Department of Commerce/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and National Institute of Standards and Technology

Areas of Global Change Research. NOAA maintains a balanced program of observations, analytical studies, climate prediction and information management through ongoing efforts in operational in situ and satellite observations with an emphasis on oceanic and atmospheric dynamics (including sea level), circulation and chemistry; focused research on ocean-atmosphere land interactions, the global hydrological cycle, the role of ocean circulation and biogeochemical dynamics in climate change, atmospheric trace gas/climate interactions, and the response of marine ecosystems and living resources to climate change and related stress; improvements in climate modeling, prediction and information management capabilities; projection and assessment of seasonal to interannual and decadal to centennial environmental change; global change economics and human dimensions research; and archival, management and dissemination of data and information useful for global change research. NIST research focuses on physical properties of CFC alternatives, and engineering system design of systems utilizing CFC alternatives.

DOCProgram TitleFY95FY96
NISTOzone and Ultraviolet Radiation: Chemically Induced Changes2.62.6
NOAAAtmospheric Chemistry Project7.97.9
NOAAClimate Change Data & Detection4.74.7
NOAAClimate Dynamics & Experimental Prediction15.223.3
NOAAClimate Observations8.013.6
NOAAClimate Variability (CLIVAR-GOALS, ACCP/WOCE)17.920.2
NOAAEconomics and Human Dimensions of Climate Fluctuations1.41.4
NOAAGlobal Energy and Water Cycle Experiment (GEWEX)7.17.1
NOAAMarine Ecosystem Response (GLOBEC)1.61.6
NOAANOAA Fleet14.4 14.4
NOAANOAA Labs, NOAA Corps, & National Undersea Research46.346.5
NOAAOcean-Atmosphere Carbon Exchange Study (OACES/JGOFS)3.03.0
NOAAPaleoclimatology (PAGES)4.24.2
NOAAVENTS2.52.5
DOC Total136.8153.0

Related Research. In addition to focused USGCRP research, NOAA contributing programs include advance short-term weather forecasting and warning services; prediction and observation systems in support of seasonal to interannual climate forecasts; facilitating the dissemination of global change information; and strengthening facets of environmental technology. NIST also has ongoing programs in atmospheric chemistry.


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