A recent survey of UCAR member institutions shows reason for concern about a possible decline in the number and quality of applicants entering graduate studies in the atmospheric and related sciences. If reported trends continue, a shortage of qualified Ph.D. graduates in the field in the next decade may be faced.

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University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming

University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado

The Pennsylvania State University, College Park, Pennsylvania

University of Wisconsin—Madison, Madison, Wisconsin