GC059:
Planning the Climate Observing System of the Future





Session ID#: 24231

Session Description:
Climate observations have successfully addressed major environmental and societal issues over the last 150 years: from water availability to cryospheric changes to changing circulation.  In this session we ask the questions:  What are the current highest priorities for climate observations?  How do we plan and evaluate proposed climate observations?  What is the appropriate level of investment in future climate observations?   We invite presentations that address innovative approaches to observations and offer insights into identifying what makes some observations more successful than others.  This session is open to presentations from all disciplines including hydrology, atmospheric science, cryosphere, land surface, economics, metrology and communications.
Primary Convener:  Elizabeth C Weatherhead, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States
Conveners:  Bruce A Wielicki, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States and V Ramaswamy, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • A - Atmospheric Sciences
  • GC - Global Environmental Change
  • OS - Ocean Sciences
  • SI - Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences
Index Terms:

0394 Instruments and techniques [ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION AND STRUCTURE]
1694 Instruments and techniques [GLOBAL CHANGE]
4215 Climate and interannual variability [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]
6304 Benefit-cost analysis [POLICY SCIENCES]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Firdos Khan, Juergen Pilz and Gunter Spöck, University of Klagenfurt, Klagenfurt, Austria
Lesley Ott1, Piers J Sellers1, David Schimel2, Berrien Moore III3, Chris O'Dell4, Sean Crowell3, Stephan R Kawa5, Steven Pawson1, Abhishek Chatterjee1, David F Baker6 and Andrew E Schuh4, (1)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (2)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (3)University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, United States, (4)Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, United States, (5)NASA Goddard SFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (6)Colorado State University, CIRA, Fort Collins, CO, United States
Tyler James Thorsen, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States and NASA LaRC HSRL Group
Zhuocan Xu, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, United States, Gerald G Mace, Univ Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, United States and Derek J Posselt, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
Guy P Brasseur, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany
Peter Pilewskie1, Greg Kopp2, Erik C Richard2, Odele Coddington3, Tom Sparn1 and Thomas N Woods2, (1)University of Colorado at Boulder, Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)CU in Boulder--LASP, Boulder, CO, United States
David M Winker, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States
Lynne D Talley, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, United States, Kenneth S Johnson, MBARI, Moss Landing, CA, United States, Herve Claustre, CNRS, Laboratory of Oceanography of Villefranche, Villefranche/Mer, France, Emmanuel Boss, University of Maine, Orono, ME, United States, Steven R Emerson, University of Washington, School of Oceanography, Seattle, WA, United States, Toby Kolohe Westberry, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States, Jorge L Sarmiento, Princeton Univ, Princeton, NJ, United States, Matthew R Mazloff, SIO, La Jolla, CA, United States, Stephen Riser, University of Washington Seattle Campus, Seattle, WA, United States, Joellen L Russell, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States and International and U.S. Biogeochemical-Argo Steering Committees
Chi O Ao1, Anthony J Mannucci2, Stephen Sylvain Leroy3 and Olga P Verkhoglyadova2, (1)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (2)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (3)Harvard Univ, Cambridge, MA, United States
Howard J Diamond, NOAA, Silver Spring, MD, United States and Bruce Baker, NOAA College Park, Oak Ridge, TN, United States
Daniel Feldman1, William Drew Collins2, Bruce A Wielicki3, Yolanda Shea4, Martin G Mlynczak3, Chaincy Kuo1 and Newton Nguyen5, (1)Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States, (2)Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States, (3)NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States, (4)NASA, Hampton, VA, United States, (5)California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States
Ethan Nelson1, Tristan S L'Ecuyer1, Norman Wood2, Mark Smalley3, Mark Kulie4 and William Hahn1, (1)University of Wisconsin Madison, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Madison, WI, United States, (2)University of Wisconsin Madison, Space Science and Engineering Center, Madison, WI, United States, (3)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (4)Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI, United States
Joellen L Russell, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States, Jorge L Sarmiento, Princeton Univ, Princeton, NJ, United States and Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observations and Modeling Team
Ralph A Kahn, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States and The SAM-CAAM Science Definition Team
James H Butler, NOAA/ESRL Global Monitoring Division, Boulder, CO, United States and Scientists and Technicians of NOAA's Global Monitoring Division
Norman G Loeb, Wenying Su, Takmeng Wong and Kory Priestley, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States
Lori Bruhwiler, NOAA Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States