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NCAR’s Director’s Retreat Summary 1 ½ days June 13-14 Presentations of thematic science areas Working group discussions of presentations Plenary Director’s meeting/discussion Cyberinfrastructure - H Tufo Large investments needed for credible effort $100M machines

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ncar s director s retreat summary
NCAR’s Director’s Retreat Summary
  • 1 ½ days June 13-14
  • Presentations of thematic science areas
  • Working group discussions of presentations
  • Plenary
  • Director’s meeting/discussion
cyberinfrastructure h tufo
Cyberinfrastructure - H Tufo
  • Large investments needed for credible effort
  • $100M machines
  • $10M/annum Comp Sci personnel
  • Joint activity with science
observational facilities d parsons
Observational Facilities – D Parsons
  • Hiaper deployment
  • Instrument development
  • Satellite/remote sensing
tech observation decision support systems b sharman
Tech, observation & decision support systems – B Sharman
  • Research and develop weather and climate forecast systems
  • Deliver decision support tools to users in public and private sectors
  • Coupled modeling/prediction
  • Advanced verification
  • Hydrometeorology
  • Homeland security
science and society j kleypas
Science and Society - J Kleypas
  • Link climate change to biosphere
  • Link society and science
  • Millennium ecosystem assessment
  • Combine climate change projections with ecosystem response predictions
  • Make model output useful for ecosystem studies
learning and professional development m hagan
Learning and Professional Development - M Hagan
  • Life-long learning and professional development
  • Build diversity
  • Fill-in gaps in SOARS
  • Summer faculty fellowships, sabbaticals
past present and future climates j kiehl
Past, Present and Future Climates - J Kiehl
  • Climate sensitivity
  • Human induced: GHG & Aerosols
  • Modes of climate variability and abrupt change
  • Responses of climate system: water availability, air quality
weather short term predictability c davis
Weather & Short-term predictability – C Davis
  • Prediction continuum: hours to interannual
  • Scale interactions and nested models
  • VERY SHORT RANGE prediction: merge nowcast with NWP
past present and future atmos composition a guenther
Past, present and future atmos composition - A Guenther
  • Emission, transport, transformation, deposition
  • Chemistry in climate
  • Aerosols, clouds and water cycle
  • Regional air quality-WRF chem
  • Satellite observations
sun system and vertical coupling k macgregor
Sun system and vertical coupling-K MacGregor
  • Solar dynamo modeling-climate forcing
  • Coronal Mass ejections-space weather
  • Linkages to troposphere and coupled sun-earth system
end product 6 goals
End Product: 6 GOALS
  • Develop and maintain robust & accesible cyberinfrastucture for…
  • Develop and maintain robust suite of observational facilities for…
  • Investigate, understand and predict the behavior of the Earth and Sun systems
  • Develop technology, observation and decision support systems and transfer them to public/private sector
end product 6 goals cont
End Product: 6 GOALS (cont)
  • Enhance the societal benefits from atmospheric and related sciences
  • Support life-long learning & professional development in atmospheric and…
next step
NEXT STEP
  • List of 5-10 year objectives under each heading.
  • Position papers from June retreat will feed this step with input from:
  • ESSL Directors’ committee retreat
  • NSA white papers
contributed white papers to be presented july27 28
Contributed White Papers: to be presented July27-28
  • Remote Sensing (Bob Harriss, Bill Emery)
  • Gravity Waves (Hanli Liu, Brian Ridley)
  • Cyberinfrastructure
  • Regional Climate
  • Earth System Model
  • THORPEX
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Need volunteers for WPs and presentations on
  • Cyberinfrastructure
  • Regional climate
  • Earth system model
  • THORPEX