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Suggested Citation:"Appendix E: Agenda for the 2009 BASC Summer Study Workshop." National Research Council. 2010. When Weather Matters: Science and Services to Meet Critical Societal Needs. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12888.
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Agenda for the 2009 BASC Summer Study Workshop

Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate

Committee on Progress and Priorities of U.S. Weather Research and

Research-to-Operations Activities

Summer 2009 Community Workshop

Workshop Agenda

July 21–22, 2009

National Academies Jonsson Center

314 Quissett

Woods Hole, MA 02543

Workshop Goals

The past decade and a half has engendered a number of insightful community reports addressing the state of the U.S. weather research and operations enterprise. These reports have described numerous opportunities and provided recommendations for improvements in observations, physical understanding, prediction, socioeconomic impacts, communications, and inter-institutional interaction and collaboration. The goals of the workshop are to undertake a high-level evaluation and assessment of the progress that has been made to date in these areas, identify emerging requirements that were not previously recognized, and provide priority recommendations for new or increased emphasis.

Tuesday July 21, 2009


OPEN SESSION: 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.: Carriage House

MORNING SESSION—Invited presentations: agency perspectives, summaries, and plans for weather research and research-to-operations activities

8:00 a.m.

Welcome, Introduction, Purpose of Workshop

 

 

Walt Dabberdt, Chair

Chris Elfring, BASC Director

Susan Avery, WHOI President and Director

Suggested Citation:"Appendix E: Agenda for the 2009 BASC Summer Study Workshop." National Research Council. 2010. When Weather Matters: Science and Services to Meet Critical Societal Needs. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12888.
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8:30 a.m.

NSF

Steve Nelson

National Science Foundation

8:50 a.m.

NOAA National Weather Service

Don Berchoff, Director

Office of Science and Technology

9:10 a.m.

OFCM

Sam Williamson,

Federal Coordinator for Meteorology

9:30 a.m.

NASA

Lucia Tsaoussi, Deputy Director

Research & Analysis Program, Earth-Sun System Division

9:50 a.m.

DoD

RADM David Titley,

Oceanographer of the Navy and Head,

Naval Oceanography and Meteorology Command

10:10 a.m.

Break

 

10:40 a.m.

A Retrospective Assessment of the (Extramural) USWRP

Rit Carbone,

Science Advisor, NCAR

11:00 a.m.

Weather Science and Applications from the Decadal Survey

Rick Anthes, President

UCAR

11:20 a.m.

International Perspective

Mel Shapiro,

University of Colorado

11:40 a.m.

Weather Research and Operations: Challenges

Cliff Mass,

University of Washington

Noon

Continued Discussion of Weather Research Challenges

 

Over LUNCH in the Main House

 

AFTERNOON SESSION—The afternoon session will consist of five panel discussions in topical areas corresponding to the five Day-2 working group themes. Each panel will be composed of three invited workshop participants.

Session Moderators: Curtis Marshall and Toby Warden

1:00 p.m.

Socioeconomic Impacts

 

  • Bill Hooke, American Meteorological Society

  • Robert Meyer, University of Pennsylvania

  • Rebecca Morss, NCAR

1:45 p.m.

Observations/Data Assimilation/Model Development

 

  • Chris Davis, NCAR

  • Dave McLaughlin, University of Massachusetts

  • Xubin Zeng, University of Arizona

Suggested Citation:"Appendix E: Agenda for the 2009 BASC Summer Study Workshop." National Research Council. 2010. When Weather Matters: Science and Services to Meet Critical Societal Needs. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12888.
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2:30 p.m.

Very High Impact Weather

 

  • Shuyi Chen, University of Miami

  • Greg Forbes, The Weather Channel

  • Frank Marks, AOML Hurricane Research Division

3:15 p.m.

Break

3:45 p.m.

Quantitative Precipitation and Hydrologic Predictions

 

  • Rit Carbone, NCAR

  • Efi Foufoula-Georgiou, University of Minnesota

  • Matt Parker, North Carolina State University

4:30 p.m.

