Location

Best Western Boulder Inn, Boulder, Colorado, USA

Date

25th April - 29th April 2016

Hosts

  • GRUAN Lead Centre
  • GCOS Secretatiat
  • NOAA-ERSL
  • U.S. GCOS Program Office at NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) [financial support]
  • NOAA Office Global Programs [financial support]

Organizers

  • Greg Bodeker (Co-Chair, WG-GRUAN)
  • Peter Thorne (Co-Chair, WG-GRUAN)
  • Ruud Dirksen (Head of GRUAN Lead Centre)
  • Bill Murray, Christopher Miller (NOAA)
  • Dale Hurst (local organizer)
  • Belay Demoz
  • Tim Oakley

Theme

RS92 change management and instrument technical documentation

Documentation

  • GRUAN Implementation Plan 2013-2017 (GCOS-165)
  • Local Information
  • ICM-8 Local Logistics – Part II

Participants

Site maps
Position and region map

Position map

Local map

Download Agenda (pdf; 40 kiB; as at 2016-04-29)

Package of presentations of ICM-8:

Monday 25 April
Day chair: Peter Thorne

Section 1 - Opening session and keynotes
Rapporteur: Greg Bodeker

08:00 - 08:45 Registration  
08:45 - 08:55 Welcome Local hosts & WG chairs
08:55 - 09:00 Adoption of agenda WG chairs
09:00 - 09:20 GRUAN Fundamentals Ruud Dirksen
09:20 - 09:40 Lead Centre progress report Ruud Dirksen
09:40 - 10:00 Assessment of progress against ICM-7 actions, including brief discussion on: Peter Thorne
  • RS92 transition - more detailed discussion later.  
  • Report on process to provide obs-background to the GRUAN Lead Centre.  
  • GRUAN video.  
  • Demonstration study of SASBE.  
  • Extend trend sensitivity studies to stratospheric water vapour.  
  • Photo documentary of sites.  
  • GRUAN data product and processing stream for Modem radiosondes.  
  • Technical Note on manufacturer independent ground checks using the SHC.  
  • Revised RS92 data stream based upon feedback received.  
  • Bringing NDACC and GAW aerosol measurements into GRUAN.  
  • Sites not attaining regularly 10 hPa  
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee break  

Section 2 - ICM-7 action items requiring additional discussion
Rapporteur: Arnoud Apituley

10:30 - 10:35 Redraft IP to be more a strategic plan document. Peter Thorne
10:35 - 10:40 GRUAN and BUFR – what is the actual goal? Ruud Dirksen and Sasha Kats
10:40 - 10:45 Overview of sites reporting high resolution BUFR Ruud Dirksen
10:45 - 10:50 Review of Multiple-payload Radiosonde Sounding Configurations Masatomo Fujiwara and Hannu Jauhiainen
10:50 - 10:55 Automated sonde launches: an update on progress and plans Rigel Kivi and Fabio Madonna
10:55 - 11:00 Periodic science review of network expansion priorities and progress Greg Bodeker

Section 3 - Discussion of topics raised by Task Team reports
Rapporteur: Thierry Leblanc

11:00 - 11:10 Brief summary (2 slides) on discussion points arising from Radiosonde Task Team report Rolf Philipona and Masatomo Fujiwara
11:10 - 11:30 Discussion of Radiosonde TT topics To be led by day chair
11:30 - 11:40 Brief summary (2 slides) on discussion points arising from GNSS-PW Task Team report June Wang and Kalev Rannat
11:40 - 12:00 Discussion of GNSS-PW TT topics To be led by day chair
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch  
13:00 - 13:10 Brief summary (2 slides) on discussion points arising from Scheduling Task Team report Tom Gardiner and Dave Whiteman
13:10 - 13:30 Discussion of Scheduling TT topics To be led by day chair
13:30 - 13:40 Brief summary (2 slides) on discussion points arising from Ancillary Measurements Task Team report Tony Reale and Thierry Leblanc
13:40 - 14:00 Discussion of Ancillary Measurements TT topics To be led by day chair
14:00 - 14:10 Brief summary (2 slides) on discussion points arising from Sites Task Team report Belay Demoz and Dale Hurst
14:10 - 14:30 Discussion of Sites TT topics To be led by day chair
14:30 - 15:00 Report from GRUAN science coordinators and subsequent discussion Tom Gardiner and Richard Querel
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee break  

