The National Climate Assessment (NCA), a component of the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP), is designed to produce periodic scientific assessments of the vulnerability of important sectors in the U.S. to climate change and variability, and to report on response strategies for responding to and coping with change. An important feature of the NCA is to develop climate-relevant information for use by a wide variety of stakeholders in the public and private sectors and in the scientific community. The development of a national system of indicators is an essential feature of such information, and provides a foundation for assessing change on an ongoing basis.
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Kenney, M.A, Janetos, A.C, et. al, National Climate Indicators System Report, National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee, 2014.