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					             General Workshop Information
Wireless access is available from this room. To connect, go to
http://www.wireless.ucar.edu The group name and password are RICO. If you
have trouble connecting, please contact Jay Alipit, x8527 or pager 303-497-1104
(when prompted, enter 210), or email: alipit@ucar.edu

Lunch is available in the cafeteria in this building. The menus for today and
tomorrow are:

    Wednesday, September 1                   Thursday, September 2
    Navy Bean Soup                           Light Vegetable Barley Soup
    Greek Salad Pita, Pepperoncini           Tex-Mex Salad Plate
    Ham & Brie Baguette, Chips               Roma Panini with Pasta Salad
    Salisbury Steak, Macaroni & Cheese,      Jamaican Jerk Pork Loin with Fruit
         and Stewed Tomatoes                     Salsa, Black Beans & Rice

Breaks: There will be continental breakfast provided in the building’s lobby
beginning at 8am on both days. There will be an afternoon break of cookies and
cold drinks at 2:30pm on Wednesday, and a reception with beer, wine and snacks
beginning at 5:30pm on Wednesday.

There is no printer or copier in this building. If you need something printed or
copied, please email it to Sara Metz with instructions at smetz@joss.ucar.edu
RICO Facilities Introduction
                  Antigua

                          University of
                          Wyoming Hangar
               Terminal
Royal                       X X
Antiguan                                   Sampling
                 X                         Site
                RICO
                Operations Center
                (ACT Building)             X


Jolly
Harbour
Villas     •
Barbuda




    X   S-Pol Research
        Radar Site



                 X ISS/PAM Site
                         RICO Project
             Preliminary Support Facilities Layout
                         Bird Airport

            24/7 manned gate
   FBO warehouse                                Hangar (Univ. of
   (storage, prep &            FBO trailer #1   Wyoming office and    FBO
   lab space)                  (RAF aircrew)    aircraft prep area)   Trailer #2

                         BAE
                         146 C-130
                                                            2UW

 BAE 146
 Crew prep area




(RICO Operations Center)
ACT Building (3-4 miles)
          RICO Facilities at V.C. Bird
             International Airport

•   Univ. of Wyoming K/A Aircraft and Support

•   NCAR C-130 Aircraft and Support

•   UK BAE146 Aircraft and Support

•   Aircraft facilities and support equipment storage

•   Project hazardous materials storage

•   Laboratory space for airborne sensor maintenance and
    in-field sample analysis
            RICO Operations Center
               Facility Support

•   Main meeting space for Daily Planning Meeting,
    Seminars and Mission Briefings/Debriefings

•   Forecast/Nowcast center

•   Operations coordination area

•   Analysis center (scientist workstation space)

•   Specialized workstations (IDV, SPOL, Email/Webserver,
    etc)
Facilities Communications
        and Logistics
             Operations Center Layout




• 2000 sq. feet total space
• 110v/60Hz “US” outlets
• 24/7 access and back-up
  power
• Secure building
• Adjacent parking
        Operations Center Functions

•   Main meeting space for Daily Planning Meeting,
    Seminars and Mission Briefings/Debriefings

•   Forecast/Nowcast center

•   Operations coordination area

•   Analysis center (scientist workstation and desk space)

•   Specialized workstations (IDV, SPOL, Email/Webserver,
    etc)
                         RICO Project
             Preliminary Support Facilities Layout
                         Bird Airport

            24/7 manned gate
   FBO warehouse                                Hangar (Univ. of
   (storage, prep &            FBO trailer #1   Wyoming office and    FBO
   lab space)                  (RAF aircrew)    aircraft prep area)   Trailer #2

                         BAE
                         146 C-130
                                                            2UW

 BAE 146
 Crew prep area




(RICO Operations Center)
ACT Building (3-4 miles)
                 Airport Functions