Section 4 - Underpinning science for GRUAN
Rapporteur: Tom Gardiner

Tuesday 26 April
Day chair: Ruud Dirksen

Package of Tuesday presentations of ICM-8 (zip; 46 MiB; as at 2016-05-17)

Section 5 - Progress review on instrument Technical Documents and associated data products
Rapporteur: Masatomo Fujiwara

08:30 - 08:40 The importance of documentation in GRUAN Ruud Dirksen
08:40 - 09:00 The GRUAN Radiosonde Technical Document Christoph von Rohden
09:00 - 09:10 The Meisei Radiosonde Appendix Masatomo Fujiwara
09:10 - 09:20 The Payerne Meteolabor Radiosonde Rolf Philipona
09:20 - 09:35 The RS92 Radiosonde Appendix Ruud Dirksen
09:35 - 09:50 The Modem Sonde Data Product - Progress and Plans Martial Haeffelin
09:50 - 10:00 Progress of Chinese New Type radiosonde Yang RongKang
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee break  
10:30 - 10:50 GRUAN Lidar Technical Document and Data Stream - Progress Status Thierry Leblanc
10:50 - 11:10 Towards a GRUAN MWR product Nico Cimini
11:10 - 11:30 Reference Climate Measurements and Instrumentation June Wang
11:30 - 11:50 GRUAN Ozonesonde Technical Document Jacquie Witte
11:50 - 12:10 FTIR Technical Document Jim Hannigan
12:10 - 12:30 Analysis of long-term temporal variations in atmospheric water vapor time series Fadwa Alshawaf
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch  

Section 6 - RS92 change management
Rapporteur: Marion Maturilli

13:30 - 14:25 GRUAN-wide strategy for the transition away from the RS92 radiosonde Ruud Dirksen
14:25 - 15:00 Discussion of Change Management plan for RS92 to non-RS92 radiosondes Greg Bodeker and Peter Thorne
15:00 - 15:15 GRUAN multi-soundings and research soundings at Payerne Rolf Philipona
15:15 - 15:45 Coffee break  
15:45 - 16:05 Discussion of the need for synthesis of results from RS92 change management, communication to GUAN and other interested parties, and how to achieve that. Greg Bodeker (discussion lead)
16:05 - 16:25 ARM Facility radiosonde operations and metadata improvements – moving toward the RS41 sondes. Donna Holdridge and Doug Sisterson
16:25 - 16:35 Preliminary results on number of comparisons to estimate the temperature bias in RS92 -> RS41 transition Alessandro Fassò
16:35 - 16:55 New GRUAN data processor for radiosonde measurements – status of RS92 (v3) and RS41 (alpha) data products Michael Sommer
16:55 - 17:25 The way forward in RS41 transition Peter Thorne

Wednesday 27 April
Day chair: Dale Hurst and Belay Demoz

Package of Wednesday presentations of ICM-8 (zip; 43 MiB; as at 2016-05-17)

