ARL News

Multimedia Modeling at the Forefront


February 14, 2003

The NOAA logo is about to join those of EPA, DOE, USDA, NRC, USGS, and COE (Corps of Engineers) on materials generated by the Interagency Steering Committee on Multimedia Environmental Models. The Air Resources Laboratory has joined forces with the NWS Office of Hydrologic Development to become signatories to the formal Memorandum of Understanding under which the Committee operates.

The intent is to promote collaboration among those agencies actively working on multimedia modeling, and to enable a plug-and-play approach to the development of modules. The multimedia issue is rapidly increasing in importance, as evidence gathers about the role of atmospheric deposition in ecosystem behavior, for example. The matter is especially relevant in the context of the new NOAA emphasis on ecosystem forecasting.

Contact information: Bruce B. Hicks
Phone: (301) 713-0684