Telecon Notes Dec 21 2016
1) Introductory presentations: Ocean reanalyses (Magdalena), anyone else?
2) AGU informal TIRA meeting - Mike
3) emerging reanalysis issues - all
4) Update on ICR5
5) TIRA Web page?
Proposed new members: Gil Compo, Jerry Potter
Attendees: Mike B, Mich, Otis, Magdelena, Chris, Shinya, Masatomo, Matthias, Hans
Magdelena Intro: Ocean reanalyses critical in seasonal forecast;
ORA-IP since 2010, initiative to move to real time, common grids
Variables well constrained 300m temp, total steric height and ML depth
ORA-IP is in CREATE!, Activities have included comparing analysis increments; evaluating signal to noise to get robustness
Workshop to show best practices when using. When will workshop be?
ARGO positions not assimilated in ocean reanalyses in general, pressure to deliver
Looking for volunteers to do sea-ice intercomparisons
Chris will share paper on sea-ice CMIP-ORA-IP intercomparison
Role of TIRA: main goal is define a general reanalysis intercomparison effort
How to organize the group: Gil promoting reanalysis.org both public and private page
Gil’s on-line intercomp tool
Masatomo: document vs process of intercomp?
Mike: outcome maybe some documentation but TBD
Copernicus doc to be shared
Hans: intercomp maybe also in obs space
Magdalena: some obs e.g. stratosp not necessarily reliable, so research topic
3) Emerging Issues
Something to pursue as a group?
MB will put a thread on reanalysis.org
Magdalena: impact of coupling?
Keep emerging issues as part of future telecons
Science committee formed
Most funding from C3S and WCRP, reasonable fees
Expect big conf
Draft programme being developed, keynotes, oral+posters, 2 panel discussions
No discipline specific section, towards earth system reanalysis (main outcome of ICR4)
Rome Italy, 13-17 Nov 2017
End-users+ policy, climate indicators
Intercomparison throughout the conf
5) TIRA www
TIRA web page: reanalyis.org
MR to update link on WDAC page
Co-chair: Magdalena will check internally
New members: Gil and Jerry ok
Doodle for next conf call week 30 Jan 2017