Joint Workshop on Representation Uncertainty in the Earth Sciences

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University of Reading

Department of Agriculture

Building 59 Earley Gate, Whiteknights Road

Reading

RG6 6AR

United Kingdom

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A workshop on the definition of representation uncertainty in the fields of Earth observation, data assimilation and forecast verification.

About this Event

Update 13/03/2020

Joint Workshop on Representation Uncertainty in the Earth sciences: POSTPONED

Given the fact that the coronavirus situation is developing rapidly, and that the workshop is primarily discussion-based, we have decided to reschedule the workshop to December this year. We will send out further information regarding the rescheduled meeting in the near future. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and we hope that you are able to join us for the meeting later in the year.

Joint workshop on representation uncertainty in the Earth Sciences

When analysing data in the Earth Sciences it is often necessary to compare an observation of a physical quantity with its representation in a different form. This includes, for example, using an alternative observation of the same quantity; computing the equivalent of the observation in a geophysical model, which could include variable transformations; or by interpolating the observation onto a binned domain. Such processes result in a representation uncertainty, which is distinct from the instrumental uncertainty inherent in the observation, and is often difficult to evaluate.

Sponsored by the National Centre for Earth Observation, the objective of this workshop is to determine how representation uncertainty is defined and quantified in the Earth science communities of data assimilation, Earth observation and forecast verification. The workshop will facilitate discussion between experts in these communities and aims to develop a consistent terminology across fields, identify common goals and techniques, and foster future collaborations.

Registration and abstract submission

This one and a half day discussion based workshop is open to all experts in the associated fields. We anticipate a maximum of around 60 participants; please note, if the event is heavily over subscribed we may need to limit participation.

For the workshop we are soliciting abstracts for oral (15 minutes + 5 minutes for questions) and poster presentations. If you would like to apply to present, please submit your abstract using the registration form. Please note that this is an interactive workshop and not a conference so there are limited opportunities to present your work orally. We do encourage you to submit abstracts to present your work, but note that you may be assigned a poster rather than an oral presentation.

Key dates

14th February 2020: assignment of oral presentation/poster.

Draft Programme

Day 1

13:30-15:30: Introduction, overview and networking

15:30-16:30: Refreshment break and posters

16:30-17:30: Breakout groups and discussion

Day 2

09:00 - Day 2 introduction and/or keynote talk (big picture overview)

09:20 - Representation errors for a global network of remotely sensed aerosol measurements (AERONET). Nick Schutgens

09:40 - Accounting for observation uncertainty and bias due to unresolved scales with the Schmidt-Kalman filter. Zackary Bell

10:00 - Moving beyond the mean: Capturing variability in satellite observations of aerosol. Adam Povey

10:20 -Accounting for representativeness in the verification of ensemble forecast. Zied Ben Bouallegue

10:40 - Refreshment break

11:15 - Breakout groups/whole group discussion

12:00 - Exploring the uncertainty in in-situ climate monitoring products using the HadISDH global surface humidity dataset as an example. Kate Willet

12:20 - Gravity waves and surface inversions: representation or background errors? Bruce Ingleby

12:45 - Lunch

13:30 - Structural error diagnostics using multiple earth observation (EO) products and insitu data. Bo Dong

13:50 - Gridded and spot forecast consistency and representivity considerations in high-resolution NWP model post-processing. Bruce Wright

14:15 - Breakout groups/whole group discussion

15:00 - Refreshment break (posters still there)

15:30 - Breakout groups/whole group/panel discussion

17:00 - End of day

Location

The workshop will take place in Room 1L08, Agriculture Building, Whiteknights Campus, University of Reading RG6 6AR.

Travel

For more information on travelling to the university please see https://www.reading.ac.uk/about/visit-us.aspx. If you intend to the event by car please contact a member of the organising committee as you will require a parking permit.

If you are unable to attend due to travel costs, please contact a member of the team as there may be limited funds available to facilitate attendance.

Accommodation - local hotels

• The Cedars: https://www.hospitalityuor.co.uk/cedars-hotel-reading/

• Premier Inn: https://www.premierinn.com/gb/en/hotels/england/berkshire/reading/reading-central.html

• Best Western: https://www.bestwestern.co.uk/hotels/sure-hotel-by-best-western-reading-84271

• Hilton: https://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/united-kingdom/hilton-reading-LHRHRHI/index.html

• Ibis: https://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-5431-ibis-reading-centre-new-ibis-rooms/index.shtml

• Novotel: https://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-5432-novotel-reading-centre/index.shtml

• Great Expectations: https://www.relaxinnz.co.uk/reading/

Workshop dinner

We expect to organise a workshop dinner on the evening of Tuesday 31 March. If you are interested in attending please specify when you register. Regrettably we are unable to provide funding to the workshop attendees for this.

Scientific organising committee

Dr Claire Bulgin (University of Reading, NCEO)

Dr Claire MacIntosh (University of Reading, NCEO)

Dr Chris Thomas (Met Office)

Dr Joanne Waller (Met Office)

Sponsors

The National Centre for Earth Observation

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University of Reading

Department of Agriculture

Building 59 Earley Gate, Whiteknights Road

Reading

RG6 6AR

United Kingdom

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