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ESRL Global Systems Division

2nd LAPS User Workshop
David Skaggs Research Center
Boulder, Colorado

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Group photo of 2012 Workshop participants.
Group photo of 2012 Workshop participants

Workshop Objectives

Review progress, share experiences, and provide a forum for discussions on:

  1. Recent LAPS developments
    1. Review of / response to recommendations from 1st Workshop
    2. Update on recent changes in algorithms / strategies
  2. Use of LAPS / Applications
    1. User experiences - successes, problems, suggestions
    2. Role of LAPS in operations and research
    3. Emerging new applications
    4. New user requirements
  3. Data and software
    1. New sources of data (observations, background, fixed files)
    2. Output requirements (user needs)
    3. LAPS in AWIPS2
  4. Scientific Opportunities
    1. Making LAPS variational
  5. Community Outreach
    1. Major and minor updates to codes - Change Management
    2. Community testing and evaluation prior to code releases
    3. International collaboration - Input into central code repository
    4. Training and documentation
    5. Role of LAPS in NOAA NWP infrastructure

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