AGENDA

21st Session of the Scientific Steering Group (SSG)
of the Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment (GEWEX)

 

UCI, Irvine, California, United States of America

January 19 – 23, 2009

 

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Monday, January 19, 2009:

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08.00 – 09.00:                  Executive Session

                  (For SSG members only. To discuss background, issues and what the SSG meeting is intended to achieve)

 

08.30 – 09.00:                  General Registration

 

09.00 – 09.15:         1.      Introduction and Welcoming Remarks

                                       1.1     Welcoming remarks by Prof Rafael Bras, Dean of Henry Samueli School of Engineering, UC Irvine

                                       1.2     Welcome from Chair of GEWEX SSG and the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) (Tom Ackerman, Ghassem Asrar)

                                       1.3     Welcome by Local Arrangements Committee and introduction to the meeting site (Soroosh Sorooshian)

 

09.15 – 10.45:         2.      Overview of Activities and Plans

                                       2.1     Chairman’s Report (Tom Ackerman, Soroosh Sorooshian)

                                       2.2     Update on activities at WCRP (Valery Detemmerman, Ghassem Asrar)

                                       2.3     Update and outlook on the International GEWEX Project Office (Peter van Oevelen)

 

10.45 – 11.15:         BREAK

 

11.15 – 12.00:         2.      Overview of Activities and Plans (continued)

                                       2.4     Review of outstanding action items from the last Joint Scientific Committee (JSC) and the 20th GEWEX SSG Meeting, and updates to the GEWEX Roadmap
(Peter van Oevelen)

 

12.00 – 13.00:         LUNCH

 

13.00 – 15.00:           3.     Presentations Host and Sponsor (UC Irvine, Northrop Grumman)

                                       3.1     Dust and soot aerosol effects on snow and climate (Charles Zender, Dept. Earth System Science, UCI) (15 min)

                                       3.2    Innovative remote Sensing Satellite Development for Earth and Space Science Observations by Northrop Grumman Corp. (Brian Baldauf) (15 min)

   3.3    GEWEX related research on High resolution Precipitation and Regional-scale modelling by Center for Hydrometeorology and Remote Sensing (CHRS) at UC Irvine) Xiaogang Gao, Kuo-lin Hsu, Bisher Imam (30 min)

 

15.00 – 15.15:         BREAK

 

15.15 – 17.00:         4.       Agency and other Organizational Updates

                           4.1    NOAA Agency Presentation – CPPA (Jin Huang)

                           4.2     NASA Agency Presentation (Jared Entin)

                           4.3     IPCC Presentation (Gilles Sommeria)

                           4.5     ESA (given by Peter van Oevelen for Einar-Arne Herland)

                           4.6     CliC (Konrad Steffen)

                           4.7     iLEAPS(Pavel Kabat presented on Wednesday)

 

17.00 – 17.30:           5.    Presentation on Legacy Document (Peter van Oevelen)

 

18.00:                      WELCOME RECEPTION

 


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Tuesday, January 20, 2009:

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08.30 – 10.30:         6.       GEWEX Modelling and Prediction Panel (GMPP)

                                        6.1    GMPP progress and plans (Christian Jakob)

                                        6.2    GLASS progress and plans (Martin Best)

                                        6.3    GCSS and GABLS highlights (Christian Jakob)

                                        6.4    Actions for the SSG

 

10.30 –11.00:          BREAK

 

11.00 –11.20:          6.       GMPP (continued)

                                       6.5     Accelerating progress in model development - Key science and

                                                programmatic needs – (Christian Jakob

 

11.45 – 12.30:         7.       WCRP GEWEX and International Coordination Programs

                                      7.1     WCRP (Valery Detemmerman)

                                      7.2     Thorpex (Jim Caughey)

                                      7.3     ACPC (Graham Feingold)

                                      7.4     GWSP and GEO Water Activities (Rick Lawford)

 

12.30 – 14.00:         LUNCH

 

