Tropical Rainfall Measurement Mission (TRMM) Satellite
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Risk-Benefit Assessment of Observing System Decision Alternatives

Agenda for Monday June 18, 2001

8:00 Ė 8:30 Introductions and Goals of the Workshop (Roger Pielke, Jr.)
 
8:30 – 10:00 NASA Overview of TRMM Contributions to Science and Operations
TRMM Background and science overview (R. Adler, NASA/Goddard)
Global TRMM Near-real Time Utilization for Tropical Cyclone and Precipitation Monitoring (Jeff Hawkins, NRL Monterey)
Use of TRMM DATA at NHC and HRD (Frank Marks HRD (HRD, representing NHC))
JTWCís Use of TRMM in Typhoon Forecast Operations (Capt. Steve Barlow, JTWC)
Further Developments for Improving Weather Forecasting and Analysis Using TRMM Data (Arthur Hou, NASA/Goddard)
Operational NWP Research Using TRMM at NCEP and JMA (Yoshi Tahara, JMA (now at NCEP))
Impacts of Assimilation of TRMM Information on Forecasts of Tropical Cyclones and Precipitation (T.N. Krishnamurti, FSU)
 
10:00 – 10:30 Break
 
10:30 – 12:30 NASA Overview, conít.
 
12:30 – 1:30 Working Lunch
 
1:30 – 3:00 NASA Overview of TRMM De-orbiting Alternatives (Thomas Magner, Vickie Moran, Brent Robertson)
 
3:00 – 3:30 Break
 
3:30 -4:30 NASA Overview, conít.
 
4:30 – 5:00 Setting Boundaries in a Risk-Benefit Assessment of Observing System Decision Alternatives (Bob Harriss)
 
5:00 – 6:00 Instructions for Tuesday and Open Discussion (Roger Pielke, Jr.)
 
End of Day Dinner on Own
 
 

Agenda for Tuesday June 19, 2001

 
8:00 – 9:00 Discussion
 
9:00 – 11:00 Breakout Groups by Decision Alternative
 
Break
 
11:00 – 12:00 Breakout Group reports
 
12:00 – 1:00 Working Lunch – Discussion
 
1:00 – 3:00 Apples to Apples Session: Integrating the Working Groups
 
Break
 
3:00 – 5:00 Writing Teams
 
5:00 Adjourn
 

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