A Financial Crisis
The University of Washington and this
department are undergoing large budget cutbacks due to the
The weather data web pages are major expenses for us, requiring
substantial computer resources and personnel time to gather the
information, to produce a wide range of web pages and graphics, and to
sustain and support the necessary hardware infrastructure.
These web pages are used by tens or
hundreds of thousands of people and to continue this valued service, we
need your help.
And our needs don't end with the weather and forecast information we
provide. University budget cutbacks will reduce the number of
teaching assistants we have, resulting in less individual attention for
our undergraduate students. And new initiatives, such our ability to
understand the regional effects of global warming, are slowed by lack
of computer and other resources.
Your contributions can help us
maintain the rich array of weather web pages, to insure our students
get the best possible education, and to enhance our ability to study
important weather and climate problems.
How can you contribute? Simply go to the departmental contribution page.
Or if you want more information, please contact our chairman, Dale Durran.