MERRA: MODERN-ERA RETROSPECTIVE ANALYSIS FOR RESEARCH AND APPLICATIONS

External Users Group

In 2006, a group of reanalysis users was formed to advise the GMAO on MERRA. The group was tasked with reviewing output variables, formats and accessibility for functionality. In addition, the group reviewed the GMAO validation experiments and results. In November of 2007, the group convened at NASA GSFC and found that, while the MERRA system was not perfect,it represented an improvement over existing reanalyses, and was ready to go forward with data production. With that meeting the group fulfilled its objective. This page acknowledges the efforts of the external review group and the time they spent leading up to MERRA production.

  Member Affiliation Interests
  Phillip A. Arkin Earth System Science Inter. Ctr.
University of Maryland
Moderator
  Alan K. Betts Atmospheric Research
Pittsford, VT
Clouds, Land,
Planetary Boundary Layer
  Robert X. Black Sch. Earth & Atmos. Sciences
Georgia Inst. of Tech.
Synoptic Dynamics
  David H. Bromwich Byrd Polar Research Ctr.
Ohio State Univ.
Arctic
  John O. Roads * Scripps Inst. of Oceanography
Univ. Calif. San Diego
Water, Energy
  Jose M. Rodriguez NASA Goddard Space Flt. Ctr.
Greenbelt, MD
Stratosphere
  Steven W. Running School of Forestry
University of Montana
Land Biophysics
  Paul W. Stackhouse, Jr. NASA Langley Research Ctr.
Hampton, VA
Surface Radiation Budget,
Applications
  Kevin E. Trenberth NCAR
Boulder, CO
Climate
  Glenn H. White NOAA
Camp Springs, MD
Ocean Flux, Reanalysis
       

* Note: John O. Roads passed away on June 21, 2008 (See article.)

 

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