1. 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.

  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. (II1L, III1S)

U.S. is:

 
 

Ahead

Behind

Comparable

Weather

2

20

6

Climate

1

21

9

Why are there differences?

Underfunded

Understaffed

Lack of computer resources

Lack of common center/coordination

Other statements:

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

  1. 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? (II2L, III2S)

7 Increased Funding

8 Shared Infrastructure

18 Enhanced Organization

25 Hardware

8 Adequate brainpower

  1. 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? (II3S)

6 Yes

5 No



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