasts and observational data NOTE: All dates beyond 7/15/2007 are anticipated. SOURCE: .

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