This book lays out a science plan for a major, international, 15-year research program. The past 10 years have seen significant progress in studies of short-term climate variations, in particular for the region of the tropical Pacific Ocean and the El Nino/Southern Oscillation phenomenon. Some forecast skill with lead times as long as a year in advance has already been developed and put to use. The GOALS program plans to capitalize on this progress by expanding efforts on observations and seasonal-to-interannual predictions to the remainder of the tropics and to higher latitudes.
Table of Contents
|2 THE GOALS PROGRAM AND ITS SCIENTIFIC OBJECTIVES||13-20|
|3 LARGE-SCALE INTERACTIONS AMONG THE UPPER OCEAN, ATMOSPHERE, AND LAND||21-36|
|4 ELEMENTS AND GROWTH OF THE PROGRAM||37-54|
|5 DATA MANAGEMENT||55-60|
|6 RELATIONSHIP OF GOALS TO OTHER PROGRAMS||61-68|
|7 GOALS PROGRAM MANAGEMENT||69-72|
|APPENDIX A: PRESENT STATUS OF SHORT TERM CLIMATE PREDICTION||75-82|
|APPENDIX B: THE 1993 GOALS STUDY CONFERENCE||83-92|
|APPENDIX C: ACRONYMS AND OTHER INITIALS||93-96|
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