BASC Spring Meeting 2017

Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate

May 15-16, 2017
NAS Building, Lecture Room
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC

Monday, May 15, 2017

8:30-10:15 AM


10:30 AMWelcome and introductions -- A. R. Ravishankara, BASC Chair
10:45 AMAgency roundtable: Updates on current and planned activities
  • Environmental Protection Agency -- Dan Costa
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration -- Tsengdar Lee
  • Department of Energy -- Dorothy Koch
  • Office of Naval Research -- Ron Ferek
  • NOAA National Weather Service -- Mary Erickson
  • NOAA Oceanic and Atmospheric Research -- John Cortinas / Wayne Higgins

Discussion Forum: Next Generation Computing: Needs and Opportunities for Weather, Climate, and Atmospheric Sciences

The 2016 report Next Generation Earth System Prediction estimates that new frontier subseasonal-to-seasonal weather forecasting will require a massive expansion of cyberinfrastructure (as much as 1000-fold increase in computing capacities and storage/data transport capacities). Weather and computational communities are poised to make significant leaps forward in the next few years. There will also be a corresponding need for new algorithms and software needed to run more advanced models and make effective use of future computing infrastructure.

Session Goals:
  • Discuss current data/computing capabilities and challenges
  • Identify needs/targets for increasing computing and storage/data transport capacities in the next 5-10 years
  • Identify strategies, opportunities, new partners, etc. to reach targets
  • Discuss implications for climate model computing and data
1:00 PMIntroductions and goals for the session -- Shuyi Chen, BASC Vice Chair
1:15 PMAgency users of computational resources and anticipated needs in the next 5-10 years Discussion
3:00 PMEmerging capabilities and Leveraging opportunities for high performance computing and data management in atmospheric,
weather, and climate sciences Discussion
5:30 PMOpen session adjourns

Tuesday, May 16, 2017


8:30 AM–4:00 PM