The primary charge to the TIRA is to develop a reanalysis intercomparison project plan that will attain the following objectives.
- To foster understanding and estimation of uncertainties in reanalysis data by intercomparison and other means
- To communicate new developments and best practices among the reanalyses producing centers
- To enhance the understanding of data and assimilation issues and their impact on uncertainties, leading to improved reanalyses for climate assessment
- To communicate the strengths and weaknesses of reanalyses, their fitness for purpose, and best practices in the use of reanalysis datasets by the scientific community
A white paper outlines the need for TIRA. A core group has been identified and these pages serve that groups documentation offline discussion needs.
The Task Team working pages can be found here.