Second International
Workshop on Advances in the Use of Historical Marine Climate Data (MARCDAT-II)

Timetable and Presentations

Monday 17th October: Conference 1&2
09.10-09.45 Registration, tea, coffee and pastries on the balcony
09.45-10.00 Chris Folland and Nick Rayner: Welcome and local info
Workshop introduction
10.00-10.30 Liz Kent: Summary of progress since MARCDAT-I and CLIMAR-II
10.30-11.00 Coffee on the balcony
Theme 1: Making gridded data sets: combining/reconciling observations
Chair: Alexey Kaplan, Rapporteur: Tara Ansell
11.00-11.20 Gil Compo: Feasibility of a 100 year reanalysis using only surface pressure data
11.20-11.40 Bridget Thomas: Trends in Marine Winds Adjusted for Changes in Observation Method, 1970-2002
11.40-12.00 Sergey Gulev: New strategy for the development of global gridded climatologies of air-sea turbulent fluxes based on probability distributions
12.00-12.20 Stephen Warren: Data sets for cloud cover and cloud types over the global ocean
12.20-12.40 Tod Arbetter: Extending the U.S. National Ice Center's Sea Ice Climatology
12.40-13.40 Lunch
13.40-14.00 John Kennedy: Biases in Modern in situ SST Measurements
14.00-14.20 Craig Donlon: The Global Ocean Data Assimilation Experiment (GODAE) High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature Pilot Project (GHRSST-PP) Reanalysis program
14.20-14.40 Ken Casey: Toward the SST Climate Data Record from Space
14.40-15.00 Tom Smith: A Daily Analysis for Sea Surface Temperature
15.00-15.40 Theme 1 & 2 poster introductions
Dave Berry: Improved Rainfall Estimates from Voluntary Observing Ships
Mark Bourassa: Wave Influences on Surface Turbulent Fluxes
Bruce Ingleby: Multi-decadal oceanographic quality control and analyses
Alexey Kaplan: Self-consistent approach to estimating long-term and interannual variability with combined spatial scales in historical data sets
Fritz Koek: The use of GIS in reconstructing old ship routes
Ralf Lindau: Problems of using mean pressure differences for the correction of trends in wind speed
Matt Palmer: The Hadley Centre Global Subsurface Ocean Analysis (HadGOA)
Jon Turton: Quality Control of non-recoverable CTD's from the ARGO programme
Ignatius Rigor: Arctic Surface Air Temperatures for the Past 100 Years: Analysis and Reconstruction of an Integrated Data Set
Vasily Smolyanitsky: Advances in sea-ice data sets for XX century within the WMO GDSIDB project
Kate Willett: Investigating the role of surface water vapour content in recent climate change: creation of a new global surface humidity dataset
Takashi Yoshida: Merged satellite and in-situ data Global Daily SST
Takashi Yoshida: Operational use of newly analyzed historical SST data for Climate monitoring (COBE-SST) at Japan Meteorological Agency

Vika Grigorieva: Overview of the uncertainties inherent in visual wave data available from VOS
Mark Carson: Estimating Ocean Subsurface Temperature Trends
Liz Kent: Uncertainty in Surface Turbulent Fluxes
Michael McCulloch: Differences between Met Office and SOC latent heat fluxes in areas prone to tropical cyclones [title and conclusions modified after MARCDAT-II]
Ben Moat: Assessing the effect of airflow distortion on VOS wind speed measurements
Nick Rayner: Improved analyses of changes and uncertainties in sea surface temperature measured in situ since the mid-nineteenth century
Bridget Thomas: An Assessment of Bias in Marine Winds, Using Co-located Ships and Buoys
15.40-1740 Poster session on Theme 1 and 2 + coffee @ 15.40
17.40-18.40 Ice breaker reception on the balcony

