Expected changes in Congressional leadership, political balance, and positions of key science and appropriations committees could affect how the atmospheric sciences are funded, authorized, and otherwise viewed at the federal level.
Thirty-seven U.S. geoscientists engaged in over 100 meetings with members of Congress and their staff across Capitol Hill, sharing a message about the value of strong and sustained federal funding for the geosciences.
The short-term continuing resolution prevents a government shutdown, while putting off major funding decisions for FY15 and maintaining FY14 funding levels for discretionary spending, including for the federal science agencies.
During a speech to the United Nations, the President made several commitments for new directions and investments in weather and climate prediction at the federal science agencies, including a new focus at NOAA on subseasonal outlooks for extreme weather.
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The perceived gender of a hurricane’s name is just one of many factors potentially shaping how someone reacts to a given storm, according to several scientists at NCAR who take a multifaceted approach to studying hurricane response.