National Academies Board
on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (BASC) Panel Presentations
The National Science Board directed the National Science
Foundationís Division of Atmospheric Sciences (ATM) to convene
a panel to consider how ATM can best accomplish its mission
of supporting the atmospheric sciences into the future. Areas
of particular focus include the areas of cutting edge research,
education and workforce development, service to society, computational
and observational objectives, and data management. On 14 October,
at the Hotel Boulderado, the National Academies Board on Atmospheric
Sciences and Climate (BASC) met with UCAR, NCAR and UOP staff
to address questions put to them by the BASC panel. Below
are the topics and questions the BASC committee asked each
panel to address and the presenters on each panel. The presentations
can be viewed below:
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Panel #1: UCARís Role: What is UCARís role in the U.S.
atmospheric sciences infrastructure? How has UCAR evolved,
and are there new plans or directions for UCAR?
Panel #2: NCAR as a Major NSF Funded Laboratory: What
is NCARís role in the U.S. atmospheric sciences infrastructure?
How well is it filling its originally envisioned role? How
do you see its future role evolving?
Panel #3: NSF Supported Computing Facilities: What are
the challenges associated with building, operating, and maintaining
a broadly accessible computational infrastructure? How might
the approach to providing computing facilities need to evolve
in response to future advances in technology or changes in
the communityís needs?
- Al Kellie, NCAR Associate
Director of the Computational and Information Systems Laboratory
and Richard Loft, SCD Deputy Director (PDF)
Panel #4: NSF Supported Community Modeling Efforts at
NCAR: What is the role of each community model in U.S. atmospheric
research? What role does NCAR play in the development and
application of models? What role does NCAR play in training
new scientists in the use of models? How is the community
involved in model development?
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