Third JCOMM Workshop on Advances in Marine Climatology (CLIMAR-III)
The Workshop will comprise oral presentations and a poster session, including both invited and contributed papers. Invited speakers will be identified by the organizers. Presentations are solicited under these six Sessions:
Session I: Characteristics of Observational Data
Characteristics of the data available from marine and oceanographic observing platforms, primarily encompassing Voluntary Observing Ships (VOS) and Research Vessels, buoys, and other automated in situ Ocean Data Acquisition Systems (ODAS); and secondarily considering some satellite data characteristics
Session II: Data Management
Review of the flow of marine and oceanographic observational data within and related to JCOMM, best practices (including emerging standards for metadata, data quality, and quality control), historical and contemporary data and metadata rescue, and the status of and plans for ICOADS
Session III: Product Development
Methodologies for the development of marine and oceanographic climate products, including data requirements, the utilization of quality controls and data quality assessments, and parameterizations
Session IV: New Climate Products and Intercomparisons
New marine and oceanographic climate products, including product and dataset intercomparisons
Session V: Observation-based Analyses of Climate Variability and Change
Applications of marine and oceanographic data to other major avenues of climate research, including indices, variability, and global change
Session VI: New Initiatives
New initiatives originating within or outside JCOMM, including marine climate indices, and applications of observational marine and oceanographic data to climate models and reanalyses
A special issue of the International Journal of Climatology of the Royal Meteorological Society will be published as one outcome from CLIMAR-III, representing a second revision of Advances in the Applications of Marine Climatology (JCOMM TR No. 13 and WMO/TD-No. 1081; Revision 1).
Authors of both the oral and poster sessions were strongly
encouraged to submit a full paper to this special journal issue,
due 30 June 2009 (extended call for papers here).
As of mid-2010, some papers are available in Early View, but the projected date for finalization of the Special Issue is not yet known.
(Alternatively, opportunities were available
for publication by any interested authors in a new Polish scientific
journal, Air & Water.)
A JCOMM Technical Report has also been published (TR 45, WMO/TD-No. 1445),
including abstracts, electronic (pdf) presentations from authors,
and a workshop discussion summary. The Technical Report was distributed to the
participants and to all National Meteorological Services.