| PILPS-C1 : The experimental plan needs to be finalized in
accordance with the recommendations of the panel.
|| Nicolas Viovy
| What are the options for a PILPS exercise in semi-arid or
|| Bart Nijseen, Andy Pitman, Han Dolman.
| Is there a possibility that GAME-tropic has produced data
which could be used for a PILPS type experiment ?
| A letter needs to be sent to PILPS-2e and Rhone-AGG
participants to ask if they accept that their model output is
archives by ALMA.
|| Jan Polcher
| GSWP-1.5 will be organized and two objectives are set : 1) it
should prepare the infrastructure for GSWP-2 2) it should pave the
way for the validation of LSS with remote sensed data. An
experimental plan will be submitted to the GLASS panel before the
end of 2001.
|| Taikan Oki
| GSWP-2 will prepare its experimental plan and work with
GSWP-1.5 for preparing the infrastructure. A workshop will be held
at the end of 2002 to finalize the GSWP 2 experimental plan.
|| Paul Dirmeyer
| Activities in the local coupled action need to be launched
with a workshop in the spring of next year. The aim of the workshop
will be to review current activities in the field and recommend an
experimental set-up for models which can be used to test the
|| Paul Houser and Bart Van den Hurk.
| The more academic experiment (labeled exp2 during the meeting
and described in a recent paper by Koster et al.) with GCMs
proposed in the global coupled action should start soon. An
experimental plan should be finalized and distributed.
|| Randy Koster
| We need to prepare the poor man's LDAS experiment proposed in
the global coupled action on a broader basis. It is of more general
interest that just the LSS community and it should be carried out
in close collaboration with GSWP and AMIP.
|| Randy Koster, Jan Polcher
| What can be done to test surface/atmosphere interactions with
regional models ? The panel will be briefed on this topic at next
| We need to contact Chris Milly to see if his new model, the
description of which is currently being published, could serve as a
baseline model for the community and be recommended to GCSS and
other GMPP projects. The code would be distributed through the ALMA
infrastrucutre. ||Jan Polcher, Andy Pitman and Paul
| We have to take up contact with Peter Cox to see how best
C4MIP can be represented on the GLASS panel and how the link with
GAIM/IGBP can be maintained. In view of the expertise available at
the Hadley Centre somebody from the Haldey Centre should be on the
GLASS panel. ||Jan Polcher
| Version 3 of the ALMA data exchange convention needs to be
written. This is only an incremental change from version 2. It
corrects bugs found and enhancements needed for PILPS-C1.
|Forcing data from previous experiments need to be assembled in
one central location. In some cases the data needs to be tracked
down. This effort will be followed later by the output data from
the inter-comparisons since PILPS-2e.
||Taikan Oki with help from Andy Pitman
|A convention is also needed for the ancillary data used by
land-surface schemes in the various inter-comparison. This effort
should be done in collaboration with ISLSCP.
|| Paul Dirmeyer
| The implementation plan needs to be finalized in some way. The
proposal is to read through it, correct it where needed and put it
on the web. It will not have the quality of a printed document but
will nevertheless constitute an important description of
GLASS. Then it will be thinned out to make it suitable for
publication in an appropriate journal.
||Jan Polcher and Andy Pitman
| Minutes of 2001 GLASS panel meeting.