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Meetings and Presentations

NGGPS/MAPP PI Meeting (August 2-3, 2017) at NCWCP, College Park, MD

 

Please register here if you plan to attend.

 

Goals for the meeting include:

  • To assess progress on NGGPS- and MAPP-funded projects for the development of the NCEP unified prediction system focusing on modeling, data assimilation, validation, post-processing, and software infrastructure aspects
  • To enhance awareness at NCEP (specifically, EMC) of the full portfolio of NGGPS and MAPP projects advancing modeling (including data assimilation and infrastructure) and prediction
  • To enhance communication between NCEP and the external community PIs and enhance community engagement in NCEP’s activities.

Topics for the presentations: 

Session 1: NGGPS-Funded NOAA Testbed Projects: Enhancing High-Impact Weather Forecasts

Session 2: Model Physics and Modeling Framework

Session 3: Data Assimilation

Session 4: Verification and Validation

Session 5: Multi-Model Ensembles, Post-Processing, and Applications

A poster session will take place Thursday morning from 11:00am - 12:00pm outside the auditorium.

 

The full agenda is here.

 

Community Modeling Workshop

  • PART 1: NOAA COMMUNITY MODELING WORKSHOP

    Day 1: Tuesday, April 18, 2017

    8:00 - 8:30  Social interaction with light refreshments

    8:30 - 9:00  Introduction

    Welcome, admin remarks (Mike Farrar, Director, EMC) NGGPS Program Overview (Ming Ji, Director NWS/OSTI)

    Strategic Implementation Plan (SIP) Overview (Mike Farrar, Director, EMC) Discussion

    9:00 - 10:30         Panel: “Goals and Needs of a Community Unified Modeling System” Panelists: Tony Busalacchi (UCAR), Fred Carr (Academia/OU), Mary Glackin (IBM/The Weather Company), Pat Harr (NSF), Craig McLean (OAR), Louis Uccellini (NWS), NASA*, Navy*

    Moderator:  Mike Farrar

    Brief remarks from each panelist followed by group discussion

    10:30 - 11:00  BREAK

    Note: The format of the Moderated Discussion sessions includes brief remarks from each WG representative followed by group discussion.

    11:00 - 12:00 Moderated Discussion with the Governance WG (Ricky Rood, U. Mich.) and System Architecture WG (Jim Kinter, GMU)

    Moderator:  Mike Farrar

    Governance - Decision making, roles/responsibilities, advisory boards, org. alignment.

    System Architecture - NEMS evolution for coupling approach, etc.

    12:00 - 1:00  WORKING LUNCH – Self-Organized Small Group Interaction

    1:00 - 2:00   Moderated Discussion with Infrastructure WG (Rusty Benson, GFDL) and Global Modeling Test Bed/GMTB (Bill Kuo, DTC)

    Moderator: Whit Anderson

    Infrastructure - Standards/documentation; CM; code repository; testing; etc.

    GMTB - Its role, how it will work, Common Community Physics Package (CCPP), etc.

    2:00 - 3:00  Moderated Discussion with the Dynamics/Nesting WG (Vijay Tallapragada), Model Physics (Jim Doyle, NRL), Convective Allowing Model (CAM) WG (Stan Benjamin, ESRL)

    Moderator: Whit Anderson

    Dynamics/Nesting - FV3 transition on global weather/S2S/climate; hurricane nests

    Physics - Stochastic, scale-aware physics; relationship to the CCPP, etc.

    CAM - Intermediate steps to CAM ensembles, Warn on Forecast; test/evaluation w/community

    3:00 - 3:30   BREAK

    3:30 - 4:40   Moderated Discussion with Data Assimilation WG (Tom Auligne, JCSDA), Ensembles WG (Tom Hamill, ESRL/PSD), Verification & Validation (V&V) WG (Tara Jensen, NCAR/RAL), and Post-Processing WG (Matt Peroutka, NWS/MDL).

    Moderator: Whit Anderson

    DA - FV3 integ. between NOAA, NASA; Joint Effort for DA Integration (JEDI); coupled DA.

