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NOAA Community Modeling Workshop & Strategic Implementation Plan (SIP) Coordination Workshop

April 18, 2017 to April 20, 2017 | College Park, MD

Event - Community Modeling

College Park, MD

Dates/Location:

April 18-20, 2017 at NCWCP in College Park, MD (NCEP Conference Center)

About

NOAA’s vision for the Next Generation Global Prediction System (NGGPS) Modeling Community is to engage with the public, private and academic sectors to seize an unprecedented opportunity to develop and advance a world-class operational modeling system that is unified across time and space scales.  Anchored by NOAA’s FV3-based operational forecast system, the community will work together to improve operational environmental forecast guidance and enable and empower the research community.

OBJECTIVES
Through a two-part workshop, NOAA seeks to engage with the community to form and shape the community, and to consider how to best execute shared infrastructure, support, management, and governance.  Other topics addressed include identifying “best practices”, discussing how a community-based unified modeling system will actually work, and to evolve and coordinate between SIP/NGGPS Working Groups.

OUTCOMES
These workshops are parts of an open and transparent process of ongoing engagement, and will provide an important vehicle for NOAA to listen to the community regarding how it wants to engage. Outcomes include timely sharing of vital information (e.g. how people can plug in and contribute, timelines and status, etc.), generating a greater sense of community and mutual trust, and for NOAA, tapping the wisdom of the community. Output from the workshops will help NOAA to plan and establish the NOAA Modeling Community and to refine and improve its Strategic Implementation Plan for the FV3 model.

Part 1: The "Community Modeling Workshop is an opportunity for the community to tell NOAA how they would like to engage with us. A brief remark on the format of this part of the workshop: the goal is to keep prepared remarks brief (provided for context and as fodder for discussion) and to allow for maximum dialogue. Outcome notes linked here

Part 2: The Strategic Implementation Plan (SIP) Coordination Workshop seeks to delve into the topical issues associated with the SIP/Next Generation Global Prediction System (NGGPS) Working Groups. Outcome notes linked here

Sponsored By

The workshop is organized into two parts:

Part 1: Modeling Community Workshop Day 1 (all day) and Day 2 (until noon). The emphasis is on dialogue and engagement with the community. The first day will include some context setting within series of moderated discussions on various topics such as governance, system architecture, infrastructure, the role of test beds, as well as other topics. The second day will address some key questions through breakout groups followed by a plenary.

Part 1 is open to all interested parties who register and remote access will be available for those who cannot travel (though we strongly encourage you to attend in person).

Part 2 - SIP/NGGPS Working groups and Tecnhical Sessions: Day 2 (afternoon) and Day 3 (all day). The focus of the second part shifts to the SIP/NGGPS working groups and is more technical in nature. The goal is to faciltate the advancement of each SIP/NGGPS working group and to ensure that they are well coordinated.

Part 2 is open to all interested parties who register; however, participation is limited to those who attend in person - there will be no remote access.

Full agenda (pdf) here

Part 1: NOAA Community Modeling Workshop

Day 1: Tuesday, April 18, 2017

8:00 - 8:30  Social interaction with light refreshments

8:30 - 9:00  Introduction

Welcome, admin remarks (Mike Farrar, Director, EMC) NGGPS Program Overview (Ming Ji, Director NWS/OSTI)

Strategic Implementation Plan (SIP) Overview (Mike Farrar, Director, EMC) Discussion

9:00 - 10:30         Panel: “Goals and Needs of a Community Unified Modeling System” Panelists: Tony Busalacchi (UCAR), Fred Carr (Academia/OU), Mary Glackin (IBM/The Weather Company), Pat Harr (NSF), Craig McLean (OAR), Louis Uccellini (NWS), Christa Peters-Lidard (NASA), Dave McCarren (Navy/DoD)

Moderator:  Mike Farrar

Brief remarks from each panelist followed by group discussion

10:30 - 11:00  BREAK

Note: The format of the Moderated Discussion sessions includes brief remarks from each WG representative followed by group discussion.

11:00 - 12:00 Moderated Discussion with the Governance WG (Ricky Rood, U. Mich.) and System Architecture WG (Jim Kinter, GMU)

Moderator:  Mike Farrar

Governance - Decision making, roles/responsibilities, advisory boards, org. alignment.

System Architecture - NEMS evolution for coupling approach, etc.

12:00 - 1:00  WORKING LUNCH – Self-Organized Small Group Interaction

1:00 - 2:00   Moderated Discussion with Infrastructure WG (Rusty Benson, GFDL) and Global Modeling Test Bed/GMTB (Bill Kuo, DTC)

Moderator: Whit Anderson

Infrastructure - Standards/documentation; CM; code repository; testing; etc.

GMTB - Its role, how it will work, Common Community Physics Package (CCPP), etc.

