UAWS-2 in Seattle (USA), 2006

Workshop on "Reference Upper Air Observations for the Global Climate Observing System: Potential Technologies and Networks" in Seattle (USA),
22 May to 24 May 2006

Information about UAWS-2


Applied Physics Lab, University of Washington, Seattle, USA


22nd May  - 24th May 2006


  • David Goodrich, GCOS Secretariat


  • David Goodrich, Peter Thorne (UK Met Office), Junhong Wang (NCAR), Dian Seidel (NOAA ARL), Bill Murray (NOAA CPO), Howard Diamond (US GCOS Program Manager, NOAA/NCDC)

Meeting rationale

This meeting will consider and evaluate technological options to meet the requirements set out in the report from the February 2005 Boulder workshop on Climate Requirements for Upper-Air Observations. It is specifically focused on a reference network as articulated in the GCOS Implementation Plan, and adopted as the climate requirements of GEOSS. The goal of a reference network is full characterization of the atmospheric column characteristics for several decades into the future. This will require surface-based, radiosonde-based, and other instrumentation, of which much of the infrastructure already exists at current GUAN stations or in other networks (BSRN, ARM etc.). The workshop forms part of a series of events that will result in a fully costed and justified proposal to relevant governments and agencies for their consideration and implementation.

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Meteorological Observatory Lindenberg Richard-Aßmann-Observatory 2 MB 2021-03-26 16:29
Status of Indian Radiosonde and future plans for improving the quality of upper air radiosonde data. 181 KB 2021-03-26 16:29
GCOS Reference Upper-Air Network: Operating Strategies for Synergy with the Baseline Surface Radiation Network (BSRN 4 MB 2021-03-26 16:29
Consensus Reference Concept 2 MB 2021-03-26 16:29
The Upper Air Observations Status and New Development in China 3 MB 2021-03-26 16:29
Workshop Goals and Agenda Overview 93 KB 2021-03-26 16:29
InterMet - International MetSystems 252 KB 2021-03-26 16:29
Vaisala RS92 Radiosonde and Vaisala DigiCORA® Sounding System MW31 671 KB 2021-03-26 16:29
Russian upper-air network 666 KB 2021-03-26 16:29
Measurements of Temperature, Water Vapor, Clouds, and Winds Derived from Ground-Based Remote Sensors 5 MB 2021-03-26 16:29
Reference Radiosonde Private Club 247 KB 2021-03-26 16:29
Results from WMO High Quality Radiosonde Comparison, Mauritius As related to planning Reference Upper Air Observations for GCOS 16 MB 2021-03-26 16:29
Direct Aerosol Forcing of Climate 254 KB 2021-03-26 16:29
RAO Lindenberg 9 KB 2021-03-26 16:29
Reference Network Strategies to Maximize Improvements for operational Satellites 12 MB 2021-03-26 16:29
Using GPS for Climate Monitoring 2 MB 2021-03-26 16:29
Recent Radiosonde Temperature Comparisons with NASA’s ATM Reference Radiosonde 620 KB 2021-03-26 16:29
instrument options from manufactures 69 KB 2021-03-26 16:29
Instruments, Platforms and Deployment Options 1 MB 2021-03-26 16:29
Overview of the US DOE Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility (ARCF) 2 MB 2021-03-26 16:29
Reference U/A for GCOS 1 MB 2021-03-26 16:29
Reference Upper-Air Observations for GCOS: Requirements, Process, and Plans 193 KB 2021-03-26 16:29
Climate considerations for Upper Air Reference Network Operating Strategies Kevin E. Trenberth NCAR May, 2006, 2 MB 2021-03-26 16:29
Water vapor observations in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere 4 MB 2021-03-26 16:29
Spatial and Temporal Considerations for a Reference Network 8 MB 2021-03-26 16:29
Wrap-Up 97 KB 2021-03-26 16:29
Workshop_Seattle_Agenda.pdf 38 KB 2021-03-26 16:29