The Role of Radiation and Other Renascent Subfields in Atmospheric Science

View More View Less
© Get Permissions
Full access

The horizons of atmospheric science are undergoing a considerable expansion as a result of intense interest in problems of climate. This has caused somewhat of a renaissance in hitherto-neglected subfields of atmospheric science. Focusing on atmospheric radiation as the renascent subfield of most direct concern to us, we describe the exciting research and educational challenges that lie ahead in this subfield, and offer possible ways in which these challenges might be met.

1 Dept. of Applied Science, New York University.

2 National Center for Atmospheric Research. NCAR is sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

The horizons of atmospheric science are undergoing a considerable expansion as a result of intense interest in problems of climate. This has caused somewhat of a renaissance in hitherto-neglected subfields of atmospheric science. Focusing on atmospheric radiation as the renascent subfield of most direct concern to us, we describe the exciting research and educational challenges that lie ahead in this subfield, and offer possible ways in which these challenges might be met.

1 Dept. of Applied Science, New York University.

2 National Center for Atmospheric Research. NCAR is sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

Save