Stage of ET 2.2 WP realization
Météo-France pamphlet describing receiving systems useful for climatology.
Request has been sent to telecommunication people in Météo-France. It should include description of RETIM 2000, RETIM 2000 Africa, MDD, EUMETCast,...
The requested feedback was received and Action 1 is now completed.
Craig Donlon, Xiaolan Wang, Rainer Hollmann
A Web-based ‘Capability Audit’ of satellite and in situ climatologies and related activities will be developed for the ET2.2 web site. The inventory should list data set descriptions, example data set outputs, links to GCOS CDR requirements, known problems and issues, data access points, appropriate data sets developer/maintainer contact points, and a summary of ‘missing’ CDR data sets that are yet to be developed under the GCOS requirement (Target Date: April 2007). Update continuously.
An extensive list of links (55 links) is given on the web-site under the header “Climate Monitoring Resources” – covers (1) data set descriptions, (2) example data set outputs, (3) data access points, (4) appropriate data sets developer/maintainer contact points.
Rainer Hollmann, Manola Brunet
They will work with the CCl ET2.2 team to develop a proposal (Target Date: May 2007) to EUMETSAF SAF (Head: L Schuller) for a climate based visiting scientist activity in collaboration with the international climate community (Noting the following EUMETSAT and ET2.2 interests including: the ET2.2 emphasis on oceans and satellites, the need for capability building of satellite expertise and products in developing countries, the need for better international coordination for satellite climate products, the expertise of EUMETSAT and the CM-SAF, the recent purchase (by EUMETSAT) of the entire SSM/I brightness temperature archive, the need for new accurate and consistent products and climate indicators, the expertise within the entire SAF network and their desire to develop integrated products).
Create overview of what satellite data are available and appropriate for climate monitoring.
Pierre Bessemoulin briefly mentioned at the meeting the SATMOS facility in the Centre de Météorologie Spatiale/Space Meteorological Center located in Lannion (CMS). SATMOS stands for “Service d'Archivage et de Traitement Météorologique des Observations Spatiales/ Facility for Archiving and Meteorological Processing of Space Observations�?, see http://www.satmos.meteo.fr/. An English website is available. It is a service (archival and dissemination of satellite data) dedicated to the scientific community, resulting from a cooperation between Météo-France and CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research).
The archive includes two types of satellites:
POLAR ORBITING SATELLITES:
SATMOS archives since 1st January 1993 all data in the acquisition zone of Lannion, from two polar orbiting satellites operating together. The archive comprises measurements made by two instruments on board NOAA satellites of TIROS type:
- The Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR), from which the following parameters are derived: SST, continental surface temperature and vegetation index.
- The TOVS soundeur (TIROS Operational Vertical Sounder)
- Any location in the acquisition zone of Lannion is observed four types a day, every 6 to 8 hours.
All GOES I-M /08 (position : 75°W) collected by Lannion, since 1st March 1996:
- Full disk, 5 channels, three-hourly frequency
- ENH sector (Extended North Hemisphere, 5 channels, half-hourly frequency.
- Since 1st January 1996, METEOSAT Data (position 0°W), and METEOSAT IODC (Indian Ocean Data Coverage) (position 63°E) since 1st July 1999, starting date of the INDOEX experiment.
- SEVIRI (Spinning Enhanced Visible and Infrared Imager) data from MSG (Meteosat Second Generation) (position: 3,4°), since 1st September 2003.
- Since 16 July 1997, full disk visible and infra-red data from VISSR (Visible and Infrared Spin Scan Radiometer) from the Japanese GMS (Geostationary Meteorological Satellite) (position: 140°E). Since 23 may 2003, GMS has been replaced by GOES-9 (position 155°E), which images are rectified by 140°E.
- Since 16 July 1997 full disk visible and infra-red (channel 1, 3 and 4) of GOES I-M (position 135°W).
A catalogue of quick looks is available, as well as links towards other satellite data archiving centres. The data policy (free delivery if used only for research or education), and the procedure for ordering is also indicated at the website.
