SIRTA Town Hall Listening Session

July 11, 2016, 3:30 to 5:00pm EDT

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Purpose of the meeting: To review and hear comments on the SIRTA Working Group Draft White Paper on Systematic Improvements to Reanalyses in The Arctic (SIRTA)

Synopsis: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: a) evaluate the state, utilization, limitations and potential utility of the current Arctic reanalyses; b) inventory and assess the currently planned operational and experimental observations of the Arctic system to improve reanalyses; c) examine reanalyses products and forecast models for potential improvement; and d) 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.

You may access the White Paper here. You may submit comments and suggestion to the authors through the IARPC secretariat by sending an email to Sara Bowden.

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