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AMIP has provided us with an unprecedented opportunity to evaluate AGCMs, and the PCMDI has been urged to improve and extend this program of model intercomparison. This conference represents an important milestone for AMIP and an appropriate forum to begin discussions concerning the future of AMIP. We are proposing an improved project, to be referred to as AMIP II, for three principal reasons: 1) to make use of the refined and expanded surface boundary conditions which are the basis of the NMC and ECMWF reanalyses and to extend the simulations over a longer period of time, 2) to expand and reformulate the Standard Output in order to better meet the needs of the diagnostic community, and 3) to more efficiently manage the collection, quality control and distribution of both modeled and observed data in support of a widening range of model diagnoses and intercomparisons.