2:00 - 3:00  Moderated Discussion with the Dynamics/Nesting WG (Vijay Tallapragada), Model Physics (Jim Doyle, NRL), Convective Allowing Model (CAM) WG (Stan Benjamin, ESRL)

Moderator: Whit Anderson

Dynamics/Nesting - FV3 transition on global weather/S2S/climate; hurricane nests

Physics - Stochastic, scale-aware physics; relationship to the CCPP, etc.

CAM - Intermediate steps to CAM ensembles, Warn on Forecast; test/evaluation w/community

3:00 - 3:30   BREAK

3:30 - 4:40   Moderated Discussion with Data Assimilation WG (Tom Auligne, JCSDA), Ensembles WG (Tom Hamill, ESRL/PSD), Verification & Validation (V&V) WG (Tara Jensen, NCAR/RAL), and Post-Processing WG (Matt Peroutka, NWS/MDL).

Moderator: Whit Anderson

DA - FV3 integ. between NOAA, NASA; Joint Effort for DA Integration (JEDI); coupled DA.

Ensembles: Strategy across scales; model uncertainty

V&V: V&V of ops forecasts vs. R&D testing/evaluation; unified/standard tools and data formats

Post-Processing: Community infrastructure (e.g., Unified Post Processor/UPP); standard formats/tools

4:40 - 5:30  Moderated Discussion with the Marine Models WG (Robert Hallberg, GFDL), Land Surface Models (LSMs) + Hydrology WG (Christa Peters-Lidard, NASA/Goddard), and Aerosols/Atmospheric Composition WG (Ivanka Stajner, NWS/OSTI)

Moderator: Whit Anderson

Marine - Current marine models, NOS coastal/bay models, future ecological models

Land/Hydro - LSMs within coupled system, connections with National Water Model, etc.

Aerosols/Atm. Comp. - Downstream vs. inline applications; science challenges, etc.

5:30 - 5:45  Day-1 wrap-up, setup for Day-2 5:45  

ADJOURN – for the Day

 

Day 2: Wednesday, April 19, 2017

8:00 - 8:30  Social interaction with light refreshments

8:30 - 8:45  Recap of Day 1; Motivations & Instructions for Breakout session

Moderator:  Tim Schneider

Key questions for breakout groups to address:

Based on what you’ve seen thus far (what looks right and what does not?), please identify:

  1. Best practices: What are the major things that we’re getting right?
  2. Gaps: What are the major things that we’re missing, or that we’re heading down the wrong tracks on?

8:45 - 10:15  Breakout session.  No remote (virtual) access. 10:15 10:45  BREAK

10:45 - 12:00  Breakout summary reports, discussion, and wrap up.

Moderator:  Tim Schneider

GROUP A-H REPORTS

GROUP A-H NOTES

12:00  ADJOURN – Part 1 Complete

12:00 - 1:00  Lunch (on your own -or- pre-order box lunches)

Part 2: Strategic Implementation Plan (SIP) Coordination Workshop

The thirteen NGGPS/SIP Working Groups that have been formed are: Governance (#1); System Architecture (#2); Infrastructure (#3); Dynamics/Nesting (#4); Physics (#5); Data Assimilation (#6); Ensemble Development (#7); Post Processing (#8); Verification/Validation (#9); Marine (#10); Land/Hydrology (#11); Aerosols/Atmospheric Composition (#12); Mesoscale/CAM (#13). This part of the workshop is aimed at advancing the technical planning within each working group and ensuring that they are well-coordinated across them.

For details about Part 2, see the agenda. There were no presentations in Part 2. Please see the Part 2 Workshop Summary for more information.

