S.245 - Abrupt Climate Change Research Act of 2005109th Congress (2005-2006)
||Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME] (Introduced 02/01/2005)
||Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation
||02/01/2005 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (All Actions)
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Introduced in Senate (02/01/2005)
Abrupt Climate Change Research Act of 2005 - Directs the Secretary of Commerce to establish within the Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and carry out a scientific research program on abrupt climate change. Lists as purposes of the program: (1) to develop a global array of terrestrial and oceanographic indicators of paleoclimate in order to sufficiently identify and describe past instances of abrupt climate change; (2) to improve understanding of thresholds and nonlinearities in geophysical systems related to the mechanisms of abrupt climate change; (3) to incorporate such mechanisms into advanced geophysical models of climate change; and (4) to test the output of such models against an improved global array of records of past abrupt climate changes.