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Report Development Process
The team of five Science Leads represented pertinent fields of carbon cycle science. The team’s responsibilities included:
Ensure balance and consistency of information across and within topics and chapters;
Ensure emphasis on new information since the First State of the Carbon Cycle Report (SOCCR1; CCSP 2007);
Ensure clear organization of the report, with a unified structure and narrative;
Develop higher-level synthesis and overarching Key Findings, ensuring the report covers broad understanding of what is known, not known, and associated uncertainties;
Respond to, for example, review comments on scope, emphasis, balance, and overarching Key Findings, coordinating response to specific content with chapter authors;
Produce guidance for author teams by establishing foundational assumptions, such as for scenarios and data, and ensure that the report meets Information Quality Act requirements; and
Organize the chapters and develop the Executive Summary and related high-level summary documentation of the report.
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