The modeling community needs to encourage, support, and pursue alternative computational approaches (e.g., multi-scale computing) and better computational methods.
More extensive and rigorous comparisons of models with observations and field experiments designed to support such comparisons are needed.
The cultural issues thought by the workshop participants to be limiting progress in model development might not be self-correcting; they could require the institutional adjustments that are occasionally but necessarily made as society and the atmospheric and oceanic sciences respond to changing conditions.
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