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Project Title: Evaluating NOAA's Plan to Mitigate the Loss of Total Solar Irradiance Measurements from Space

PIN: DELS-BASC-12-03         

Major Unit:
Division on Earth and Life Studies
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

Sub Unit:
Space Studies Board DEPS

Walser, Maggie

Subject/Focus Area:
Earth Sciences; Space and Aeronautics

Evaluating NOAA's Plan to Mitigate the Loss of Total Solar Irradiance Measurements from Space
March 18, 2013 - March 19, 2013
National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution NW
Washington D.C. 20148

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: Elizabeth Finkelman
Phone: 202-334-2472


Teleconference Information
1- 888-640-7748; access code – 8420006#
If you are calling from abroad, please dial 720-362-6194; access code – 8420006#
(If you plan to call in, please mute your phone when not speaking)
Logistical Support – Elizabeth Finkelman, 202-334-2472,

Monday, March 18, 2013

CLOSED SESSION: 8:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

OPEN SESSION: 12:00 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.

12:00 p.m., Lunch and networking
1:00 p.m., Welcome and introductions; Graeme Stephens, Committee Chair
1:15 p.m., Remarks from NOAA and discussion of statement of task; Xuepeng "Tom" Zhao, NOAA/JPSS
2:00 p.m., The solar climate data record; Greg Kopp, CU Boulder
3:00 p.m., Break
3:15 p.m., Discussion of NOAA Implementation Plan, Committee and Guests
4:30 p.m., Open Session Adjourns

CLOSED SESSION: 4:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

CLOSED SESSION: 8:30 A.M. – 3:30 P.M.

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Graeme Stephens
Joanna Haigh
Jack Harvey
Charles Ichoku
Joseph Rice
William Smith
Bruce Wielicki

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
Overview of the NRC process, study schedule and meeting objectives.
Composition, bias, and conflict of interest discussion.
Discussion of the statement of task and potential questions for NOAA staff.
Discussion of the proposed NOAA implementation plan.
Planning the division of labor, the allocation of writing assignments, and the creation of a timeline for the completion of the review.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
Yuhas, Cheryl L., NASA
SORCE – Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment, Senior Review Proposal for NASA’s Earth Science Division (PDF)

Yuhas, Cheryl L., NASA
ACRIMSAT – ACRIM3, 2013 Earth Science Division Senior Review Proposal (PDF)

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: March 21, 2013