The 4th World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) International Conference on Reanalyses, which will be held in Silver Spring, Maryland USA during 7-11 May 2012, provides an exciting opportunity for the modeling community to review and discuss the major observations and modeling research associated with reanalyses.
Keynote Speaker: Adrian Simmons, ECMWF
Status and Plans: Major international reanalysis development, including broad disciplinary overviews (ECMWF, NCEP, JMA and GMAO)
Validation and Metrics: Intercomparison and validation studies; assessing the impact of the assimilation and analysis increments; innovative diagnostics that characterize the degree to which a reanalysis represents reality and ultimately applicability for weather and climate research. (Kevin Trenberth, Rolf Reichle, Arlindo Da Silva, and others)
Data Assimilation: Data assimilation techniques and impact on eventual reanalysis data products, especially producing a climate quality time series. (Dick Dee, and others)
Space and In Situ Observations: Studies on the quality and stewardship of observations and their use in reanalyses and exploiting new data types and sources. (Roger Saunders, and others)
Application in Support of Climate, Weather and Environmental Services: Innovative research using reanalysis to study the weather, ocean, hydrology and climate, including operational climate monitoring, study of extremes and high impact weather, climate assessment and end-to-end decision making studies. (Siegfried Schubert, and others)
International Collaborative Efforts: Projects and plans for developing and using reanalysis to the benefit of the international community.
Abstracts are submitted as a part of the registration process. During registration you will be asked to create a Username and Password, which will allow you to upload a revised abstract at any time and make changes to your registration. Note, that at the end of the registration process you can select an option to “Pay Later.” If you choose to this option the registration fee will be based on the date of the payment according to the fee schedule at http://icr4.org/registration.html.
Some limited financial support is available for Students, Early Career Scientists and Scientists from Developing Countries. See http://icr4.org/support.html for details.
To submit an abstract, visit the Conference website at: http://icr4.org/about.html
Abstract Submittal: 13 February 2012
Early Bird Registration: 13 February 2012
Hotel Reservations: 13 March 2012