Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (BASC)

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering & Medicine

Sponsored by the National Academies of Science, Engineering & Medicine,  BASC advances methodologies and technologies for supporting weather and climate science; enhancing structure, operation, and optimization of weather and climate observing and forecasting system and approaches; improving understanding and prediction of weather and climate variability and related impacts on society; understanding climate variability, change, impacts, and adaptation; understanding atmospheric composition and chemistry, including transport and impacts of air pollution; facilitating research on atmospheric/land interactions, atmospheric/ocean interactions, and atmosphere/cryosphere interactions; advancing methods to communicate uncertainty in weather and climate information; improving understanding of atmospheric and climate sciences (including supporting technologies and services) and helping make this understanding relevant to national needs. Read more.