SPARC Reanalysis Intercomparison Project

S-RIP 2014 Workshop (including SPARC DA Workshop)

The workshop report: Errera et al. (SPARC Newsletter, 2015)[available here]

Agenda: [pdf]

Presentation materials: for participants only

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SPARC Data Assimilation (DA) and SPARC Reanalysis Intercomparison Project (S-RIP) Workshops September 2014

The next S-RIP workshop and the SPARC Data Assimilation (DA) workshop will be held at NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction (NCWCP), Maryland, USA.
  Sept 8-9, 2014 DA Workshop
  Sept 10, 2014 Joint DA & S-RIP Workshop
  Sept 11-12, 2014 S-RIP Workshop
  NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction (NCWCP)
5830 University Research Court
College Park, Maryland, USA
  PDF of Agenda - Updated Sept 5,2014
Registration Information:
  Registration is requested for both the DA and S-RIP workshops.
  • Please send an email to: Craig Long (
    In Subject, enter either "SPARC DA Registration" or "SPARC S-RIP Registration"

  • (If attending both, send an email for each.)
  • In body provide your:
    Name (Last, First)
    Title and short abstract of presentation
    NOTE: All DA presentations will now be Oral
    Attendees may bring additional posters for the DA workshop
    NOTE: All S-RIP Chapter Lead presentations will be Oral
    Attendees may bring additional posters for the S-RIP workshop
    Days attending workshop: M T W Th F
Project Lead:
  DA - David Jackson (Met Office) & Quentin Errera (Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy)
  S-RIP - Masatomo Fujiwara (Hokkaido University)
Local Host:
  Craig Long
  Group rates have been arranged at the following hotels. Both the Greenbelt Marriott and the Holiday Inn have blocks under "SPARC". Both offer shuttle service to the NCWCP.
  Greenbelt Mariott ($159/night) (Sunday night - Thurs night)
  Holiday Inn - Greenbelt ($99/night) (Sunday night - Friday night)
Other Lodging:
  A block of rooms are not reserved at these hotels, but rooms should be less than $100/night, no shuttle service, 10 minute drive or 30-40 min walk to NCWCP.
  Best Western - College Park
  Quality Inn and Suites - College Park
  Comfort Inn and Suites - College Park
Serving Airports:
  BWI - Baltimore Washington Airport - 24 miles
  DCA - Reagan National Airport - 27 miles
  IAD - Dulles International Airport - 36 miles

Shuttles will be provided by Marriott and Holiday Inn each morning and evening.

Workshop Dinners are being planned for Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

Box lunches will be available during the workshops. A variety of lunch choices will be available. Lunch orders will be taken prior to each day's meeting. The cost for box lunch and refreshments will be about $20/day. Payment can be made at registration.

These will be interactive workshops. Both oral and poster presentations will be given.