ambitious field program to be designed than would have been possible had U.S. assets alone been involved.

At its final meeting in April 1993, following discussions initiated by U.S. representatives at previous meetings, the Intergovernmental TOGA Board noted the strong statements of support for and interest in directly participating in various aspects of an International Research Institute for Climate Prediction (IRICP). This proposal had emanated from a NOAA study group with international representation. The TOGA Board requested that the United States continue to take the lead in developing an IRICP proposal by convening a broad high-level meeting of interested nations to consider the creation of such an institute and to begin its implementation. These efforts are described in Chapter 7.

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