NCAR's Geophysical Statistics Project

Institute for Mathematics Applied to Geosciences Institute for Mathematics Applied to Geosciences

The External Advisory Panel Meeting
2-3 May 2005

Year 1 Progress Report (Draft)


2 May 2005

Damon Room, Mesa Lab

8:30-8:45 Continental Breakfast
8:45-9:00 Welcome and Introductions
9:00-9:30 Background and Project Update - Doug Nychka
9:30-10:15 Reinhard Furrer (GSP post doc)
Multivariate Bayesian analysis of atmosphere-ocean general circulation models
KriSp: a package for interpolation of large datasets using covariance tapering
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-11:15 Tomoko Matsuo (GSP post doc)
Multi-resolution (wavelet) based non-stationary covariance modeling for incomplete data using EM algorithm
Ensemble filtering using a 3D chemical-dynamical middle atmosphere model
11:15-12:00 Dorin Drignei (GSP post doc)
Quantifying uncertainties in climate system properties
Covariance specification in climate change detection and attribution
12:00-1:30 Lunch, Mesa Lab
1:30-2:00 Eric Gilleland (Former GSP graduate student)
Statistical Models for Quantifying the Spatial Distribution of Seasonally Derived Ozone Standards
2:00-2:30 Dan Cooley (GSP graduate student)
Modeling extreme precipitation for Colorado's Front Range
2:30-3:00 Curtis Storlie (GSP graduate student)
Tracking of Merging and Splitting Targets with Application to Convective Systems
3:00-3:15 Break
3:15-4:00 Meeting with NCAR Management (Al Kellie)
4:00-5:00 Current Issues and Future Directions
6:30- Panel: Closed Session and Dinner (Dolan's)

3 May 2005

Chapman Room, Mesa Lab

8:30-9:00 PIs Available to Field Questions
9:00-10:00 Current Issues and Future Directions (revisited)
10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-11:15 Closed Discussion among Panel
11:15-11:45 Closed Comments by Panel to GSP
Noon End of Panel Visit