ESRL Physical Sciences Division Review 2015

12–14 May 2015 • NOAA • David Skaggs Research Center • Boulder, CO


Laboratory science reviews are conducted every five years to evaluate the quality, relevance, and performance of research conducted in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) laboratories. This review is for both internal OAR/NOAA use for planning, programming, and budgeting, and external interests. It helps the Laboratory in its strategic planning of its future science. These reviews are also intended to ensure that OAR laboratory research is linked to the NOAA Strategic Plan, is relevant to NOAA Research mission and priorities, is of high quality as judged by preeminence criteria, and is carried out with a high level of performance.

This review will cover the Physical Sciences Division (PSD) research since 2010. The Research Themes are:

  • Observing the Physical System
  • Understanding the Physical System
  • Modeling the Physical System
  • Research to Applications, Operations and Services
Reviewer Bios
Charge to the Reviewers
Review Panel Guide
Review Participants

PSD Science Review 2015

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