Reminder: registration deadline for S-RIP Planning Meeting on 20 February

(revised) First Announcement of the S-RIP Planning Meeting April 29 – May 1, 2013 Met Office, Exeter, UK

Information provided by Masatomo Fujiwara, David Jackson, and S-RIP Working Group:

Dear colleagues,

It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the SPARC Reanalysis/analysis Intercomparison Project (S-RIP) Planning Meeting in Exeter, UK during April 29-May 1, 2013.

A temporary website for the S-RIP is found at:
The meeting webpage is found at:

Scientific objective and scope of the meeting:

The first S-RIP Planning Meeting shall be held at the Met Office in Exeter (UK) on April 29 to May 1, 2013. The aim of the S-RIP is to create a review report on the reanalysis intercomparison within the next 4-5 years as one of the SPARC report series. Thus the goal of the Planning Meeting is for S-RIP Working Group members, representatives from the reanalysis centres, and key SPARC researchers to discuss key processes and diagnostics for the reanalysis intercomparison that are relevant for SPARC-related middle atmosphere science. Furthermore, the chapter titles and leads will be determined at the Planning Meeting.

Specific aims of the meeting:

  • To finalize the report outline/chapters including chapter lead names and initial list of contributors. (The Working Group has prepared a draft structure of the final S-RIP report. At the meeting, each chapter will be given a 1 hour time slot, and the diagnostics list and observational data for validation are presented by the chapter co-leads and discussed by the participants.)
  • To define the general guidelines and protocols, and the specific diagnostics used in each chapter.
  • To define the timetable of the project.

Important Additional Information:

Oral presentations are by invitation only. In addition, we welcome contributed poster presentations. The structure of the meeting is such that all participants are expected to assist the S-RIP Working Group in agreeing the structure of the report to result from the project, and in volunteering to lead (or to make major contributions to) the writing of the report. The meeting is open to all, but since space is limited all participants must register. To do this, please send the following information to
1: Name
2: Email address
3: Affiliation
4: Title
and short abstract (if you are submitting a poster)) by *** 20 February 2013 ***.

Information on travelling to the Met Office is found at the meeting webpage. In addition, a block booking of hotel accommodation in Exeter may be made. Further information on this will be available soon.