Fifth Workshop of the International Precipitation Working Group

George J. Huffman, Christian Klepp
2011 Bulletin of The American Meteorological Society - (BAMS)  
WHat: About 85 scientists from 25 countries convened to review the status and prospects in global precipitation estimates based primarily on satellite-based sensors in the course of 72 oral and poster presentations and breakouts in three working groups. WHen: 11-15 October 2010 WHere: Hamburg, Germany BACKGROUND. It is a tremendous challenge to estimate the global record of precipitation at the finescales and long records that are needed. At present, precipitation estimates from satellite-based
more » ... sensors constitute the key input for this vital information. In 2001, the Coordination Group for Meteorological Satellites (CGMS) established the International Precipitation Working Group (IPWG) with cosponsorship of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) to provide a forum for the international precipitation research and operations communities to exchange information, establish common goals, and recommend future activities, primarily related to satellite-based precipitation work. Since that time the IPWG has pursued its goals by holding biennial workshops, organizing specialty workshops, and pursuing long-term cooperative projects among participants. IPWG5 is the latest in the series of biennial workshops and builds on the results and recommendations of the fourth workshop (IPWG4), held in Beijing, China, in October 2008 (Kidd et al. 2010). Two and a half days of presentations and posters set the stage for a day and a half of breakout sessions for three working groups: Applications, Research/New Technology, and Validation. All conference materials, presentations, posters, and proceedings papers are available online (see www.isac.cnr.it/~ipwg/meetings/hamburg-2010 /Hamburg2010.html). The IPWG5 participants take a break at the workshop in Hamburg, Germany. ES54 november 2011 | Downloaded from http://journals.ametsoc.org/
doi:10.1175/bams-d-11-00030.1 fatcat:o74tywmxg5ejtkpbs7j2qqkzni