Upcoming Event

Workshop on the Future of Boundary Layer Observing

October 24, 2017 - October 26, 2017

Location: TBD

Agenda TBA. Workshop Goals:

  • Examine our understanding of atmospheric boundary layer processes and interactions with land, ocean, and ice surfaces and science drivers, from observation, modeling, and data assimilation perspectives;
  • Discuss key observing and modeling gaps and the science that could be accomplished by filling those gaps;
  • Consider how new observing capabilities (including targeted field campaigns) can leverage the existing surface and boundary layer observational networks and where advances in satellite remote sensing could be most beneficial;
  • Consider frontiers in technology, innovation, and partnerships (e.g., optics and photonics sensor development) that would expand current capabilities (e.g., ground-based lidar and microwave radiometer profiles) and build on existing networks;
  • Discuss strategies for technology development to reduce cost and improve data quality; and
  • Discuss ways to foster communication between user and technology development communities to develop increased collaboration opportunities that could help rapidly advance the science.