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Project Title: Understanding and Monitoring Abrupt Climate Change and its Impacts

PIN: DELS-BASC-12-01         

Major Unit:
Division on Earth and Life Studies

Sub Unit:

Dunlea, Edward

Subject/Focus Area:
Earth Sciences; International Issues; National Security and Defense

Understanding and Monitoring Abrupt Climate Change and its Impacts
February 3, 2013 - February 4, 2013
Los Angeles, CA

If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: Rob Greenway
Phone: 202.334.2338
Fax: 202.334.3825


Committee on Understanding and Monitoring Abrupt Climate Change and its Impacts

Meeting 2: February 3-4, 2013

Renaissance Los Angeles Airport Hotel, 9620 Airport Boulevard

Listed times are local (Pacific) time

Sunday, February 3, 2013

11:30 AM – 5:30 PM Committee Discussion; no outside guests

Monday, February 4, 2013


8:30 AM Breakfast available in meeting room

8:50 AM Welcome / Introductions -- Jim White

9:00 AM Panel Session 1 – Arctic related issues – sea ice and permafrost
- Ian Eismann, CalTech
- William Reeburgh, UC Irvine
- Discussion

10:30 AM Break

10:45 AM Panel Session 2 – Water and food security related issues
- David Lobell, Stanford (participation by phone)
- Jay Famiglietti, UC Irvine
- Discussion

12:15 PM Lunch available in meeting room

1:30 PM Panel Session 3 – Ecosystem and extinction related issues
- Keith Moore, UC Irvine
- Paul Harnik, NESC / Duke University
- Stephen Jackson, USGS / Univ. of Arizona
- Discussion

3:30 PM Adjourn Open Session

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Committee Discussion; no outside guests
5:30 PM Adjourn

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
James W.C. White
Richard B. Alley
Anthony D. Barnosky
Rong Fu
Marika Holland
Susan Lozier
Johanna Schmitt
Laurence C. Smith
George Sugihara
David Thompson
Andrew Weaver
Steven Wofsy

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
--One-slide presentations from section teams
--Synthesis across sections / themes
--Major points for introduction and ending section
--Report structure
--Future writing / editing
--Planning for Meetings 3 & 4
--Speakers to invite for Meeting 3

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: March 25, 2013