    Ensembles: Strategy across scales; model uncertainty

    V&V: V&V of ops forecasts vs. R&D testing/evaluation; unified/standard tools and data formats

    Post-Processing: Community infrastructure (e.g., Unified Post Processor/UPP); standard formats/tools

    4:40 - 5:30  Moderated Discussion with the Marine Models WG (Robert Hallberg, GFDL), Land Surface Models (LSMs) + Hydrology WG (Christa Peters-Lidard, NASA/Goddard), and Aerosols/Atmospheric Composition WG (Ivanka Stajner, NWS/OSTI)

    Moderator: Whit Anderson

    Marine - Current marine models, NOS coastal/bay models, future ecological models

    Land/Hydro - LSMs within coupled system, connections with National Water Model, etc.

    Aerosols/Atm. Comp. - Downstream vs. inline applications; science challenges, etc.

    5:30 - 5:45  Day-1 wrap-up, setup for Day-2 5:45  

    ADJOURN – for the Day

     Day 2: Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    8:00 - 8:30  Social interaction with light refreshments

    8:30 - 8:45  Recap of Day 1; Motivations & Instructions for Breakout session

    Moderator:  Tim Schneider

    Key questions for breakout groups to address:

    Based on what you’ve seen thus far (what looks right and what does not?), please identify:

    Best practices: What are the major things that we’re getting right? Gaps: What are the major things that we’re missing, or that we’re heading down the wrong tracks on?

     

    Room

    Working Groups

    Auditorium

    Governance (#1); Dynamics (#4); Physics (#5); Data Assimilation(#6)

    CC #1

    Ensembles (#7); Marine (#10)

    CC #2

    Infrastructure (#3); V&V (#9)

    CC #3

    Land/Hydro (#11); Meso/CAM (#13)

    2155

    Communications & Outreach (#14) – Kickoff Part II

    Free

    System Arch. (#2); Post Proc. (#8); Atmos. Comp. (#12)

    5:00                        ADJOURN – Part 2 Complete

     

    Day 2: Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    1:00 - 1:15           Plenary (Auditorium): Kick-off SIP/NGGPS Working Group Meeting 1:15 - 5:00    SIP Working Group Technical Sessions/Breakouts - Open

    1:15 - 2:30           Breakout #1

    Room

    Working Groups

    Auditorium

    System Arch. (#2); Marine (#10); Land/Hydro (#11); Atmos. Comp.

    (#12)

    CC #1

    Ensembles (#7); V&V (#9); Meso/CAM (#13)

    CC #2

    Dynamics (#4); Physics (#5)

    CC #3

    Infrastructure (#3); Data Assimilation (#6)

    2155

    Governance (#1); Post Proc. (#8)

    Free

    N/A

    2:30 - 3:45           Breakout #2

    Room

    Working Groups

    Auditorium

    V&V (#9); Marine (#10); Land/Hydro (#11); Atmos. Comp. (#12)

    CC #1

    Dynamics (#4); Ensembles (#7); Meso/CAM (#13)

    CC #2

    Physics (#5); Data Assimilation (#6)

    CC #3

    Infrastructure (#3); Post Proc. (#8)

    2155

    Governance (#1); System Arch. (#2)

    Free

    N/A

    3:45 - 5:00           Breakout #3

    Room

    Working Groups

    Auditorium

    Infrastructure (#3); Marine (#10); Land/Hydro (#11); Atmos. Comp.

    (#12)

    CC #1

    System Arch. (#2); Physics (#5)

    CC #2

    Post Proc. (#8); Meso/CAM (#13)

    CC #3

    Dynamics (#4); V&V (#9)

    2155

    Data Assimilation (#6); Ensembles (#7)

    Free

    Governance (#1)

     

    5:00                        ADJOURN – for the Day

    DAY 3: THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 2017

    8:00 - 8:30           Social interaction with light refreshments

    8:30 - 5:00           SIP Working Group Technical Sessions/Breakouts

    8:30 - 9:45           Breakout #4

    Room

    Working Groups

    Auditorium

    Physics (#5); Marine (#10); Land/Hydro (#11); Atmos. Comp. (#12)

    CC #1

    Governance (#1); V&V (#9)

