T-PARC Kuai Meeting Presentations

Planning Workshop for the THORPEX Pacific Asian Regional Campaign (T-PARC), Tropical Cycle Structure (TCS-08) and Other Collaborative Experiments

4 December 2007:

7:00 am - 8:30 am            Continental Breakfast
7:30 am - 8:30 am            Registration                           
8:30 am - 8:45 am            Welcome, opening remarks, and meeting logistics: David Parsons and Pam Johnson
                                            (click for presentation)                               

Overview of the Scientific Motivation and Observational Facility Contributions for T-PARC:

The talks in these sessions are meant to provide a flow of information from those involved in planning the experiment to the participants. The talks will describe the scientific and societal motivation for the experiment in participating countries and the aircraft, sounding, ship and other major observational facilities that these nations will provide. The talks are intended to be concise and not delve deeply into the scientific issues or flight plans, but function to provide everyone with a common background for more detailed scientific and facility discussions later in the meeting. These talks are not intended to be personal research, but representative of the broad goals of national efforts.

    8:45 am - 9:30 am        Asian participation in T-PARC
                                               Session chair: Simon Chang
                                          T-PARC China:                                        Dehui Chen
                                          Plans for T-PARC/TH-08 in Japan:           T. Nakazawa-san (click for presentation)
                                          Strategic Plan for Korea Participation:    Hee-sang Lee (click for presentation)

    9:30 am - 10:00 am      North American participation in T-PARC
                                               Session chair: Tetsuo Nakazawa
                                          T-PARC in the US:                                   David Parsons (click for presentation)
                                          Canadian Interests:                               Chris Doyle (click for presentation)

   10:00 am - 10:45 am        European participation in T-PARC
                                               Session chair: Steve Businger
                                          German Research Interests & Facilities: Martin Weissmann (click for presentation)
                                          (UK) Met Office:                                      Tim Hewson (click for presentation)
                                          France Space Agency (CNES):                Andre Vargas (click for presentation)
10:45 am - 11:00 am        Coffee break

11:00 am - 11:15 am        Australian participation in T-PARC
                                               Session chair: Yi-Leng Chen
                                          BMRC Research Interests:                      Noel Davidson (click for presentation)
Collaborative Experiments:

A number of experiments are planned to occur within a similar time frame as T-PARC. Some are closely connected to T-PARC in their experimental design and others are simply two-way opportunities for collaboration. The talks will describe the scientific and societal motivation for the experiment and the observational facilities. The talks are intended to provide everyone with a common background for more detailed scientific and facility discussions later in the meeting.

11:15 am - 12:00 pm        Presentations on Possible Collaborative Experiments
                                               Session chair: Sim Aberson       
                                          Palau Experiment:                                  H. Yamada-san (click for presentation)
                                          TCS-08:                                                  Pat Harr (click on presentation)
                                          NRL Tropical Cyclone Targeting:             Rolf Langland (click for presentation)                       

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm          Lunch

 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm           Presentations on Possible Collaborative Experiments
                                               Session chair: Hyun Mee Kim and Gary Wicks   
                                          DOTSTAR:                                               Chun-Chieh Wu (click for presentation)
                                          Typhoons and large-scale dynamics:      Ming-dah Chou (click for presentation)
                                          SoWMEX-08:                                           Ben Jou (click for presentation)
                                          Korean Heavy Rainfall Program:              Dong-kyou Lee
                                          Expts. of the WWRP/monsoon program: C.P. Chang (click for presentation)
                                          Arctic-IPY:                                                David Bromwich (click for presentation)

    3:00 pm - 3:15 pm        Coffee break

Science and Strawplans for Experimental Design:
                                               Session chairs: David Raymond and Kevin Cheung

These presentations on some of the primary scientific topics of interest to the experiment are intended to delve deeper into the scientific issues and propose straw plans for observational (flight track, soundings, satellite ops) and modeling strategies to meet these scientific goals. The two presenters for each topic are challenged to come up with a single presentation and encouraging input from other researchers to present a consensus viewpoint, and with some consideration of competing options, rather than their own research ideas. The presenters are expected to have an integrated view that includes all relevant airborne, sounding, ship and satellite measurements, plus some preliminary views on the relevance of operational and research modeling. Be concise and allow time for discussion.

