2014 HFIP Annual Review Meeting

Feb 19, 2014, 2:00am - Feb 21, 2014, 1:59am ET

NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction
University of Maryland M Square Research Park
College Park, Maryland

Overall Objective

We are in the process of creating a strategic plan for HFIP over the next 5 years. We have circulated a preliminary plan and we would like to use this meeting to agree on a final plan using the HFIP teams. I propose we focus the program for the meeting in seeking answers to:

1. What areas of focus/themes are most important for HFIP to meet its goals over the next 5 years? Is it initialization? Is it cloud physics? Is it boundary layer processes? New data sources? Ensembles?, ...?

2. We also need to establish priorities for the focus areas established in 1.

At the meeting we will use the strategic teams to help us establish the major themes and priorities for the rest of the HFIP Project. We will have initial discussion of results from last summer followed by a group discussion of the major areas for focus. Then we would like the teams to discuss those themes arrived at in the general discussion to help HFIP set out agenda to be expressed in the strategic plan and to set priorities of and within those focus areas. We scheduled enough time for the teams to reach some specific conclusions related to the two questions above. Consequently after a presentation of the preliminary plans and discussion the strategic teams will convene to discuss these questions and determine their team's recommendations for the theme areas relevant to the scope of their team. These recommendations will be presented in a round of team reports followed by a plenary session where we will set the priorities for the program for the next several years.


Title Presenter Presentation
2:00 - 1:59am Day 1, Wednesday February 19, 2014
3:00pm Updates and Status
3:00pm Welcome, State of the Program Toepfer  
3:15pm Overview of HFIP FY13 activities and results Gall  
3:30pm FY13 verification Franklin  
3:50pm HWRF in FY13 Tallapragada  
4:10pm High resolution global model/ensemble results from 2013 Whittaker  
5:00pm RDITT Report Nance, Franklin, Tallapragada  
5:30pm Discussion of RDITT report results Lead: Marks  
6:00pm Establishing HFIP Priorities for next 3-5 years
6:00pm NHC/needs/priorities discussion Pasch  
6:30pm EMC proposed evolution of HWRF for the next 5 years Tallapragada  
7:00pm Discussion of current draft of Strategic Plan Leads: Gall & Rappaport  
2:00 - 1:59am Day 2, Thursday February 20, 2014
10:30am HFIP Priorities for the next 3-5 years (continued)
10:30am Open Discussion to establish strategic Themes and priorities for HFIP Leads: Gall & Marks
11:30am Instructions for Team Break out groups, room assignments Leads: Rappaport & Gall
11:45am Strategic Team Break out groups meet to discuss Strategic Plan
3:00pm Strategic Team Reports on break out discussions (15 min each) Lead: Marks

- HFIP Model/Physics Strategy (Tallapragada, Benjamin, Kwon, Bao)
- DA/Initialization and Ensemble Development (Derber, X.Wang,
Whitaker, Peng)
- Post Processing and Verification Development Team
(DeMaria, Zelinsky, Marchok)
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5:00pm Future Priorities for HFIP Lead: Toepfer
5:45pm Discuss and establish priorities for future HFIP development Lead: Gall