If you would like to provide a presentation, please
contact Cliff Mass.
Day 1: Thursday, 11 December
8:30 AM Welcome. Introduction. Purpose of Meeting.
Session 1: Current Status
8:40-9:10 Review Talk: Overview of regional NWP in the U.S.
9:10-10:15 Presentations (15 minutes each) on local NWP efforts and regional data collection/assimilation efforts. Includes private sector regional prediction.
10:45-12:00 Additional presentations on local NWP efforts.
Session 2: What are the Potential Advantages/Disadvantages of Regional NWP? How should it be organized?
1:00-2:00 Invited Presentations: 15 minutes each
Private Sector Perspective
2:00-2:30 Group Discussion
Session 3: Regional Mesoscale Data Collection
3:00-3:30 Review by Walt Dabberdt of the comments/findings from the mesoscale data workshop on the role of regional efforts.
3:30-4:15 Presentations on regional data collection efforts (e.g., Washington, Oklahoma, MesoWest)
Session 4: Modeling Issue Impacting Regional NWP
4:30-5:00 Two presentations
Day 2: Friday, 12 December
Session 5: WRF Status and Its Applicability to Regional NWP
8:30 - 9:00 WRF status review
9:00 - 9:15 Explicit prediction of convection using WRF: Results from BAMEX. Chris Davis, NCAR.
Session 6: Specific-Issue Breakout Groups
9:15 -11:55 Participants can circulate among groups (30 minutes at a time, 4 sessions, 5 minute breaks between). The chairman of each group remains and will summarize the views.
Group 1: What is the optimal relationship between regional NWP and national centers? How does 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?
Group 4: Regional observing challenges. The role of local data collection and data assimilation.
There will be coffee between the second the third time slots (10:25-10:55)
Session 7: Summary and Conclusions
1:00-2:40 Session Chair Reports (15 minutes presentation, 10 minute discussion)
3:00- 4:00 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.