[ESIP-all] Ocean Climate Data Record Session (O59) at 2012 Ocean Sciences - Call for Abstracts!

Kenneth S. Casey Kenneth.Casey at noaa.gov
Tue Sep 13 07:31:10 EDT 2011

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Dear Colleagues,

We encourage you to submit an abstract for the upcoming 2012 Ocean Sciences Meeting, to be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA   The meeting is being held from 20-24 February 2012, with abstracts due 23:59 pm Central Daylight Time on 7 October 2011 (04:59 Greenwich Mean Time on 8 October 2011).  Abstracts may be submitted at the following web site: http://www.sgmeet.com/osm2012/start_process.asp.  We anticipate a vibrant session with presentations across a range of in situ and satellite-based climate data record activities.  More details are provided below, and please feel free to forward this announcement on to colleagues and post on any relevant newsgroups, blogs, facebook pages, twitter feeds, forums, etc...

Looking forward to your submissions and seeing you in Salt Lake City!

Ken Casey, NOAA National Oceanographic Data Center
Craig Donlon, European Space Agency
Ed Kearns, NOAA National Climatic Data Center

059: Ocean Climate Data Records

Organizers: Kenneth S. Casey, NOAA National Oceanographic Data Center, kenneth.casey at noaa.gov; Edward Kearns, NOAA National Climatic Data Center, Ed.Kearns at noaa.gov; Carig Donlon, European Space Agency, craig.donlon at esa.int

The National Research Council (2004) defines a Climate Data Record (CDR) as a time series of sufficient duration, quality, and continuity to accurately determine climate variability and change. For satellite-based CDRs, GCOS provides requirements in the form of essential climate variables (ECV) that 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. Both satellite and in situ-based CDRs support a wide range of applications including climate change monitoring and numerical prediction, coral bleaching and disease, the oceans and human disease outbreaks, ocean circulation, and sea level change. Educational and operational applications involving interpretation of real-time information are also enabled and improved by the climatological context provided by CDRs. Presentations are welcomed that describe methods for Fundamental CDR production; the development and production of Thematic CDRs; the status of existing CDRs for the ocean and overlying atmosphere; the integration of CDRs into ocean and climate modeling activities; the challenges associated with determining CDR uncertainties; and results from the analyses of CDRs. The CDRs may be those derived from in situ, remotely-sensed, or a combination of methods, and include those related to any oceanographic discipline. (8, 16)

[NOTE: The opinions expressed in this email are those of the author alone and do not necessarily reflect official NOAA, Department of Commerce, or US government policy.]

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

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