85th AMS Annual Meeting

Joint Session 8: Global Climate Observing System (Joint with the 21st International Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS) for Meteorology, Oceanography, and Hydrology)

Tuesday, 11 January 2005: 1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Organizers:  Howard J. Diamond, NOAA/NESDIS; John Lincoln, Consultant; Thomas W. Schlatter, NOAA/ORL/FSL and A. E. MacDonald, NOAA/ERL/FSL
  1:30 PM
  1:45 PM
Implementation Plan for the Global Observing Systems for Climate in support of the UNFCCC
Paul Mason, University of Reading, Reading, Berks., United Kingdom


Establishing an EURO-GCOS-Network

  2:15 PM
Enhancing global climate observing system (GCOS) activities in Switzerland
Thomas Frei, Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology (MeteoSwiss), Zurich, Switzerland

  2:45 PM
NOAA's role in building a global ocean observing system
Diane M. Stanitski, NOAA, Silver Spring, MD; and M. R. Johnson

  3:15 PM
Global Observing System Information (GOSIC) data set information available through NASA's Global Change Master Directory (GCMD)
Gene R. Major, SSAI, Lanham, MD; and C. Lief, L. Olsen, S. A. Ritz, G. Servin, and D. White


  3:30 PM
On-line provision of data at ECMWF
Baudouin Raoult, ECMWF, Reading, Berks., United Kingdom; and M. Fuentes and M. Manoussakis

  3:45 PM
Analysis of Data Exchange Problems in Global Atmospheric and Hydrological Networks
Stephan Bojinski, WMO, Geneva, Switzerland; and A. R. Thomas


  4:00 PM
NCDC's GCOS lead center activities
Thomas C. Peterson, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC, Asheville, NC; and G. R. Hammer and M. J. Menne

  4:15 PM
Adequacy of in situ observing system in the satellite era for climate SST analysis
Huai-Min Zhang, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC, Asheville, NC; and R. W. Reynolds and T. M. Smith

  4:30 PM
  4:45 PM
Upgrades to and expansion of the Comprehensive Pacific Rainfall Database (PACRAIN)
Michael D. Klatt, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and J. S. Greene and M. L. Morrissey


  5:00 PM
Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall