No formal update meeting was scheduled during June

Updates from Facilities:

Field Project Services:
The TSA security badge applications have been submitted
(AI.60) to the Virgin Islands Port Authority.  Those requesting SIDA badges will need to be fingerprinted in STX at least 3 days prior to the required airfield driving training. (currently scheduled for Aug 25, but we'll check to see if special class can be formed AI.69).

(AI.65)  Dropsonde data flow meeting was held at EOL and a report has been distributed amongst the PREDICT/IFEX/GRIP participants.

A mock forecast exercise is scheduled for Mon July 19 through Wed July 21 (AI.48)
.  Forecasters will meet in room 2037, Foothills Lab # 1 (the ISF classroom).  They will be participating on the "dry-run" Daily Planning Meeting webconference daily at 1600 UTC (10 am MDT).  Additionally, forecasters will meet with NCAR pilots and mission coordinators to discuss real-time weather support during the campaign and also meet with CDS data and field catalog staff.

St Croix staffing schedule for forecasters and scientists continues- Please check the website

Education and Outreach:
(AI.29 & 30)
Development of the PREDICT outreach website continues, it should be ready for publication soon.  If you are a PREDICT participant, please respond to Alison Rockwell's (EOL field campaign outreach coordinator) request for biographical sketches, etc (rockwell AT  Alison is also preparing the PREDICT logo (now final) and outreach website information in order to print project stickers.

Shipping: Three seatainers have been delivered to RAF. Loading will begin on Thurs July 8.  Pick up is scheduled for July 12.  (AI.70) SeaJet (freight forwarder) needs the physical location at St Croix airfield to have the seatainers dropped off.  NCAR pilots will contact Bohlke Aviation to confirm location where the GV will be parked on the tarmac and location on the grass infield
(AI.58) to place the 3 seatainers.

Dropsonde: AVAPS rack has been moved to RAF to begin upload on GV.
Three students are being hired to assist the dropsonde technicians. They are scheduled to overlap in STX to provide coverage onboard the GV and quality control dropsonde data from the STX Operations Center.
CDS has identified a laptop to be used for dropsonde quality control in STX.

Computing, Data and Software:
Systems Administration
(AI.68)  CDS has configured a MacBook for the forecasters workstation to be used during the July exercise and in STX.
Ops Center printer, monitors, hubs, extension cords, power strips and other support infrastructure has been packed to be shipped in the seatainers

XChat: M Bradford, with D Flanigan and S Norman are testing the NOAA/AOC chatserver configuration (AI.22 & 45) to tie into EOL IRC server.

(AI.7 & 37) A skeleton field catalog has been initiated in preparation for the forecast exercise.

(AI.71) CDS data group will investigate how to distribute specific location and track of NPS-analysed INVEST areas.

(AI.56) Bi-weekly data management telecons have begun with GRIP data team

Research Aviation Facility:
NCAR pilots held a teleconference with FAA/Miami and NY Oceanic (AI.66) to discuss procedures for requesting air space reservations, submitting flight plans, dropsonde notifications (NOTAMS), etc.   Similar discussion has been proposed with PIARCO FIR.  They are awaiting confirmation from ATC.

GV instrument upload has begun, check the PREDICT calendar on the website.

The diplomatic clearances requests continue through NSF and the State Department.

AI.4  GISMOS has been approved for PREDICT- installation of antennas and rack has begun



AI.69:  Request for driving training course upon arrival to STX (Meitín)
AI.70:  Contact the STX F.B.O. (Bohlke) for specific location of seatainers near the GV parking (NCAR pilots)
AI.71: determine how to share the locations and track of the NPS Invest areas with all groups (Stossmeister, M Boothe)


In Progress:

AI.7:    Determine/prioritize data for field catalog inclusion (Stossmeister) (IN PROGRESS)

AI.28:  make flight planning meeting ppt available on PREDICT website (Meitín/Davis)
AI.36:  publish Operations Plan

AI.37:  Provide list of data products needed for diagnostics and field catalog (in development)
AI.62: Publish St Croix evacuation plan when approved by UCAR management
AI.67: EOL draft and distribute PREDICT data policy (Williams)
AI.66: Preliminary FAA briefing telecon between pilots and NY Oceanic ATC and PIARCO FIR




