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Meetings and Presentations

Three Summer Meetings to Support the Advancement of the United Forecast System and R2O  

Continuing on the success and forward momentum of the early January SIP meeting, three workshops/meetings will occur late July, early August 2018

  • Test Plans and Metric Workshop: July 30 - August 1, 2018, the link to the website is here.
  • SIP Annual Meeting: August 1 - August 3, 2018
  • NGGPS Principal Investigators (PI) Meeting: August 7 - 8, 2018

SIP Coordination Meeting (January 31 - February 1, 2018)

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    To view the meeting presentations, please go to the SIP Coordination Meeting website here

     

    Strategic Implementation Plan (SIP) Coordination Meeting
    January 31 - February 1, 2018
    NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction (NCWCP)
    5830 University Research Court, College Park, MD 20740
    https://ral.ucar.edu/events/2018/sip-program-meeting

    OBJECTIVE:

    To present the status of SIP activities and facilitate coordination among SIP working groups in preparation for an annual update of the SIP for FY19-21. Groups will present progress and successes, and address issues and dependencies requiring resolution. The goal is for the SIP working group co-leads to obtain direction and information needed to return to their working groups and coordinate updates to their respective SIP Annexes for the annual update of the SIP. We are anticipating reconvening to develop the final draft of SIPv2 in August 2018.

     

    Agenda Day 1, Wednesday, January 31, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm EST

    8:30am Networking/Beverages
    9:00am Welcome/General NGGPS/SIP Overview and Status (Ming Ji/Fred Toepfer)

    • Meeting Goals/Approach

    • FY2018 Spend Plan Priorities

    9:20am Charge to Group (Brian Gross/Fred Toepfer/Ivanka Stajner)
    9:40am UFS Governance Briefing (Fred Toepfer/Hendrik Tolman)
    10:00am Break
    10:15am Community Engagement (10 min each, with 10 min at end of session for Q&A)

    • Communications/Outreach (Tim Schneider)

    •GMTB Activities (Ligia Bernardet/Grant Firl)

    •NOAA/NCAR MoA (Hendrik Tolman)

    •CPO/MAPP (Annarita Mariotti)

    •FFO/Grants (Chris Hedge)

    11:15am EMC Implementation Plan (and Alignment with SIP) (Brian Gross)
    12:00pm lunch
    12:15pm Lunchtime Presentation on CAPS effort (FV3 at CAM resolutions) (Ming Xue)
    1:00pm Break
      Project Briefings by Teams (15 min each, 10 min with 5 min for Q&A) (SIP google folder / website) Project Briefings include:

    •Significant project milestone accomplishments

    •Project milestone issues

    •Team coordination/dependency successes/issues

    1:15pm NGGPS Global Model Suites Planned for NCEP/EMC Operations (Vijay Tallapragada)
    1:30pm System Architecture (Cecelia DeLuca)
    1:45pm Infrastructure (Rusty Benson)
    2:00pm Dynamics and Nesting (Sundararaman Gopalakrishnan)
    2:15pm Model Physics (Jack Kain)
    2:30pm Data Assimilation (Tom Auligné)
    2:45pm Mesoscale/Convection Allowing Models (CAM) (Curtis Alexander)
    3:00pm Break
    3:15pm Marine Models (Avichal Mehra/Pat Burke)
    3:30pm Aerosols and Atmospheric Composition (Ivanka Stajner)
    3:45pm Ensembles (Tom Hamill)
    4:00pm Post-Processing (Jeff Craven)
    4:15pm Verification/Validation (Tara Jensen)
    4:30pm Land Surface Models (LSM) and Hydrology (Christa Peters-Lidard)
    4:45pm First Day Wrap-Up
    5:00pm Adjourn
     

    Agenda Day 2, Thursday, February 1, 2018 8:30 am - 4:15 pm EST

    8:30am Networking/Beverages
    9:00am Data Assimilation Planning for the Unified Forecast System (Panel)
    10:25am Break
    10:40am CAM Discussion (Panel)
      Website presented during Adam Clark's discussion:
    12:00pm Lunch
    12:45pm Verification, Validation and Test Plan for the Unified Forecast System (Panel)
    2:15pm UFS Steering Committee (Richard Rood and Hendrik Tolman)

