About 70 representatives of the weather research community met to produce a report examining the scientific challenges and opportunities in weather research on 7-9 April 2015 at Virginia. It was recommended that the weather focus area should take ownership of a NASA Earth science OSSE capability for assessing the impact of measurements and measurement systems on the ability to answer weather and related science questions. Modeling, data assimilation, and high-end computing are an integral part of the NASA weather focus area. A sustained modeling and assimilation framework would also promote the transition of suitable research-type observations into operational systems at the National Weather Service at NOAA. It was also recommended that NASA should collaborate closely with operational and research centers and support research on cutting-edge assimilation issues such as hybrid ensemble-based four-dimensional variational data assimilation (4D-Var), all-sky radiance assimilation, assimilation of properties related to clouds and radiation, land surface emissivity, coupled DA of the atmosphere-ocean-land-ice system, and DA evaluation metrics.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atmospheric Science