Unidata Users Committee Meeting
(Joint meeting with Unidata Policy Committee)
15 October 2009
Next Users Committee Meeting:
The next Users Committee meeting will be 11-12 March 2010 in Boulder, Colorado.
Meeting Summary from 15 October 2009
Users Committee and Policy Committee
- New and carried over items - Users Committee
- Request to add early hours of NDFD on CONDUIT feed, as well as the individual members of the SREF ensemble. (Tom Yoksas will coordinate) .(carry over action from April 2009 meeting) Brent Gordon (or someone he refers the UPC to) will work with Unidata staff regarding NDFD 1-3 day forecast grids and the CONDUIT data stream
- RAMADDA demos should be provided semi-regular at the UserComm meetings when new features become available. (Jeff McWhirter and/or Jeff Weber) (carry over action from April 2009 meeting)
- Obtain a collection of GEMPAK scripts to compare with IDV capabilities. (Don and/or Michael will coordinate) (carry over from April 2009 meeting)
- Explore how to make better use of metric stats, for example provide input to UserComm for better targeted site surveys. (Mohan and Linda) carry over from April 2009 meeting)
- New Item: The committee will design and conduct a community survey in 2010. (All)
- New and carried over items - Policy Committee
Both committees: Gary (polcom) and Anne (usercom) will collaborate to determine how to create a meaningful connection between the air quality and meteorology communities.
- Carried over to the next meeting in Boulder. Linda will invite UNAVCO staff member Shelly Olds to present a seminar on ground-based GPS. (carry over from May 2009 meeting)
- An NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) staff member should be contacted and asked to speak at a future meeting. Linda has the contact, but the item must be deferred for one year until the meeting is
- The UPC should explore setting future meeting sites at Federal labs, both in Boulder and off-site (Linda).
- The UPC should consider collaborations with any of the following UCAR's Visiting Scientists Program (VSP), the Advanced Studies Program (ASP), Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Science and Research (SOARS), and the University of Colorado to optimize its resources while increasing its outreach. (Mohan and Linda)
Joint Resolution: The Unidata Users and Policy committees and the Unidata staff offer our sincere thanks to Cliff Jacobs for all of his hard work, support and guidance over the past 18 years. His support of the Unidata program has fostered its outstanding success to the benefit of educational institutions. We wish him the best in his future endeavors. We will miss him and his wise counsel.
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