Atmospheric Circulation Reconstructions  over the Earth
Meetings
University of Chile, Santiago, Chile 12th-14th October 2015

8th ACRE Workshop: New Data, Improved

Reanalyses and Wider Applications

in    conjunction    with    EC    FP7    ERA-CLIM2,    &    UERRA,    with    additional sponsorship   from   the   World   Data   Centre   Meteorology,   GCOS,   support from   the   Decano   de   la   Facultad   de   Ciencias   Físicas   y   Matemáticas, University of Chile The    8th    Workshop    of    the    international   ACRE    initiative    was    held    in conjunction   with   the   European   Commission   Seventh   Framework   Programme   (FP7)   European   Re- Analysis   of   global   CLIMate   observations   (ERA-CLIM)   and   UERRA   (Uncertainties   in   Ensembles   of Regional   ReAnalyses)   projects,   with   sponsorship   from   the   World   Data   Centre   Meteorology,   of   the Global   Climate   Observing   System   (GCOS)   and   support   from   the   Decano   de   la   Facultad   de   Ciencias Físicas   y   Matemáticas,   University   of   Chile.   The   Workshop   also   overlapped   with   a   meeting   of   the   WMO CCl Expert Team on Data Rescue (ET DARE).  As   with   previous   annual   workshops,   this   workshop   brought   together   the   ACRE   community   and   its partners   to   discuss   the   results   of   activities   in   the   three   interlinked   areas   that   define   the   initiative:   data, reanalyses,   and   user   needs.      This   year,   it   had   a   presence   at,   and   followed   on   from,   the   American Meteorological   Society’s   (AMS)   11th   International   Conference   on   Southern   Hemisphere   Meteorology and   Oceanography   (11ICSHMO),   Santiago,   Chile,   5-9th   October   2015   (http://www.icshmo-2015.com/). The   emphasis   at   this   ACRE   workshop   was   on   new   data   (especially   from   China,   SE   Asia,   Meso- America,   the   Southern   Hemisphere   and   Antarctica)   and   potential   data   sources   (especially   from   South America   and   southern   Africa)   the   further   uptake   of   both   ‘raw’   and   downscaled   20CR,   ERA-20C   and EURO4M/EURRA   outputs   and   products   by   the   climate   science   community,   and   the   wide   ranging climate   applications   (e.g.   impacts,   extremes   and   risks)   and   services   (e.g.   the   Global   Framework   for Climate    Services    [GFCS])    needs    worldwide,    policy    makers,    planners,    environmental    managers, educational and public sectors. This    workshop    also    showcased    ACRE’s    ongoing    developments    in    the    areas    of    citizen    science, massive-scale   data   handling   and   web-based   capabilities,   state-of-the-art   high-resolution   visualisations of    data,    metadata,    data    images    and    reanalyses    products.    The    successful    development    of    this technology   is   crucial   to   making   the   full   impact   of   the   output   and   outreach   from   the   international   ACRE initiative as user friendly, tailored and shaped as possible .
Sponsors Faculty of Science and Mathematics University of Chile
Meteo Franc3, Toulouse, France, 28-30 November 2012

5th ACRE Workshop:

