Oct 14 – 16, 2015
Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France
Europe/Paris timezone

The 11th Stratosphere-troposphere Processes And their Role in Climate (SPARC) Data Assimilation workshop will be held at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UMPC), Paris, France, between 14-16 October 2015.

While contributions from all aspects of middle atmosphere (chemical and dynamical) data assimilation are sought (as in previous years), a few key areas will be highlighted. This year, the following experts have been invited to broaden our understanding of the true atmospheric system, highlight issues with assimilated products and help focus discussions in these areas:

  • Harmonization of long term data record and bias correction in data assimilation – Hans Hersbach (ECMWF, UK), Susann Tegtmeier (GEOMAR, Germany)
  • On the added value of chemical data assimilation of upper tropospheric and stratospheric measurements – Richard Ménard (Environement Canada)
  • Representation of the stratosphere-mesosphere in model and analysis – François Lott (Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique, France), Scott Osprey (Oxford University, UK)
  • Joint session with the SPARC Reanalyses Intercomparison project (S-RIP) – Albert Hertzog (Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique, France) and the representatives from reanalysis centres responsible for NCEP, MERRA, ERA and JMA reanalyses

The SPARC Reanalysis Intercomparison Project (S-RIP) will be holding its own progress meeting at UPMC between 12-13 October. On 14 October a joint SPARC Data Assimilation / S-RIP session will be held. The focus of this joint session is information exchange between the two groups and the session will include talks of scientific interest to both groups (for example new data assimilation developments in existing or near-future reanalyses (or analyses)) and overview presentations on S-RIP and the renalyses being used in S-RIP.

Depending on funding, a small meeting fee (up to €100) may be charged.