The Evolving PublicPrivate Meteorology Partnership

The Evolving PublicPrivate Meteorology Partnership policy forum Robert M. White* President Emeritus, Natural Academy of Engineers 1. Introduction 2. Background National demands for weather, climate, and hydro- For well over a century, the United States govern- logical services are changing rapidly. As a result, in- ment has provided an increasingly costly infrastruc- stitutional relationships in the conduct, operation, and ture for making weather, hydrological, and climate provision of meteorological science, services, instru- observations, including communications networks for mentation, and equipment are evolving. Weather, the rapid collection and dissemination of meteorologi- flood, and climate science operations and services for cal information. Currently, the government expends the general public, as well as business and government about $1 billion (including some $600 million annu- sectors, are now provided by the federal government ally for weather satellites) annually to provide global and many private sector interests, both traditional and weather information (Anthes et al. 2001). The National modern. New market opportunities for weather ser- Weather Service has recently completed a $4 billion vices are emerging at a breathtaking pace, as are new modernization program (Anthes et al. 2001) installing, opportunities for infrastructure provision. among other facilities, a network of new advanced Responding to some of these and other http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society American Meteorological Society

The Evolving PublicPrivate Meteorology Partnership

Loading next page...
 
/lp/ams/the-evolving-publicprivate-meteorology-partnership-xwyPDwDZRB
Publisher
American Meteorological Society
Copyright
Copyright © American Meteorological Society
ISSN
1520-0477
D.O.I.
10.1175/1520-0477(2001)082<1431:PFTEPP>2.3.CO;2
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

policy forum Robert M. White* President Emeritus, Natural Academy of Engineers 1. Introduction 2. Background National demands for weather, climate, and hydro- For well over a century, the United States govern- logical services are changing rapidly. As a result, in- ment has provided an increasingly costly infrastruc- stitutional relationships in the conduct, operation, and ture for making weather, hydrological, and climate provision of meteorological science, services, instru- observations, including communications networks for mentation, and equipment are evolving. Weather, the rapid collection and dissemination of meteorologi- flood, and climate science operations and services for cal information. Currently, the government expends the general public, as well as business and government about $1 billion (including some $600 million annu- sectors, are now provided by the federal government ally for weather satellites) annually to provide global and many private sector interests, both traditional and weather information (Anthes et al. 2001). The National modern. New market opportunities for weather ser- Weather Service has recently completed a $4 billion vices are emerging at a breathtaking pace, as are new modernization program (Anthes et al. 2001) installing, opportunities for infrastructure provision. among other facilities, a network of new advanced Responding to some of these and other

Journal

Bulletin of the American Meteorological SocietyAmerican Meteorological Society

Published: Jul 1, 2001

There are no references for this article.

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Search

Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly

Organize

Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.

Access

Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve

Freelancer

DeepDyve

Pro

Price

FREE

$49/month
$360/year

Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed

Create lists to
organize your research

Export lists, citations

Read DeepDyve articles

Abstract access only

Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles

Print

20 pages / month

PDF Discount

20% off