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					IARPC Theme 3.3
Understand atmospheric surface heat, energy, and mass balances
Published
3.3.1        Improve understanding of short-lived climate forcers (SLCFs); source regions, direct and indirect effects and ne
3.3.2        Improve understanding of processes that control the formation, longevity, and physical properties of Arctic clo
3.3.3        Develop an integrated understanding of Arctic atmospheric processes, their impact on the surface energy bud


Unpublished
3.3.1        Develop an integrated Arctic atmospheric observing system utilizing space-based polar specific remote sensing
3.3.2        Assess climate impacts of short-lived climate forcers (black carbon, ozone, methane) and their role in Arctic am
3.3.3        Conduct research to improve understanding of processes controlling the formation, longevity, and physical prop
3.3.4        Coordinate interagency efforts leading to an integrated understanding of Arctic atmospheric processes, their im


IARPC Theme 3.4
Integrate and continue to deploy a national Arctic observing system and promote international

Sub-themes
3.4.1        Facilitate observing system design for the arctic
3.4.2        Assess local-resident priorities for addressing change
3.4.3        Combine in-situ and remotely sensed observations of sea ice with local community and traditional kn
3.4.4        Conduct long-term monitoring of key outlet glaciers and tidewater glaciers
3.4.5        Monitor the biological and physical state of the Arctic marine environment
3.4.6        Assess the effects of atmospheric constituents on surface-radiation balance
3.4.7        Assess the impact of terrestrial warming and permafrost thawing on the carbon cycle
3.4.8        Improve data access
3.4.9        Engage indigenous observers and communities in monitoring environmental parameters
and indirect effects and net impact on Arctic Warming
cal properties of Arctic clouds, including the effects of—and sensitivities to—aerosols
on the surface energy budget, and their linkages with oceanic, terrestrial, and cryospheric systems




ar specific remote sensing products and ground-based measurements at long-term observatories
and their role in Arctic amplification
ngevity, and physical properties of Arctic clouds, including the effects of, and sensitivities to, aerosols
pheric processes, their impact on the surface energy budget, and their linkages with oceanic, terrestrial, and cryospheric systems.




mote international cooperation to create a circumpolar observing system




 unity and traditional knowledge
terrestrial, and cryospheric systems.
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3.3 AON Milestones Published

Support black-carbon source identification through chemical composition measurements at dey
observatory locations and aerosol mapping from space with MODIS and MISR


Support black-carbon radiative impact studies through in-situ measurements at key observatory
locations and modeling of light scattering, absorption, and aerosol optical depth

Develop needs assessment for an Arctic methane-observation network

Support sustained and enhanced ground-based measurements of cloud and aerosol properties




Support synthesis activities to develop long-term observational cloud and aerosol data sets from
ground-based and satellite platforms to evaluate model parameterizations


Support observations and modeling activities to improve understanding of transport of aerosols from
remote regions to the Arctic

3.3 AON Milestones UnPublished

Activate the interagency AON-Atmosphere working group to develop U.S. plans and priorities for
Atmospheric observations

Implement plans for expanding global observing networks such as GAW, BSRN and AeroNET to
Arctic Observatories as recommended by the Arctic Observing Network (AON) 2009 Status Report
and Key Recommendations

Identification, enhancement of instrument assets, and data portal access to iconic data sets supporting
monitoring and process studies for ground-based observatories

Continue develop international bi-lateral agreements with Russia and Canada on long-term observing
strategies

Establish the Summit Greenland and Tiksi, Russia Observatories as Regional Global Atmosphere
Watch stations
Conduct planning workshops for internationally coordinated multi-year Arctic Ocean drifting stations
with atmospheric studies emphasis (e.g. Multi-disciplinary Drifting Observatory for the Study of
the Arctic Climate (MOSAiC),



Survey requirements and increase infrastructure to observe clouds and aerosols at Barrow, Oliktik
Point and the IASOA Observatories




 Conduct workshops to establish an Arctic FLUXnet programs to establish criteria for comparison of
information from Arctic micrometeorological towers and surface flux sites in Barrow AK, Oliktok,
AK, Eureka Canada, Tiksi Russia and Ny-Alesund Norway



Produce Report: Spatial and technological gaps in pan-Arctic monitoring networks for black carbon,
methane and ozone




Promote standard monitoring methods and protocols to unsure data comparability among
programs

Improving long-term chemical composition measurement at key observatories, including
measurements of organic carbon and additional tracer species


Aerosol mapping from space with MODIS and MISR

Organize submission of Arctic radiation data into Baseline Surface Radiation Network (BSRN)
archives

Lead development of the Arctic component of Global Cryosphere Watch under the WMO EC Panel
of Experts on Polar Observations, Research and Services

Organize interagency contribute to the WWRP Polar Prediction Project Implementation Plan

3.4 Milestones

Develop action plans to implement an integrated design, including connections with other national
and international observing systems, sustain current and planned operations, and use system
models to identify observing contributions and needs for forecasting and design
Arctic Observing Summit Meeting

Assess the state of the nine observing system/network themes and identify knowledge gaps and
establish sites or regions for key observations
Funder, Coordinator or   Organization Type
Scientist                (*)               E-mail


Patricia Quinn           Federal           patricia.k.quinn@noaa.gov
NEED NASA REP



Chuck Brock              Federal           charles.a.brock@noaa.gov

Ed Dluckensky            Federal           Ed.Dlugokencky@noaa.gov

                         University        vonw@uidaho.edu
                         Joint Institute   Allison.McComiskey@noaa.gov
                         Joint Institute   Matthew.Shupe@noaa.gov



Brent Holbren            Federal           brent.n.holben@nasa.gov
NEED NASA REP



Chuck Brock              Federal           charles.a.brock@noaa.gov




ENTIRE TEAM




Russ Schnell             Federal



                         Joint Institute   sandy.starkweather@noaa.gov



Taneil Uttal             Federal           renee.l.tatusko@noaa.gov



Brian Vasel              Federal           Brian.Vasel@noaa.gov
                         Joint Institute   Matthew.Shupe@noaa.gov
                                           Ola.Persson@noaa.gov



Wanda Farrell            Federal            Wanda.Ferrell@science.doe.gov
                         University         verlinde@meteo.psu.edu
                         National Laboratorymdivey@sandia.gov




Taneil Uttal             Federal           Taneil.Uttal@noaa.gov
                         Joint Institute   Andrey.Grachev@noaa.gov



Teresa Kuklinski         Federal           Kuklinski.Teresa@epamail.epa.gov
Ed Dlugokencky           Federal
Irina Petropavlovskikh   Federal           irina.petro@noaa.gov



ENTIRE TEAM



Russ Schnell             Federal           Russell.C.Schnell@noaa.gov
Patricia Quinn                             patricia.k.quinn@noaa.gov

NEED NASA REP



Taneil Uttal             Federal           Taneil.Uttal@noaa.gov



Jeff Key                 Federal           jkey@ssec.wisc.edu

Chris Fairall            Federal           chris.fairall@noaa.gov




ENTIRE TEAM
Erica Key                   ekey@nsf.gov
Taneil Uttal   Federal      Taneil.Uttal@noaa.gov

               University   craig@apl.washington.edu



ENTIRE TEAM
Taneil Uttal   Federal      Taneil.Uttal@noaa.gov
Renee Crain    Federal      rcrain@nsf.gov
Non Federal          International Partners




Von Walden
Allison McComiskey
Matt Shupe




Sandy Starkweather
Matt Shupe
Ola Persson




Hans Verlinde
Mark Ivey




Andrey Grachev
Craig Lee

				
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