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Project Title: A Survey of the Scientific Uses of the Radio Spectrum

PIN: BPAX-L-03-04-A         

Major Unit:
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

Sub Unit:
Board on Physics & Astronomy DEPS

Lang, David

Subject/Focus Area:
Earth Sciences; Policy for Science and Technology; Space and Aeronautics

Meeting 3
December 17, 2007 - December 18, 2007
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
100 Academy Dr.
Irvine, California

If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: Mercedes Ilagan
Phone: 202-334-3520
Fax: 202-334-3575


Survey of the Scientific Use of the Radio Spectrum
Beckman Center of the National Academies, Balboa Room
100 Academy, Irvine, CA 92617

Monday, December 17, 2007

8:00 am Room Opens
(Breakfast will be available) Keck 203
8:45 am Committee discussion
9:00 am Effects of RFI on weather forecasts S. English, UK Met Office (by phone)
9:45 am Break
10:00 am
Radiometry data in weather forecasts and severe weather prediction
P. Black, SAIC
10:45 am How radio astronomy contributes to solar physics and space weather D. Gary, NJIT
11:30 am
General discussion
Committee and Guests
12:00 pm Lunch
1:15 pm Committee discussion
2:45 pm Break
3:00 pm Committee discussion
5:00 pm Break and depart for restaurant
6:00 pm Working Dinner The Cannery Restaurant
3010 Lafayette Rd
Newport Beach, CA 92663
(949) 566-0060
7:30 pm Adjourn for day

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

8:00 am
Room Opens
(Breakfast will be available)
Keck 203
8:30 am Committee discussion
10:15 am Break
10:30 am Committee discussion
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm
Committee discussion

2:00 pm Adjourn

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Marshall H. Cohen

Albin J. Gasiewski

Donald Backer

James M. Moran

Timothy J. Pearson

Darrel Emerson

Aaron S. Evans

Lee G. Mundy

Christopher Ruf

Alan B. Tanner

David Kunkee

Frederick S. Solheim

Steven W. Ellingson

David H. Staelin

Paul Kolodzy

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
Structure of the report, audience of the report, content of the report, work plan, next meeting.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
1. ITU, "Handbook for Radio Astronomy," 2003.

2. NOAA, "Economic Statistics for NOAA," April 2006.

3. FCC, "Spectrum Policy Task Force," November 2002.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: January 25, 2008