Jay Lawrimore, Xiaolan Wang, Zuqiang Zhang, Wan Azli Wan Hassan
Capacity building through demonstration. On ET 2.2s web site, provide information on how different groups are monitoring the climate along with various indices, such as the Palmer Drought Index. With links to what is being done by various countries around the world. Complimentary to Climate Watch work of previous CCl session, so include a link to the climate watch document. Target date: August 2007.
To contact members of ET2.2 who didn’t attend the meeting and ask them to volunteer on some of these action items (any action item except #17). Target Date: October 2006.
Revisit the ToRs for WMO Regional Climate Centres to check the satellite and marine references are appropriate.
Indeed, specifications of RCC services are not yet that detailed as to cover these issues. PB got in touch with the Chair of the WG on Climate-related matters for RA VI (Peer Hechler). This WG meets in October 2006 in Yerevan/Armenia, and the RCC issue is on the agenda. Peer’s first concern is how to proceed in general. He has drafted a proposal -fully in line with RA VI-XIV and will discuss it. Once an agreement is reached on how to proceed, he will come back to PB to discuss the right 'place' to mention 'satellite' and 'marine' products. More generally, we agreed that the different data sources and application domains for/of RCCs shall be mentioned on a prominent 'place'.
Investigate the possibility of hosting the ET 2.2 web page on URV web site and develop the web site contents (MB, CD, JL, ZZ).
Manola Brunet explored the possibility of hosting the ET 2.2 web page on URV web site, resulting in a positive answer and kind availability of the URV chancellorship making possible to host and implement the current web site. Manola Brunet, Craig Dolon, Jay Lawrimore, Zuqiang Zhang and Omar Baddour, from the WMO/WCDMP, developed the contents of the ET 2.2 web page.
Craig Dolon (CD) to develop and submit a presentation to the CLIMAR-III conference managed by the WMO/IOC JCOMM ET on Marine Climatology planned for 2007/8. CD should work with Scott Woodruff to develop stronger links between CCl and JCOMM marine climatology activities to ensure these are coordinated. Target date: October 2007
Action completed by CD
Write a letter of support to the Director of SAHFOS.
Write a letter of support to the director of the GODAE High-Resolution SST Pilot Project.
A web pamphlet (hard copy and pdf) describing the web based capability inventory and highlighting the work of the ET 2.2 will be developed after the web site is functioning as an outreach activity promoting the work of the CCl ET2.2 in developing and developed countries. Target Date: September 2007.
Noting the increasing importance of the annual Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS) Statement of the Climate (SC) Article and, noting the discussions at the Commission in Beijing, and discussions at the ET 2.2-I meeting, there is a need to broaden the understanding of the authorship list to ensure appropriate international expertise, participation and contributions. The ET 2.2 requested that a review of how the BAMS SC Authorship selection is made and what the process is for people to make contributions and be included in the BAMS authorship. The review should help clarify how the article is created and what areas of expertise could be improved by additional authors. The review article should be developed and posted on the ET2.2 web site or on the NCDC BAMS article web site and linked via the ET 2.2 web site. Target date: December 2006.
Translation of the BAMS Statement of the Climate Article into French.
Service dealing with International Affairs has been contacted. Support from Ministry of Foreign Affairs might be solicited.
Translation to Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Arabic and French of Bulletin of American Meteorological Society (BAMS) article "Statement of the Climate - 2005"
Translation to Spanish has been already done by Enric Aguilar (coordinator), Patricia Ramírez, Bárbara Tapia and José Luis Santos.
Translation into Chinese has been made by Zuqiang Zhang (coordinator)
Review of the CCl guide to phenological practices and update content noting the need for international standardisation (especially reference species) and enhancement of international collaboration.
Mark Schwartz has completed and finished the revision of the CCl phenological guide.
Mark D. Schwartz
To advise Jay Lawrimore and Rainer Hollmann on the appropriate contact for Phenological information in the European area that could potentially make a contribution to the BAMS Annual Statement. Target date: October 2006.
Recommend to CCl vice President (and chair of the ICT) to include participation of chairs of WG on climate-related matters (who are part of the ICT) in the Committee for extreme records.
Done. Still awaiting answer from CCl V/P.
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