Tuesday 18th October: Conference 1&2
Theme 2: Defining data and analysis errors including bias, random and sampling errors
Chair: Liz Kent, Rapporteur: Philip Brohan
09.00-09.20 Soren Anderson: Error assessment of satellite passive microwave ice concentration retrieval
09.20-09.40 David Berry: Understanding and Improving Marine Air Temperatures
09.40-10.00 Mark Bourassa: Spatial Variability of Random Error and Biases in the FSU3 Winds Spare time to allow for routine fire alarm test
10.10-10.30 Anne O'Carroll: Validation of AATSR sea surface temperatures with in situ observations
10.30-11.00 Coffee on the balcony
11.00-11.20 Tom Smith: Error Estimates for Historical Surface Temperature: The Influence of Spatial Scales on Sampling Error
Theme 3: Improving data access
Chair: Takashi Yoshida, Rapporteur: Elanor Gowland
11.20-11.50 Steve Worley: ICOADS: Data, Products, and Access
11.50-12.10 Scott Woodruff: ICOADS: Plans and Prospects for Improvements
12.10-12.30 Joe Elms: The Climate Database Modernization Program's Marine Data Rescue Activities
12.30-13.30 Lunch
13.30-13.50 Shawn Smith: Marine Climatology from Research Vessels
13.50-14.10 Liz Kent: VOSClim
14.10-14.30 Dennis Wheeler: Climatic data from the 'pre-instrumental' period: potential and possibilities
Theme 4: Use of marine data in climate research
Chair: Chris Folland, Rapporteur: Craig Donlon
14.30-14.40 Serge Gulev: Coordinated Observation and Prediction of the Earth System (COPES)
14.40-15.00 Theme 3 & 4 poster introductions
Elanor Gowland: JCOMM End-to-End Data Management (E2EDM) prototype project
Shawn Smith: Progress of the Shipboard Automated Meteorological and Oceanographic System (SAMOS) Initiative
Takashi Yoshida: Making documentation relating to the marine codes and formats available on the web

Michael Chenoweth: The Evolution of British Navy Wind Force Terms and New Wind Speed Equivalents, 1690-1820
Ian Culverwell: The use of NOCS heat fluxes in a standalone climate ocean model
Stephen Cusack: Initialising ocean currents for multi-annual climate forecasts
Elanor Gowland: Marine Climatological Summaries Scheme
Tomonori Hattori: Long-term variation of winter SST field in the Northern Hemisphere
Alison McClaren: The sea ice component of the coupled climate model HadGEM1
15.00-17.00 Poster session on Theme 3 & 4 + coffee @ 15.30

Wednesday 19th October
09.00-09.30 David Parker: The use of marine data in climate research
09.30-09.50 Vika Grigorieva: Climate variability in statistical characteristics of surface wind waves from the VOS data
09.50-10.10 Julie Jones: Comparison of numerical climate model simulations with historical climate data
10.10-10.30 Alexey Kaplan: Climate of the last two centuries: Constraints from the instrumental data and paleoproxies
10.30-11.00 Coffee on the balcony
11.00-11.20 Adrian Simmons: Atmospheric Reanalysis - A User and Provider of Marine Climate Data
11.20-11.40 Vasily Smolyanitsky: Development of the Arctic Ocean statistical parameters describing variability of ice conditions
Breakout group/plenary discussions: Conference 3, Conference 4, FG-4, and FG-5
11.40-12.30 Nick Rayner: Organisation of breakout groups
12.30-13.30 Lunch
13.30-15.00 Breakout groups' discussion on Theme 4*
15.00-15.30 Coffee on the balcony and in the breakout rooms
15.30-17.00 Breakout groups' discussion on Theme 1*
17.00-18.00 Coach trip to Dartmoor for dinner
18.30-22.30 Dinner

Thursday 20th October
09.00-10.30 Breakout groups' discussion on Theme 2*
10.30-11.00 Coffee on the balcony
11.00-12.30 Plenary discussion on Theme 3 in Conference 1 & 2
12.30-13.30 Lunch
13.30-14.30 Agreeing breakout group recommendations / writing presentations Weather briefing for the weekend in the Street @ 13.45
14.30-15.30 Plenary discussion of breakout group findings in Conference 1 & 2
15.30-16.00 Coffee on the balcony
16.00-16.30 Future Plans
* Groups will break out along variable lines: (i) SST, air temperature and humidity (chair: David Parker); (ii) sea ice (chair: Nick Rayner); (iii) mean sea level pressure and winds (chair: Gil Compo) and (iv) ocean (waves, salinity, profiles), fluxes and clouds (chair: Sergey Gulev). The aim is: "To set priorities for the future development of marine climate data and products over the next four years."


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