Success by Committee
Much of NADP’s success can be attributed to
the dedicated people who support the network:
site operators who collect samples, sponsoring
organizations that provide financial support,
and data users who offer recommendations for
improved data quality, delivery, and products.
While Program Office staff coordinate network
operations, committees guide the Program.
The Executive Committee provides program
direction and acts on recommendations of the subcommittees, Budget Advisory Committee,
and Quality Assurance Advisory Group.
Most initiatives, projects, and recommendations
for Program change are developed by three standing technical subcommittees that
advise the Executive Committee.
Science Committees are focused on key areas of atmospheric deopsition, scientitific interest and/or applications. Science Committees are not necessarily in direct support of NASP networks, but seek close and direct affiliation.
The Critical Loads Atmospheric Deposition Science Committee (CLAD) facilitates sharing of technical information related to the development and use of critical loads for atmospheric deposition impacts to ecosystems.
The mission of the Total Deposition Science Committee (TDep) is to improve estimates of atmospheric deposition by advancing the science of measuring and modeling atmospheric wet, dry,
and total deposition of species such as sulfur, nitrogen and mercury by providing a forum for the exchange of information on current and emerging issues within a broad multi-organization context including
atmospheric scientists, ecosystem scientists, resource managers, and policy makers.
For more information about NADP's committees, please see the NADP Goverance Handbook.