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APPENDIX. STATEMENT OF TASK FOR THE GOALS PANEL

Under the oversight of the Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate,through its Climate Research Committee (CRC), the Panel will:

  1. Provide overall scientific leadership and regular guidance on long-rangescientific policy, planning, progress, and priorities to the U.S.GOALS Project Office and involved agencies on behalf of the ClimateResearch Committee (CRC).

  2. Report regularly to inform the CRC on the Panel's involvement in U.S. GOALS plans and activities and to receive guidancefrom the CRC on GOALS matters in the context of the overall U.S.climate research program.

  3. Advise on U.S. participation and provide the U.S. inputs to theinternational GOALS program planning.

The members of the panel shall be selected to provide broad expertisein appropriate ocean, atmosphere, and land process research.



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