Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Collection
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of the personal papers of UCAR/NCAR scientists who served as Lead Authors, Co-Authors, and Contributing Authors to the Climate Change 2007 - The Physical Science Basis, the contribution of Working Group I to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Materials include articles, calendars, chapter drafts, correspondence, powerpoint presentations, notes, and photographs. This is not an official archive of the IPCC; rather it is a collection of items voluntarily donated to the NCAR Archives by UCAR/NCAR scientists interested in preserving the historic record of climate science. Access is available in the NCAR Library's digital repository, OpenSky.
- Other: Date acquired: 2011-12-07
Conditions Governing Access
There are no access restrictions on this collection
Conditions Governing Use
Not all of the material in the collection is in the public domain. Researchers are responsible for addressing copyright issues.
Language of Materials
This collection is arranged by series that are delineated by the donor of the materials. Within each series, materials are organized in original order, with some sub-series divisions created by the archivist to aid organization and discoverability.
Physical Access Requirements
This collection is accessible via the OpenSky Digital Repository: http://opensky.library.ucar.edu/search/?ky=ipcc
Technical Access Requirements
This collection only exists in digital form; a computer and appropriate software are required to view the files.
Source of Acquisition
Kevin E. Trenberth
Method of Acquisition
Kevin Trenberth donated his digital papers for the AR4 to the NCAR Archives in December 2011. Dr. Trenberth is the first NCAR scientist to donate personal papers related to work on the IPCC. The NCAR Archives has issued a call for donations from other UCAR/NCAR IPCC Lead Authors, Co-authors, and Contributing Authors.
Drafts, expert and government review comments, and author responses used to prepare Climate Change 2007 - The Physical Science Basis, the contribution of Working Group I to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change were removed from the collection as they are available from the Harvard College Library.
Accruals and Additions
Future additions are expected.
- Kathleen M. Legg
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