•   Univ. of Wyoming K/A Aircraft and Support

•   NCAR C-130 Aircraft and Support

•   UK BAE146 Aircraft and Support

•   Aircraft facilities and equipment storage

•   Project hazardous materials storage

•   Laboratory space for airborne sensor maintenance and
    in-field sample analysis
            RICO Communications Schematic

                telephones
                  (IP,cell)
                                S-POL
                                 ISS
                                                                        Aircraft
                                                                      NSF/NCAR C-130
                                     •chat                                UW KA
                      Land line
Rest of World                        •data/data products                UK Bae146
                       satcom?
                                     •Shared web
                                      browser
                                                           •chat                    radio
                •e-mail                                    •data upload/download
                              Operations
                •data                                      •flight tracks
                •products      Center
                •Catalog        (airport)                                  Ship
                •chat                         telephones                R/V S. Johnson
                                            (IP, cell, pagers)      •e-mail
                                                                    •data upload/download
Mission Planning
        Mission Scientific Staff
Science Director

Mission Scientist

Flight Scientist

Ship Chief Scientist

SPOL Chief Scientist

Scientific Operator/Observer
    Operations Coordination Team

Operations Director

Aircraft Coordinator

Surface Observing Systems Coordinator

Antigua Site Coordinator

Barbuda Site Coordinator

Communications/Networking Coordinator

In-Field Data Management Coordinator

Weather Forecaster/Nowcaster Coordinator
                     Staffing Table
                            (as of 9/1/04)




FUNCTION                    PARTICIPANT
Science Director (SD)       Rauber, Ochs, Stevens
Mission Scientist (MS)      Rauber, Ochs, Stevens
Operations Director (OD)    Dirks, Moore, Stossmeister, Williams
Aircraft Coordinator (AC)   Moore, Dirks, Stossmeister, Williams
Sfc Obs Systems Coord
Antigua Site Coordinator    Dirks, Moore
Barbuda Site Coordinator    Bauerle, Gates…
Comms/Network Coord.        Daniels, Bradford, Russ,..
Field DM Coord.             Stossmeister, Roberts, Williams
Forecast/Nowcast Coord      Rauber, Stevens, Trapp
    Daily Planning Meeting Content
•   Status of aircraft, mobile facilities and remote observing
    systems
•   Data management and communications status report
•   Forecast discussion from 24-36 hours, special products;
    outlook to 72 hours
•   Report on the status of scientific objectives and results of
    the last mission and/or update on the status of an on-going
    mission
•   Mission Selection, staff assignment, and schedule of
    operations
•   Logistics or administrative matters
•   Other announcements
                                                RICO Daily Planning/Operations Scenario
                                                   (Numbers refer to timeline description in Sec. 4.4)
                                  Special Surface Systems
                                  Operations
Operations
                                    Nominal C-130 + (9)
                                    Operations Window
                                     Nominal KA, Bae146+ (8)
                                     Operations Window
                                                  3 hourly ISS launches (3b)



                               Nominal                                                                 Nominal
                               Ka, Bae146                                                  Morning     Ka, Bae146
                  Morning      Preflight                                                   Weather     Preflight
                  Weather      briefing (11)                                               Briefing    briefing (11)
                                                            Mission                                                           Mission
                  briefing                                                                 (5)
                                                            Debriefing                                                        Debriefing
                  (5)      Aircraft                                                              Aircraft                     *** (16)
                                                            *** (16)
                           Mission                                                               Mission                                   Daily
                                                                                                            Nominal
Meetings                   Briefing Nominal                          Daily
                                                                                                 Briefing                                  Planning
                                                                                                            KA, Bae146
                           & Ship KA, Bae146                         Planning
                                                                                                 & Ship                                    Meeting
                                                                                                            T/O (12)
                           Update T/O (12)                           Meeting
                                                                                                 Update                                    (3a-d)
                           ** (7)                                    (3a-d)
                                                                                                 ** (7)

                   04                  10                  16                    22         04                 10               16               22
         UTC
        Antigua
          LT        00       03        06        09        12            15      18   21   00         03      06         09     12     15       18
   (UTC -4 HR)                                           Status
                        Nominal                                                              Nominal
                        Go/NoGo                          Reports                             Go/NoGo
                                                                         Distribute
                        Decision                         from all                            Decision
                                                                         daily
Reporting               (C-130)                          facilities in                       (C-130)
                                                                         briefing
                                 Nominal                 operations                                   Nominal
                                                                         package
                                 Go/NoGo                 center                                       Go/NoGo
                                 Decision                                                             Decision
                                 (KA, Bae146)         Day 1                                           (KA, Bae146)       Day 2
  *     As required
  **    Pre-flight briefing for air crew/scientists ~90 min. before takeoff
  ***   Flight debriefing should occur within 30 minutes of landing
  +     All science flight crew at airport ~1 hr before planned departure
             RICO Forecast Support
•   Planning and conduct of aircraft flight and ship operations in and around
    precipitating cumulus clouds

