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IEDRO Newsletter – August 2015

Monthly Newsletter

August 2015


Climate: Around the World

 From the United States to Greenland, Paris, Scotland, and India, the world is actively partaking in the discussion of climate change. Below is a curated list of articles that popped up on IEDRO’s radar throughout the month. Check out what’s being discussed and let us know which article you found most interesting!

     Three Category 4 Hurricanes in the Pacific Ocean: How Rare is that? / The Weather Channel

     Why NASA’s so worried that Greenland’s melting could speed up / The Washington Post

     Thinking Big on Climate Change Adaption: Scaling Rain-fed Agriculture Projects in India / World Resources Institute

     Party Leaders in Scotland Make Climate Change Pledge / BBC News

     Climate Action: A Conversation with Rachel Kyte on the Need for a strong Climate Deal in Paris / The World Bank

IEDRO Update

IEDROites discussed administrative policies, grant and funding opportunities, project evaluations, and possible new data rescue projects for 2016 at the Annual Meeting this past month at IEDRO headquarters in Deale, Maryland. We are pleased to report that theUzbekistan project is well under way, an IEDRO team plans an evaluation trip to Bangladesh, and we have initiated discussion regarding a cooperative project with Australia.

If you haven’t yet reached out to IEDRO about data rescue projects in your country, please feel free to inquire about possible opportunities.

CURRENT, UPCOMING & POTENTIAL PROJECTS

ONGOING PROJECTS

 

  • WEATHER WIZARDS: A cost effective tool for digitizing large amounts of historic weather data much faster than manual methods, created by Summit Business Technologies.
  • I-DARE PORTAL: IEDRO supports the marketing and data rescue efforts of WMO’s I-DARE Portal Program.
  • BOLIVIA: Between July 2012 and September 2013, IEDRO personnel began receiving surface data images from Bolivia. To date, IEDRO has received synoptic observations and Summary of Day observations for 22 surface stations – 16,544 pages/records in total, the equivalent of at least 10 years of data.
  • WEST AFRICA: Climate Data Rescue and Digitization Facility at ACMAD: Ongoing. The facility continues to scan about 8,000 microfiche frames per month.
  • TANZANIA: 500 upper air pilot balloon (PIBAL) observations.
  • EL SALVADOR: Successfully scanned 10,000 of the 330,000 strip charts.  Next step is working on digitizing the data.
  • MALAWI: Several hundred thousand pages of surface weather observations. This project is ongoing. Upper air data is rescued; surface data needs rescuing.

UPCOMING PROJECTS 

  • UZBEKISTAN: Teddy Allen and Randy McCracken / Implementation Trip October 2015
  • BANGLADESH: Teddy Allen and Larry Nicodemus/ Evaluation Trip October 2015

POTENTIAL FUTURE PROJECTS

  • JAMAICA: End of 2015, Early 2016
  • MALI, CAMBODIA, LAOS PEOPLE’S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC: Standby
  • MAURITANIA: Possible project.

WHERE WE’VE BEEN

UPCOMING CONFERENCES:

  • AMS 11ICSHMO 11th Conference of the Southern Hemisphere Meteorology, University of Chile, Santiago
  • 8th Atmospheric Circulation Reconstructions over the Earth (ACRE) Workshop, University of Chile, Santiago (October 12-14, 2015)
    • Two IEDROites, Rick Crouthamel and Dona Cuppett, will be attending this conference.
  • WMO I-DARE Portal meeting, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile (October 2015)
    • Two IEDROites, Rick Crouthamel and Dona Cuppett, will be attending this conference.

 

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