Systematic Improvements to Reanalyses of the Arctic (SIRTA)

White Paper Review and Discussion IARPC Collaborations

Event Type: Webinars and Virtual Events

When: 11 July 2016

Where: Online: 7:30 - 9:00 am AKDT, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm EDT

More information: 
http://www.iarpccollaborations.org/events/4717

Summary

The Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) will host a webinar entitled "Systematic Improvements to Reanalyses of the Arctic (SIRTA) White Paper Review and Discussion".

A draft White Paper, which has been prepared at the request of the Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC), is now available for community review and comment. This white paper on atmospheric reanalyses, with a focus on issues related to Arctic reanalyses, was requested in May 2015 by the IARPC Principals. A small working group was formed in the fall of 2015 under the leadership of Richard Cullather, Tom Hamill, David Bromwich, and Xingren Wu. The working group held four open meetings for the community to share ideas and provide input to the white paper.

The working group was asked to develop a white paper to:

  • Evaluate the state, utilization, limitations and potential utility of the current Arctic reanalyses
  • Inventory and assess the currently planned operational and experimental observations of the Arctic system to improve reanalyses
  • Examine reanalyses products and forecast models for potential improvement
  • Assess the potential utility of YOPP and CMIP6 as focal points to facilitate progress

Based upon these instructions, the working group has prepared a white paper which is now available for further community review and input.

For questions, contact:
Sara Bowden
Email: bowden [at] arcus.org