SAMSI/NCAR Workshop on Massive Datasets in Environment and Climate: February 13-15, 2013

Workshop Information

February 13, 2013 - 8:00am - February 15, 2013 - 12:30pm
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

Location: Mesa Lab, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Boulder, Colorado

In recent years, modernization of environmental observation instrumentation has produced a wealth of available data for which classical analytical routines are not scaled to handle efficiently. Further, increasing complexity of climate models limit execution by only the world's most sophisticated computing systems, which in turn archive the massive data sets of intermediary model outputs for analysis by the climate research community. The workshop unites researchers from the statistical and climate research communities to address the challenges posed by the scale of these environmental observation and climate model data sets.

Schedule

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Mesa Laboratory, NCAR

7:30 a.m. Shuttle to NCAR, Mesa Lab
8:30-8:45 Introduction
Steve Sain, NCAR and Richard Smith, SAMSI
  Session 1: Climate Observations
8:45-9:30 Amy Braverman, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Massive Data Set Analysis for NASA's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder
9:30-10:15 Elizabeth Mannshardt, North Carolina State University
Analysis of NASA Aquarius Sea Surface Salinity Data
10:15-10:45 Break
10:45-11:30 Andrew Finley, Michigan State University
Bayesian Dynamic Modeling for Large Space-Time Data Sets Using Gaussian Predictive Processes
11:30-12:00 Floor Discussion
12:00-1:30 Lunch on your own (NCAR cafeteria - cash only - ATM available)
  Session 2: Climate Models
1:30-2:15 Doug Nychka, NCAR
Mining Spatial Structure in Regional Climate
2:15-3:00 Claudia Tebaldi, Climate Central and NCAR
Multi-model Ensemble Reduction and Expansion: Pattern Scaling and Resampling
3:00-3:30 Break
3:30-4:15 Emily Kang, University of Cincinnati
Spatial Analysis of High-Resolution Regional Climate-Change Projection in North America
4:15-4:45 Floor Discussion
4:45-5:45 Breakout Sessions

Breakout Session 1:
Chair: Richard Smith, SAMSI, Rapporteur Martin Tingley, Harvard University

Breakout Session 2:
Chair: Doug Nychka, NCAR, Rapporteur Grant Weller, Colorado State University
6:00-8:00 Poster Session and Reception
8:00 Shuttle to Hotel

Thursday, February 14, 2013
Mesa Laboratory, NCAR

7:45 a.m. Shuttle to NCAR, Mesa Lab
  Session 3: Data Assimilation
8:30-9:15 Christopher Jones, UNC
Challenges of Lagrangian Data Assimilation
9:15-10:00 Tom Auligne, NCAR
Data Assimilation for Numerical Weather Prediction and Climate: challenges with massive datasets
10:00-10:30 Break
  Session 4: Computing Techniques for Data Producers I
10:30-11:15 Rich Loft, NCAR
Rethinking Cyberinfrastructure for Climate Data Analysis Workflows
11:15-11:45 Floor Discussion on Morning Sessions
11:45-1:30 Lunch on your own (NCAR cafeteria - cash only - ATM available)
  Session 5: Computing Techniques for Data Producers II
1:30-2:15 Dorit Hammerling, SAMSI
2:15-3:00 Eric Fetzer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
Merging Water Vapor, Temperature and Cloud Observations from the A-Train
3:00-3:30 Break
3:30-4:15 Annmarie Eldering, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Watching the Earth Breathe - Measuring Global Carbon Dioxide From Space
4:15-4:45 Floor Discussion
4:45-5:45 Breakout Sessions

Breakout Session 3:
Chair: Steve Sain, NCAR, Rapporteur Tamara Greasby, NCAR

Breakout Session 4:
Chair: Amy Braverman, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Rapporteur Jessica Matthew, Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites
5:30 Shuttle to Hotel

Friday, February 15, 2013
Mesa Laboratory, NCAR

7:45 a.m. Shuttle to NCAR, Mesa Lab
  Session 6: Regional Climate Datasets
8:30-9:15 Seth McGinnis, NCAR
Distilling Regional Climate Model Data from NARCCAP for Use in Impacts Analysis
9:15-9:30 Break
  Session 7: Computing Techniques for Data Producers III
9:30-10:15 Forrest Hoffman, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
10:15-11:00 Dean Williams, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Climate Science Responds to “Big Data” Challenges: Accessing and Analyzing Model Output and Observations
11:00-11:30 Break
11:30-Noon Floor Discussion
Noon-12:30 Brief Reports on Breakout Groups (Chairs and Rapporteurs)
12:30 Adjourn. Lunch on your own. (NCAR cafeteria - cash only - ATM available)
1:00 Shuttle to Hotel
clickhereornot