Meeting of the IOC-SPICE, Second Session

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Meeting of the International Organizing Committee for Solid Precipitation Intercomparison Experiment (IOC-SPICE), Second Session

June 11-14, 2012 | NCAR, Boulder, Colorado | Foothills Laboratory

The goals of the workshop are to review the current planning process for the Solid Precipitation Inter-comparison Experiment (SPICE) and to discuss the analysis of the data from the Pre-SPICE experiment conducted during the winter of 2011-2012.

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Agenda - June 11-15, 2012

Monday | June 11 | Foothills Lab, Building 1, EOL Atrium

8:30 - 9:00
Welcome and Introduction
 
9:00 - 9:30
Review of current status of SPICE
Rodica Nito
9:30 - 10:15
Overview of Previous  Solid Precipitation Experiment
Barry Goodison, Daqing Yang
10:15 - 10:35 
Coffee Break
 
10:35 - 12:15
Summary of Pre-Spice Data collection (Part 1)
 
 
Canada
 
 
Finland
 
 
Switzerland
 
12:15 - 1:00
Lunch
 
1:00 - 2:30
Summary of Pre-Spice Data collection (Part 2)
 
 
1:00 - 1:30 Italy
 
 
1:30 - 2:00 Norway
 
 
2:00 - 2:30 USA
 
2:30 - 3:00
CRN algorithm for Geonor triple configuration
B Baker, J Kochendorfer
3:00 - 3:20
Break
 
3:20 - 5:00
Discussion on the Reference Configuration and the Selection of reference gauge for SPICE: Part 1
Eckhard Lanzinger
 
- Criteria for selection of a WG for use as a reference
- Configuration, including siting.
- Data sampling and processing
- Heating: impact, configuration
 
5:00
Reception
 

Tuesday | June 12 | Foothills Lab, Building 1, EOL Atrium

8:00 - 10:00
Discussion on the Reference Configuration and the Selection of reference gauge for SPICE: Part 2
Eckhard Lanzinger, Rodica Nitu
 
- reference gauge selection,
- sampling, processing algorithm
- heating algorithm.
 
10:00 - 10:20
Coffee Break
 
10:20 - 12:00
Group discussion of the reference gauge and final decision on the gauge, processing algorithm, and heating algorithm
 
12:00 - 1:00
Lunch
 
1:00 - 2:00
Recommended reference : (configuration(s), gauge model(s), sampling, processing), heating algorithm;
Eckhard Lanzinger, Rodica Nitu
2:00 - 3:00
Break out groups:
 
 
Group 1: Configuration and operation of the participating instruments: sampling of instruments, archiving of data from instruments under test (SUT), use of wind shields for the SUT .
Rodica Nitu
 
Group 2: Discuss data quality and analysis protocol (level 1-2A-2B-3-4)
Roy Rasmussen, Paul Joe
3:00 - 3:20
Break
 
3:20 - 5:00
Break out groups: cont.
Roy Rasmussen, Paul Joe, Rodica Nitu
6:00
Group dinner
 

Wednesday | June 13 | Foothills Lab, Building 1, EOL Atrium

8:00 - 11:00
Site visit to Marshall Field Site (Scott Landolt)
 
11:00 - 12:00
Demonstration of the NCAR snow machine
 
12:00 - 1:30
Lunch at the NCAR Mesa Lab Cafe
 
1:30 - 3:00
Break Groups report Out Report and discussions
 
3:00 - 3:30
Break
 
3:30 - 5:00
Break Groups report Out Report and discussions (cont.)
 
 
Recommendations on Data Archival and Publication Policy
 
 
Dinner on your own
 

Thursday | June 14 | Foothills Lab, Building 2, Room 1003

8:00 - 10:00
Report out of the sub-groups
 
 
Recommendations on Data Quality and Analysis
 
10:00 - 10:20
Coffee Break
 
10:20 - 12:00
Recommendation on the reference gauge and heating algorithm
Rodica Nitu
 
Review and approve the submitted instruments;
Decide: where to place; instrument installation, configuration, sampling, archival
 
12:00 - 1:00
Working Lunch
 
1:30 - 2:00
Data Protocol and Publication Protocol: final review
Isabelle Ruedi, Rodica Nitu
2:00 - 3:00
Discussion on Publication and outline for article on Pre-SPICE/SPICE
Roy Rasmussen
3:00 - 3:20
Break
 
3:20 - 5:00
Writing assignments for Pre Spice meeting and first draft of report
Isabelle Ruedi
 
Wrap-up
 

Friday | June 15 | Foothills Lab, Building 1, EOL Atrium

8:00 - 10:00
Writing assignments for Pre Spice meeting and first draft of report
Isabelle R, Eckhard L, Rodica N, Roy R, Bruce B
10:00 - 10:20
Break
 
10:20 - 11:30
Draft final report with input from assignments
Isabelle Ruedi
11:30 - 12:00
Wrap Up
Roy Rasmussen, Rodica Nitu
1:00 - 2:00
Final report writing (as required)
Isabelle R, Rodica N, Roy R, Bruce B
 
 
 

This meeting is by invitation only.

If interested in participating, please register by sending an email to Karen Griggs (griggs[    at   ]ucar.edu) to reserve your place.

For inquiries contact:
Karen Griggs | email: griggs[    at   ]ucar.edu or
Roy Rasmussen | email: rasmus[    at   ]ucar.edu