Thunderstorm Operational Research (THOR)
Project Meeting

1 June 2000

Agenda, Presentations, and Meeting Notes

National Weather Service Headquarters
Rm 2358, Silver Spring Metro Center 2
1325 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, Maryland

List of Attendees:

08:00-09:00 Introduction - THOR Proposal and Overview - S. Smith (TDL)

09:00-10:15 Agency requirements (DoD- David. Smarsh, FEMA- John Murray, Ed Laatsch, FAA -Ed Cabott, DoE, Rick Petty, NTSB - Don Eick)

10:15-10:30 Break

10:30-11:30 Thunderstorm forecast verification - J. Mahoney (FSL) and B. Brown (NCAR)
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11:30-12:30 Lunch - AWIPS/SCAN Demo (7th Floor SSMC2)

12:30-13:45 Brief Overviews on Thunderstorm Forecast Techniques/Algorithms/Models

Each participant will very briefly summarize in 15 min or less their operational and/or research thunderstorm forecast products.

Rita Roberts/Cindy Mueller/Jim Wilson - NCAR
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Lincoln Lab representative

David Kitzmiller - NWS/ TDL
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Fred Mosher - NWS/AWC

Bob Johns - NWS/SPC

13:45-14:00 Break

14:00-15:15 Brief Overviews (cont)

Paul Dallavalle/Kathy Hughes - NWS/TDL

Al Nierow - FAA

Don Burgess - NSSL

Steve Goodman - NASA.
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John Weaver - NESDIS

15:15-15:30 Break

15:30-16:45 Discussion of Next Steps

-Multi-agency Steering Committee and white paper

-THOR Sites

-Leveraged Funding

-FY03 Budget Initiative

16:45-17:00 Wrap-up

End Meeting