1.6 Envisioning Future Interactions between the AMS and NSF

Monday, 13 January 2020: 9:45 AM
104A (Boston Convention and Exhibition Center)
William Easterling, National Science Foundation, Alexandria, VA

It has been over 60 years since the NAS Committee on Meteorology released a report entitled Research and Education in Meteorology. This coincided with many efforts around the world as part of the International Geophysical Year to advance understanding of the Earth. In the ensuing years, many fundamental discoveries and advances in knowledge have been achieved in a wide array of disciplines within the Geosciences. NSF investments have ranged from individual-investigator research efforts and multi-institutional larger efforts e.g. Science and Technology Centers. In addition the geosciences portfolio includes research infrastructure and facilities of interest to the meteorological community such as National Center for Atmospheric Research. NSF has entered a new era of convergence science focusing on large scale challenges such as understanding interconnected systems of the Arctic. Reflecting on the accomplishments of the past several decades, we can look forward to a national enterprise aimed at tackling emerging questions in Earth System Science.
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