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logo: NOAA2010 Workshop on Climate Data Records
from Satellite Microwave Radiometry
22-24 March 2010
Day 2 - 23 March 2010


Meeting Location:

NOAA Science Center
1301 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(Next to SSMC4 or Building 4)

Information & Welcome Package

NOAA is hosting a workshop focused on the generation and application of community consensus climate data records (CDRs) from MSU, AMSU, SSU, SSMI, and SSMIS observations. The CDRs include both the radiance sensor data records and atmospheric temperature thematic data records. The workshop is sponsored by the NOAA Scientific Data Stewardship (SDS) program and also supports the WMO GSICS (Global Space-based Inter-Calibration System) program. The workshop will cover topics on different versions of the MSU/AMSU/SSU atmospheric temperature datasets derived by different research groups such as UAH, RSS, and STAR; new satellite calibration/intercalibration approaches; instrument characteristics; inter-comparisons between satellite data, homogenized radiosonde observations, reanalyses, and climate model simulations; bias correction analysis from new reanalysis systems such as those from NCEP, ECMWF, and NASA; comparisons of MSU/AMSU/SSU temperatures with other satellite observations such as GPSRO, etc.

The workshop will begin with a half day plenary session describing community CDR requirements and national/international programs on CDR development. It is followed by a session focusing on calibration, bias correction and different versions of the MSU/AMSU/SSU CDRs. The second day programs focus on SSMI/SSMIS calibration as well as satellite microwave dataset applications. Product leads from NOAA and the national/international community will be arranging presentations in each session in a cross-cutting way. Each speaker will discuss recent progress, remaining issues, and recommended solutions. On the third day attendees will help to summarize issues and the recommended solutions, actions and agreed upon next steps.

The deadline for submitting abstracts has passed. If you are interested in attending the workshop, please contact to the workshop organizers before the workshop starts.

Workshop Purposes and Goals

  • NOAA's CDR Product Development Teams responding to and getting input from users and other CDR developers on all key concepts and concerns to ensure NOAA CDRs are both highly useful and appropriately up-to-date
  • Running transparent program to gain community acceptance and credibility by formally and openly describing the approaches
  • Providing a formal mechanism for input by external parties
  • Defining community consensus best practice approaches for NOAA CDRs
  • Enhancing community collaboration, management support, and scientist engagement
  • Enhancing community awareness of major international and national programs related to CDR

Workshop organizers:

Please direct questions about the workshop to them.