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 (HLD), regional resolving models (RRS), boundary layer dynamics (BLD), and ocean ecological systems.

DODProgram TitleFY95FY96FY97
ONRBLD/Marine Aerosols1.01.01.0
ONRHLD/Arctic Lead Ice Dynamics2.02.02.0
ONRHLD/Arctic Sediment History0.30.30.3
CRRELHLD/Impact of Climate Change on Energy Fluxes0.40.10.1
ONROcean Ecological Dynamics/Marine Light Mixed Layer1.01.01.0
CRRELHD-RRS/Coupled Hydrologic & Thermal Models0.30.20.1
ONRRegional Resolving Models/Coupled Ocean- Atmosphere Models1.41.41.4
President's Request6.46.45.9

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.

Mapping of Budget Request to Appropriations Legislation. In the Department of Defense Appropriations Bill, research associated with the USGCRP is funded in Title IV - Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation, within the Navy account. In Appropriations Committee reports, nearly all funding is included within the budget for Defense Research Sciences.