Section 7 - GRUAN sites day (part 1)
Rapporteur: Richard Querel

08:30 - 09:00 GRUAN data flow Michael Sommer
09:00 - 09:15 Discussions about station reports ( Burstaltitudes; GRUAN Site Candidate Dolgoprudny) Lead Centre
09:15 - 09:30 Evaluation of experiments regarding solar radiation on radiosonde temperature sensors Christoph von Rohden
09:30 - 09:45 Field experiments at Sodankylä Rigel Kivi
09:45 - 10:00 Ny-Ålesund Recent Radiosonde Observations and Future Activities Marion Maturilli
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee break  
10:30 - 10:45 Comparison of temperature observations from Radiosondes and GPSRO Ben Ho
10:45 - 11:00 GRUAN related activities at the Beltsville site Ricardo Sakai
11:00 - 11:15 NOAA/NWSSFSC Modernization plans and collaboration with the Beltsville GRUAN site Daniel Brewer and James Fitzgibbon
11:15 - 11:30 Balloon soundings and MORGANE campaign at Réunion Stephanie Evan
11:30 - 11:45 Updates and future plans from Tateno Nobuhiko Kizu
11:45 - 12:00 The Role of Conventional Radiosonde Observations in Satellite Data Calibration/Validation: Values & Challenges Bomin Sun
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch  

Session 7 - GRUAN sites day (part 2)
Rapporteur: Rigel Kivi

13:00 - 13:30 Controlled weather balloon ascents and descents for atmospheric research and climate monitoring Controlled Descent – Single Balloon with Automatic Valve Rolf Philipona and Dale Hurst
13:30 - 13:45 Recent Divergences in Stratospheric Water Vapor Measurements by Frost Point Hygrometers and the Aura MLS Dale Hurst
13:45 - 14:00 Results of CFH sonde launches at the ARM Southern Great Plains Site (SGP) – processing requirements. Martin Stuefer
14:00 - 14:15 Data Quality with regard to measurement representativeness, uncertainty, and confidence - ARM Facility interests. Doug Sisterson
14:15 - 14:35 A new method to correct radiosonde temperature biases using radio occultation data Jordis Tradowsky
14:35 - 14:50 Status of GRUAN site certification for the ARM SGP. Doug Sisterson and Donna Holdridge
14:50 - 15:05 GRUAN as a cooperating network of GAW Greg Bodeker
15:05 - 15:30 Coffee break  
15:30 - 16:00 Update on where we are at with bringing new sites into GRUAN. Greg Bodeker lead
16:00 - 16:15 Possible new sites: Dakar/Senegal, Roshydromet, CMA Seydi Ababcar Ndiaye, Sasha Kats, Rongkang Yang
16:15 - 16:30 Site Auditing Greg Bodeker lead
16:30 - 17:30 An open discussion for sites Dale Hurst and Belay Demoz to moderate
19:00 - 22:30 GRUAN Celebration Party Dark Horse Bar & Grill

Section 8 - Site visit day

08:15 Meet and board bus at the Boulder Inn
08:30 Bus departs Boulder Inn
• Balloon launch at Marshall Field Site
• Tour of NOAA Building, Lunch
• Tour of NCAR Research Aviation Facility
• Tour of Celestial Seasonings (herbal tea maker)
17:30 Bus arrives back at the Boulder Inn
19:30 - 22:30 ICM-8 dinner; Carelli’s Ristorante Italiano

Friday 29 April
Day chair: Greg Bodeker

Package of Friday presentations of ICM-8 (zip; 17 MiB; as at 2016-05-17)

Section 9 - GRUAN connection to partner communities
Rapporteur: Xavier Calbet

08:30 - 09:00 Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Composition Change - Update on a GRUAN Partnership Michael Kurylo
09:00 - 09:15 GRUAN interactions with MeteoMet Graziano Coppa
09:15 - 09:30 Measurement metadata collection: Experience with WIGOS and ESA-CCI formats in the frame of GAIA-CLIM H2020 project Fabio Madonna
09:30 - 09:45 Strengthening GRUAN’s Connection to GUAN, and Other Stuff Roger Atkinson
09:45 - 10:00 Scientific Coordination – Follow up Richard Querel and Tom Gardiner
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee break  
10:30 - 10:45 GNSS & ATOMMS RO and GRUAN Rob Kursinski
10:45 - 11:00 GCOS Update for ICM-8 Caterina Tassone
11:00 - 11:15 GRUAN Interactions with WMO Observing Systems or WIGOS Update for ICM-8 Stuart Goldstraw
11:15 - 11:30 GRUAN Interaction With Radiosonde Manufacturers Hannu Jauhiainen
11:30 - 11:45 Discussion on GRUAN interaction with partner communities Greg Bodeker and Peter Thorne
11:45 - 12:00 The GRUAN video Greg Bodeker
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch  

