RSA TIM
April 29, 30, May 1 2003


All meetings in Forecast Center (3C405) or 3C404

You will have to show ID at the entry gate. Please watch your speed in your car (20 MPH) while on the fed campus. We have very eager police here.

Meeting notes


Tuesday, April 29, Forecast Center (3rd floor, C pod)

8:00 am Welcome address Dr. Sandy MacDonald, FSL Lab Director
8:10 Lockheed Martin address Tim Wilfong
8:20 AWIPS updates
  5.2.2 updates
  OB1 highlights
  OB2 highlights
Joe Wakefield
9:00 OB3 work (currently proposed by NWS) Rich Jesuroga
9:30 Break
9:45 Future RSA architecture Lowell Schaffert
10:45 Associated Radar applications Rich Jesuroga
11:30 - 12:00 lunch break
12:00 - 1:00 outstanding issues (old TIM items and any other issues) Mike S, Johnny, Ramer, anyone interested
1:00 UIWG (User Interface Working Group)
Field Mill display (Jim R, Tom K)
LLP display (Jim R, Tom K)
LDAR display (Phil, MarySue)
MM5 display (Patrice, Jim R)
 Patrice Kucera
3:20 Break
3:30 "Set Time" for case review Joe Wakefield
4:00  Briefing Tool issues Patrice Kucera, Herb Grote
5:00 Future training needs general discussion
5:30 detailed LDAR discussion Phil, Patrice
6:00 Working dinner at Red Lion Capt Peters, Tim, Lowell, Herb, Darien,John M, Rich

Wednesday, April 30, Forecast Center (3rd floor, C pod)

8:00 am LAPS Overview McGinley
8:30 Data Ingest and the Kalman Filter McGinley
9:00 Temp/Height/Wind/Surface Analyses,including RSA local data issues Albers
9:30 Cloud Analysis Albers
10:00 The LAPS Variational Moisture Analysis Birkenheuer
10:30 The LAPS Balance Package McGinley
11:00 Daily Weather Briefing
11:30 Lunch and Demos at AWIPS workstation
1:00 Initializing Models with LAPS Shaw
1:30 RSA Implementation of LAPS and MM5
Current state of the system at ranges, including data utilized
Developmental version at FSL
Work remaining on SOW
Shaw
2:30 Potential for Future 5-minute wind analyses and urban-scale wind forecasting for dispersion
Assimilation of Lightning Data
Forecast lightning potential product development
Migration to WRF and 3DVAR
Ensembles for probabilistic decision-maker products
McGinley, Schultz
3:30  Summary and Wrap-up for Tuesday and Wednesday
Review previous TIM items
  July, 2002 TIM notes
  Jan, 2003 TIM notes
general discussion
Evening Social at Darien's house. All attendees invited

Thursday, May 1, rm 3C404

8:30 am Review all items
Go over milestones/schedule (Darien)
   Sys Admin Training (OS, application)
   Go over legacy/new systems
   Issues with LDM thru firewall
   AMU configuration
   Case Review configuration
   transition of the AWIPS workstations to the RSA Linux baseline
   Anything else on the plate...
All attendees
10:00 am Call Alan and go over area divergence
Work with ENSCO on setting up simulations
All attendees