Forging Stronger Linkages

The   5th   ACRE   Workshop   brought   together   a   wide   range   of   international climate     scientists,     with     representatives     from     national     meteorological services    (UK,    France,    Russia,    Netherlands,    Portugal,    Germany,    New Zealand   and   China),   the   humanities   and   social   sciences,   and   UK   and   US archival   and   library   communities.   The   focus   of   the   Workshop   was   to   discuss   the   results   of   ACRE activities   in   the   three   interlinked   areas   that   define   the   initiative:   data,   reanalyses,   and   user   needs.     These    yearly    workshops    provide    a    venue    for    the    international   ACRE    community    to    assess    the initiative’s progress in the efficient use of the products it is both producing and facilitating. This    Workshop    was    held    in    conjunction    with    the    European    Commission    Seventh    Framework Programme   (FP7)   European   Re-Analysis   of   global   CLIMate   observations   (ERA-CLIM)   plus   the   UK Arts   and   Humanities   Research   Council   (AHRC)   Historic   Weather2   Network   project,         Overall,   this meeting   served   to   forge   strong   and   closer   linkages   amongst   ACRE,   ERA-CLIM,   EURO4M,   Historic Weather,2,   the   Global   Climate   Observing   System   (GCOS)   and   WMO   DARE,   and   also   exposed   these projects/bodies   to   the   wider   ACRE   community   (the   Centre   for   World   Environmental   History,   Sussex University,   the   British   Library,   and   both   the   UK   and   US   National   Archives)   -   bringing   together   climate scientists, social scientists, the humanities community, educators and policy makers. The    workshop    also    showcased   ACRE’s    ongoing    developments    in    the    areas    of    citizen    science, massive-scale   data   handling   and   web-based   open   platform   capabilities,   state-of-the-art   high-resolution visualizations   of   data,   metadata,   data   images   and   reanalyses   products.   The   successful   development of   this   technology   is   crucial   to   making   the   full   impact   of   the   output   and   outreach   from   the   international ACRE initiative as user friendly, tailored and shaped as possible
Sponsors Meteo France, Touluouse
Environment Canada, Toronto, Canada, 25th-27th August, 2014

The 7th ACRE Workshop: Expanding

Applications of Reanalysis Products

Held in conjunction with EC FP7 ERA-CLIM2, and UERRA, with

additional sponsorship from the World Data Centre Meteorology, GCOS,

& Verisk Climate

The   7th   Workshop   of   the   international   ACRE   initiative   was   held   in conjunction    with    the    European    Commission    Seventh    Framework Programme     (FP7)     European     Re-Analysis     of     global     CLIMate observations   (ERA-CLIM)   and   UERRA   (Uncertainties   in   Ensembles   of   Regional   ReAnalyses)   projects, plus the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS). As   with   previous   annual   workshops,   this   workshop   brought   together   the   ACRE   community   and   its partners   to   discuss   the   results   of   activities   in   the   three   interlinked   areas   that   define   the   initiative:   data, reanalyses,   and   user   needs.      This   particular   meeting   will   focus   on   the   further   uptake   of   20CR,   ERA- 20C   and   EURO4M/UERRA   outputs   and   products   by   the   climate   science   community,   and   the   wide ranging    climate    applications    and    services,    policy    makers,    planners,    environmental    managers, educational   and   public   sectors.   Such   workshops   provide   a   venue   for   assessing   ACRE’s   progress   in the efficient use of the products it is both producing and facilitating with its international partners.  This    workshop    also    showcased   ACRE’s    ongoing    developments    in    the    areas    of    citizen    science, massive-scale   data   handling   and   web-based   capabilities,   state-of-the-art   high-resolution   visualisations of    data,    metadata,    data    images    and    reanalyses    products.    The    successful    development    of    this technology   is   crucial   to   making   the   full   impact   of   the   output   and   outreach   from   the   international ACRE initiative as user friendly, tailored and shaped as possible .
Sponsors
FFCUL/IDL, Campo Grande, Lisbon, Portugal, 8th-20th November 2013

