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Billion-Dollar Budget For Global Change Means Big Boosts For NASA, NOAA, NSF

Satellite design, data handling get most of the global change research budget; $15 million will go for training. WASHINGTON--Global change leads the way in the rate of increase for research projects in the president's 1991 budget request. From a 1990 total of $659 million, the global change research budget is scheduled to increase to $1.034 billion spread across seven federal agencies. And unlike last year, says Robert Corell, head of the National Science Foundation geosciences directorate, wh

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Satellite design, data handling get most of the global change research budget; $15 million will go for training.
WASHINGTON--Global change leads the way in the rate of increase for research projects in the president's 1991 budget request. From a 1990 total of $659 million, the global change research budget is scheduled to increase to $1.034 billion spread across seven federal agencies. And unlike last year, says Robert Corell, head of the National Science Foundation geosciences directorate, when the program's overall budget swelled in midyear after agencies redefined existing activities to become global change initiatives, the $375 million requested for 1991 is new money. Corell is also vice chairman of the Committee on Earth Sciences (CES), an interagency panel that developed the research plan.

With a $172 million increase, to $661 million, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration gets the biggest piece of the global change pie. But NASA won't be...

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