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The Atmospheric Sciences in the 1990s: Accomplishments, Challenges, and Imperatives

The Atmospheric Sciences in the 1990s: Accomplishments, Challenges, and Imperatives The atmospheric sciences, along with other disciplines, are today contemplating strong competition for resources, exciting scientific challenges, and the need to assess opportunities and priorities. This review is intended to stimulate thought, discussion, and the active participation of the community in charting a course into the next century.Current efforts concentrate on mesoscale phenomena and severe weather, climate dynamics and prediction, the interplay of chemical and physical processes, the interactions of planetary atmospheres with ionospheres and solar processes, and the predictability of chaotic systems. These efforts are the foundation for initiatives involving global and regional climate change, mesoscale research and prediction, and the modernization of the National Weather Service.Contemporary imperatives include developing leadership and management capabilities, making the requisite investments in advanced data and information systems, enabling the prediction of predictability, and developing appropriate approaches to education and to cooperation with other disciplines. Most of all, the atmospheric sciences community must learn to be more effective in determining priorities and in developing compelling rationales for obtaining the resources necessary to pursue signal opportunities for scientific advance and service to the nation. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society American Meteorological Society

The Atmospheric Sciences in the 1990s: Accomplishments, Challenges, and Imperatives

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Publisher
American Meteorological Society
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Copyright © American Meteorological Society
ISSN
1520-0477
DOI
10.1175/1520-0477(1992)073<1549:TASITA>2.0.CO;2
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Abstract

The atmospheric sciences, along with other disciplines, are today contemplating strong competition for resources, exciting scientific challenges, and the need to assess opportunities and priorities. This review is intended to stimulate thought, discussion, and the active participation of the community in charting a course into the next century.Current efforts concentrate on mesoscale phenomena and severe weather, climate dynamics and prediction, the interplay of chemical and physical processes, the interactions of planetary atmospheres with ionospheres and solar processes, and the predictability of chaotic systems. These efforts are the foundation for initiatives involving global and regional climate change, mesoscale research and prediction, and the modernization of the National Weather Service.Contemporary imperatives include developing leadership and management capabilities, making the requisite investments in advanced data and information systems, enabling the prediction of predictability, and developing appropriate approaches to education and to cooperation with other disciplines. Most of all, the atmospheric sciences community must learn to be more effective in determining priorities and in developing compelling rationales for obtaining the resources necessary to pursue signal opportunities for scientific advance and service to the nation.

Journal

Bulletin of the American Meteorological SocietyAmerican Meteorological Society

Published: Oct 1, 1992

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