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ASCENDS 2008 Workshop


ASCENDS Workshop Agenda
July 23-25, 2008
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Dana Natural Resources Building, Central Campus
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Wednesday, July 23, 2008
7:30 AM Atrium Registration  
8:00 AM Atrium Continental Breakfast  
8:30 AM Rm 1040 Welcome Ken Jucks, NASA Headquarters
8:40 AM   NASA Headquarters Welcome and Workshop Charge Ken Jucks and Bill Emanuel, NASA Headquarters
9:00 AM   NRC Decadal Survey and the ASCENDS Concept Berrien Moore, Climate Central
9:20 AM   Decadal Survey Mission Planning Steve Neeck, NASA Headquarters
9:45 AM   Questions and Discussions  
10:00 AM   Break  
10:30 AM Rm 1040 Atmospheric CO2 and ASCENDS Science Background Anna Michalak, University of Michigan
11:00 AM   Atmospheric Inverse Model Analysis for Carbon Sources and Sinks Scott Denning, Colorado State University
11:30 AM   Carbon Data Assimilation: State-of-the-Art Richard Engelen, European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)
12:00 PM
Michigan League
Group Lunch: Carbon Data Assimilation in the ASCENDS Era Eugenia Kalnay, University of Maryland
1:30 PM Rm 1040 Quantification of Fossil Fuel Emissions and Related Human Activities Greg Marland, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
2:00 PM   Ecosystems, Disturbance, and Land Use Natasha Miles, Penn State University
2:30 PM   Systematic CO2 Measurements and ASCENDS Validation Pieter Tans, NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL)
3:00 PM   Charge to Breakout Sessions  
3:10 PM   Break  
3:30 PM Rm 1040,
Breakout Session I - ASCENDS Scientific Goals & Requirements / Key Investigations  
5:00 PM Atrium Break - Optional Walking Tour of the University of Michigan Central Campus  
6:00 PM Atrium Poster Session and Reception  
7:30 PM
Thursday, July 24, 2008
7:30 AM Atrium Registration  
8:00 AM Atrium Continental Breakfast  
8:30 AM Rm 1040 Breakout Session Reports  
9:10 AM   AIRS Overview Edward Olsen, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
9:30 AM   SCIAMACHY Overview Hartmut Boesch, University of Leicester
9:50 AM   Orbiting Carbon Observatory Overview Charles Miller, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
10:10 AM   Break  
10:30 AM Rm 1040 Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite (GOSAT) Overview Tsuneo Matsunaga, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Japan
10:50 AM   Active CO2 Mission Concepts Wallace Harrison, NASA Langley
11:10 AM   ASCENDS Instrument Concepts Ed Browell, NASA Langley;
Gary Spiers,
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL);
James Abshire, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
12:00 PM
Atrium Box Lunch  
1:00 PM
Rm 1040
Advanced Space Carbon and Climate Observation of Planet Earth (A-SCOPE) Gerhard Ehret, German Aerospace Center
1:30 PM   Charge to Breakout Sessions  
1:40 PM Rm 1040
Breakout Session II - Measurement Requirements  
3:15 PM   Break  
3:30 PM Rm 1040 Breakout Session Reports  
4:00 PM Rm 1046
1040, 1028
Breakout Session III- Traceability Matrix, Short-term Studies, Next Steps  
5:30 PM
Friday, July 25, 2008
8:00 AM Atrium Continental Breakfast  
8:30 AM Rm 1040 Breakout Session Reports  
9:00 AM   Plenary Discussion Session  
10:15 AM   Break  
10:30 AM Rm 1040 Validation Strategies Steve Wofsy (Harvard University)
11:00 AM   Implications for Coupled Climate and Carbon Cycle Models and Analyses Peter Rayner, Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de L'Environnement (LSCE), France
11:30 AM   Plenary Discussion of Workshop Findings and Recommendations  
12:00 PM

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