New Report: Coordinating and Communicating Carbon Cycle Research

September 7, 2017
Washington, D.C.


A report on the 2017 Joint NACP and AmeriFlux Principal Investigators Meeting convened in Bethesda, Maryland from 27–30 March 2017 has been published. A PDF of the report is available here. An excerpt of the report is pasted below.

Earth is a system of systems. Multidisciplinary observations and models shed light on the interactions among these systems and improve understanding and predictions of carbon dynamics and processes. Pictured here, from left to right, are models showing sea surface currents and temperature (from the Estimating the Circulation and Climate of the Ocean, Phase II (ECCO2) model), wind speeds (from the Goddard Earth Observing System Model, Version 5 (GEOS-5)), precipitable water (also from GEOS-5), and clouds (GEOS-5). A joint meeting brought together a diverse group of attendees from the United States, Canada, and Mexico to discuss carbon cycle issues and sustainable carbon management in the context of this system of systems. Credit: NASA GSFC

'...Integrative discussions on multisystem carbon cycle studies and assessments included the upcoming special report of the Sustained National Climate Assessment, the Second State of the Carbon Cycle Report (SOCCR-2), and global methane budget and measurements. Meeting participants called for more synthesis studies and collaborative activities among the NACP and AmeriFlux communities. The meeting underscored the need for sustained interagency coordination and new collaborations among researchers, practitioners, and decision-makers, as well as stronger connections between research and application, the natural and social sciences, and science and policy.

Further information about the meeting, a list of participants, and presentation abstracts can be found on the meeting’s website.'

Citation: Tzortziou, M., M. Litvak, and G. Shrestha (2017), Coordinating and communicating carbon cycle research, Eos, 98, Published on 07 September 2017.