Attached is a preliminary schedule of DMIP 2 activities. In general, we plan to allow
participants a year or more (after we post the data) to complete the simulations for Oklahoma
and the Western Basins. For example, for the Oklahoma basins, we would like participants to
work towards a deadline of May 31, 2007 (extended from February 28, 2007) deadline to submit
their calibrated and uncalibrated distributed simulations, soil moisture, and routing
simulations. The forecast, soil moisture, and routing experiments for Oklahoma can be conducted
after participants set up their models. Note that we plan to post the basic forcing data for
the Western basins sometime in the summer of 2006. Participants would then have a year to
generate their simulations. Of course, participants can start setting up their models now for
the American and Carson basins using DEM, land cover and other data sets.
Note: The data from the HMT observation campaigns from the winters of 2005-2006, 2007-2007,
and 2008-2009, will be available to participants after they are processed into a useable form
for the DMIP 2 experiments.