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 on engineering system design of systems utilizing CFC alternatives.

DOCProgram TitleFY95FY96FY97
Request
NISTOzone and UV Radiation: Chemically Induced Changes2.62.32.3
NOAAAerosols0.01.11.1
NOAAAtmospheric Chemistry Project7.26.47.7
NOAAClimate Change Data & Detection4.03.95.2
NOAAClimate Dynamics & Experimental Prediction8.013.914.9
NOAAClimate Observations7.18.09.6
NOAAClimate Variability 16.211.615.8
NOAAEconomics and Human Dimensions of Climate Fluctuations1.11.31.4
NOAAGlobal Energy and Water Cycle Experiment 5.54.65.9
NOAAMarine Ecosystem Response 1.40.40.0
NOAAOcean-Atmosphere Carbon Exchange Study 2.62.42.9
NOAAPaleoclimatology 3.93.94.1
Total59.659.8
President's Request*86.389.670.9

*Our Changing Planet 1996 NOAA entry included funding for NOAA Labs, Fleet, and VENTS; these items have been redesignated out of the Global Change Research Program.

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 weather and 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.

Mapping of Budget Request to Appropriations Legislation. In the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, NOAA and NIST USGCRP activities are funded in Title II - Department of Commerce and Related Agencies, within the NOAA Operations, Research, and Facilities and NIST Scientific and Technical Research and Services accounts. In Appropriations Committee reports, funding for NOAA's USGCRP activities is included as part of the Climate and Air Quality Research budget within Oceanic and Atmospheric Research.