    3:15 pm - 3:35 pm        Genesis, Structure and Intensification of Tropical Cyclones:
                                                                                                         Russ Elsberry (click for presentation 1) and
                                                                                                         H. Yamada-san (click for presentation 2)

    3:35 pm - 3:55 pm        Typhoon Targeting and Recurvature:     T. Nakazawa-san and Dehui Chen
                                                                                                             (click for presentation)

     3:55 pm - 4:15 pm        Extratropical Transition and Downstream Effects: 
                                                                                                         Sarah Jones and Chris Davis (click for presentation)

    4:15 pm - 4:35 pm        Winter T-PARC:                                       Zoltan Toth and Ron Gelaro (click for presentation)

    5:05 pm - 6:00 pm        Discussion

    6:30 pm - 7:00 pm        Icebreaker

    7:00 pm -- ?                   Workshop banquet

5 December 2007:

7:30 am - 8:30 am            Continental Breakfast

8:30 am - 8:45                  Charge to Working Groups:
                                              David Parsons and Pat Harr (click for presentation)

Experimental Design:

The charge to the working groups is to begin the organization of the materials required for an operations plan. For example, such a major field experiment with multiple aircraft will require an operations plan that contains a series of preselected flight plans that can be adapted to the specific goals of an aircraft mission. The desired operations for dropsondes from the research aircraft and driftsonde should be outlined as well as radiosondes from ships and ground-based stations. The working group discussions can contain short presentations by individual scientists on their scientific reasoning for the operational scenarios. The general intent, however, is to produce a few consensus scenarios on operations where possible rather than a large list.

Each group is assigned a leader and a rapporteur.  At the end of the day, the leader and rapporteur will present a summary of the group discussion to the plenary session.  These summaries will identify the primary objectives, the assets critical to each objective, plans for utilization of the assets, and potential problems.

Working groups:

            1)     Tropical Cyclone Genesis, Intensification, and Structure - Peter Black (Lead)
                         Mike Montgomery (Rapporteur)
            2)     Targeting for Tropical Cyclone Track and Recurvature - Chun-Chieh Wu (Lead)
                          Rolf Langland (Rapporteur)

            3)     Extratropical Transition and Downstream Impacts - Pat Harr (Lead)
                          Jenni Evans (Rapporteur)

            4)     Winter Storms - Zoltan Toth (Lead)   
                           Istvan Szunyogh (Rapporteur)
Break-out Session 1:

Working Groups 1, 2, and 3 Meet Together to Discuss Operational Plans

8:45 am - 9:30 am            Challenges and lessons learned from the 2007 Dry Runs in the US and Japan:
                                              Pat Harr (click for presentation 1) and Yamaguchi-san (click for presentation 2)

9:30 am  -- 10:15 am        Report on Site Survey, Operational Requirements and Impacts on Experimental Design:
                                              Jim Moore (click for presentation)

10:15 am - 10:45 am        Open Discussion

Working Group 4

8:45 am - 9:15 am            Winter logistics
                                               Yucheng Song (click for presentation)
10:15 am - 10:45 am        Working Group #4: Invitation for short presentations on your Winter T-PARC science
                                          goals (e.g., Y. Asuma, R. Stull, ?) and how it impacts facilities, data archival and modeling
A winter science plan has been constructed and facilities outlined. Short presentations (~5 slides or less) are invited for participants who wish to propose additional scientific topics and/or modifications to the facility plan for the winter program. If your work and facility vision is covered by the existing plan please resist the temptation to make a presentation so that the time can be reserved for discussion.

