space weather forecast models program, and he co-chaired the interagency committee that initiated and developed the National Space Weather Program (NSWP). Dr. Tascione received his Ph.D. in space physics from Rice University.

ROBERT A.WELLER is a Senior Scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, where he holds the Secretary of the Navy/CNO Chair in Oceanography and is Director of the Cooperative Institute for Climate and Ocean Research. He received his Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography from the University of California, San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography. His research interests include wind-forced motion in the upper ocean; mixed layer dynamics; upper ocean velocity structure studies; air-sea interaction; the role of the ocean in climate; and the development of upper ocean and surface meteorological instrumentation and platforms for air/sea experiments. Dr. Weller received the James B.Macelwane Award from the American Geophysical Union (AGU) in 1986. He is a fellow of the AGU and president of the Ocean Sciences section. He is also a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Meteorological Society, and the Oceanographic Society.

ERIC F.WOOD is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Princeton University, where he has taught since 1976. He received his Sc.D. in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His areas of research include hydroclimatology with an emphasis on land-atmospheric interaction, hydrologic remote sensing, and hydrologic impact of climate change. Dr. Wood is a member of the National Research Council’s Climate Research Committee and Committee on Hydrologic Sciences. He is a member of the Council and a fellow of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) and a fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). He has received the AGU Robert E.Horton Award, the AMS Horton Lectureship, and the Princeton Rheinstein Award.

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