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A Plan for a New Science Initiative
on the Global Water Cycle
Table of Contents
Report to the USGCRP from the Water Cycle Study Group,  2001


A report of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research supported by:

Department of Agriculture

Department of Energy

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

National Science Foundation

US Geological Survey

Army Corps of Engineers

Bureau of Reclamation

Environmental Protection Agency

Conducted pursuant to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Award No. NA87GP105. 

The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the view of the above-listed agencies or any of their subagencies.


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Preface  (HTML)  (MS Word 6.0/95).  By George Hornberger (University of Virginia), Chair, Water Cycle Study Group.

Chapter 1.  Rationale for the Science Plan (HTML)  (MS Word 6.0/95)

Chapter 2.  Causes of Water Cycle Variation on Global and Regional Scales, and Human Influences.  (HTML)   (MS Word 6.0/95)

Chapter 3.  Predictability of Variations in Global and Regional Water Cycles. (HTML)    (MS Word 6.0/95)

Chapter 4.  Determining Links between Water, Carbon, Nitrogen, and Other Nutrient Cycles in Terrestrial and Freshwater Ecosystems. (HTML)    (MS Word 6.0/95)

Chapter 5.  An Integrated Water Cycle Science Plan.  (HTML)   (MS Word 6.0/95)

Appendix A.  Appointment Letter with the Charge to the Water Cycle Study Group.  (HTML)   (PDF)

Appendix B.  Scientists who Provided Comments on the Report. (HTML)     (MS Word 6.0/95)

Appendix C.  Current Major International and U.S. Water Cycle Research Programs. (HTML   (MS Word 6.0/95)

 Appendix D.  Pillar Initiatives and Their Corresponding Components in the Water Cycle Science Plan. (HTML)   (MS Word 6.0/95)

References.  (HTML)   (MS Word 6.0/95)

Acronyms. (HTML (MS Word 6.0/95)

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