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Workshop Agenda

November 8, 2004

The Keck Center of the National Academies

500 Fifth Street NW

Washington, D.C.

8:00–10:40

Mission Background and Current Context

 

Welcome—Gene Rasmusson, Chair

Current Decision Context at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)—Jack Kaye, NASA

Mission Beginnings and Evolution—Joanne Simpson, NASA

Overview of the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) in the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)—Hitoshi Tsuruma, JAXA Washington, D.C., Office

Review of Earlier TRMM Workshop—Roger Pielke, Jr., University of Colorado

Overview of Science, Research, and Operational Performance of TRMM and Plans for GPM (Global Precipitation Measurement)—Robert Adler, NASA

11:00–12:30

Tradeoffs and Alternatives—Discussion led by Gene Rasmusson, Chair

 

A What are the data alternatives if TRMM ends in 2004?—Chris Kummerow, Colorado State University, and David Staelin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

B What are the trade-offs for continuing the TRMM mission?



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Assessment of the Benefits of Extending the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission: A Perspective from the Research and Operations Communities - Interim Report C Workshop Agenda November 8, 2004 The Keck Center of the National Academies 500 Fifth Street NW Washington, D.C. 8:00–10:40 Mission Background and Current Context   Welcome—Gene Rasmusson, Chair Current Decision Context at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)—Jack Kaye, NASA Mission Beginnings and Evolution—Joanne Simpson, NASA Overview of the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) in the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)—Hitoshi Tsuruma, JAXA Washington, D.C., Office Review of Earlier TRMM Workshop—Roger Pielke, Jr., University of Colorado Overview of Science, Research, and Operational Performance of TRMM and Plans for GPM (Global Precipitation Measurement)—Robert Adler, NASA 11:00–12:30 Tradeoffs and Alternatives—Discussion led by Gene Rasmusson, Chair   A What are the data alternatives if TRMM ends in 2004?—Chris Kummerow, Colorado State University, and David Staelin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology B What are the trade-offs for continuing the TRMM mission?

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Assessment of the Benefits of Extending the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission: A Perspective from the Research and Operations Communities - Interim Report 1:15–3:15 Future Research and Operational Benefits   Ed Zipser, University of Utah Frank Marks, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ken’ichi Okamoto, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan Toshio Iguchi, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan Steve Lord, NOAA Arthur Hou, NASA Jason Ronsse, Joint Typhoon Warning Center 3:30–4:30 What are the distinctions with respect to TRMM’s future value between operating through 2005 versus through ~2010?—Discussion led by Bob Serafin, National Center for Atmospheric Research 4:30 Wrap up—Gene Rasmusson, Chair 5:00 Adjourn