Figure 3.5

 

Qualitative indication of relative funding priorities (resource allocations) for the indicated broad research topics, with the differences from Figure 3.4 (research priorities) resulting from weighting these research priorities with costs to perform the research; here, the weighting has been by assumed amounts.

 

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Figure 3.6

 

Plot of the uncertainties listed in Table 3.3A for sulfate aerosols, with a qualitative indication of the level to which the uncertainty could be set as a goal for the first phase of ICARUS research.

 

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Figure 3.7

 

Qualitative indication of research priorities for direct radiative effects of sulfate aerosols, derived from Figure 3.6 (uncertainties) by weighting with such factors as mentioned in the text.

 

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Figure 3.8

 

Qualitative indication of the relative costs to reduce the uncertainties shown in Figure 3.6, consistent with the research priorities shown in Figure 3.7, accounting for the cost of performing the research (e.g., a prorated portion of satellite costs to measure backscattered radiation).

 

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Figure 3.9

 

Qualitative indication of the relative contributions from different processes to current uncertainty in the atmospheric lifetime of aerosol sulfate, with a qualitative indication of the level to which the uncertainty could be set as a goal for the first phase of ICARUS research.

 

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Figure 3.10

 

Qualitative indication of funding priorities to reduce the uncertainties shown in Figure 3.9.

 

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Figure 4.1

 

Organizational structure of the ICARUS program.

 

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