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Appendix B
Statement of Task

The CRC will prepare a brief report that assesses the capacity of the U.S. climate modeling community to support national and international climate assessments, including an evaluation of the allocation and availability of computational resources for this purpose. The report should address three issues relevant to the climate modeling effort within the purview of the USGCRP:

1. Do USGCRP agencies have a coordinated approach for prioritizing from a national perspective their climate modeling research and assessment efforts?

2. Are resources allocated effectively to address such priorities?

3. How can the U.S. climate modeling community make more efficient use of its available resources?

These issues should be addressed in the context of other international climate modeling activities. The report should not contain recommendations, but should include findings and conclusions with supporting analysis and discussion.



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Page 37 Appendix B Statement of Task The CRC will prepare a brief report that assesses the capacity of the U.S. climate modeling community to support national and international climate assessments, including an evaluation of the allocation and availability of computational resources for this purpose. The report should address three issues relevant to the climate modeling effort within the purview of the USGCRP: 1. Do USGCRP agencies have a coordinated approach for prioritizing from a national perspective their climate modeling research and assessment efforts? 2. Are resources allocated effectively to address such priorities? 3. How can the U.S. climate modeling community make more efficient use of its available resources? These issues should be addressed in the context of other international climate modeling activities. The report should not contain recommendations, but should include findings and conclusions with supporting analysis and discussion.

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