UQ: Observations Workshop - January 17-19, 2012
LOCATION: Asheville, NC
The workshop is co-sponsored by the Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites (CICS-NC) and by SAMSI. It is organized in cooperation with the Program in Spatial Statistics and Environmental Statistics (SSES) at the Ohio State University. The event will be hosted by CICS at its Asheville, NC, facilities.
Motivation and Goals
Observations are key to uncertainty quantification (UQ) in climate research because they provide a corroborating source of information about physical processes being modeled. However, observations have uncertainties and this poses a set of methodological and practical issues for comparing them to model simulations. The scientific themes of the workshop include:
- Experimental design aspects of collecting ground-based and remotely-sensed observations;
- Data fusion and homogenization: how to combine heterogeneous observational data sources to get a clearer picture of the true physical process;
- Link to Uncertainty Quantification for projection of future climate based on past and present observations.
Participation is open for a limited number of external registrants. Speakers, will present their views on the general issue of observations as it pertains to the quantification of uncertainty in various applications. Discussions will be carried out throughout the workshop to encourage interaction and foster a deeper understanding of the research issues.
A partial list of confirmed speakers includes
John Bates (NCDC/NOAA)
Amy Braverman (JPL/Caltech, UCLA)
Jenny Brynjarsdottir (SAMSI)
Peter Guttorp (University of Washington)
George Huffman (NASA)
Hai Nguyen (JPL)
Chris Jones (UNC-Chapel Hill)
Matt Menne (NCDC/NOAA)
Doug Nychka (NCAR)
Peter Thorne (CICS-NC)
Claude Williams (NCDC/NOAA)
To begin the application process login and register, then click on "Apply for Workshop" button at the top of this page. When you have completed the form, be sure to click on the green "Submit" button.
This form also includes the application for financial support. You will be notified as soon as possible after your application if your participation will be possible; regrettably, limited seating will preclude acceptance of all applications. New researchers (graduate students, postdocs, and faculty in the early stages of their careers) and members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.
The application/registration deadline is December 15, 2011. Note, however, that capacity might be reached before this deadline. Also, any application that requests support for expenses should typically be submitted at least 6 weeks in advance of the workshop.
After SAMSI has accepted your participation in the workshop, you may access the payform here.
Please make reservations at the Hotel Indigo-Asheville Downtown as soon as possible. The SAMSI/CICS room block and rate is effective until December 15, 2011. After this date, there is no guarantee a room will be available. If you have a change in plans, individual room reservations must be cancelled 48 hours prior to arrival. Check-in is at 3:00 PM; check-out is 11:00.
If you need further information please send an email to email@example.com
Tuesday, January 17, 2012, CICS
|9:00-9:15||Welcome and Introduction
Jessica Matthews, CICS
|Session One - Remote Sensing Issues
Chair: Ed Kearns, NCDC
|9:15-10:00||John Bates, NCDC
Uncertainty Challenges for Scientists and Policymakers
|10:00-10:45||George Huffman, NASA
Approaches and Data Quality for Global Precipitation Estimation
|11:15-12:00||Dick Reynolds, CICS
Combining in Situ and Satellite Observations in an SST Analysis
|12:00-1:30||Lunch 9 (on your own)|
|Session Two - Spatial Scaling
Chair: Elizabeth Mannshardt, Ohio State University
|1:30-2:15||Peter Guttorp, University of Washington
Global Temperature: Data, Methods, Sensitivity
|2:15-3:00||Ying Sun, SAMSI
Functional Median Polish
|3:30-4:15||Doug Nychka, NCAR
Multi-Resolution Spatial Methods for Large Data Sets
|6:00-8:00||Poster Session and Reception
Indigo Hotel, 10th Floor, Condo #1001
SAMSI will provide poster presentation boards and tape. The board dimensions are 4 ft. wide by 3 ft. high. They are tri-fold with each side being 1 ft. wide and the center 2 ft. wide. Please make sure your poster fits the board. The boards can accommodate up to 16 pages of paper measuring 8.5 inches by 11 inches.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012, CICS
|Session Three - Bayesian Techniques: Coupling Models to Data
Chair: Richard Smith, SAMSI
|9:00-9:45||Amy Braverman, JPL
Likelihood-based Climate Model Evaluation
|9:45-10:30||Brian Reich, N.C. State University
Extreme Value Analysis for Evaluating Ozone Control Strategies
|11:00-11:45||Jenny Brynjarsdottir, SAMSI
Downscaling Temperatures Over the Antarctic Using a Dimension Reduced Space-Time Modeling Approach
Chair: Richard Smith, SAMSI
|12:30-2:00||Lunch (on your own)|
|Session Four - Data Fusion and Assimilation
Chair: Pierre Gremaud, SAMSI
|2:00-2:45||Hai Nguyen, JPL
Spatio-Temporal Data Fusion for Large Remote Sensing Datasets
|2:45-3:30||Juan Restrepo, University of Arizona
Sensitivity, Bred Vectors and Dynamics
Thursday, January 19, 2012, CICS
|Session Five - Climate Measurement Networks
Chair: Otis Brown, CICS
|9:00-9:45||Peter Thorne, CICS
GCOS Reference Upper Air Network: Assuring the 21st Century Climate Record?
|9:45-10:30||Matt Menne, NCDC
Uncertainties in the Surface Temperature Record
|11:00-11:45||Claude Williams, NCDC
Benchmarking the Performance of the Pairwise Homogenization of U.S. Surface Temperatures
Chair: Otis Brown, CICS
Pierre Gremaud, SAMSI