•   Provide forecasting and nowcasting support from 5-20 December 2004
    and 2-24 January 2005

•   Developing 12-48 hr planning forecasts for this domain

•   Short-term forecasting including generation of 1-12 hr guidance

•   Nowcasting in the very short-range (0-1 hour) and extrapolation of
    mesoscale weather conditions

•   A 2 person forecast team is envisioned

•   Forecasts include general flow and stability regimes, airmass and
    mesoscale boundaries, and general convective weather conditions

•   Test and evaluation of forecasting and nowcasting techniques and model
    products
             RICO Real-Time Data and Products Schedule for Operations
              OO UTC                                                              12 UTC
               Model                                                               Model
               Output                                                              Output
              available                                                           available
                                                                                              Nominal
                    Nominal                                                                     Daily
                    morning                                                                   planning
                    weather                                                                   meeting
                    briefing
             UTC
                 04               07              10                13            16              19         22            01              04



                00                03              06                09            12              15         18            21              24
                                                       nominal
                                                                                        Forecaster #2
          Antigua                                          Forecaster #1                nominal
            LT
         (UTC -4 HR)                    = night


       GOES*     xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
 POES NOAA**                     N-16             N-15                     N-17               N-16           N-15               N-17
POES DMSP***                                                    F-16                                                   F-16
POES DMSP***                                         F-14                                                       F-14
POES DMSP***                                       F-13           F-15                                       F-13       F-15
POES SeawiFS
  POES Terra
  POES Aqua
   Soundings
                                                                    •                                                      •
 Synoptic obs
                             •                •
  *GOES (imagery at 0:15 and 0:45 past the hour)
                                                                •             •               •          •             •               •
  **POES NOAA (Satellite numbers N-15, N-16, N-17)
  ***POES DMSP (Satellite numbers F-13, F-14, F-15, F-16)
              Logistics – Personal
• US citizens do not need a visa and are exempt from work
permit requirements

• Duty-free import of scientific equipment, computers, and
expendables. A complete list of all equipment to be imported
must be submitted to the Customs Department and the Ministry
of International Transportation prior to arrival in Antigua.

• Waiver of aircraft parking/ramp fees has been received. A
50 % reduction in landing fees has been approved.

• Security (Airport, ACT): 24/7 access, keys and entry cards
(for vehicles) will be provided, badges for participants will be
prepared by JOSS and issued by the VCBI Airport Security
Office.
RICO Security Badge mock-ups
                          Shipping

Shipping destination address for RICO (sent to “self” in care of
FBO):

   Your name
   Your facility
   In care of FBO 2000 Antigua, Limited
   V.C. Bird International Airport
   St. John’s, Antigua

There is also a freight forwarder that was recommended. The
name is:

