municating with the research community, and delivering useful climate information;

  1. an analysis of the human resources available and needed to accomplish the above tasks;

  2. an analysis of costs and required solutions to remove the constraints in accomplishing the above tasks;

  3. recommendations on the most effective form of institutional and governmental organization to produce and deliver climate information for the public and private sectors.


The panel envisions an operational entity or entities that would create and deliver climate information products of benefit to society. This entity would not only concentrate resources on the needed modeling activities but would also establish and maintain a climate observing system to develop and test climate models and make available climate information for public and private use. Researchers would interact with this group to develop, diagnose, and improve models and observational systems. This interaction would provide the research community with otherwise unobtainable resources and result in enormous benefits and a sound foundation for future improvements.

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