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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Research Council. 2014. Review of the National Science Foundation's Division on Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences Draft Goals and Objectives Document. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18887.
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Review of the National Science
Foundation’s Division on Atmospheric
and Geospace Sciences Draft Goals
and Objectives Document

Committee to Review the NSF AGS Draft Science Goals and Objectives

Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate

Division on Earth and Life Studies

NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL
                          OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES

THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES PRESS

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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Research Council. 2014. Review of the National Science Foundation's Division on Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences Draft Goals and Objectives Document. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18887.
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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Research Council. 2014. Review of the National Science Foundation's Division on Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences Draft Goals and Objectives Document. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18887.
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COMMITTEE TO REVIEW THE NSF AGS DRAFT SCIENCE GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

SUSAN AVERY, (Chair), Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Massachusetts

DANIEL N. BAKER, University of Colorado, Boulder

AMY CLEMENT, University of Miami, Florida

W. JEFFREY HUGHES, Boston University, Massachusetts

JAMES L. KINTER, III, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia

CHARLES E. KOLB, Aerodyne Research, Inc., Billerica, Massachusetts

JENNIFER A. LOGAN, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

JOHN W. NIELSEN‐GAMMON, Texas A&M University, College Station

NRC Staff:

KATIE THOMAS, Study Director

AMANDA STAUDT, Director

SHELLY FREELAND, Senior Program Assistant

ROB GREENWAY, Program Associate

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Research Council. 2014. Review of the National Science Foundation's Division on Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences Draft Goals and Objectives Document. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18887.
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BOARD ON ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES AND CLIMATE

ANTONIO J. BUSALACCHI, JR. (Chair), University of Maryland, College Park

GERALD A. MEEHL (Vice Chair), National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado

LANCE F. BOSART, State University of New York, Albany

MARK A. CANE, Columbia University, Palisades, New York

SHUYI S. CHEN, University of Miami, Florida

HEIDI CULLEN, Climate Central, Princeton, New Jersey

PAMELA EMCH, Northrup Grumman Aerospace Systems, Redondo Beach, California

WILLIAM B. GAIL, Global Weather Corporation, Boulder, Colorado

LISA GODDARD, Columbia University, Palisades, New York

TERRI S. HOGUE, Colorado School of Mines, Golden

ANTHONY JANETOS, Joint Global Change Research Institute, College Park, Maryland

RONALD “NICK” KEENER, JR., Duke Energy Corporation, Charlotte, North Carolina

JOHN E. KUTZBACH, University of Wisconsin‐Madison

STEPHEN W. PACALA, Princeton University, New Jersey

ARISTIDES A.N. PATRINOS, New York University, Brooklyn

RAYMOND T. PIERREHUMBERT, The University of Chicago, Illinois

KIMBERLY PRATHER, University of California, San Diego

S.T. RAO, North Carolina State University, Raleigh

DAVID A. ROBINSON, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Piscataway

JOHN T. SNOW, The University of Oklahoma, Norman

CLAUDIA TEBALDI, Climate Central, Princeton, New Jersey

XUBIN ZENG, University of Arizona, Tucson

Ocean Studies Board Liaison

DANIEL RUDNICK, University of California, San Diego

NRC Staff

AMANDA STAUDT, Director

EDWARD DUNLEA, Senior Program Officer

LAURIE GELLER, Senior Program Officer

KATHERINE THOMAS, Program Officer

LAUREN BROWN, Associate Program Officer

AMANDA PURCELL, Research and Financial Associate

RITA GASKINS, Administrative Coordinator

ROB GREENWAY, Program Associate

SHELLY FREELAND, Senior Program Assistant

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Acknowledgments

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 National Research Council’s (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 its 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. The committee wishes to thank the following individuals for their review of this report:

WILLIAM B. GAIL Global Weather Corporation, Boulder, CO

MAURA E. HAGAN, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO

YVETTE RICHARDSON, Pennsylvania State University, University Park

WALTER A. ROBINSON, North Carolina State University, Raleigh

SUSAN E. TRUMBORE, Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena, Germany

WARREN M. WASHINGTON, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO

PAUL O. WENNBERG, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena

Although the reviewers listed above have provided constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the views of the committee, nor did they see the final draft of the report before its release. The review of this report was overseen by Thomas H. Vonder Haar, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, appointed by the National Research Council, he was responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this report was carried out in accordance with institutional procedures and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content of this report rests entirely with the authoring panel and the institution.

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Review of the National Science Foundation's Division on Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences Draft Goals and Objectives Documents is a letter report by an ad hoc committee reviewing the AGS draft goals and objectives. It addresses the following questions: Are the goals and objectives clear and appropriate? Are there any content areas missing from the draft that should be present if AGS is to achieve its overall vision and mission? Are there adequate mechanisms for coordinating and integrating issues that involve multiple disciplines and multiple divisions within NSF and other agencies within the atmospheric and geospace sciences enterprise?

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