AI.3: Link PREDICT from EOL front page (Meitín/Petro)
AI.4: NSF has funded GISMOS for PREDICT
AI.10: Discuss near real time data needs in more detail (In Progress)

AI.13: Arrangements with NOAA to obtain LF data (Meitín) (action: likely negative)
AI.14: Post Miami Meeting Summary on PREDICT website (Meitín, Davis)

AI.16: Website link to go to PREDICT page, not OFAP documentation (Meitín)

AI.21: EOL to provide needed information to Davis (various)

AI.22: coordinate xchat servers among agencies (Bradford)  IN PROGRESS
AI.25: send shipping info to RAF and make sure ISF is in the loop (Randy Klotz , RAF, is contact for shipping)

AI.26: finish and publish site survey report (Meitín)

AI.27: check on seat availability for second dropsonde operator (Schanot)

AI.29: put together an E&O outline (Rockwell)

AI.30: set up meeting with PREDICT PIs to discuss E&O opportunities (Rockwell)
AI.31: check on funding status for CVI (Jensen)

AI.32: arrange for conference call set up at IHC side meeting (Davis to Rob Rogers)

AI.23: Invite New York ATC folks to follow up meeting in either Savannah or Tucson (Meitín)
AI.33: determine what data are missing if Navy products from J. Hawkins cannot be obtained (C Velden (Wisc) has compiled a list of unique NRL products for NSF )

AI.34: Set up Data Display meeting after IHC (Stossmeister)
AI.35: Share Draft Special Funds request with PIs (Baeuerle, Meitín) at NSF for consideration.

AI.36: Distribute draft of Operations Plan to key groups (Davis)
AI.38: Provide meeting minutes from GRIP Science meeting in L.A.
AI.39: Provide list of NASA instrumentation for GRIP

AI.40: Provide GV cabin layout and instrument payload (RAF)

AI.41: Confirm the dates for the PRE-GRIP exercise (Baeuerle) (19-30 July)
AI.42: Identify PREDICT forecast team and schedule (IN PROGRESS)
AI.43: Contact Howard University regarding opportunities in forecast team (Baeuerle)

AI.44: Provide computer projection equipment and satellite speakers for Operations Center (EOL/CDS)
AI.45: Contact NOAA AOC regarding authorization/paperwork to log into their chat server (Bradford)
AI.46: Complete design of PREDICT logo

AI.47: Forecast team telecon to determine schedules and staff assignments (Moore, Velden)

AI.48: Assess if forecast team needs to run "exercise" during July dry-run (Velden, Bosart)

AI.49: Satellite products telecon end of March (Stossmeister)
AI.50: Prepare memo from pilots to FAA about TC research operations during Summer 2010 (Thompson)
AI.51: Determine additional staff needed to cover 3 consecutive max missions (Jensen)

AI.52: RAF determine role of mission/ground coordinators (Jensen)
AI.53: RAF admin to contact hotel and rental cars in STX (Jensen, others)

AI.54: Pay-as-you-go cellular phones and hotel phone line(s) in Ops Center (Slaten)
AI.55: Availability of large-flat monitor for forecasst team in STX (Slaten)

AI.56: Set up bi-weekly data products telecon with other agencies (S Williams/M Goodman)
AI.57: Develop list of available graduate students for various support tasks. (Baeuerle/Meitín)

AI.58: Contact STX airport operations manager regarding storing seatainers near tarmac (Meitín).
AI.59: RAF to provide proper address for Bohlke Aviation

AI.60:Meitín has received forms for fingerprint/background check for SIDA ID badges
AI.61:Coordinate dropsonde frequency assigments amongst all participating agencies. (Meitín)
AI.63: Publish dropsonde frequency assignment document. (Meitín)
AI.64: Telecon with NSF, PI regarding special funds request (Sharpe/Meitín)
AI.65:  Coordinate dropsonde QC procedure (manual, auto) with other agencies prior to submittal to GTS (Meitín, M Black)
AI.68:  CDS has configured a MacBook as a dedicated forecaster workstation (Slaten)