2nd PECAN Planning Meeting Presentations, March 2-3, 2015

PECAN Planning Meeting

Location: FL2 1022, NCAR Foothills Lab, on Mitchell Lane in Boulder, CO.

NOTE: The presentations are password protected for PECAN Investigators only. For access, please contact the Principal Investigators listed in the PECAN Contacts Section below.

ReadyTalk Recording

Monday, 2 March
07:30 - 08:00 Registration begins
08:00 - 08:30 Light refreshments, coffee for purchase from FL2 cafeteria
08:30 - 08:35 Welcome by Dr. Vanda Grubišić, EOL Director
08:35 - 09:15 Meeting agenda, introduction of issues to be discussed (Salazar, Geerts)
  08:45 - 11:45      Parallel session on Aircraft Coordination (Moore). Facility managers and pilots.    
09:15 - 09:30 Real Time Data Assimilation and Ensemble Forecast Plan in support of PECAN (X. Wang)
09:30 - 10:00 Thermodynamic Profile Uncertainty Characterization (Turner)
10:00 - 10:15 PECAN’s Integrated Sounding Array (PISA) Stations (Turner)
10:15 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 11:00 Radiosonde Sounding Systems (Lim, Young)
11:00 - 11:15 Other sounding issues (launch frequency at FP sites, at MP and MS sites) (Turner)
Plans for the mobile sounding units (MGAUS)( Schumacher)
11:15 - 11:45 Mobile radar site characterization (Ziegler)
11:45 - 12:00 PECAN Aircraft Coordination Update (Plans and Challenges) (Moore)
12:00 - 01:00 Lunch
01:00 - 01:30 PECAN Forecasting and Nowcasting Plans
01:30 - 02:00 PECAN Field Catalog Support (Stossmeister)
02:00 - 02:15 S-Pol Scanning Strategy and Fixed Radar Mosaics (Weckwerth)
02:15 - 02:25 PECAN NOAA P-3 Aircraft Component (Jorgensen, McFarquhar)
02:25 - 02:35 NASA DC-8 for PECAN (Ferrare, Nehrir)
02:35 - 02:45 Lidar Measurements from King Air during PECAN (Wang, Geerts)
02:45 - 03:00 Lidars and eye safety issues (French)
03:00 - 03:15 Break
03:15 - 03:30 PECAN Logistics Operations Center Responsibilities and Staffing (Salazar, Geerts)
03:30 - 03:45 Communication to Ops Center (Salazar)
GOES-14 Super Rapid Scan Operations for GOES-R (SRSOR) (Roberts)
03:45 - 04:15 Timeline for all platforms (Weckwerth)
DeLorme Specs (Stossmeister)
04:15 - 04:45 Mission Selection Process (Rauber)
05:00 - 05:30 PECAN Data Policy Considerations (Williams, Loehrer)
05:30 Adjourn

 

Tuesday, 3 March
07:30 - 08:00 Light refreshments, coffee for purchase from FL2 cafeteria
08:00 - 09:30 Breakout sessions (Each group should appoint a note-taker to assist the facilitator in preparing a list of action items and a report to the plenary group)
     Group 1 Aircraft operations (lead: French, Geerts, Jorgensen). Issues: timeline for flight proposals, procedures for delay; UWKA pre-deployment; flight plans; what-if scenarios; communication between aircraft before and during flights. Location: FL1 2198
     Group 2 Coordination of the mobile radars, soundings, mesonet (lead: Parker, Wurman, Ziegler). Issues: communication amongst mobile units; site selection; scanning strategies, pre-deployment procedures; what-if scenarios. Location: FL2 1001
     Group 3 Thermodynamic profiling (M-PISA and F-PISA) (lead: Turner). Issues: calibration, retrieval consistency, uncertainty characterization, and intercomparisons. Location: FL2 1003
     Group 4 Forecasting and nowcasting (lead: Gallus). Issues: display tools, bore forecasting evaluation, staffing. Location: FL1 2198
     Group 5 Data assimilation and other numerical experiments (lead: X. Wang). Issues: input data requirements (uncertainties), radiosonde launch frequency, FP operations, EOL data archive requirements, etc. Location: FL0 2512
     Group 6 Logistics, ops center operations, media coverage, etc. (lead: Salazar). Location: FL3 2072
09:30 - 10:20 Reports from the breakout group facilitators (~10 min each)
10:20 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 11:00 Staffing, vacancies, opportunities (Kosiba, Weckwerth)
11:00 - 11:15 Operating safely in severe weather at night (Wurman)
11:15 - 11:30 Housing at Fort Hays University (Wurman)
11:30 - 11:45 All-Hands meeting and Media Day in Hays (Kosiba)
11:45 - 12:00 Education and Outreach Activities, NWS participation (Rauber, Kosiba)
12:00 - 12:15 PECAN Action Items: things to do between now and 1 June (Geerts)
12:15 Adjourn