Department of Defense Areas of Global Change Research. The DOD provides unique capabilities and programs that concurrently satisfy Defense mission requirements and USGCRP goals, involving research in high latitude dynamics, regional resolving models, boundary layer dynamics and ocean ecological systems.
|ONR||Boundary Layer Dynamics/Marine Aerosols||1.0||1.0|
|ONR||High Latitude Dynamics/Arctic Lead Ice Dynamics||2.0||2.0|
|ONR||High Latitude Dynamics/Arctic Sediment History||0.3||0.3|
|CRREL||High Latitude Dynamics/Impact of Climate Change on Energy Fluxes||0.4||0.4|
|ONR||Ocean Ecological Dynamics/Marine Light Mixed Layer||1.0||1.0|
|CRREL||Regional Resolving Models/Coupled Hydrologic & Thermal Models||0.3||0.3|
|ONR||Regional Resolving Models/Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Models||1.4||1.4|
Related Research. In addition to a modest program identified with USGCRP focused research, DOD contributory research addresses issues in observing, understanding, and predicting global change, including observing and monitoring unique middle and upper atmosphere phenomena; acoustic tomographic measurements of the ocean at basin and hemispheric scales; fundamental research programs in physical oceanography, ocean biology, marine meteorology, air-sea interaction and solar influences; coupled ocean-atmosphere model development at various spatial scales; and a unique program in atmospheric dynamics and global cloud specification/modeling.