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Eligible Science Areas


The following is a list of possible scientific areas in atmospheric, geologic earth systems science, and related science domains that WNA allocations may support. This list is not intended to be exhaustive, and researchers may contact to clarify whether or not a certain research topic fits the WNA scope. The WRAP co-chairs, in consultation with the Project Governance Board (PGB) as necessary, are responsible for determining the eligibility of a research topic. The WNA may modify this list from time to time, as it deems appropriate and subject to NSF approval.

Biological Sciences

Ecological studies

Population biology 

Computer & Information Science & Engineering 

Algorithm development for geoscience applications


Climate and Large-Scale Dynamics


Geomorphology and land-use dynamics

Global Atmospheric Research

Hydrologic Sciences

Magnetospheric Physics


Polar Earth Sciences

Polar Ocean and Climate Systems

Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology


Environmental and Ocean Systems

Earthquake Hazard Mitigation

Natural and Man-made Hazard Mitigation

Mathematics and Physical Sciences

Advanced scientific computing

Computational mathematics for the geosciences

Computational Astrophysics

Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences

        Geography and Regional Science

Education and Human Resources

        STEM education related to computational sciences and modeling

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