    CC #2

    Dynamics (#4); Data Assimilation (#6)

    CC #3

    Ensembles (#7); Post Proc. (#8)

    2155

    System Arch. (#2); Infrastructure (#3)

    Free

    Meso/CAM (#13)

    9:45 - 11:00         Breakout #5

    Room

    Working Groups

    Auditorium

    Governance (#1); Marine (#10); Land/Hydro (#11); Atmos. Comp.(#12)

    CC #1

    Infrastructure (#3); Dynamics (#4)

    CC #2

    Post Proc. (#8); V&V (#9)

    CC #3

    Physics (#5); Meso/CAM (#13)

    2155

    System Arch. (#2); Data Assimilation (#6)

    Free

    Ensembles (#7)

    11:00 - 12:15  Breakout #6

    Room

    Working Groups

    Auditorium

    Post Proc. (#8); Marine (#10); Land/Hydro (#11); Atmos. Comp. (#12)

    CC #1

    Governance (#1); Infrastructure (#3)

    CC #2

    System Arch. (#2); V&V (#9)

    CC #3

    Data Assimilation (#6); Meso/CAM (#13)

    2155

    Physics (#5); Ensembles (#7)

    Free

    Dynamics (#4)

    12:15 - 1:15         Lunch (on your own -or- pre-order box lunches)

    1:15 - 2:30           Breakout #7

    Room

    Working Groups

    Auditorium

    Dynamics (#4); Marine (#10); Land/Hydro (#11); Atmos. Comp. (#12)

    CC #1

    Governance (#1); Meso/CAM (#13)

    CC #2

    Data Assimilation (#6); V&V (#9)

    CC #3

    System Arch. (#2); Ensembles (#7)

    2155

    N/A

    Free

    Infrastructure (#3); Physics (#5); Post Proc. (#8)

    2:30 - 3:45           Breakout #8

    Room

    Working Groups

    Auditorium

    Data Assimilation (#6); Marine (#10); Land/Hydro (#11); Atmos.Comp. (#12)

    CC #1

    Governance (#1); Ensembles (#7)

    CC #2

    Physics (#5); V&V (#9)

    CC #3

    Infrastructure (#3); Meso/CAM (#13)

    2155

    Communications & Outreach (#14) – Kickoff Part I

    Free

    System Arch. (#2); Dynamics (#4); Post Proc. (#8)

    3:45 - 5:00           Breakout #9

    8:45 - 10:15  Breakout session.  No remote (virtual) access. 10:15 10:45  BREAK

    10:45 - 12:00  Breakout summary reports, discussion, and wrap up.

    Moderator:  Tim Schneider

    12:00  ADJOURN – Part 1 Complete

    12:00 - 1:00  Lunch (on your own -or- pre-order box lunches)

    PART 2: STRATEGIC IMPLEMENTATION PLAN (SIP) COORDINATION WORKSHOP

    The thirteen NGGPS/SIP Working Groups that have been formed are: Governance (#1); System Architecture (#2); Infrastructure (#3); Dynamics/Nesting (#4); Physics (#5); Data Assimilation (#6); Ensemble Development (#7); Post Processing (#8); Verification/Validation (#9); Marine (#10); Land/Hydrology (#11); Aerosols/Atmospheric Composition (#12); Mesoscale/CAM (#13). This part of the workshop is aimed at advancing the technical planning within each working group and ensuring that they are well-coordinated across them.

    A few notes about the breakouts:

    The breakouts are one-hour-long each, with 15 minutes for transition between the breakouts CC = Conference Center (includes the Auditorium and 3 side rooms) Room 2155 is located inside security
    • Part 2 (plenary and breakouts), is open to those present at NCWCP (i.e. in-person only); however, there will be no remote access.

     

    For additional information, please go to the Community Modeling Workshop Meeting Page (hosted by NCAR).

NGGPS related talks presented at the AMS 2017 Annual Meeting (January 22-26, 2017) 

AMS 2017 NGGPS related talks

2016

NGGPS Atmospheric Physics Workshop (November 8-9, 2016) 

Atmospheric Physics Workshop

Program Meeting

PI Meeting

HIWPP Meeting

2015

PI Meeting

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