Scientific Objectives in Climate Research

Scientific Objectives in Climate Research

The Climate Change Research Initiative (CCRI) was launched by the President in June 2001 to “reduce significant uncertainties in climate science, improve global climate observing systems, and develop resources to support policymaking and resource management” (Foreword, Strategic Plan for the Climate Change Science Program, 11 November Draft, J. R. Mahoney). Further, the CCSP/CCRI document highlights the following: