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AGENDA
NARCCAP USER MEETING
NCAR, Foothills Lab, EOL Atrium
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2008
08:30 - 10:00 PIs' meeting (PIs only)
10:00 - 10:15 Break (Users join group, pick up badges, materials)
10:15 - 10:45 Welcome and Overview -- Linda Mearns
General Introductions
Outline of meeting structure
High-level overview of NARCCAP
10:45 - 12:30 User Introductions
Each user has 5-7 minutes to give a brief explanation of his/her works and how he/she uses climate model results, and plans for using NARCCAP data
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch (salads and sandwiches brought into meeting room)
13:30 - 14:00 Putting NARCCAP in broader context - the IPCC and Introduction to AOGCMS used in NARCCAP -- Richard Jones
14:00 - 14:30 Time Slice Experiments
GFDL AM2.1 -- Isaac Held
CAM3 -- Phil Duffy
Preliminary climate change results from the two AGCM time slice experiments
14:30 - 15:00 About the RCMs -- various modeling group members
Representative from each RCM modeling group will talk for ~15 minutes about the important features of their RCM and what users ought to know about them.
PRECIS -- Richard Jones
CRCM -- Sebastien Biner
MM5 -- Gene Takle
WRF -- Ruby Leung
ECPC -- John Roads (presented by Ruby Leung)
RegCM3 -- Lisa Sloan (presented by Bill Gutowski)
15:00 - 15:15 Break
15:15 - 16:15 About the RCMs, continued
16:15 - 16:35 Overview of NCEP-driven run results -- Bill Gutowski
16:35 - 17:15 Discussion with users (topics TBD)
17:20 - 18:00 Cocktail hour - Foothills Lab Atrium
18:00 Dinner - Foothills Lab Cafeteria
20:00 Return to Golden Buff
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 15 2008
09:00 - 09:20 Earth System Grid (ESG) Introduction -- Don Middleton
09:20 - 10:00 Introduction to Model Output -- Seth McGinnis and Larry McDaniel
Description of data - formats, organization, useful tools
10:00 - 11:00 Data Lab -- Seth McGinnis, Larry McDaniel, and Olga Wilhelmi
Walkthrough downloading data, hands-on experimentation & troubleshooting, presentation of data in GIS
11:00 - 11:15 BREAK
11:15 - 11:45 Model Uncertainty -- Steve Sain
11:45 - 13:00 Lunch (salads and sandwiches in atrium)
13:00 - 14:00 Feedback & Discussion 1
Small groups for discussion about user needs, concerns and how they should be met
Climate Analysis Group Notes
Downscaling Group Notes
Impacts Group Notes
14:00 - 14:45 Feedback & Discussion 2
Collect back into large group to summarize small group discussions and general roundtable discussion - collect user ideas for web site
Large Group Notes
14:45 - 15:00 Final Wrap Up
15:00 Meeting Ends
Super Shuttle to the airport

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