14.00 – 14.15:         7.       WCRP GEWEX and Intl Coordination Programs (Continued)

                                       7.4     WGSIP (Tony Busalacchi)

 

14.15 – 15.00:         8.       WCRP Cross Cuts – Extremes (Ron Stewart)

15.00 – 15.45:         9.       WCRP Cross Cuts –Monsoons (Tetsuzo Yasunari)

 

15.45 – 16.15:         BREAK

 

16.15 – 17.30:         10.     Monsoon and Extremes Discussion

 

 

 

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Wednesday, January 21, 2009:

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08.30– 10.30:        11.     Coordinated Energy and Water Cycle Observations Project (CEOP)

                                                11.1 Introduction to CEOP Progress/Plans (Toshio Koike)

                                                11.2 CEOP Aerosol/Water-Cycle/Monsoon Studies including Links to WCRP

                                                        Monsoon Plans (William Lau, Jun Matsumoto)

                                                11.3 CEOP/HAP (Eric Wood)

                                                11.4 CPPA as a CEOP Regional Hydroclimate Project (RHP) (Jin Huang)

                                                11.5 CEOP Data Management Overview (Steve Williams)

 

10.30 – 11.00:         BREAK

 

11.00 – 11.45:         11.     CEOP (continued)

                                       11.6   Model Analyses in CEOP (Mike Bosilovich)

                                       11.7   CEOP Data Integration Results (Toshio Koike)

                                       11.8   Wrap-up and discussion, including actions for SSG

 

11.45 – 12.15:         12.     GEWEX Links with other WCRP Core Projects: CLIVAR

                                       12.1   Overview of CLIVAR (Jim Hurrell)

                                       12.2   Discussion on next steps and future interactions

 

12.15 – 12.30:        (4.)      Agency and other Organizational Updates (continued from Monday)

                                       4.7.    Overview and Cooperation with iLEAPS (Pavel Kabat)

 

12.30 – 13.30:      LUNCH

 

13.30 – 18.00:      FIELD TRIP

 

 

 

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Thursday, January 22, 2009:

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08.00 – 10.30:         13.     GEWEX Radiation Panel (GRP)

                                       13.1   Status of GRP projects and assessments and GRP contributions to the GEWEX Roadmap (Chris Kummerow)

                                       13.2   Addressing legacy document and future ideas

                                       13.3   Actions for the SSG

                                       13.4   WOAP representative (Chris Kummerow, Kevin Trenberth)

                                       13.5   The Continual Intercomparison of Radiation Codes (Lazaros Oreopoulos)

 

10.30 – 11.00:         BREAK

 

 

11.00 – 12.00:        14. Synthesis Discussion on WCRP Implementation Plan and Legacy Document

 

12.00 – 13.00:         LUNCH

                          

13.00 – 14.30:        15.      Second Executive Session

                                       (SSG Members and Panel Chairs only, to review of outcomes from Days 1 and 2)

 

14.30 – 15.00:         BREAK

 

15.30 17.30:    2007 Rapporteur comments on GEWEX activities and the contributions of   Panels to the GEWEX Roadmap/Legacy Document

                                     16.1   CEOP

                                     16.2   GMPP

                                     16.3   GRP

                                     16.4   Other Issues

 

 

 

 

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Friday, January 23, 2009:

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08.30 – 09.00:         17.     Update on the GEWEX/iLEAPS Conferences in Melbourne, Australia in 2009 (Anni Reissell)

                                       17.1   Venue

                                       17.2   Theme and Program Structure

                                       17.3   Decisions

 

09.00 – 09.30:      18.        Discussion of inputs to WCRP priorities for the next JSC Meeting

 

09.30 – 10.30:      19.        Other Issues of Relevance to GEWEX

                                       19.1   The role of GEWEX in the new WCRP order (All)

                                       19.2   Other issues (All)

                                       19.3   Chairman’s summary remarks (Tom Ackerman)

 

10.30                   FAREWELLS