World Data Center for Glaciology 30th Anniversary Workshop
Boulder, Colorado (1976-2006)

Date: Wednesday 25 October 2006
Location: University of Colorado, Boulder
Research Lab 3, Room 620

Agenda as of: October 18, 2006




0800 Coffee  

Session Chair

R. Weaver
0830 Session Begins  
0830 Introductory Remarks

K. Steffen
R. Barry

Introduction of Satellite Remote Sensing to Snow and Ice Monitoring to the WDC/NSIDC

0900 Connecting Sensors: SSMI and QuikSCAT --the Polar A Train J. Stroeve
0920 Almost Seven Years of Snow and Ice Results from MODIS D. Hall
0940 Multi-Sensor Snow Mapping and Global Trends R. Armstrong
1000 Coffee Break  
1030 From Bits to Bytes, an Early Look at Passive Microwave Processing at NSIDC M. Anderson
1050 Discussion (Moderated) T. Scambos

Evolution of Data Systems and Future Challenges: From Paper Collections to PODS/NODS and DAACs

1110 How We Got to Here F. Carsey
1130 What should Data Systems Evolve To? J. Curlander

Lunch (catered) Lunchtime Remarks

R. Thomas
1310 Addressing NOAA's Data Management Challenges C. Fox
1330 From NASA's Pilot Data Systems to EOSDIS to the Future: Lessons Learned V. Zlotnicki
1350 Discussion (Moderated) R. Weaver

Session Chair

W. Meier

Glacier Monitoring: From Field Photography to Space Sensors

1410 Why Bother With the Little Glaciers? M. Meier
1430 Climate Variability and Melt-Flow Acceleration at the Western Slope of the Greenland Ice Sheet K. Steffen
1450 A GIIPSY for the Poles. IPY Satellite Data K. Jezek
1510 Discussion (Moderated) B. Raup
1530 Coffee Break  

From the International Geophysical Year ('57) to the International Polar Year ('07)

1600 The Cryospheric Observing System for the IPY and Beyond J. Key
1620 From Log Books to Digital Data Files: Spanning the IGY to the IPY S. Ruttenberg
Discussion (Moderated)
F. Fetterer
1700 Closing Remarks R. Barry, S. Wilson