Studies & Analysis

Policy Program studies and analysis expand the knowledge base on which societal decisions rest.

 

Climate Change Risk Management
Climate Change Risk Management

This study identifies potential policy responses to climate change and explores their strengths and weaknesses.
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Tags: 2014, Climate change
How to Deal with Climate Change
How to Deal with Climate Change

Climate Change is a complex and contentious public issue, but the risk-management options available to us are straightforward and have well-characterized strengths and weaknesses, as described in this article in Physics Today.

Tags: 2014, Article, Climate change
A Prescription for the 21st Century: Improving Resilience to High-Impact Weather for Healthcare Facilities and Services
A Prescription for the 21st Century: Improving Resilience to High-Impact Weather for Healthcare Facilities and Services

A risk management framework to increase the resilience of healthcare facilities and services to high-impact weather events.
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Tags: 2014, Resilience, Extreme weather, Healthcare
Weather and Climate in the 2015 Budget
Weather and Climate in the 2015 Budget

Analysis of President Obama's budget request

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Tags: 2015, Budget request
Climate Information Needs for Financial Decision Making
Climate Information Needs for Financial Decision Making

The implications of climate variability and change on near-term financial investments.

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Tags: 2013, Finance
Frameworks for Pricing Greenhouse Gas Emissions and the Policy Objectives they Promote
Frameworks for Pricing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

A new approach to carbon pricing that emphasizes climate protection in all cases.  

 

Tags: 2013, Article, Carbon
Climate R&D in the 2014 Budget Request
Climate R&D in the 2014 Budget Request

Analysis of the President's priorities for climate science in FY-2014.

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Tags: 2014, Budget request
Earth Observations, Science and Services for the 21st Century
Earth Observations, Science and Services for the 21st Century

Earth observations, science, and services (OSS) are part of our critical infrastructure – a national asset that, if lost or degraded, will not meet future societal needs that span the whole of the national agenda.

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Tags: 2012, Earth System OSS
Carbon Cycle Uncertainty and Climate Risk
Carbon Cycle Uncertainty and Climate Risk

Carbon Cycle Uncertainty Increases Climate Change Risks and Mitigation Challenges

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Tags: 2012, Article, Carbon
Satellite Navigation and Space Weather
Satellite Navigation and Space Weather

Vulnerability and resilience of Global Positioning System (GPS) in the face of space weather.

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Tags: 2011, Space weather
A Road Weather Research Agenda
A Road Weather Research Agenda

Weather plays a role in 24 percent of all crashes – approximately 1.5 million of them. This study identifies opportunities to take advantage of rapid changes in technology and advances in communications to allow road weather managers to manage traffic and fleets more effectively and to enable motorists to make better decisions. 
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Tags: 2010, Transportation
Under the Weather
Under the Weather

Vulnerabilities to hospitals and to healthcare continuity from severe weather events.

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Tags: 2010, Infrastructure, Healthcare, Extreme weather
U.S. Federal Climate Policy: Emission Fees
U.S. Federal Climate Policy: emission fees

The advantages, disadvantages, design pricinples, and remaining needs for carbon fees. 

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Tags: Carbon, 2009
Space Weather and Aviation
Space Weather and Aviation

The impact of space weather on aviation safety, economics, and operations.

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Tags: Space weather, 2007
IEOS/GEOSS Implementation
IEOS/GEOSS Implementation

Challenges and opportunities in the design and implementation of a global earth observing system.

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Tags: 2004, Earth System OSS
Responding to Climate Predictions
Responding to Climate Predictions

To respond effectively to climate predictions that involve significant seasonal variations, governments also require appropriate policies governing public and private decisions – at the local, national, and international levels.

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Tags: 2003, Climate change
Weather and Highway Safety
Weather and Highway Safety

Improving the safety and efficiency of the roads for the benefit of the traveling public.

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Tags: 2004, National, Infrastructure
Hurricane Preparation & Response
Hurricane Preparation & Response

The policy changes needed to produce weather services, media communications, and emergency management decisions to optimize hurricane preparedness and response.

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Tags: 2000, National, Extreme weather