This report has been reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise, in accordance with procedures approved by the NRC's Report Review Committee. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the institution in making the published report as sound as possible and to ensure that the report meets institutional standards for objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the deliberative process. We wish to thank the following individuals for their participation in the review of this report:
Edward A. Frieman, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
James R. Holton, University of Washington
James W. Hurrell, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Eugenia Kalnay, University of Maryland
John R. Lanzante, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Eugene M. Rasmusson, University of Maryland
Richard D. Rosen, Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc.
David H. Staelin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
While the individuals listed above have provided constructive comments and suggestions, it must be emphasized that responsibility for the final content of this report rests entirely with the authoring committee and the institution.