Section 10 - GRUAN logistics and operational procedures
Rapporteur: Tony Reale

13:00 - 13:35 Working Group membership discussion Greg Bodeker
13:35 - 13:55 The new GRUAN website Michael Sommer and Greg Bodeker
13:55 - 14:10 Outcomes of the WIGOS/GRUAN meeting November 2015 Greg Bodeker
14:10 - 14:25 GAIA-CLIM - Project overview - April 29th 2016 Peter Thorne
14:25 - 14:40 General discussion on Technical Documents and next steps To be led by day chair
14:40 - 15:00 The GRUAN IP (v3) Peter Thorne and Greg Bodeker
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee break  
15:30 - 16:25 The GRUAN work plan for 2016/2017 Peter Thorne
16:25 - 16:30 ICM-9 hosted by FMI from June 12 until June 16, 2017 Rigel Kivi
16:30 - 17:00 Close Local hosts and co-chairs
Session Title of Document Submitted by Doc. No. Date
0 Agenda 0.01 2016-04-21
Local Logistics Local hosts 0.02 2016-01-12
Local Logistics – Part II Local hosts 0.03 2016-04-18
1 Lead Centre progress report 01/2016 GRUAN Lead Centre 1.01 2016-04-21
GRUAN Work Plan 2015-2016 1.02 2016-04-21
3 Task Team progress report for March 2016 –Radiosonde Masatomo Fujiwara and Rolf Philipona 3.01 2016-04-21
Task Team progress report for April 2016 – GNSS-PW June Wang and Kalev Rannat 3.02 2016-04-21
Task Team progress report for April 2016 – Scheduling Task Team Tom Gardiner and Dave Whiteman 3.03 2016-04-21
Task Team progress report for April 2016 – Site Representatives Dale Hurst and Belay Demoz 3.05 2016-04-21
7 GRUAN Station Report for Australian Stations (Alice Springs, Darwin, Davis, Macquerie Island, Melbourne) Matt Tully 7.01 2016-04-21
GRUAN Station Report for Barrow Donna Holdridge 7.02 2016-04-14
GRUAN Station Report for Beltsville Ricardo Kendi Sakai 7.03 2016-04-15
GRUAN Station Report for Boulder Dale Hurst 7.04 2016-04-12
GRUAN Station Report for Cabauw Arnoud Apituley 7.05 2016-04-20
GRUAN Station Report for Dolgoprudny Alexander Kats 7.06 2016-04-15
GRUAN Station Report for Lamont (SGP) Donna Holdridge 7.07 2016-04-14
GRUAN Station Report for La Reunion Stephanie Evan 7.08 2016-04-22
GRUAN Station Report for Lauder Richard Querel 7.09 2016-03-31
GRUAN Station Report for Lindenberg Ruud Dirksen 7.10 2016-04-06
GRUAN Station Report for Ny-Ålesund Marion Maturilli 7.11 2016-04-05
GRUAN Station Report for Payerne Rolf Philipona 7.13 2016-04-13
GRUAN Station Report for Potenza Fabio Madonna 7.14 2016-03-31
GRUAN Station Report for Singapore Lesley Choo 7.15 2016-03-31
GRUAN Station Report for Sodankylä Rigel Kivi 7.16 2016-03-31
GRUAN Station Report for Tateno Nobuhiko Kizu 7.17 2016-03-22