Decades of evolving U.S. policy have led to three sectors providing weather services NOAA (primarily the National Weather Service [NWS]), academic institutions, and private companies. This three-sector system has produced a scope and diversity of weather services in the United States second to none. However, rapid scientific and technological change is changing the capabilities of the sectors and creating occasional friction. Fair Weather: Effective Partnerships in Weather and Climate Services examines the roles of the three sectors in providing weather and climate services, the barriers to interaction among the sectors, and the impact of scientific and technological advances on the weather enterprise. Readers from all three sectors will be interested in the analysis and recommendations provided in Fair Weather.
Table of Contents
|2 The U.S. Weather and Climate Enterprise||23-42|
|3 Public, Private, and Academic Partnerships||43-56|
|4 Legal, Social, Policy, and Economic Framework||57-74|
|5 Impact of Scientific and Technological Advances on Partnerships||75-92|
|6 Improving the Effectiveness of the Weather Enterprise||93-110|
|Appendix A: Committee Charge||111-114|
|Appendix B: Public-Private Provision of Weather and Climate Services: Defining the Policy-Problem, Roger Pielke, Jr., University of Colorado||115-134|
|Appendix C: Major Systems Overview||135-148|
|Appendix D: Private Sector Comments||149-192|
|Appendix E: On Fairness and Self-Serving Biases in the Privatization of Environmental Data, Edward E. Zajac, University of Arizona||193-212|
|Appendix F: Biographical Sketches of Committee Members||213-218|
|Appendix G: Acronyms||219-220|
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