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Welcome, Logistics, and Introductions. Sixth Meeting of the SPoRT Science Advisory Committee. Welcoming comments Introduction of SAC members and observers SAC meeting materials SPoRT team member introduction Review agenda. Welcoming Comments Dr. Dan Schumacher

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welcome logistics and introductions

Welcome, Logistics, and Introductions

Sixth Meeting of the SPoRT

Science Advisory Committee

  • Welcoming comments
  • Introduction of SAC members and observers
  • SAC meeting materials
  • SPoRT team member introduction
  • Review agenda
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Welcoming Comments

Dr. Dan Schumacher

Manager, Science and Technology Office

NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

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SAC Members

  • Tsengdar Lee- NASA ESD/SMD, Washington, DC
  • Allen White- NOAA/ERSL/PSD, Boulder, CO (attending for Marty Ralph – 2007ff)
  • David (Rusty) Billingsley– 2007ff - Chief, Science and Technology Services, NWS Southern Region, Fort Worth, TX – Chair of SAC
  • Mitch Goldberg - 2005ff - NOAA/NESDIS/STAR, Camp Springs, MD
  • Ronald Gelaro– 2007ff - NASA/GSFC/GMAO, Greenbelt, MD
  • Jim Yoe- NOAA/JCSDA, Camp Springs, MD (attending for Dr. Lars Peter Riishojgaard – 2008ff )
  • Jack Kain- 2009ff – NOAA/OAR/NSSL, Norman, OK
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SAC Membership

Represent beneficiaries, partners, end users - diversity

  • Knowledgeable of research to transition activities, NASA observational and research capabilities, end user forecast problems
  • Representatives from operational and research partners
    • NASA
    • NOAA – NWS, NCEP, JCSDA
    • University
    • Private sector

Nominated by SAC / SPoRT and approved by HQs Program Manager

    • 7-10 members
    • Serve through 2-3 SAC reviews for continuity
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Role of SAC

  • Major duties/responsibilities
    • Serve as a knowledge resource on short-term weather prediction, satellite data and derived products, mesoscale modeling, data assimilation issues, short-term weather forecasting and their impact on operational weather forecasting activities
    • Provide scientific guidance and direction for future SPoRT activities including
      • transitional activities and supporting research, and
      • new collaborations and partnerships
    • Participate in biennial reviews leading to report on program / project recommendations
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Invited Attendees

  • Invited guest observers
    • Bill Lapenta –NOAA/NCEP/EMC, Camp Springs
    • Steve Goodman – NOAA/NESDIS GOES-R Project Scientist
    • Kim Richardson – Naval Research Lab, Monterey, CA
    • Brian Motta - NOAA/ESRL, Boulder
    • Mike Johnson - NOAA/NWS / OST, Silver Spring
    • Dave Novak – NOAA HPC, Camp Springs
    • Role: provide feedback to SAC as requested
    • Look for new collaborative research/transition opportunities with SPoRT
  • Open meeting – NSSTC interested parties welcome to attend
    • NASA ESO, UAH, USRA, etc.
    • NWS OST, MIC, SOO, forecasters, etc. (via GoToMeeting)
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Sixth Meeting of the SPoRT

Science Advisory Committee

Welcome, Logistics, and Introductions

  • Welcoming comments
  • Introduction of SAC members and observers
  • SAC meeting materials
  • SPoRT team member introduction
  • Review agenda
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SPoRT Team Members

Gary Jedlovec – remote sensing, project lead

Brad Zavodsky – data assimilation

Andrew Molthan – modeling, remote sensing , cloud computing

Shih-Hung Chou – modeling and data assimilation

Diane Samuelson – meteorologist, support staff

Geoffrey Stano – remote sensing, lightning, liaison

Jon Case – regional modeling

Kevin Fuell – remote sensing, training lead, liaison

Matt Smith – remote sensing, AWIPS II development lead

Jayanthi Srikishen – computer systems applications

Frank Lafontaine – remote sensing, data processing

Kevin McGrath – AWIPS II development

Kris White – NWS/HUN Applications Integration Meteorologist

Jason Burks – NWS/HUN AWIPS II development expert