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Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: September 28-30, 2015, Classified Workshop Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. Opportunities to Improve Representation of Clouds and Aerosols in Climate Models with Classified Observing Systems: Proceedings of a Workshop: Abbreviated Version. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23527.
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Appendix D
September 28-30, 2015, Classified Workshop Agenda


National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Building
2101 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC
Room: NAS SCIF

Goals for Activity

  1. Discuss the usefulness of national collection systems to advance understanding of aerosol-cloud-precipitation interactions.
  2. Specifically address the following questions:
    • How could the national collection systems be utilized to advance understanding of aerosol-cloud-precipitation interactions?
    • What are the potential contributions to climate modeling?
    • What follow-on scientific research could render such improvements using national collection systems?
  3. Consider the following sponsor interest areas:
    • Gaps, barriers, what modelers want, information for future planning

Monday, September 28, 2015

8:00 AM

Breakfast

8:30 AM

Welcome and Brief Introductions

Pamela Emch, Northrop Grumman

8:40 AM

General Security Orientation

Detra Bodrick, NAS

9:20 AM

In-brief

10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

Welcome, Introductions, and Purpose of the Workshop

Pamela Emch, Northrop Grumman

11:00 AM

Perspective from the Sponsor

11:15 AM

Perspective from Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Matt Heavner, OSTP

11:30 AM

Scientific context for project: What variables need to be measured and where?

What variables can we currently measure with civilian systems, and what are the limitations?

Michael Prather, University of California, Irvine

12:00 PM

Lunch

Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: September 28-30, 2015, Classified Workshop Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. Opportunities to Improve Representation of Clouds and Aerosols in Climate Models with Classified Observing Systems: Proceedings of a Workshop: Abbreviated Version. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23527.
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1:00 PM

Sponsor briefing #1 (Radar capabilities) + technical questions

2:00 PM

Sponsor briefing #2 (Electro-optical capabilities) + technical questions

3:00 PM

Break

3:30 PM

Sponsor briefing #3 (OPIR capabilities) + technical questions

4:30 PM

Review and Discussion Session for Briefings 1, 2, 3

Andrew Gettelman, National Center for Atmospheric Research

  • How could the data advance understanding of cloud/aerosol interactions?
  • What processes can be investigated using these data?
  • What are the potential contributions to climate modeling?
  • What are potential scientific barriers in utilizing these data?
  • What are barriers to getting the data cleared for public use?
  • What other metadata are needed?

5:30 PM

Adjourn

6:00 PM

Dinner for all participants (Members Room)

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

8:00 AM

Breakfast available in meeting room

8:30 AM

Sponsor briefing #4 (Capabilities and limitations of radiometric calibration) + technical questions

9:30 AM

Sponsor briefing #5 (In situ data) + technical questions

10:30 AM

Break

11:00 AM

Sponsor briefing #6 (Environmental Applications at the National Air and Space Intelligence Center) + technical questions

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Review and Discussion Session for Briefings 4, 5, 6

Jeffrey Hawkins, Naval Research Laboratory

  • How could the data advance understanding of cloud/aerosol interactions?
  • What processes can be investigated using these data?
  • What are the potential contributions to climate modeling?
  • What are potential scientific barriers in utilizing these data?
  • What are barriers to getting the data cleared for public use?
  • What other metadata are needed?

2:00 PM

Sponsor briefing (OPIR Environmental Intelligence) #7 + technical questions

3:00 PM

Break

Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: September 28-30, 2015, Classified Workshop Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. Opportunities to Improve Representation of Clouds and Aerosols in Climate Models with Classified Observing Systems: Proceedings of a Workshop: Abbreviated Version. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23527.
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3:30 PM

Sponsor briefing (GPS/BDYE Earth Background Scan Data: Potential Applications for Atmospheric Research) #8 + technical questions

4:30 PM

Review and Discussion Session for Briefings 7 and 8

Anthony Davis, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

  • How could the data advance understanding of cloud/aerosol interactions?
  • What processes can be investigated using these data?
  • What are the potential contributions to climate modeling?
  • What are potential scientific barriers in utilizing these data?
  • What are barriers to getting the data cleared for public use?
  • What other metadata are needed?

5:30 PM

Adjourn

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

8:00 AM

Breakfast available in meeting room

SESSION ON LEVERAGING THE DATA

8:30 AM

Observing challenges with respect to cloud and aerosol interactions

Michael Prather, University of California, Irvine

9:30 AM

Ancillary data needs and metadata

Jeff Reid, NRL

10:30 AM

Break

11:00 AM

Specific processes and relationships related to clouds and aerosols interactions

Sonia Kreidenweis, Colorado State University

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Constraining models with observations

Steve Ghan, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

2:00 PM

What are the opportunities to merge the national collection system data with civilian data?

Pamela Emch, Northrop Grumman

3:00 PM

Plan for report; what more needed from this workshop?

What key points should be included in the report?

What is a possible outline for the report?

Pamela Emch, Northrop Grumman

4:00 PM

Adjourn

Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: September 28-30, 2015, Classified Workshop Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. Opportunities to Improve Representation of Clouds and Aerosols in Climate Models with Classified Observing Systems: Proceedings of a Workshop: Abbreviated Version. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23527.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: September 28-30, 2015, Classified Workshop Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. Opportunities to Improve Representation of Clouds and Aerosols in Climate Models with Classified Observing Systems: Proceedings of a Workshop: Abbreviated Version. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23527.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: September 28-30, 2015, Classified Workshop Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. Opportunities to Improve Representation of Clouds and Aerosols in Climate Models with Classified Observing Systems: Proceedings of a Workshop: Abbreviated Version. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23527.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: September 28-30, 2015, Classified Workshop Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. Opportunities to Improve Representation of Clouds and Aerosols in Climate Models with Classified Observing Systems: Proceedings of a Workshop: Abbreviated Version. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23527.
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One of the most significant and uncertain aspects of climate change projections is the impact of aerosols on the climate system. Aerosols influence the climate indirectly by interacting with nearby clouds leading to small changes in cloud cover, thickness, and altitude, which significantly affect Earth’s radiative balance. Advancements have been made in recent years on understanding the complex processes and atmospheric interactions involved when aerosols interact with surrounding clouds, but further progress has been hindered by limited observations.

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine organized a workshop to discuss the usefulness of the classified observing systems in advancing understanding of cloud and aerosol interactions. Because these systems were not developed with weather and climate modeling as a primary mission objective, many participants said it is necessary for scientists to find creative ways to utilize the data. The data from these systems have the potential to be useful in advancing understanding of cloud and aerosol interactions. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.

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