• Progress in parameterization, which often requires interactions across traditional disciplinary boundaries, could now be inhibited by the compartmentalization of educational, research, and funding institutions.

  • The rigidity of long-existing models and the lack of efforts to remove inferior or flawed physical representations hinder progress by preventing opportunities for new, fresh thinking.

Because the development of parameterizations for use in numerical models has become a fundamental part of the atmospheric sciences, climate, and oceanography, these trends could cloud the future of the fields. As such, many workshop participants believe there is a need to recognize, accommodate, and foster model parameterization science to ensure continued progress in model development.

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