Solar-terrestrial news from NSF


  • Dennis S. Peacock


A neverending issue within the funding agencies is that of program priorities. At the National Science Foundation (NSF) this has assumed greater importance for several reasons, not the least of which is the central thrust of the GEO directorate (Global Geosciences). Under this broad title the fiscal year (FY) 1987 budget includes increases for studies of global oceanic and atmospheric circulation, biogeochemical fluxes, tropospheric chemistry, and solid earth behavior. The intent is to expand this list in FY 1988 and beyond.