Editor's Note—This report on R&D in the atmospheric and oceanographic sciences in the FY 1982 federal budget is reprinted from pages 93–97 of Inter society Preliminary Analyses of R&D in the FY 1982 Budget (142 pp., April 1981). The report was prepared by Fred D. White, AMS Consultant, as the AMS's contribution to an intersociety project coordinated by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). In addition to AAAS and AMS, the following societies participated in the project: American Anthropological Association, American Astronomical Society, American Chemical Society, American Educational Research Association, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, American Institute of Biological Sciences, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Physical Society, American Psychological Association, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Association of American Universities, Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences, Council of Graduate Schools, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges.
Participation in the project and publication of this report is part of a continuing effort by the AMS to disseminate information to its members and subscribers. The February 1981 AMS Newsletter carried a summary of President Carter's 1982 budget message to Congress; the March issue, an analysis of President Reagan's 18 February economic message to Congress; and the April issue, a report on President Reagan's 10 March federal budget, which reduced spending in both FY 1981 and FY 1982. The report reprinted on these pages of the Bulletin is a more complete analysis of President Reagan's budget. Future issues of the Newsletter and Bulletin will provide updates on the federal budget as well as other public policy affairs.