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4th Annual Climate Test Bed Science Advisory Board Meeting
September 11-12, 2008

Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC)
University of Maryland
4th Floor Conference Room
M-Square Office Building #950
5825 University Research Court
College Park, MD 20740
Thursday, September 11, 2008
8:00 am - 8:30 am Breakfast / Registration
8:30 am - 8:50 am CPC Director Welcome Wayne Higgins
8:50 am - 9:20 am NCEP Director Welcome Louis Uccellini
9:20 am - 9:45 am CTB Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow Fiona Horsfall
9:45 am 10:30 am Projects: Progress and Accomplishments
  9:45 am FY06 Projects (15 mins)
The Empirically Corrected CFS
Tim Delsole
  10:00 am FY06 Projects (15 mins)
Development of neural network emulations of model radiation for improving the computational performance of the NCEP seasonal forecasts and climate simulations
Michael Fox-Rabinovitz
  10:15 am FY06 Projects (15 mins)
The upper tropical Pacific variation during the 2007-2008 ENSO based on a new gridded dataset and GODAS (McPhaden PI)
Yan Xue
10:30 am - 10:45 am Break / Refreshments
10:45 am - 12:05 am Projects continued
  10:45 am FY07 Projects (15 mins)
System-wide Advancement of User Centric Climate Forecast Products
Holly Hartman
  11:00 am FY08 Projects (10 mins)
Development of an extended and long-range precipitation prediction system over the Pacific Islands
H. Annamalai
  11:10 am FY08 Projects (10 mins)
Probabilistic Forecasts of Extreme Events using the Climate Forecast System (Jones PI)
Jon Gottschalck
  11:20 am FY08 Projects (15 mins)
Multi-Model Ensemble Seasonal Prediction with CFS and CCSM
Ben Kirtman
  11:35 am FY08 Projects (10 mins)
Long-Term Retrospective Forecasts with CFS: Predictability of ENSO and Drought (Cane PI)
Dake Chen
  11:45 am FY08 Projects (10 mins)
Enabling the Transition of CPC Products to GIS Format
Brian Doty
12:05 pm - 1:10 pm Lunch (provided)
1:10 pm - 1:30 pm New Projects
  1:10 pm FY09 (FY08 approved) Goddard PI (5 mins) Malaquias Pena Mendez
  1:15 pm FY09 (FY08 approved) Schubert (5 mins) Siegfried Schubert
  1:20 pm Status of FY09 Proposals Chet Ropelewski
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm Internal Activities
  1:30 pm CFS Test and Evaluation (15 mins)
Report on the 2008 CTB Internal Experiments
Jae Schemm, S. Moorthi
  1:45 pm CFS Ocean Modeling (15 mins)
Global Ocean Data Assimilation (GODAS) at NCEP Part I and Part II
David Behringer
  2:00 pm CFS Land Modeling (15 mins)
Impact of Different Land Models and Different Initial Land States on CFS Summer and Winter Reforecasts
Ken Mitchell
  2:15 pm NIDIS activities (15 mins)
Operational monitoring and prediction tools
Kingtse Mo
  2:30 pm GIS/NCDC (15 mins)
An Update of the NOAA/Climate Prediction Center (CPC) GIS Project
Viviane Silva
2:45 am - 3:00 am Break / Refreshments
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Internal Activities / Science Plans
  3:00 pm Summary of CTB Seminar Series (15 mins) Jiayu Zhou
  3:15 pm Science Plans: Products (45 mins) Ed O'Lenic
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Executive Session SAB members only
Friday, September 12, 2008
8:00 am - 8:30 am Breakfast / Registration
8:30 am - 8:45 am Discussion
8:45 am - 10:00 am Science Plans
  8:45 am Science Plans: CFS Model Improvements and Evaluation (45 mins) Hua-Lu Pan
  9:30 am Update on prospectus for IMME (30 mins) Steve Lord / Huug Van Den Dool
10:00 am - 10:15 am Break / Refreshments
10:15 am - 12:00 am Science Plans continued
  10:15 am Science Plans: MME (45 mins) Suru Saha
  11:00 am Science Panel Discussion  
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch (provided) in common areas / Executive Session (in meeting room)
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm SAB report Out
3:00 pm Adjourn

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