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  1. 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

  2. Cyberinfrastructure - H Tufo • Large investments needed for credible effort • $100M machines • $10M/annum Comp Sci personnel • Joint activity with science

  3. Observational Facilities – D Parsons • Hiaper deployment • Instrument development • Satellite/remote sensing

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Learning and Professional Development - M Hagan • Life-long learning and professional development • Build diversity • Fill-in gaps in SOARS • Summer faculty fellowships, sabbaticals

  7. 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

  8. Weather & Short-term predictability – C Davis • Prediction continuum: hours to interannual • Scale interactions and nested models • VERY SHORT RANGE prediction: merge nowcast with NWP

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. End Product: 6 GOALS (cont) • Enhance the societal benefits from atmospheric and related sciences • Support life-long learning & professional development in atmospheric and…

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. Need volunteers for WPs and presentations on • Cyberinfrastructure • Regional climate • Earth system model • THORPEX