6th ACRE Workshop:  Applications of

Reanalysis Products

in conjunction with EC FP7 ERA-CLIM, EURO4M and AHRC

Historic Weather2, with additional sponsorship from Verisk Climate

The     6th     ACRE     Workshop     brought     together     the     ACRE community   and   its   partners   to   discuss   the   results   of   activities   in the    three    interlinked    areas    that    define    the    initiative:    data, reanalyses,   and   user   needs.     The   emphasis   at   this   meeting   was   on   current   and   potential   uptake   of   the ACRE-facilitated    20th    Century    Reanalysis    Project    output    and    products    by    the    climate    science community,    and    the    wide    ranging    climate    applications    and    services,    policy    makers,    planners, environmental   managers,   educational   and   public   sectors.      Such   workshops   provide   a   venue   for assessing ACRE’s   progress   in   the   efficient   use   of   the   products   it   is   both   producing   and   facilitating   with its international partners.  This    workshop    also    showcased   ACRE’s    ongoing    developments    in    the    areas    of    citizen    science, massive-scale   data   handling   and   web-based   capabilities,   state-of-the-art   high-resolution   visualisations of    data,    metadata,    data    images    and    reanalyses    products.    The    successful    development    of    this technology   is   crucial   to   making   the   full   impact   of   the   output   and   outreach   from   the   international ACRE initiative as user friendly, tailored and shaped as possible. This    Workshop    was    held    in    conjunction    with    the    European    Commission    Seventh    Framework Programme   (FP7)   European   Re-Analysis   of   global   CLIMate   observations   (ERA-CLIM)   and   EURO4M (European   Reanalysis   and   Observations   for   Monitoring)   projects,   plus   the   UK   Arts   and   Humanities Research   Council   (AHRC)   Historic   Weather2   Network   project   and   the   Global   Climate   Observing System   (GCOS).      Overall,   this   meeting   served   to   forge   stronger   and   closer   linkages   within   the   ACRE community. .
Sponsors
KNMI, De Bilt, Netherlands, 21st-23rd September 2011

4th ACRE Workshop:

Data, Reanalysis and User Needs

Held in conjunction with EC FP7 EURO4M and ERA-CLIM plus

AHRC Historic Weather

The     4th     ACRE     Workshop     brought     together     the     ACRE community   and   its   partners   to   discuss   the   results   of   activities   in the   three   interlinked   areas   that   define   the   initiative:   data,   reanalyses,   and   user   needs.      It   provided   a venue   for   assessing   ACRE’s   progress   in   the   efficient   use   of   the   products   it   is   both   producing   and facilitating with its international partners. This    meeting    was    held    in    conjunction    with    two    new    European    Commission    Seventh    Framework Programme    (FP7)    projects    using    historical    data    and    reanalyses:        European    Reanalysis    and Observations   for   Monitoring   (EURO4M)   and   European   Re-Analysis   of   global   CLIMate   observations (ERA-CLIM)   plus   the   UK   Arts   and   Humanities   Research   Council   (AHRC)   Historic   Weather   Network project,   the   European   Environment   Agency   (EEA)   and   WMO   Data   Rescue   (DARE).      Overall,   this meeting   served   to   forge   strong   and   closer   linkages   amongst   ACRE,   ERA-CLIM,   EURO4M,   Historic Weather,   the   EEA   and   WMO   DARE,   and   also   exposed   these   projects/bodies   to   the   wider   ACRE community    that    brings    together    climate    scientists,    social    scientists,    the    humanities    community, educators and policy makers. The    workshop    also    showcased   ACRE’s    ongoing    developments    in    the    areas    of    citizen    science, massive-scale   data   handling   and   web-based   open   platform   capabilities,   state-of-the-art   high-resolution visualizations   of   data,   metadata,   data   images   and   reanalyses   products.   The   successful   development of   this   technology   is   crucial   to   making   the   full   impact   of   the   output   and   outreach   from   the   international ACRE initiative as user friendly, tailored and shaped as possible .
   Sponsors Royal   Netherlands   Meteorological Institute,   Ministry   of   Infrastructure and Environment
MeteoSwiss, Zurich, Switzerland, 23-25 June 2008

