USWRP Regional Real-Time NWP Workshop
Day 1: Thursday, 11 December
8:30-8:40 AM Welcome (Bob Gall). Introduction. Purpose of Meeting.(Cliff Mass)
Session 1: Current Status
8:40-9:15 Review Talk: Regional Real-Time NWP in the U.S.,
Cliff Mass, University of Washington.
9:15-10:15 Presentations (15 minutes each) on local NWP efforts.
The Penn State Realtime MM5 System. Glenn Hunter and Dave Stauffer, Penn. State
Real-time modeling and data collection here at NPS. Doug Miller, NPS
Validation of the NCEP MSM Coupled with an Advanced LSM over the Hawaiian Islands: Yi-Leng Chen, Y. Zhang, S.-Y. Hong, K. Kodama, and H.-M. H. Juang
The Northwest Regional Environmental Prediction System. Richard Steed, Cliff Mass, University of Washington
Real-time NWP at SUNY Stony Brook and Interactions with the National Weather Service. Brian Colle, SUNY Stony Brook
Real-time NWP at CAPS. Dan Weber and Keith Brewster, CAPS, Univ. of Oklahoma
MM5 and Mesowest: Real-time Prediction and Data Collection at the University of Utah. Jim Steenburgh and John Horel, Universiy of Utah
"Integration of Local Data for High-Resolution Diagnostics and Numerical
Weather Prediction to support the U.S. Space Program". John Case, ENSCO/NASA
Regional prediction in the US Air Force. Wegiel Jerry. Air Force Weather Agency
Real-time operation of mesoscale and cloud scale data assimilation and NWP for DOD. Yubao Liu, RAP.
Real-time Wind Energy Prediction Using the MM5 and Neural Nets: Kirstin Larson. 3-Tier Corporation.
Realtime rapidly relocatable nowcast/prediction system for the US Army (MMS-Profiler); David Stauffer, Penn. State.
Session 2: The NWS Distributed Local-area Modeling Study
1:45-2:05 Overview of the National Weather Service Distributed Modeling Evaluation: Nelson Seaman, NWS/Penn. State.
2:05-2:20 4-km Real-Time WRF at the Jacksonville NWS Office: Brent Shaw, FSL.
Session 3: Regional Consortia
2:30-2:55 USDA Forest Service Modeling Consortia: An Overview. Sue Ferguson
2:55-3:05 Eastern Area Modeling Consortium; Joseph Charney, US Forest Service
3:25-3:40 Funding and Organization of the NW Modeling Consortium
Session 4: What is the Role of Regional NWP? Does it make sense?
3:50-4:30 Invited Presentations: 10 minutes each
NWS Perspective: Geoff DiMego, NCEP
Military Perspective: Richard Hodur
University Perspective: Cliff Mass. University of WA
Private Sector Perspective: George Modica, AER
4:30-4:50 Group Discussion
Session 5: WRF Status and Its Applicability to Regional NWP
4:50-5:05 WRF status report. Joe Klemp, NCAR
5:05-5:20 Explicit prediction of convection using WRF: Results from BAMEX. Chris Davis, NCAR.
5:20-6:30 Ice Breaker and Reception
Day 2: Friday, 12 December
Session 5: Regional Mesoscale Data Collection
8:30-8:50 Review by Walt Dabberdt of the comments/findings from the mesoscale data workshop on the role of regional efforts.
Session 6: Panel Discussion 2: High Resolution Vs. Ensembles
9:00 High-resolution versus ensembles: What is the correct balance for regional real-time prediction?
Panelists: Paul Roebber, Univ. of Wisconsin; Steve Koch, FSL; Warren Blier (NWS, Monterey): 10 minutes each for comments
9:30-10:00 Group Discussion
Session 7: Specific-Issue Breakout Groups
10:20-12:00 Participants can circulate among groups (30 minutes at a time, 3 sessions, 5 minute breaks between). The chairman of each group remains and will summarize the views later.
Group 1: What is the optimal relationship between regional NWP and national centers? How should they be connected with the USWRP?
Group 2: How should regional centers be managed and funded? How can their permanence and viability be enhanced? How should they relate to the private sector?
Group 3: What should be included in a regional NWP center? Should there be a research component? How should they relate to local communities and users? Should they include other types of environmental prediction models?
Session 8: Breakout Group Summaries
1:15-2:30 Session Chair Reports (15 minutes presentation, 10 minute discussion)
2:30-3:30 Plenary Discussion of major issues. Should we recommend regional prediction? What are our major conclusions? What should be the next steps? Writing responsibilities for workshop report
3:30 Workshop End