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Improving the Effectiveness of U.S. Climate Modeling
Please describe groups with which you have significant collaboration and briefly describe the nature of this collaboration. (I7L,II1S)
From the responses received, there appears to be strong connections between the major centers and academia and vice-versa.
Please provide your opinion on current U.S. climate and weathermodeling capabilities relative to overseas efforts. Please describewheredifferences in capabilities exist and what you feel are the causesforthese differences. (II1L, III1S)
Why are there differences?
Lack of computer resources
Lack of common center/coordination
Comparable to other countries at all but high-end
Model development is weak here and overseas
U.S. is ahead in diversity and size of effort
It is more difficult to organize the U.S. effort due to its size and diversity
If you stated that U.S. climate and weather modeling capabilitiesare behind those of other countries, do you have any suggestionstoremedy this deficiency? (II2L, III2S)
7 Increased Funding
8 Shared Infrastructure
18 Enhanced Organization
8 Adequate brainpower
Do you feel that your modeling effort would be aided by alteringthe organization of U.S. climate modeling resources? If so, whatchangeswould you recommend be made? (II3S)