Gyami Shrestha, U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Program and University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

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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