    •Role, Priorities and Communication

    •Operating plan for UFS Steering Committee and Working Groups

    •Relationship between the Steering Committee and Working Groups

    •Scheduling of Communications

    3:00pm/td> Break
    3:15pm Review/Way Ahead (Brian Gross/Fred Toepfer/Ivanka Stajner

     

    •Path to SIP V2

    •Team Coordination Dynamics

    •Next Meeting Schedule

    4:15pm Adjourn

NGGPS/MAPP PI Meeting (August 2-3, 2017)

Strategic Implementation Plan (SIP) Meeting (August 1-3, 2017)

  • SIP working groups discussed high points of their projects and breakout groups developed a write-up of the SIP effort and future directions, and presented the draft document to the UMAC*.   *UMAC is a sub-committee of the UCAR Community Advisory Committee for NCEP Administered by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research.  

    AGENDA

    Day 1: Tuesday, August 1, 2017, 8:00am-5:00pm

    8:00 am Networking + Beverage service

    8:30 am Welcome/Introduction (Mike Farrar, NWS/NCEP/EMC Director)

    SIP WG summaries/updates

    8:40 am Draft Governance document (Ricky Rood, Univ. of Michigan)

    9:10 am Draft Comms/Outreach Plan (Tim Schneider, NWS/OSTI)

    9:20 am SIP Annex 1, NGGPS model suites planned for EMC Ops (Vijay Tallapragada, NWS/NCEP/EMC)

    9:30 am SIP Annex 2, System Architecture WG

    9:40 am SIP Annex 3, Infrastructure WG

    9:50 am SIP Annex 4, Dynamics and Nesting WG

    10:00 am SIP Annex 5, Model Physics WG

    10:10 – 10:30 BREAK

    10:40 am SIP Annex 6, Data Assimilation WG

    10:50 am SIP Annex 7, Convective Allowing Models (CAM) WG

    11:00 am SIP Annex 8, Marine Models WG

    11:10 pm SIP Annex 9, Land Surface Models and Hydrology WG

    11:20 pm SIP Annex 10, Aerosols & Atmospheric Composition WG

    11:30 pm SIP Annex 11, Ensembles WG

    11:40 pm SIP Annex 12, Post-processing WG

    11:50 pm SIP Annex 13, Verification WG

    12:00 pm LUNCH (orders taken in advance)

    Open discussion and SIP WG breakouts (TBD)

    1:00 pm Identify next steps for meeting (e.g., major issues to address, ad hoc breakout groups)

    OPEN DISCUSSION or BREAKOUTS (TBD)

    3:00 – 3:30 BREAK

    3:30 pm OPEN DISCUSSION or BREAKOUTS (TBD)

    4:45 pm Day-1 Wrap-up

    5:00 pm ADJOURN for the day

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    DAY 2: Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 8:00am-5:00pm

    8:00 am Network/Beverage service

    8:30 am Day-1 recap + discuss specific steps for Day-2

    OPEN DISCUSSION or BREAKOUTS (TBD)

    10:00 – 10:30 BREAK

    10:30 am OPEN DISCUSSION or BREAKOUTS (TBD)

    12:00 pm LUNCH (orders taken in advance)

    1:00 pm OPEN DISCUSSION or BREAKOUTS (TBD)

    3:00 – 3:30 BREAK

    3:30 pm OPEN DISCUSSION or BREAKOUTS (TBD)

    4:45 pm Day-1 Wrap-up + Finalize Strategy/Selection for Writing/Briefing team(s)

    5:00 pm ADJOURN for the day

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    DAY 3: Thursday, Aug 3, 8:00am-5:00pm

    8:00 am Network/Beverage service

    8:30 am Writing/Briefing Team(s) -- OPEN DISCUSSION or BREAKOUTS (TBD)

    BREAK to be Ad Hoc during this period

    11:00 am NGGPS Poster Session (area outside of conference center and auditorium; list next page)

    12:00 pm LUNCH (orders taken in advance)

    1:00 pm SIP Presentation and Discussion with UMAC and partner agency reps

    3:00 – 3:30 BREAK

    3:30 pm SIP Presentation and Discussion with UMAC and partner agency reps (continued)

    4:45 pm Wrap-up

    5:00 pm ADJOURN

Community Modeling Workshop (April 18-20, 2017)

  • 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

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PI Meeting

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