The Unique Challenges of Topography and Urbanization

 

  • Petra Klein, University of Oklahoma

  • Ron Smith, Yale University

  • John Snow, University of Oklahoma

5:15 p.m.

Working Groups: Meet Briefly for Introductions and Discussion

5:30 p.m.

Continued Discussion of Working Group Tasks over

DINNER:

Main House/Grounds

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


OPEN SESSION: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Carriage House

8:00 a.m.

Completing Your NRC Travel Expense Report

 

 

 

Rita Gaskins,

Administrative Coordinator

8:05 a.m.

Brief Description of Day’s Events

 

 

  • Chair gives the charge to the Working Groups

  • Review of “Working Document”

  • Participants raise questions about the process

 

8:20 a.m.

Provocateurs issue challenge to working groups (5 minutes each)

 

 

  • Socioeconomic: Gene Takle, Iowa State University

  • Observations/Data Assimilation/Model Development: Isaac Held, GFDL

  • Very High Impact Weather: Rick Anthes, UCAR

 

Suggested Citation:"Appendix E: Agenda for the 2009 BASC Summer Study Workshop." National Research Council. 2010. When Weather Matters: Science and Services to Meet Critical Societal Needs. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12888.
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  • Quantitative Precipitation and Hydro Predictions: Cliff Mass, University of Washington

  • Topography and Urbanization: Len Pietrafesa, North Carolina State University

 

8:45 a.m.

Working Groups Convene to Address Their Charge. Breakout Rooms TBA

 

Noon

Working Groups continue discussion over LUNCH in the Main House

 

1:00 p.m. House

Plenary: All Participants Reconvene in the Carriage

 

 

  • Working Group Co-Leaders present their “findings” (~15 min each).

  • Provocateurs challenge or reinforce the findings

 

2:45 p.m.

General Discussion

 

 

  • Where do we go now?

  • Lessons learned

  • Reflections on key issues/questions

  • Next steps in the Committee’s report/study process

 

3:30 Break

 

3:45 p.m.

Working Groups Reconvene

 

 

  • Refine their findings

  • Complete materials (“working document”)

  • Make plans to complete any further input to Study Committee

 

5:00 p.m.

Workshop Adjourns

 

Suggested Citation:"Appendix E: Agenda for the 2009 BASC Summer Study Workshop." National Research Council. 2010. When Weather Matters: Science and Services to Meet Critical Societal Needs. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12888.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix E: Agenda for the 2009 BASC Summer Study Workshop." National Research Council. 2010. When Weather Matters: Science and Services to Meet Critical Societal Needs. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12888.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix E: Agenda for the 2009 BASC Summer Study Workshop." National Research Council. 2010. When Weather Matters: Science and Services to Meet Critical Societal Needs. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12888.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix E: Agenda for the 2009 BASC Summer Study Workshop." National Research Council. 2010. When Weather Matters: Science and Services to Meet Critical Societal Needs. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12888.
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The past 15 years have seen marked progress in observing, understanding, and predicting weather. At the same time, the United States has failed to match or surpass progress in operational numerical weather prediction achieved by other nations and failed to realize its prediction potential; as a result, the nation is not mitigating weather impacts to the extent possible.

This book represents a sense of the weather community as guided by the discussions of a Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate community workshop held in summer 2009. The book puts forth the committee's judgment on the most pressing high level, weather-focused research challenges and research to operations needs, and makes corresponding recommendations. The book addresses issues including observations, global non-hydrostatic coupled modeling, data assimilation, probabilistic forecasting, and quantitative precipitation and hydrologic forecasting. The book also identifies three important, emerging issues--predictions of very high impact weather, urban meteorology, and renewable energy development--not recognized or emphasized in previous studies. Cutting across all of these challenges is a set of socioeconomic issues, whose importance and emphasis--while increasing--has been undervalued and underemphasized in the past and warrants greater recognition and priority today.

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