Accession Number : ADA323315

Title :   UCAR Postdoctoral Program in Ocean Modeling.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 May 95-31 Dec 96,

Corporate Author : UNIVERSITY CORP FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH BOULDER CO

Personal Author(s) : Austin, Meg S.

PDF Url : ADA323315

Report Date : 02 APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : Under sponsorship of the National Science Foundation's Divisions of Ocean Sciences and Polar Programs and the Office of Naval Research's Ocean Science Directorate, UCAP and the ocean sciences community offered a postdoctoral program whose purpose was to help create the next generation of broadly trained ocean modelers. The program was initiated in 1989 and a total of 29 fellowships were awarded. The fellows have been associated with experienced, established scientists in oceanography, and have worked together with them on jointly selected modeling projects. The program has stressed training as well as research. The program's Steering Committee and UCAR feel that the overall program has been highly successful in supporting high quality fellows and in providing them with valuable research experiences in ocean modeling. A need continues to exist for skilled researchers who can intelligently utilize computational capabilities to improve knowledge of ocean dynamics. The training and development of scientists with the capability to formulate and execute modeling studies that contribute to an increase in the basic understanding of oceanographic processes should remain a priority of the ocean sciences community. This program provided unique and advantageous opportunities for postdoctoral research for both fellows and host scientists.

Descriptors :   *OCEAN MODELS, OCEAN CURRENTS, RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, OCEANOGRAPHY.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE