Observations & Data

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 -
09:00 to 10:00
•Introductions (Morris)
•Specific interests in long term observations and/or data sets
•Specific observatory of interest
•Status of future operations at Summit, Greenland (Okraszewski)
•Status of future operations at Eureka, Canada (Fogal)
•Discussion of future WG topics (ALL)

IASOA Observations & Data Working Group

October 11, 2017


Attendees: Sara Morris, Matt Okraszewski, Pierre Fogal, Kim Strong, Chris Cox, Jessie Creamean, Xin Yang


Informal Discussion of Summit and Eureka status:

  • Summit
    • Decreasing science footprint at station
    • NSF seeking science justifications and expenses for station
    • Overview of Summit Science Review Report
    • Focus on what proposals will be most successful
    • Review science agency goals
      • Who’s focus is it to continue long-term monitoring (NOAA)
      • Need transformative science questions
      • Assess partnering with other agencies
      • Need to reduce logistics footprint
        • i.e. instruments that use high power, platforms or cargo
      • Cost/Benefit analysis
      • ICECAPS justified?
    • Upgrade infrastructure
      • To be completed or assessed by NSF
      • 50m tower is currently decommissioned and has no plans for being rebuilt
    • Currently NSF is primary funding agency
    • NOAA footprint has decreased significantly
      • Not providing technician support
      • Reducing cargo and instrumentation
  • Eureka
    • Overview of labs/facilities and measurements obtained at each
    • Operator coverage through Oct.9th and will pick up again on January 4th and during polar sunrise
    • Current funding will end March 2018 and past that is to be determined
      • Currently no funding program available to follow up PAHA
        • Advocating for new funding to replace CCAR program
    • Discussion of how to keep the lights on at PEARL past March
    • Eureka Weather Station is not presently at risk, just PEARL
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