   Caribbean Forwarders, Limited
   Attn. Foster George
   Phone 268-480-1106
                    RICO Lodging Information
• Royal Antiguan Resort (www.eliteislandresorts.com)
35 rooms blocked: 20 standard @ $110 per night, 15 bayview @ $139/night. Taxes are
included in this rate; meals are not.
                                Hotel rooming list (as of 8/31/04):
 NAME       CHECK-IN          CHECK-OUT              NAME      CHECK-IN      CHECK-OUT
 ALBRECHT    12/1/2004        12/21/2004 (2 rooms)   RINGLEMAN 1/3/2005      1/26/2005 (2 rooms)
 BOYNTON     12/1/2004        12/21/2004 (2 rooms)   ROCHESTER 1/3/2005      1/26/2005
 CALVIN      12/3/2004        12/16/2004             ROGERS    1/3/2005      1/26/2005 (2 rooms)
 CAMPOS      12/4/2004        12/21/2004             SCANNELL  1/3/2005      1/26/2005
 CUSACK      12/4/2004        12/21/2004 (2 rooms)   SCHANOT   1/3/2005      1/26/2005 (2 rooms)
 DANIELS     12/4/2004        12/21/2004             SHERTZ    1/3/2005      1/26/2005
 EAGAN       12/4/2004        12/21/2004 (2 rooms)   SPOWART   1/3/2005      1/26/2005
 EMMETT      12/4/2004        12/21/2004 (2 rooms)   STEPHENS  1/3/2005      1/26/2005
 GATES       12/4/2004        12/21/2004 (4 rooms)   STITH     1/3/2005      1/26/2005 (2 rooms)
 GENZLINGER 12/4/2004         12/21/2004 (2 rooms)   STRONG    1/4/2005      1/25/2005
 GERBER      12/4/2004        12/21/2004 (2 rooms)   WEBSTER   1/9/2005      1/14/2005
 HOLDEN      12/4/2004        12/21/2004             WEBSTER   1/15/2005     1/16/2005
 HUDSON      12/4/2004        12/21/2004 (3 rooms)
 IRWIN       12/4/2004        12/21/2004 (2 rooms)
 JENSEN      12/5/2004        12/20/2004
 JENSEN      12/5/2004        12/21/2004
 KORN        12/7/2004        12/21/2004
 KORN        1/3/2005         1/12/2005
 LASHER-TRAPP 1/3/2005        1/18/2005
 MAYOR       1/3/2005         1/22/2005
 MCFARLAND 1/3/2005           1/25/2005 (2 rooms)
 MORLEY      1/3/2005         1/25/2005
 NICOLL      1/3/2005         1/26/2005 (2 rooms)
 OLSON       1/3/2005         1/26/2005 (2 rooms)
 RAGNI       1/3/2005         1/26/2005
                       RICO Lodging Information
• Jolly Harbour Villas (www.jollyharbour-marina.com)
12 units blocked: 1-2 person units @ $125 per night, 3-4 person units @ $150/night. 18.5%
taxes is not included in this rate; neither are meals or maid service.

                                 Villa rooming list (as of 8/30/04):
 NAME           No. in villa Arr.      Dep.           NAME       CHECK-IN            CHECK-OUT
 ANDERSON            2      11/29/04 12/21/04         SMALL/CHUANG      2    1/3/05     1/26/05
 ANDERSON            2      12/1/04   12/21/04        STEVENS            2   1/3/05     1/25/05
 BLYTH                2     12/1/04   12/21/04        STEVENS            2   1/3/05     1/26/05
 BLYTH                2     12/1/04   12/21/04        THORNTON           2    1/4/05     1/18/05
 BURNETT/BREN-UIER 2        12/1/04   12/21/04        TWOHY/RAGNI        3   1/11/05     1/22/05
 BURNETT/BREN-UIER 2        12/3/04   12/21/04
 COTTON/ZAROVY        3     12/4/04   12/21/04
 DIRKS                2      12/1/04  12/21/04
 HEIKES               3      12/5/04  12/21/04
 HEIKES               2      12/5/04  12/21/04
 KRUEGER              2     12/8/04    12/21/04
 LASHER-TRAPP        2       12/12/04 12/21/04
 LASHER-TRAPP        3       1/3/05    1/25/05
 LAWSON               2      1/3/05    1/25/05
 LAWSON               2      1/3/05    1/26/05
 LAWSON               3      1/3/05    1/25/05
 LAWSON               3      1/3/05    1/26/05
 MOORE                3      1/3/05    1/26/05
 OCHS                 2      1/3/05     1/25/05
 OCHS                 2      1/3/05     1/25/05
 OCHS                 2      1/3/05     1/25/05
 OCHS                 2      1/3/05     1/25/05
    Did you see a mistake with your reservation?


If so, please contact the property at which you made your
reservation:

Royal Antiguan                       Jolly Harbour
Janine Hills                         Annie Liverpool
Tel: 800-345-0356 or                 Tel: 268-462-6166
      954-481-8787 ext. 126          Fax: 268-462-6167
Fax: 954-481-1661
Email:                               Email:
jhills@eliteislandresorts.com        jollyhbr@candw.ag

				
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