Two PSD Researchers Members of the State Dept. Delegation to IPCC


January 21, 2007

Eiffel Tower Randall Dole and Robert Webb of the NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory, Physical Sciences Division, will be two of the scientific experts in the State Department delegation representing the U. S. in a meeting to finalize the text of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report of Working Group I entitled,"Climate Change 2007 - The Physical Science Basis." This meeting will be the 10th Session of IPCC Working Group I, 29 January - 1 February 2007, in Paris, France.

Background:
The IPCC was established in 1988 by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to "assess scientific, technical and socio-economic information relevant to understanding the scientific basis of risk of human-induced climate change, its potential impacts, and options for adaptation and mitigation." Working Group I assesses the scientific aspects of the climate system and climate change. At regular intervals, the IPCC produces reports containing the most recent scientific knowledge about climate change.

Significance:
By sharing their expertise as part of this international assessment, Drs. Dole and Webb contribute to NOAA's cross-cutting priority of international cooperation and collaboration; and support NOAA's mission to provide sound scientific information on climate variability and change in order to enhance society's ability to plan and respond.

(Photo by Philippe Bourgeois, courtesy of Paris Convention & Visitor's Bureau)

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