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The 15th JCSDA Technical Review & Science Workshop - 17-19 May 2017 - NCWCP - College Park, MD
CRTM User/Developer Workshop - 16 May 2017 - NCWCP - College Park, MD
Register for both today!
1st CRTM User/Developer Workshop
in coordination with The 15th JCSDA Technical Review Meeting & Science Workshop on Satellite Data Assimilation. Please note that in order to attend this workshop, you much register separately for it here: https://goo.gl/forms/N17FnQnjutiPnys83
The development of the Community Radiative Transfer Model (CRTM) and its subsequent improvements has created a critically important method for NWP models to assimilate satellite measurements made under all weather conditions. The CRTM was primarily developed by STAR and EMC scientists with the support of the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation (JCSDA) to provide fast, accurate satellite radiance simulations and associated Jacobian calculations under all weather and surface conditions, CRTM supports all current operational and many research satellite measurements, covering wavelengths ranging from the visible through the microwave. The model has undergone substantial improvement and expansion, since the first version released in 2004. The CRTM has been used in the NOAA/NCEP and U.S. Navy operational data assimilation systems and by many other JCSDA partners such as NOAA/NESDIS/STAR, NOAA/OAR, NASA/GMAO, Naval Research Laboratory, Air Force Weather, and within multiple university environments. Over the past 13 years, external research groups and operational centers alike have made essential contributions to CRTM development. A key goal of the CRTM core team is to ensure that CRTM becomes a true community radiative transfer model for all users.
The CRTM User/Developer workshop is designed to be a hands-on environment for all things CRTM.
Organization of the Meeting
The CRTM User/Developer workshop will be conducted on the afternoon of May 16th over approximately 4 hours and 30 minutes (allowing for breaks). You will probably want to bring a laptop to view the material and take notes. Due to technical limitations of the guest WiFi, we'll be unable to SSH into remote machines – this means that you’ll have to take notes. [Note: an effort will be made to enable SSH access over the guest WiFi, but don't count on it.]. You're on your own for lunch on May 16th, but feel free to bring it into the conference room.
The 1st CRTM User/Developer Workshop co-organized with the 15th JCSDA Technical Review Meeting & Science Workshop on Satellite Data Assimilation will be hosted in the NCWCP building in College Park, Maryland. This location offers convenient access to the Metro public transit system of the Washington, DC area (College Park/Univ. of MD Metro station, and the Metro bus). It is also within walking distance of downtown College Park, MD.
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For parking, participants are invited to park in the NCWCP parking. Note that a Government-issued ID may be required.
Specifically the half-day workshop will be broken into two sessions in the afternoon of May 16, 2017. You are welcome and encouraged to participate in either or both sessions!
Session 1: User Workshop