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Eric Barron, Florida State University, Tallahassee

Amy Braverman, NASA JPL, Los Angeles, California

Antonio Busalacchi, University of Maryland, College Park

Jack Dongarra, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Lisa Goddard, International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Palisades, New York

Isaac M. Held, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Princeton, New Jersey

Wayne Higgins, NCEP/NOAA, Camp Springs, Maryland

Anthony Leonard, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena

John Michalakes, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Boulder, Colorado

John Mitchell, UK Met Office, Exeter, United Kingdom

Gavin Schmidt, NASA/Real Climate, New York, New York

Andrew Weaver, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Richard N. Wright, Practice, Education and Research for Sustainable Infrastructure, Washington, D.C.

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