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Presentations delivered at the last ICAP workshop available on the web

by Enric Terradellas last modified Aug 03, 2016 01:14 PM

The workshop, on Lidar Data and its use in Model Verification and Data Assimilation, was held on July 12-14, 2016 at College Park, MD, USA. Presentations delivered there are now posted at the ICAP website: http://icap.atmos.und.edu

The purpose of this meeting was to assess the current status and utility of lidar data for verification and data assimilation in operational aerosol prediction systems. A number of coordinated ground-based lidar networks have come online in recent years, and there have been recent advances in space-based and airborne lidar capabilities. Increasingly there is recognition among data providers of the value of providing lidar products to users in near real-time. Operational prediction centers are now developing techniques to formally assimilate lidar observations into their analyses, and verification activities are ongoing. There is a need for common understanding of the capabilities and limitations of these observations in order for them to be properly used in verification and assimilation efforts. It is an appropriate time to evaluate the current state of the science in the field, share recent progress, and prepare for the future

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