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public policy affairs Climatic Variation Research—Example of NSF Activities in the Astronomical, Atmospheric, Earth, and Ocean Sciences Introduction Eugene W. Bierly Head, Climate Dynamics Research Section, National Science Foundation Washington, D.C. 20550 Th e fiscal year 1978 budget request to the Congress from durin g the fiscal year. Usually appropriation hearings th e Directorate for Astronomical, Atmospheric, Earth, ar e shorter and more closely directed to fiscal matters, an d Ocean Sciences (AAEO) amounts to slightly more bu t they may also delve deeply into program content to tha n $213 million. From these fund s the directorate sup- th e extent the committee may feel necessary to permit port s an atmospheric sciences research effort at a level the m to judge an agency's program needs against other of about $58 million and an Arctic Research effort of pressure s on the federal budget. Naturally, there are abou t $5.8 million. (The remaining funds go to astro- exception s to the above simplifications, but many agen- nomical , ocean, and earth sciences.) Th e directorate also cies must go through the two-step process of authoriza- is responsible for managing the U.S. Antarctic program tio n and appropriation every year in both http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society American Meteorological Society

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American Meteorological Society
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Copyright © American Meteorological Society
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1520-0477
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1520-0477
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10.1175/1520-0477-58.6.520
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Abstract

Climatic Variation Research—Example of NSF Activities in the Astronomical, Atmospheric, Earth, and Ocean Sciences Introduction Eugene W. Bierly Head, Climate Dynamics Research Section, National Science Foundation Washington, D.C. 20550 Th e fiscal year 1978 budget request to the Congress from durin g the fiscal year. Usually appropriation hearings th e Directorate for Astronomical, Atmospheric, Earth, ar e shorter and more closely directed to fiscal matters, an d Ocean Sciences (AAEO) amounts to slightly more bu t they may also delve deeply into program content to tha n $213 million. From these fund s the directorate sup- th e extent the committee may feel necessary to permit port s an atmospheric sciences research effort at a level the m to judge an agency's program needs against other of about $58 million and an Arctic Research effort of pressure s on the federal budget. Naturally, there are abou t $5.8 million. (The remaining funds go to astro- exception s to the above simplifications, but many agen- nomical , ocean, and earth sciences.) Th e directorate also cies must go through the two-step process of authoriza- is responsible for managing the U.S. Antarctic program tio n and appropriation every year in both

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Bulletin of the American Meteorological SocietyAmerican Meteorological Society

Published: Jun 1, 1977

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