First NameLast NameAffiliation
AmandaAdamsNSF
FaridaAdimiNOAA/NWS/EMC
CurtisAlexanderNOAA/ESRL
EricAligoNOAA/OAR/EMC
JordanAlpertNOAA/NCEP/EMC
WhitAndersonNOAA/OAR/GFDL
ClarissaAndersonUC-San Diego
DonAndersonJohns Hopkins Univ/APL
HeatherArchambaultNOAA/CPO
GhassemAsrarPNNL/JGCRI
ThomasAuligneJCSDA
Mike BarlageNCAR
DanielBarrieNOAA/CPO
StanBenjaminNOAA/ESRL
RustyBensonNOAA/OAR/GFDL
LigiaBernardetNOAA/ESRL
TomBlackNOAA/NWS/EMC
MikeBodnerNOAA/NCEP/WPC
WilliamBuaUCAR/COMET
PatrickBurkeNOAA/NOS/CO-OPS
AntonioBusalacchiUCAR
MingCaiNSF
DaNaCarlisNOAA/OAR
JessieCarmanNOAA/OAR/ESPC
FrederickCarrUniv. of Oklahoma 
NicholasCavanaughCity Financial
SteveCharlesRaytheon
MikeCharlesNOAA/CPC
ArunChawlaNOAA/NCEP
AnningChengNOAA/IMSG
Jiun-darChernNASA/GSFC
PhilipChuNOAA/GLERL
AdamClarkNOAA/OAR/NSSL
JohnCortinasNOAA/OAR
BrianCosgroveNOAA/NWS/OWP
JeffreyCravenNOAA/SWPC
JeffreyCravenNOAA/NWS/MDL
Arlindoda SilvaNASA/GSFC
GokhanDanabasogluNCAR
PaulaDavidsonNOAA/OAR/STI
Cecelia DeLucaNOAA ESRL and CU/CIRES
DanielDePodwinAccuWeather
JohnDerberNOAA/NWS/EMC
GeoffDiMegoNOAA/NCEP/EMC
JamesDoyleNRL
JunDuNOAA/NCEP/EMC
Mike EkNOAA/NWS/EMC
Mike FarrarNOAA/NWS/EMC
BradFerrierNOAA/NCEP/EMC
StylianosFlampourisNOAA/NCEP/EMC
TimFuller-RowellNOAA/NWS/SWPC
RonGelaroNASA/GMAO
DaveGillNCAR
PaulGinouxNOAA/OAR/GFDL
MaryGlackinIBM/The Weather Company
SteveGoldhaberNCAR
SundararamanGopalakrishnanNOAA/HRD/AOML
MarkGovettNOAA/ESRL
Mike GrafNOAA/NWS/AFS
GeorgGrellNOAA/ESRL/GSD
BrianGrossNOAA
JamesGundyHarris Corporation
JoshHackerNCAR
RobertHallbergNOAA/OAR/GFDL
TomHamillNOAA/ESRL
PatrickHarrNSF
LucasHarrisNOAA/OAR/GFDL
PamHeinselmanNOAA/OAR/NSSL
WayneHigginsNOAA/CPO
PatrickHoganNaval Research Lab
DanielHoldawayNASA/GMAO
LizHoswellNCAR
Yu-TaiHouNOAA/NCEP/EMC
JinHuangNOAA/CPO
ElizabethHunkeLos Alamos National Lab
TabithaHuntemannNOAA/NWS
JimHurrellNCAR   
ToddHutchinsonThe Weather Company
KayoIdeUniv. of Maryland
MarkIredellNOAA/NCEP/EMC
JamesIronsNASA/GSFC
SusanJaskoCalifornia Univ. of PA
TaraJensenNCAR
JackKainNOAA/OAR/NSSL
KevinKelleherNOAA/ESRL/GSD
Young-JoonKimNOAA/NWS/AFS
Jung-HoonKimNOAA/AWC
JamesKinterCOLA/GMU
DanielKirk-DavidoffAWS Truepower
DarylKleistNOAA/NWS/EMC
WalterKolczynskiNOAA/NCEP/EMC
ChandraKondraguntaNOAA/OAR/OWAQ
ShobhaKondraguntaNOAA/NESDIS
BillKuoDTC
NicoleKurkowskiNOAA/NWS
Jean-FrancoisLamarqueNCAR
WilliamLargeNCAR
Sheema LettNOAA/NWS/OSTI
LinLinUMD/ESSIC
Shian-JiannLinNOAA/OAR/GFDL
Carolyn LindleyNOAA/NOS/CO-OPS
BrentLofgrenNOAA/GLERL
SarahLuSUNY-Albany
ZaizhongMaNOAA/NWS/EMC
RahulMahajanNOAA/NCEP/EMC
GeoffreyManikinNOAA/NCEP/EMC
MichikoMasutaniNOAA/NCEP/EMC
ToshihisaMatsuiNASA/GSFC
CraigMcLeanNOAA/OAR
JefferyMcQueenNOAA/NCEP/EMC
AvichalMehraNOAA/NCEP/EMC
AndrewMeierAWS Truepower
Jessica MeixnerNOAA/NWS/EMC
ChristopherMelhauserNOAA/NCEP/EMC
JohnMichalakesUCAR
RaffaeleMontuoroNOAA/ESRL NESII (CIRES)
ShrinivasMoorthiNOAA/NCEP/EMC
SherrieMorrisNOAA/NWS/OSTI
EdwardMyersNOAA/NOS/OCS/CSDL
LouisaNanceNCAR
JasonOtkinUniv. of Wisconsin-Madison 
MelissaOuNOAA/CPC
StevenPawsonNASA/GMAO
PhillipPegionNOAA/ESRL
StevePennyNOAA/NCEP
MatthewPeroutkaNOAA/NWS/MDL
ChristaPeters-LidardNASA/GSFC
MariaPironeHarris Corporation
CoreyPotvinNOAA/CIMMS/NSSL
WilliamPutmanNASA/GMAO
VenkatachalamRamaswamyNOAA/OAR/GFDL
BrianReenArmy Research Lab
ToddRinglerLos Alamos National Lab
EricRogersNOAA/NCEP/EMC
GlenRomineNCAR
RichardRoodUniv. of Michigan
RandySchauerRaytheon
Jae-KyungSchemmNOAA/NCEP/CPC
TimothySchneiderNOAA/NWS/STI
EdwinSchneiderGeorge Mason Univ.
HuiShaoNCAR
DannySimsFAA
TravisSlukaNOAA/NCEP
Steve SmithNOAA/NWS/MDL
IvankaStajnerNOAA/NWS
CristianaStanGeorge Mason Univ.
ArielSteinNOAA/ARL
AdamStrachnWeatherTap
MatthewStrahanNOAA/AWC
BonnyStrongNOAA/ESRL
MaxSuarezNASA/GMAO
RuiyuSunNOAA/NWS/EMC
VijayTallapragadaNOAA/NCEP/EMC
JohnTen HoeveNOAA/NWS
Fred ToepferNOAA/NWS/OSTI
HendrikTolmanNOAA/NWS/OSTI
SamuelTrahanNOAA/NCEP/EMC
LouisUccelliniNOAA/NWS
Andrevan der WesthuysenNOAA/NWS/EMC
MarianaVertensteinNCAR
RodneyViereckNOAA/SWPC
ZhuoWangUniv. of Illinois
SteveWarrenNOAA/NWS/NGGPS
ElizabethWeatherheadUniv. of Colorado
FuzhongWengNOAA/CSAR
SteveWeygandtNOAA/ESRL
JeffWhitakerNOAA/ESRL/PSD
MingXueUniv. of Oklahoma/CAPS
Yan XueNOAA/NCEP/CPC
FanglinYangNOAA/NCEP/EMC
JimYorNOAA/NCEP/OD & JCSDA
JohnZackAWS Truepower
ChidongZhangNOAA/PMEL
AijunZhangNOAA/NOS/COOPS
BinbinZhouNOAA/NCEP/EMC
YuejianZhuNOAA/NCEP/EMC

