II. Interaction with major modeling centers
  1. Please describe groups with which you have significant collaboration and briefly describe the nature of this collaboration.

  2. If you currently have extensive collaboration with other groups, what are the main reasons for this collaboration?

  3. Do you feel that your modeling effort would be aided by altering the organization of U.S. climate modeling resources? If so, what changes would you recommend be made?

III. Current U.S. modeling capabilities
  1. Please provide your opinion on current U.S. climate and weather modeling capabilities relative to overseas efforts. Please describe where differences in capabilities exist and what you feel are the causes for these differences.

  2. If you stated that U.S. climate and weather modeling capabilities are behind those of other countries, do you have any suggestions to remedy this deficiency?

IV. Computational resources (please answer to the best of your knowledge):

  1. If you operate your own computing facilities for use in your modeling efforts, what are the manufacturers and models of these computer systems?

  2. What was the year of installation or of the last major upgrade to each of these systems?

  3. How many processors are currently operating on each of these systems?

  4. What is the estimate of sustained system performance (Gflops) of each of these systems?

  5. What is the central memory (GB) and secondary disc storage for each system (TB)?



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