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CPO/MAPP to host Climate Reanalysis Task Force Technical Workshop
April 20, 2015
The NOAA CPO Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections (MAPP) program recently hosted a technical workshop for the NOAA Climate Reanalysis Task Force (NCRTF) May 4-5 at the NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction (NCWCP) Conference Center in College Park, Maryland. The NCRTF is an initiative of the MAPP program intended to facilitate coordination among relevant MAPP-funded research efforts to help advance NOAA’s climate reanalysis and data assimilation capabilities. Reanalyses combine observations covering the full instrumental record of each component of the Earth system and are essential to the monitoring and prediction of both weather and climate.
This workshop brought together participants from universities, research laboratories, as well as operational centers and application communities. The goal of the workshop, organized by Jim Carton (University of Maryland), Gilbert Compo (University of Colorado/CIRES & ESRL/PSD), Arun Kumar (NOAA/CPC), Suru Saha (NOAA/NCEP/EMC), and Heather Archambault (NOAA/CPO), was to discuss advancements in fundamental areas supporting reanalysis across NOAA as well as university and international efforts, identify gaps, and improve coordination of future initiatives towards enhancing reanalysis capabilities for end users. Expected outcomes included strengthened development and utilization of reanalysis datasets by NOAA and partner organizations, as well as a NOAA OAR Technical Report summarizing discussions and strategies. From developing the first reanalysis dataset to convening this technical workshop, NOAA continues to lead national and international community efforts to advance reanalysis goals for improving monitoring, understanding, and prediction of our weather and climate.