Remote Attendees

First NameLast NameAffiliation
AlistairAdcroftNOAA/OAR/GFDL
KarinaApodacaNOAA/ESRL
BobAtlasNOAA/AOML
MorrisBenderNOAA/OAR/GFDL
LanceBosartSUNY-Albany
JacobCarleyNOAA/NCEP/EMC
YiChenNOAA/ERT
Jan-HueyChenNOAA/OAR/GFDL
XiChenNOAA/OAR/GFDL
BruceCornuelleUC-San Diego
LidiaCucurullNOAA/AOML
ChrisDavisNCAR
JimyDudhiaNCAR
BrianEthertonNOAA/ESRL/GSD
MikeFiorinoNOAA/ESRL
AlejandroFloresBoise State Univ.
BryanFlyntNOAA/ESRL/GSD
Greg FrostNOAA/ESRL/CSD
HenryFuelbergFlorida State Univ.
JongilHanNOAA/EMC
MichelleHarroldNCAR
BohuaHuangGeorge Mason Univ. 
HaigIskenderianMIT/Lincoln Lab
ChristianeJablonowskiUniv of Michigan
YongxiaoJianHampton Univ.
HongliJiangNOAA/ESRL
GerardKetefianNOAA/ESRL/GSD
LakshmiKrishnamurthyPrinceton Univ.
VincentLarsonUniv. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Hsin-muLinNOAA/NCEP/EMC
BinLiuNOAA/NCEP/EMC
FrankMarksNOAA/OAR/AOML
CliffMassUniv. of Washington
EdMifflinNOAA/NWS/STI
BrianMottaNOAA/NWS
KathrynNewmanNCAR
NathanPaldorHebrew Univ. of Jerusalem 
ZhaoxiaPuUniv. of Utah
NarchimhaRaoCRIDA
Duane RosenbergNOAA/ESRL/GSD
JimyRosinskiNOAA/ESRL/GSD
JulieSchrammNOAA/ESRL/GSD
RobertSteenburghNOAA/SWPC
AneeshSubramanianScripps/IO
JohnTruesdaleNCAR
GlennVan KnoweAWS Truepower
HoujunWangNOAA/SWPC
XuguangWangUniv of Oklahoma
LouWickerNOAA/OAR/NSSL
JamieWolffNCAR
ZizangYangNOAA/NOS/OCS
Yonggang YuNOAA/ESRL/GSD
NikiZadehNOAA/OAR/GFDL
ZoltanTothNOAA/ESRL/GSD

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