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NOAA soliciting author nominations and technical inputs for Fourth National Climate Assessment


Development of the Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4) is underway, and on behalf of the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP), NOAA is soliciting nominations for authors and technical inputs. 
Nominees will be selected as regional and sectoral chapter lead authors and as contributing authors with relevant expertise. NOAA is seeking technical inputs on sectoral, regional, and cross-cutting topics that will provide resources for NCA4 and special assessments.
National Climate Assessments (NCA) analyze historical trends and anticipate future trends in Earth’s climate over the next 25 to 100 years. These assessments highlight key findings about climate change impacts and vulnerability, covering sectors such as agriculture, transportation, and human health, as well as different geographical regions across the U.S.

• Author nominations must be submitted by September 30, 2016.
• All technical inputs must be submitted by January 15, 2017. (To provide author teams more time to consider inputs, please submit by November 1, 2016.)

For more information about the call for author nominations and technical inputs, see the August 31 Federal Register Notice or visit

Want to learn more?

The US Global Change Research Program is hosting a webinar to provide an overview of the NCA4 process and report outline, review expectations for NCA4 authors, and describe how author teams use technical inputs.  

• Date/Time: Tuesday, September 20, 4-5pm EDT (1-2pm PDT)
• To join the webinars: log on to at the time specified   above. Pre-registration is not required.

The webinar will also include time for attendees to ask questions about the process and provide input on issues important to specific regions. Everyone is welcome to this webinar, especially those interested in nominating themselves or colleagues as NCA4 authors and those planning to submit technical inputs for consideration.  

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