10:45 am - 11:00 am        Coffee Break

11:00 am - 12:00 pm        Working Groups #1-4: Meet Separately

                                          Working groups #1 -3: Invitation for short presentations by individuals on their science
                                          goals and how their vision - including dynamics and sensitive area calculations/targeting

Short presentations (~5 slides or less) are invited for participants who wish to propose additional scientific topics and/or modifications to the facility plans for these topics. If your work and facility vision is covered by the existing plan please resist the temptation to make a presentation so that the time can be reserved for discussion.

                                          Working Group #4: Consensus on observational strategies
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm          Lunch

1:00 pm - 3:15 pm            Working Groups # 1 Continue to Meet Separately: Discussion toward consensus on

                                          Working Group #2 and  #3: Meet together to discussion joint operations on recurvature,
                                          ET and heavy rainfall - Discussion leads - Sarah Jones, Nakazawa-san and Hee-sang Lee -
                                          merger of science and operations for targeting and dynamics

                                          Working Group #4 Continues to Meet Separately: Focus on Defining a Common Strategy to
                                          Calculate Sensitive Areas and for Winter Impact Studies
                                              Session chairs: Tim Hewson and Zoltan Toth --- Discussion and possible brief
                                          presentations by individuals (e.g., Craig Bishop or James Doyle, Chris Doyle, Roland Stull,
                                          Tim Hewson, Zoltan Toth) participating in an effort to produce sensitive area calculations
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm            Coffee Break --- Chairs and rapporteurs prepare their presentations

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm            Working group chairs presentations, discussion and identification of action items
                                          i) Identify science objectives
                                          ii) Identify the operational components that are best suited to achieving these objectives;
                                          iii) Identify consensus flight tracks potential operational constraints. 

                                          Working Group #1 Report

                                          Working Group #2 Report

                                          Working Group #3 Report

                                          Working Group #4 Report

Discussion of objectives relative to each experiment component

6 December 2007:

7:00 am - 8:15 am            Continental Breakfast

Invitation for input from Program/Funding Managers

8:15 am - 8:30 am

Cross-cutting Issues

8:30 am - 9:00 am            Conventional and adaptive satellite observations  -- Presentation and Discussion Leads:
                                          Chris Velden and Jeff Hawkins (click for presentation 1) (presentation 2)
9:00 am - 10:00 am          Modeling, sensitive area calculations, data assimilation and impact studies - Short
                                          presentations are invited from tropical, ET and winter groups planning work in this area
                                              Session chairs: T. Miyoshi-san and Zoltan Toth

                                          Preview Project

                                          A Comparison of Adjoint-Based Forecast Sensitivities and Singular Vectors

                                          Satellite Targeting

                                          Sensitivity Analysis - Website

Should we have one framework for sensitive area research and for all impact studies (tropical, ET, winter)? Can impacts be evaluated in a scientific and societal context?

Decision making, forecasting and a straw-plan for the operations center

This session will consist of presentations of strawplans for these topics followed by periods of discussion leading to a consensus plan.

10:00 am - 10:30 am        Working on Three Continents: Strawplan for forecasting, operational planning, decision
                                          making and operations  - Jim Moore with assistance from Yamaguchi-San, Dick Dirks and
                                          Jose Meitin (click for presentation)

10:30 am - 11:00 am        Discussion

11:00 am - 11:15 am        Coffee break

11:15 am -- 11:45 am        Products Needs and Data Catalog for Operations and Research: Presentation and
                                          Discussion -  Steve Williams and Chris Burghart (click for presentation)

11:45 am - 12:15 pm        Data archiving,  Final Analyses/Reanalyses and Data Access Policies:
                                              Discussion lead: David Parsons

12:15 pm - 1:00 pm          Action Items, Writing Assignments for an Operations Plan, and Responsibilities
                                               Discussion leads: Jim Caughey (action items) and Jim Moore (Operations Plan)

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1:00 pm - up to 5:00 pm   Working lunch and subsequent meeting for team involved in writing the operations plan