Gridpoint statistical interpolation (GSI) tutorial and workshop
August 5-8, 2013 - College park, MD

NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction (NCWCP)    August 05 - 08, 2013, 5830 University Research Court, College Park, Maryland 20740

NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction (NCWCP)

August 05 - 08, 2013, 5830 University Research Court, College Park, Maryland 20740

The 2013 Joint Developmental Testbed Center (DTC) - Environmental Modeling Center (EMC) - JCSDA Community Gridpoint Statistical Interpolation (GSI) Tutorial and GSI Workshop will be held at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Center for Weather and Climate Prediction (NCWCP), College Park, Maryland, August 5-8. GSI is a variational data assimilation system used in a variety of forecast models, including the Global Forecast System, North American Mesoscale model, Real-Time Mesoscale Analysis, Hurricane Weather Research and Forecasting model, and NASA's Goddard Earth Observing System model. It is also a community model used by a number of research groups.

The GSI Tutorial will be held on August 5-7, 2013, and includes both lectures and hands-on practical sessions. The Tutorial is designed to train participants in the use of the GSI: how to run and develop the system. The invited speakers are from the primary GSI development teams, including the data assimilation experts working at and with NOAA/EMC, NOAA/Earth System Research Laboratory, JCSDA, NASA/Global Modeling and Assimilation Office, National Center for Atmospheric Research, and the DTC.

  • Tutorial (both lectures and hands-on practical sessions): $135 (includes lecture printout, lunch and refreshments for three days).

  • Tutorial Lectures only (no practical session): $85 (lecture printout, lunch and refreshments for three days).

  • For NOAA Federal employees: Since NOAA is hosting the event, there are no training or materials fees. All print-outs will be provided, but lunch is not included. Lunch and refreshments (morning and afternoon) may be pre-ordered for around $25 per day.

The GSI Workshop: will be a one-day event on August 8, 2013. Invited speakers will provide updates on the GSI and other related data assimilation techniques, system development, and research advances. Registration is open to all, from beginners to advanced data assimilation system users. Remote access to the Workshop will be provided as well. Registration for the Workshop is free (lunch pre-order option is provided).

Important dates:

  • 9 July, 2013: Registration closes for GSI tutorial-lecture and hands-on practical session option.

  • 25 July, 2013: Registration closes for the GSI workshop and for the GSI tutorial-lecture only option.

Additional information about the Tutorial and Workshop, including the agenda, speakers and registration can be found at the 2013 GSI Tutorial/Workshop website at: http://www.dtcenter.org/com-GSI/users/tutorials/2013.php

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