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Atmospheric Model Working Group Meeting

The Broker Inn

Boulder, Colorado

2-3 March 1998


The AMWG meeting will take place at the Broker Inn in Boulder, Colorado convening at 1:00 pm on Monday March 2nd, and adjourning Tuesday afternoon, March 3rd around 5:00 pm.
Draft Agenda



Check-in/buffet lunch

1:00 pm:
Resource/planning issues
  • CSL computer resource request update (Randall)
  • Current CSL computer plans (Buzbee)
  • CSM Planning Document (Blackmon)

  • -timing for working group input, etc.

1:30 pm:
  • CCM4 plans (Williamson)
  • Dynamical core collaboration and plans (Lin)
  • Alternative LW radiative transfer parameterization (Iacono)
  • SW radiative transfer investigations (Collins)

  • -19-band model
    -sensitivities to enhanced cloud absorption
  • Cloud overlap activities (Bergman, Liang)
  • Marine stratus parameterization update (Stevens, Norris)

4:00 pm
  • Standard diagnostics for model evaluation (Hack, Boyle, Gleckler, Taylor)
  • Strawman and discussion

5:30 pm
Reception (cash bar)

Tuesday morning:



Continental breakfast

8:30 - 11:30

Focus group break-out sessions
  • Identify focus group objectives and priorities
  • Identify deliverables and time scale

1:00 - 4:30

  • Working group reports (15-30 minutes)
  • Prioritize working group projects
  • Action items for June workshop (who, what, when?)

Travel and lodging logistics

Meeting check-in will begin at 11:30 am on Monday, March 2nd. Lunch, in the form of a sandwich buffet, will be available to all meeting participants at this time. The meeting will formally convene at 1:00 pm and is scheduled to end around 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3rd.
Please complete the registration form below to ensure that you are automatically notified of any changes to the agenda.

The meeting will be at the Broker Inn in Boulder. There is a block of rooms under "NCAR/AMWG". The rate is $63 for a single room and $73 for double. The block will be released on February 9th. You may reach the Broker at
The Broker Inn
555 30th Street
Boulder, CO 80303
1-800-338-5407 or
(303) 444-3330.

The closest Airport to Boulder is Denver International Airport (DIA).
Shuttle Service:

The Boulder Airporter travels regularly from DIA to Boulder area hotels, including the Broker. The cost is $14 each way. The Airporter departs DIA every hour on the hour from 8 am to 11 pm. It departs the Broker every hour on the half hour. For reservations, call (303) 444-0808.
Driving From DIA to Broker Inn:

o Get on Pena Blvd to I-70 West
o Take I-70 to I-25 North
o From I-25, Get off on Hwy 36 going to Boulder
o Exit at the Baseline Exit and take a right onto Baseline
o Go right onto 30th street
o The Broker Inn is at the end of the street on your right
(Note, you may also get to Boulder from I-70 using I-270 to I-76 to Hwy 36. Just follow the signs to Boulder. The above directions are slightly longer but less complicated)

Please complete the following information and email or fax to
Paula Fisher by 2/23/98.
Fax: (303) 497-1324
Phone: (303) 497-1328