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International Reports

IPCC, 2014. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report (AR5). Available at http://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar5/. First established in 1988, the IPCC is the leading international organization assessing the current state of knowledge of climate change and its impacts. The most recent report was released between September 2013 and November 2014 which includes separate reports on the physical science basis of climate change, impacts, adaptation and vulnerability, and mitigation as well as a synthesis. See also our IPCC page.


National Reports

Botts, H, Du, W., Jeffery, T., Kolk, S., Pennycook, Z., Suhr, L., 2013. CoreLogic Storm Surge Report. Corelogic. Available at http://www.corelogic.com/research/storm-surge/corelogic-2013-storm-surge-report.pdf, local copy. The report includes a comparison of FEMA Special Flood Hazard Areas and actual flooding risks and finds significant discrepancies in the two.

National Research Council, 2013. Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change: Anticipating Surprises. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. Available at http://www.nap.edu/download.php?record_id=18373, local copy. Building on the NRC (2002) on abrupt climate change, the report attempts to assess the probabilities for the possible abrupt changes.

National Research Council, 2002. Abrupt Climate Change: inevitable surprises. Washington DC: The National Academies Press. Available at http://www.nap.edu/download.php?record_id=10136, local copy. The report underlines the high probability of possible rapid climate change due to the natural and human system being pushed over tipping points. The report gives valuable recommendations how to address the issue to reduce the surprises in the rapid changes.


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IGOS-P Related Reports

The IGOS Geohazards Theme report was updated in 2006/2007. The updated report (Salichon et al., 2007) was made public by BRGM.

Reference

Salichon, J., G. LeCozannet, H.Modaressi, S. Hosford, R. Missotten, K. McManus, S.Marsh, M. Paganini, C. Ishida, H.-P.Plag, J. Labrecque, C. Dobson, J. Quick, D. Giardini, K. Takara, H. Fukuoka, N. Casagli, W. Marzocchi, 2007. IGOS Geohazards Theme Report. BRGM, France, Report BRGM/RP-55739-FR. Available locally.

The IGOS Geohazards Theme report (Marsh et al., 2004) is the basic reference document on which the GHCP builts. This report comprehensively addresses the observational requirements resutling from key applications concerning the societal impact of geohazards, such as the mapping of geohazards, the assessment of risks resulting from geohazards, raising the awareness, and monitoring hazardous areas and providing timely warnings.

Reference

Marsh, S. and the Geohazards Theme Team, 2004. Geohazards Theme Report. Integrated Global Observing Strategy Partnership (IGOS-P), Theme Report. Available locally.

The Integrated Global Observing Strategy (IGOS) Partnership Process provided the basis for the development of all IGOS Themes. The high requirements for endoresement of these Theme reports by IGOS-P lend high credibility to the reports.

Reference

IGOS-P, 2003. The Integrated Global Observing Strategy (IGOS) Partnership Process. Integrated Global Observing Strategy Partnership (IGOS-P). Available locally.

The Integrated Global Observing Strategy (IGOS) was developed by the IGOS-Partnership (IGOS-P). The document describes the key elements of the strategy and the approach taken by the partnership.

Reference

IGOS-P, 2003. Integrated Global Observing Strategy: For the Monitoring of our Environment from Space and from Earth. Integrated Global Observing Strategy Partnership (IGOS-P). Available at http://www.igospartners.org. Available locally.