Integrated Metrics and Benchmarking For Next Generation Hydro/Land Surface Modeling of the Water Cycle

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Tuesday, 4 February 2014: 3:30 PM-5:30 PM
Room C210 (The Georgia World Congress Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the 28th Conference on Hydrology; and the 22nd Conference on Probability and Statistics in the Atmospheric Sciences )
Chairs:  Sujay V. Kumar, Hydrological Sciences Laboratory, SAIC at NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD
Cochairs:  Barbara G. Brown, Research Applications Program, NCAR, Boulder, CO and Scott Sellars, Center for Hydrometeorology and Remote Sensing, Univ. of California, Irvine, CA
  3:45 PM
Results from the international benchmarking project, PLUMBER (PALS Land sUrface Model Benchmarking Evaluation pRoject) (Invited Presentation)
Martin Best, Met Office, Exeter, United Kingdom; and G. Abramowitz, H. Johnson, M. Ek, P. A. Dirmeyer, Z. Guo, B. Pak, L. Stevens, M. Decker, G. Balsamo, B. J. J. M. van den Hurk, J. A. Santanello Jr., C. D. Peters-Lidard, S. Kumar, A. J. Pitman, A. A. Boone, H. Kim, and T. Oki
  4:15 PM
Benchmarking the next phase of the North American Land Data Assimilation System (NLDAS) using the Land Verification Toolkit (LVT)
David M. Mocko, SAIC at NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and C. D. Peters-Lidard, S. Kumar, Y. Xia, M. B. Ek, and J. Dong
  5:00 PM
A cross-spectral approach to assessing the performance of hydrological models: observed v modelled daily discharge of the River Thames, UK
Graham Weedon, Met Office, UK, Wallingford, United Kingdom; and C. Prudhomme, S. Crooks, R. Ellis, S. Folwell, and M. Best
  5:15 PM
The GEWEX Science Questions and Metrics for Progress
P.J. Van Oevelen, International GEWEX Project Office, Columbia, MD