Many white papers, published papers, and other reports have been issued relating to reanalyses, their current status, and recommendations for improvements. Please include such reports below in reverse chronological order, with links to a Discussion reanalyses.org page which summarizes the report and a link to the Full Report itself.
Fujiwara, M., J. S. Wright, G. L. Manney, L. J. Gray, J. Anstey, T. Birner, S. Davis, E. P. Gerber, V. L. Harvey, M. I. Hegglin, C. R. Homeyer, J. A. Knox, K. Krüger, A. Lambert, C. S. Long, P. Martineau, A. Molod, B. M. Monge-Sanz, M. L. Santee, S. Tegtmeier, S. Chabrillat, D. G. H. Tan, D. R. Jackson, S. Polavarapu, G. P. Compo, R. Dragani, W. Ebisuzaki, Y. Harada, C. Kobayashi, W. McCarty, K. Onogi, S. Pawson, A. Simmons, K. Wargan, J. S. Whitaker, and C.-Z. Zou: Introduction to the SPARC Reanalysis Intercomparison Project (S-RIP) and overview of the reanalysis systems, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 1417-1452, doi:10.5194/acp-17-1417-2017, 2017. Link to Paper.
Compo, G., J. Carton, X. Dong, A. Kumar, S. Saha, J. S. Woollen, L. Yu, and H. M. Archambault, 2016: Report from the NOAA Climate Reanalysis Task Force Technical Workshop. NOAA Technical Report OAR CPO-4, Silver Spring, MD. doi: 10.7289/V53J39ZZ. Full Report.
Bosilovich, M.G, J.-N.Thépaut, O. Kazutoshi, A. Kumar, D. Dee and Otis Brown, 2015: WCRP Task Team for Intercomparison of ReAnalyses (TIRA). White Paper. Full Report.
CORE CLIMAX, 2014: Procedure for comparing reanalyses, and comparing reanalyses to assimilated observations and CDRs. COordinating Earth observation data validation for RE-analysis for CLIMAte ServiceS, Grant agreement No: 313085, Deliverable D5.53, pp 45. Full report
Bosilovich, M. G., J. Kennedy, D. Dee, R. Allan and A. O’Neill, 2013: On the Reprocessing and Reanalysis of Observations for Climate, Climate Science for Serving Society: Research, Modelling and Prediction Priorities. G. R. Asrar and J. W. Hurrell, Eds. Springer, in press. Full Report. Discussion Page.
Bosilovich, M.G., M. Rixen, P. van Oevelen, G. Asrar, G. Compo, K. Onogi, A. Simmons, K. Trenberth, D. Behringer, T. H. Bhuiyan, S. Capps, A. Chaudhuri, J. Chen, L. Chen, N. Colasacco-Thumm, M. G. Escobar, C.R. Ferguson, T. Ishibashi, M.L.R. Liberato, J. Meng, A. Molod, P. Poli, J. Roundy, K. Willett, J. Woollen,R. Yang, 2012: Report of the 4th World Climate Research Programme International Conference on Reanalyses, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA, 7-11 May 2012. WCRP Report 12/2012. Full Report. Discussion Page.
Rienecker, M.M., D. Dee, J. Woollen, G.P. Compo, K. Onogi, R. Gelaro, M.G. Bosilovich, A. da Silva, S. Pawson, S. Schubert, M. Suarez, D. Barker, H. Kamahori, R. Kistler, and S. Saha, 2012: Atmospheric Reanalyses—Recent Progress and Prospects for the Future. A Report from a Technical Workshop, April 2010. NASA Technical Report Series on Global Modeling and Data Assimilation, NASA TM–2012-104606, Vol. 29, 56 pp. Full Report. Discussion Page.
Climate Change Science Program, 2008: Weather and Climate Extremes in a Changing Climate. Regions of Focus: North America, Hawaii, Caribbean, and U.S. Pacific Islands. A Report by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program and the Subcommittee on Global Change Research. [Thomas R. Karl, Gerald A. Meehl, Christopher D. Miller, Susan J. Hassol, Anne M. Waple, and William L. Murray (eds.)]. Department of Commerce, NOAA's National Climatic Data Center, Washington, D.C., USA, 164 pp. Full Report.
Climate Change Science Program, 2008: Reanalysis of Historical Climate Data for Key Atmospheric Features: Implications for Attribution of Causes of Observed Change. A Report by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program and the Subcommittee on Global Change Research [Randall Dole, Martin Hoerling, and Siegfried Schubert (eds.)]. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Climatic Data Center, Asheville, NC, 156 pp. Full Report.
Lermusiaux, P.F.J., P. Malanotte-Rizzoli, D. Stammer, J. Carton, J. Cummings, and A.M. Moore, 2006: Progress and Prospects in U.S. Data Assimilation in Ocean Research. Oceanography, 19, 172-183. Full Report.
Arkin, P., E. Kalnay, J. Laver, S. Schubert, and K. Trenberth, 2003: Ongoing analysis of the climate system: A workshop report. NASA, NOAA, and NSF, 48 pp. Full Report.
Two recent publications:
Kumar, A. and Z.-Z. Hu, 2012: Uncertainty in the ocean-atmosphere feedbacks associated with ENSO in the reanalysis products. Clim. Dyn., 39 (3-4), 575-588. DOI: 10.1007/s00382-011-1104-3.
Xue, Y., B. Huang, Z.-Z. Hu, A. Kumar, C. Wen, D. Behringer, and S. Nadiga, 2011: An assessment of oceanic variability in the NCEP Climate Forecast System Reanalysis. Clim. Dyn., 37 (11-12), 2511-2539, DOI: 10.1007/s00382-010-0954-4.