A growing effort to better integrate radiation measurement best practices between land and ocean communities is underway in order to support a growing network of ocean measurements in the context of OASIS over the next decade, and to produce a truly global network of surface radiation measurements for climate studies. This effort has included previous discussions within the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS), last year’s OBPS Workshop, and a newly created Baseline Surface Radiation Network (BSRN) Ocean Working Group. The format of the workshop will be invited and contributed briefings.
Location & Date
This workshop will be held virtually at the following dates and times:
Tuesday 21 September 2021 at 1400-1530 UTC Wednesday 22 September 2021 at 1400-1530 UTC Thursday 23 September 2021 at 1400-1530 UTC
How to Attend
If you would like to attend or participate in this workshop, please follow the directions below:
Participate in the workshop by asking questions and sharing your experience to help formulate consensus recommendations and document these in a best practices paper.
This workshop will build on previous efforts with two goals in mind:
To articulate current best practices in ocean-based radiation measurements to finish writing a paper to describe our current state-of-the-art knowledge.
We want to finish producing decision trees for instrument choice, best practices for handling and installation of sensors, calibration & data processing, and tests for goodness of data on moving platforms.
Developing recommendations for standardizing modifications to sensor electronics and housing for marine application.
To begin planning field experiments and identifying new technologies to meet gaps in our understanding of best practices. Some of the high priority areas identified at last year’s workshop were quantifying the impact of: ventilation, cleaning, tilt correction, shading by buoy structures, and measuring albedo.