[ESIP-all] Special Session on Climate Data Records from Space at Ocean Sciences 2006

Kenneth Casey Kenneth.Casey at noaa.gov
Mon Jul 18 12:39:46 EDT 2005

Dear Ocean Colleagues,           [Apologies for any duplicate postings.]

Aloha! We cordially encourage you to submit an abstract for our special
session, "(OS037) The Development and Application of Ocean Climate Data
Records from Space", to be held during the upcoming TOS/ASLO/AGU 2006
Ocean Sciences Meeting, being held 20-24 February 2006 in Honolulu, Hawai'i.

This session seeks to bring together both those developing space-based
ocean "climate data records" and those using them in scientific,
educational, and operational applications.  If you are involved with the
creation of consistent, long-term ocean records involving a satellite
component or in their use, then this session is for you!  Abstracts must
be submitted by October 13 (postal mail deadline) or October 20
(electronic submission deadline) at http://www.agu.org/meetings/os06/.

Please forward this email to anyone you think might be interested, and
please don't hesitate to send us your questions. The full abstract of
the session and our contact information is shown below. We look forward
to seeing you on the beautiful island of O'ahu!

Mahalo nui loa,

Ken Casey (NOAA National Oceanographic Data Center)
Jorge Vazquez (JPL/Caltech Physical Oceanography DAAC)
Craig Donlon (Hadley Centre, Met Office, UK)

Speical Session Number:  OS037

Title: The Development and Application of Ocean Climate Data Records
from Space

Session Description:

With over 20 years of space-based observations of the world's oceans

available, a need to develop climate data records and an opportunity to

achieve new scientific understandings through their application has

emerged.  While definitions  of a "climate data record" vary to some

degree, they tend to share several characteristics including being

long-term, consistently processed, highly accurate, and produced with

associated uncertainties using systems that combine sustained, ongoing

capacity with the latest community consensus science knowledge and best

practices. The application of these remotely-sensed ocean climate data

records, which often contain a significant in situ component, spans an

incredible range of scientific fields.  These areas of application
include climate change monitoring and numerical prediction, coral
bleaching and disease, the oceans and human disease outbreaks,  ocean
circulation, and sea level change, among many others.  Educational and
operational applications also benefit significantly through the ocean
climate data record's ability to provide case studies and climatological
context for improved interpretation of real-time information.  This
session brings together both those generating these satellite-based
records, including but not limited to sea surface temperature, sea
surface topography, ocean color, marine winds, and sea ice, and those
advancing the state of knowledge through their application.


Kenneth S Casey

NOAA National Oceanographic Data Center

1315 East West Highway

Silver Spring, MD, USA  20910

1-301-713-3272 x133

Kenneth.Casey at noaa.gov

Jorge Vazquez


4800 Oak Grove Dr.

Pasadena, CA, USA  9110


jv at pacific.jpl.nasa.gov

Craig Donlon

Hadley Centre, Met Office, UK

Fitzroy Road

Exeter, GBR  EX1 3PB

+44 (0)1392 886622

craig.donlon at metoffice.gov.uk

Kenneth S. Casey, Ph.D.
NOAA National Oceanographic Data Center
1315 East-West Highway
Silver Spring MD 20910
301-713-3272 ext 133

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