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(Unless otherwise noted, all news pieces were written by Gyami Shrestha.)

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April, 2018


Over 45 members of the 2nd State of the Carbon Cycle Report (SOCCR2) Team met at USDA NIFA in Washington, D.C. from April 3 to 5, 2018.

During the period of 2.5 days, participants deliberated key remaining issues from the public and National Academy of Sciences SOCCR2 fourth-order draft review period and worked on revising the draft chapters collaboratively across chapters.

March, 2018

*Cross-posted from U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS) communications*


Two reports reviewing major climate assessment reports have been released today by the NAS Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate.

February, 2018

upcoming meetings, trainings etc.

January, 2018


The U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Program convened the International Decade of Soils (2015–2024) Workshop at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) in Boulder, Colorado, in March 2016.

 Soil carbon (C) resilience is promoted by the stabilization of carbon in its mineral-associated, sorbed, particulate, and dissolved forms and microbes in complex soil aggregates. Vulnerability increases when intrinsic soil properties, environmental conditions, and perturbations reduce the amounts of stable aggregates, soil microbes, particulate C, and mineral-associated and sorbed C, leading to greater proportions of leached C and greenhouse gas emissions (carbon dioxide and methane).


The Public Comment Period of the 4th-Order Draft of the 2nd State of the Carbon Cycle Report has closed. The author teams will be revising the chapters and responding to the public comments.

For details, follow the following links:

SOCCR-2 Draft Public Comment Period (Nov 3, 2017 to Jan 12, 2018) and 4th National Climate Assessment


December, 2017

A video documentary, townhalls, sessions and exciting interactions with the international geoscience science community....

A short public webinar outlining the process for SOCCR-2 development and the public comments submission procedure....