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Identifying New Community-Driven Science Themes for NSF’s Support of

PALEOCLIMATE RESEARCH

PROCEEDINGS OF A WORKSHOP

Rachel Silvern and Alexandra Skrivanek, Rapporteurs

Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate

Board on Earth Sciences and Resources

Ocean Studies Board

Polar Research Board

Division on Earth and Life Studies

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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. Identifying New Community-Driven Science Themes for NSF's Support of Paleoclimate Research: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26377.
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Suggested citation: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. Identifying New Community-Driven Science Themes for NSF’s Support of Paleoclimate Research. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/26377.

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. Identifying New Community-Driven Science Themes for NSF's Support of Paleoclimate Research: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26377.
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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. Identifying New Community-Driven Science Themes for NSF's Support of Paleoclimate Research: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26377.
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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. Identifying New Community-Driven Science Themes for NSF's Support of Paleoclimate Research: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26377.
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PLANNING COMMITTEE ON IDENTIFYING NEW COMMUNITY-DRIVEN SCIENCE THEMES FOR NSF’S SUPPORT OF PALEO PERSPECTIVES ON CLIMATE CHANGE (P2C2): A WORKSHOP

ANDREA DUTTON (Chair), University of Wisconsin–Madison

TRIPTI BHATTACHARYA, Syracuse University

JULIE BRIGHAM-GRETTE, University of Massachusetts–Amherst

CHRISTO BUIZERT, Oregon State University

NATALIE BURLS, George Mason University

SARAH FEAKINS, University of Southern California

ISABEL P. MONTAÑEZ (NAS), University of California, Davis

KAUSTUBH THIRUMALAI, University of Arizona

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Staff

LAUREN EVERETT, Senior Program Officer (until June 2021)

RACHEL SILVERN, Associate Program Officer

ALEXANDRA SKRIVANEK, Associate Program Officer

ANNE LINN, Scholar (until April 2021)

MEGAN MAY, Associate Program Officer (until March 2021)

BRIDGET MCGOVERN, Research Associate

RITA GASKINS, Administrative Coordinator

ROB GREENWAY, Program Associate

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. Identifying New Community-Driven Science Themes for NSF's Support of Paleoclimate Research: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26377.
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BOARD ON ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES AND CLIMATE1

MARY GLACKIN (Chair), The Weather Company, an IBM Business

CYNTHIA S. ATHERTON, Heising-Simons Foundation

CECILIA BITZ, University of Washington

JOHN C. CHIANG, University of California, Berkeley

BRADLEY R. COLMAN, The Climate Corporation

BART E. CROES, California Air Resources Board

ROBERT B. DUNBAR, Stanford University

EFI FOUFOULA-GEORGIOU (NAE), University of California, Irvine

PETER C. FRUMHOFF, Union of Concerned Scientists

VANDA GRUBIŠIĆ, National Center for Atmospheric Research

ROBERT KOPP, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

RUBY LEUNG (NAE), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

JONATHAN MARTIN, University of Wisconsin-Madison

AMY MCGOVERN, University of Oklahoma

JONATHAN PATZ, University of Wisconsin-Madison

J. MARSHALL SHEPHERD (NAS/NAE), University of Georgia

ALLISON STEINER, University of Michigan

DAVID W. TITLEY, U.S. Navy (ret.), Pennsylvania State University

ARADHNA TRIPATI, University of California, Los Angeles

DUANE E. WALISER, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

ELKE WEBBER, Princeton University

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Staff

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APURVA DAVE, Senior Program Officer

LAURIE GELLER, Senior Program Officer

APRIL MELVIN, Senior Program Officer

AMANDA PURCELL, Senior Program Officer

ALEX REICH, Associate Program Officer

RACHEL SILVERN, Associate Program Officer

SHELLY FREELAND, Financial Business Partner

RITA GASKINS, Administrative Coordinator

BRIDGET MCGOVERN, Research Associate

AMY MITSUMORI, Research Associate

ROB GREENWAY, Program Associate

KYLE ALDRIDGE, Program Assistant

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1 NAE, National Academy of Engineering; NAS, National Academy of Sciences.

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Acknowledgments

This Proceedings of a Workshop was reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (National Academies) in making each published proceedings as sound as possible and to ensure that it meets the institutional standards for quality, objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the process.

We thank the following individuals for their review of this proceedings:

Pincelli Hull, Yale University

Darrell Kaufman, Northern Arizona University

Bette Otto-Bliesner, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Kaustubh Thirumalai, University of Arizona

Although the reviewers listed above provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the content of the proceedings nor did they see the final draft before its release. The review of this proceedings was overseen by James W. Hurrell, Colorado State University. He was responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this proceedings was carried out in accordance with standards of the National Academies and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content rests entirely with the rapporteurs and the National Academies.

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Sediments, ice, corals, and trees are just some of the natural storehouses of information that help tell the complicated history of Earth’s climate. Paleoclimate researchers use these “proxies,” in combination with numerical models, to gain understanding of the magnitudes, rates, and drivers of past climate variability with the goal of informing understanding of current and future change in Earth’s climate system. The Paleo Perspectives on Climate Change (P2C2) program of the National Science Foundation (NSF) has advanced paleoclimate research through proxy development, data-model comparisons, and synthesis work, and has facilitated interdisciplinary collaboration that has contributed to the growth of the field. This new publication highlights discussions at a June 2021 workshop that focused on identifying potential future paleoclimate research directions to further advance understanding of past climate and better inform the public and decision makers about the expected future.

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