IGBP "Fast Track" Projects

At the 2003 SC-IGBP meeting in Punta Arenas, Chile, it was decided that GAIM should be charged with leading a number of relatively short-term projects (Fast Tracks) that would yield concrete results within a 2-4 year time frame. This fits into the "Analysis" role of GAIM, in that these topics are focused issues within the Earth system from which we can explore some of the key processes that control system behavior. A few initial Fast Tracks were identified and are described here. These projects are underway, with the bulk of the effort to go forth within the next two years.