5th Antarctic Meteorological Observation, Modeling, & Forecasting Workshop
July 12 – 14, 2010
OSU / Byrd Polar Research Center
Columbus, Ohio, USA
The workshop is meant to bring together those with both research and operational/logistical interests in Antarctic meteorology and forecasting. As in the past, the annual activities of the Automatic Weather Stations (AWS) Project and the Antarctic Meteorological Research Center (AMRC) of the Space Science and Engineering Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, and the Antarctic Mesoscale Prediction system (AMPS) Project of the Mesoscale & Microscale Meteorology Division of the National Center for Atmospheric Research at Boulder, Colorado, USA will be addressed, as these affect a diversified group involved in and/or supporting Antarctic atmospheric and related science. Thus the status of, and developments in, the AWS, AMRC, and AMPS projects will be reviewed and an avenue for feedback and results from their user communities will be offered. The workshop will also, however, serve more broadly as a forum for current results and ideas in Antarctic meteorology, NWP, and weather forecasting, from contributors to Antarctic efforts around the world. In addition, there will be general discussions on the relationships between the AWS, AMRC, and AMPS projects, other U.S., and international efforts and Antarctic forecasting, logistical support, and science. Topics of mutual interest to these programs, to Antarctic weather forecasters and modelers, and support for the USAP and international programs will be considered.