AOPC

22nd Session of the GCOS/WCRP Atmospheric Observation
Panel for Climate (AOPC-22)

Exeter, United Kingdom, 28-31 March 2017

 

Background documents:

Agenda

Logistics

List of participants

2.3_Action21_update

3.1 GCOS network manager report

3.2 GRUAN ICM8 Report V2 RD

7.1 Cloud observations

8_GAW_RG_Req

8_GAW_GHG_Req

8_GCOS_AC_Req

11.4 Parallel ObservationsScienceTeam

12. GCOS Surface Reference Network (GSRN) (short version)

12. GCOS Surface Reference Network (GSRN) (draft long version)

13. Weather Radar for Climate draft

15. GCOS Indicators of Climate Change

15. GCOS Indicators of Climate Change questionnaire

Presentations can be downloaded via the links in the agenda below.

On Monday afternoon, 27th March 2017, at 14:00, a seminar will be hosted by UK Met Office.

The seminar is not part of the AOPC panel meeting, depending on your travel plan, you are invited to join the seminar. Details about topics and venue will follow.

Day 1: Tuesday, 28th March 2017 (Opening, Updates and IP)

Time

ITEM

Presenter

Targeted outcome

09:00–9:30

Opening of the Meeting

1.

 

 

Welcome and introductions

1.1

Holmlund; Richter; Briggs;

 

Adoption of Agenda

1.2

Holmlund

 

Introduction of participants

1.3

All

 

Conduct of the Meeting

1.4

Saunders

 

Aims and expectations

1.5

Holmlund

 

09:30–10:45

Update from the Secretariat

2.

 

 

Update from GCOS (30 min)

2.1

Richter

Information

WCRP and Data Council update (15min)

2.2

Rixen

Information

Presentation of actions from AOPC-21 and discussion (10 min)

2.3

Holmlund/ Tassone

Closure of AOPC-21 actions and update of open actions for AOPC-22

Presentation on GOSIC (10 min)

2.4

Aich

Information

10:45–11:00

Coffee Break

 

11:00–12:30

General information

3.

 

 

GSN, GUAN and GCM

Presentation (30 min)

3.1

Oakley

Information

GRUAN report (15 min)

3.2

Thorne

Information

News about monitoring and archiving activities from DWD (15 min)

3.4

Becker

Information

Data Rescue (10 min)

3.5

Allan

Information

12:30–13:30

Lunch

13:30–15:10

 

Implementation Plan

4.

 

 

Presentation of actions in the Implementation Plan

4.1

Holmlund

Work plan for AOPC

Presentation of CEOS/CGMS WG on plans for GCOS IP actions

4.2

Lecomte

Work plan for AOPC

Breakout session to work on actions from Implementation Plan  (~3 groups)

4.3

 

Work plan for AOPC

15:10–15:30

Coffee Break

15:30–17:30

Presentation of breakout groups (10 min each)

4.4

Group rapporteur

Work plan for AOPC

Plenary discussion on outcome

4.5

 

Work plan for AOPC

17:30

End of day 1

 

Day 2: Wednesday, 29th March 2017 (ECVs)

Time

ITEM

Presenter

Targeted outcome

09:00–09:20

General on ECV

5.

 

 

Presentation on ECV requirements: application areas, mechanism for maintaining, reviewing and revising ECV requirements (IP G10) (15 min)

5.1

Tassone

 

09:30–10:15

Upper Air: Radiosondes

6

 

 

Presentation on requirements for RS launches (A21/23 of AOPC-21)

6.1

Ingleby

 

Presentation as introduction to discussion

6.2

Saunders

Planning for future ECV requirements

Discussion on requirements

 

 

 

10:15–10:45

Coffee  Break

10:45–11:30

Upper Air: Cloud

7.

 

 

Presentation (15 min)           (supporting document)

7.1

Chepfer

Planning ECV requirements

Discussion on observation needs and requirements

7.2

 

 

11:30–12:15

Atmospheric composition ECV requirements (Presentation of Task)

8.

 

 

Presentation on GAW IP and ECV requirements (15 min)

8.1

Carmichael

 

Presentation from IP requirements (10 min)

8.2

Butler

 

Discussion on observation needs

8.3

 

ECV requirements

12:15–13:30

Lunch

13:30–15:00

Metadata standards

9.

 

 

Presentation on Copernicus metadata standards (15 min)

9.1

Dee

 

Presentation on WIGOS metadata standards (15 min)

9.2

Oakley

 

Discussion on metadata standards

9.3

 

Decide on metadata standard

15:00–15:15

Coffee  Break

15:15–17:30

G13: Review of ECV Observation networks

10

 

 

Introduction of G13

10.1

Tassone

 

RRR and WMO gap analysis (15 min)

10.2

Eyre

 

WIGOS data quality monitoring system (15 min)

10.3

Goldstraw

 

GAW monitoring system (15 min)

10.4

Carmichael

 

Break groups (Atmos composition, surface and upper ECVs)

10.5

 

 

Summary from discussions

10.6

 

 

17:30

End of day 2

19:00

Dinner (Cosy Club Exeter)

 

Day 3: Thursday, 30th March 2017 (Continued activities started in AOPC21)

Time

ITEM

Presenter

Targeted outcome

 

09:00–10:15

General information

11.

 

 

News about monitoring and archiving activities from NCEI (15 min)

11.1

Menne

Information

Sea Surface Temperature

Presentation (10 min)

11.2

Kennedy

Information

Ocean-atmosphere cross-cutting observation needs (10 min)

11.3

Kent

Information

Reanalysis (10 min)

11.4

Kobayashi

Information

Parallel observations collection and analysis effort (10 min)

11.5

Venema

Information

10:15–10:30

Coffee Break

10:30–12:00

Global Reference Surface Network (GRSN)

12.

 

 

Presentation on current state of planning  (15 min) (draft long version) (short version)

12.1

Thorne

 

Presentation (15 min)

12.2

De Podesta

 

Continue Discussion on GRSN

12.3

 

Establish Task Team

12:00–13:00

Lunch

13:00–13:40

Tour Met Office

13:40–15:00

Weather radar (21/28 AOPC-21)

13.

 

 

Presentation on current state of planning  and OPERA (30 min) (draft working paper)

13.1

Saltikoff

 

Presentation on work of  IPET-OWR (15 min)

13.2

Becker

 

Discussion

13.3

 

Establish task team

15:00–15:20

Coffee Break

15:20–17:30

Breakout session

14.

 

 

Tasks: GRSN, Weather radar  (more as needed)

14.1

 

 

Presentation of breakout groups

14.2

Group rapporteur

 

Plenary discussions

14.3

 

 

17:30

End of day 3

 

Day 4: Friday, 31st March 2017 (Closure)

Time

ITEM

Presenter

Targeted outcome

09:00-10:00

Climate Indicators

15.

 

 

Introduction to climate indicators (summary indicators)

15.1

Aich

 

Discussion

15.2

 

Approval of Climate Indicators

  Summary of discussion 15.3 Briggs  

10:00–12:00

Closing discussions/decisions

16.

 

 

Discussion:

Presentation from groups on their conclusions

  • Actions from AOPC-21
  • Venue of next meeting
  • Date of next meeting

16.1

Holmlund

New AOPC-22 actions

12:00

End of Meeting