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REGIONAL ATOVS RETRANSMISSION SERVICE (RARS)
ITSC-18 TECHNICAL SUBGROUP ON RARS EXTENSION TO NPP, METOP and FY-3
Date: Thursday 22 March  16h40 (in parallel with poster session 4c. )
Venue: Toulouse, France
(See ITSC-18 information for detailed schedule and logistics)
Final Report: Published here : Reports and Publications (as soon as available)

Agenda Item Related Working Documents and Background Information  (with speculative timing!)

1

INTRODUCTION (5 min)
Provisional agenda and tentative schedule (J. Lafeuille)  

2

RARS EXTENSION TO METOP (25 min)
Related outstanding actions from the Boulder meeting  (as of 16 March)
X-RARS pre-processing and processing package for METOP IASI/AMSU/MHS (N. Atkinson)
EUMETSAT pilot developments on IASI for EARS (A. Soerensen)
Potential METOP direct readout stations (J. Lafeuille, A. Soerensen, C. Ponsard)
Communication aspects for data concentration and retransmission (Regional RARS coordinators)
Report from JMA (including communication issues)

3

RARS EXTENSION TO SUOMI-NPP (25 min)
Related outstanding actions from the Boulder meeting  (as of 24 February)
Status of CSPP for CrIS and ATMS (K. Strabala or L. Gumley)
NOAA/NESDIS CrIS channel selection (NOAA Technical Report N°133, A.Gambacorta, C.Barnet)
X-RARS pre-processing and processing package for NPP CrIS and ATMS (N. Atkinson)
Potential NPP direct readout stations (J. Lafeuille and all)
EUMETSAT plans for NPP "EARS" regional service (A. Soerensen)
Communication aspects for data concentration and retransmission (Regional RARS coordinators)

4

RARS EXTENSION TO FY-3 (5 min)
Guide for installation of FY3L0PP/FY3L1PP software package (CMA/NSMC)
RARS processing package for FY-3 MWTS/MWHS  (CMA and RARS coordinators)

5

WAY FORWARD AND MILESTONES  (5 min)

Reports from regional RARS coordinators and general background Information
  Reports from regional RARS coordinators  (more to come !)
Report from JMA (JMA/MSC)
  Report from Argentina (G. Pujol)
  WMO-NOAA exchange of letters about CSPP (ET-SUP-6/Doc 9.5.2)
  Final Report of the RARS progress meeting on 4 May 2011 in Boulder
  Project Plan for the Extension of the RARS Network to Advanced Sounders
  Status and locations of RARS receiving stations
  RARS Operators Standards
  RARS web page
  List of participants (provisional)

 

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