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)
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.