1st ACRE Workshop: Reanalyses Data,

Historical Reanalyses & Climate Applications

The   aim   of   the   workshop   was   to   mirror   the   ACRE   initiative,   by   bringing together   researchers   who   recover,   image,   digitise   and   archive   historical data   for   reanalyses,   together   with   developers   of   various   reanalyses   and those   from   the   climate   applications   and   impacts   communities   who   have   an interest   in   using   reanalysis   products.   It   was   hoped   that   in   such   an   assembly,   participants   would   be able    to    gain    a    better    appreciation    of    each    others’    efforts    and    needs    so    that    a    firmer    basis    for collaboration   and   cooperation   could   be   forged,   with   users   being   primed   in   terms   of   their   expectations of,   and   feedback   on,   the   range   of   products   that   will   flow   from   the   first   release   of   the   full   20th   Century Reanalysis Project (1892-2008) early in 2009. This   is   planned   to   be   the   first   of   several   major   workshops   bringing   together   those   involved   in   the   full range   of   activities   under   the ACRE   initiative. As   a   result   of   this   first   workshop,   and   the   creation   of   four working   groups   (detailed   in   the   body   of   the   text)   within   ACRE,   there   will   now   be   scope   for   more specific working group meetings.
Sponsors Federal   Department   of   Home Affairs FDHA Federal   Office   of   Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss
O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, Lamington National Park, Queensland, Australia, 1st - 3rd April, 2009

2nd ACRE workshop: Shaping an ongoing road

map for ACRE

The    aim    of    the    workshop    was    to    develop    a    ‘road    map’    for    the   ACRE initiative,   and   greater   integration   between   researchers   recovering,   imaging, digitising   and   archiving   historical   data   for   the   historical   surface-data-only reanalyses,   developers   of   those   reanalyses   and   the   climate   applications and   impacts   communities   using   reanalyses   products.      It   was   also   hoped   that   it   would   provide   a   venue for   the   international   release   of   the   full   20th   Century   Reanalysis   Project   (1891-2008).      Although   the basics   of   that   reanalyses   were   presented,   an   early   to   mid   2009   release   was   delayed   to   late   2009-early 2010. This   second   full   ACRE   workshop   was   followed   by   the   first   of   more   specific   ACRE   working   group meetings,   the ACRE   WG1   Data   and   Data   Visualisation    planning   meeting   in   Bologna,   Italy   from   the   27- 29th   May   2009.      The   more   extensive ACRE   Data   and   Data   Visualisation   meeting    was   held   at   the   Met Office, Exeter in the UK from the 15-17th September 2009.
Sponsors
International Collaborations,      Dept of Premier & Cabinet UK High Commission in Canberra               UK Consul in Brisbane
Queensland Climate Change Centre of Excellence (QCCCE)
Baltimore Sheraton Inner Harbour, Baltimore, USA, 3rd-5th November, 2010

3rd ACRE Workshop:

Reanalysis and Applications

Linked to US Workshop on evaluation of recent reanalyses

& steps towards an integrated Earth System Analysis

The   goal   of   the   major   ACRE   Workshop   for   2010   was   to shape   the   efficient   use   of   the   products   ACRE   was   both producing   and   facilitating   with   its   international   partners.     Thus,   this   workshop   brought   together   the   main   ACRE partners   who   had   been   working   to   use   the   historical   weather   reanalyses   being   produced   by   the   NOAA and   CIRES   for   the   full   range   of   users   –   from   climate   researchers,   the   diverse   climate   applications community,   to   educators   and   students.   The   applications   and   user   communities   initiated   the   call   for   an initiative   like   ACRE,   and   thus   it   was   critical   that   ACRE   addressed   the   provision   of   useful   results   that could be easily and readily applied worldwide - it was a key test in measuring ACRE’s success. The   workshop   also   provided   a   venue   for ACRE   outreach   and   where   preliminary   results   in   the   areas   of citizen    science,    massive    scale    data    handling    and    web-based,    state-of-the-art    high    resolution visualisations   of   the   data   and   reanalyses   products   could   be   addressed.   The   successful   development of    this    technology    was    crucial    to    making    the    full    impact    of    the    output    and    outreach    from    the international ACRE initiative as user friendly, tailored and shaped as possible. The   third   ACRE   workshop   overlapped   with   the   Evaluation   of   Reanalyses   –   Developing   an   Integrated Earth System Analysis (IESA) Capability meeting from November 1-3, 2010 .
Sponsors
IDL - Instituto Dom Luiz Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa
National Tidal Facility