Lead Author Meetings

LAM photo The Working Group II AR5 First Lead Authors Meeting (LAM1) was held 11-14 January 2011, in Tsukuba, Japan. Prior to the First Lead Authors Meeting, writing teams were encouraged to develop full chapter outlines, to plan writing assignments, to initiate preliminary literature reviews, and to explore cross-cutting issues related to other chapters — facilitated by the Working Group II Technical Support Unit.

The Working Group II Second Lead Authors Meeting (LAM2) was held 12-15 December 2011, in San Francisco, USA. The primary purpose of the Second Lead Authors Meeting was for writing team members to conduct inter- and intra-chapter evaluations of comments collected as part of the Zero-Order Draft peer review, conducted from 25 July to 21 September 2011.

The Working Group II Third Lead Authors Meeting (LAM3) was held 23-26 October 2012, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Third Lead Authors Meeting allowed writing team members to evaluate comments collected as part of the First-Order Draft expert review, conducted from 11 June to 6 August 2012. Coordinating Lead Authors and Lead Authors were joined by chapter Review Editors, who ensured that all comments were appropriately considered, that there was a recorded answer for each comment, and that accepted comments were reflected in the text.

The Working Group II Fourth Lead Authors Meeting (LAM4) was held 15-19 July 2013 in Bled, Slovenia. The primary purpose of this final Lead Authors Meeting was for writing team members to conduct inter- and intra-chapter evaluations of comments collected in the Government and Expert Review, which was held from 28 March to 24 May 2013.

See WGII AR5 Timeline for more detail.

Background

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