On Monday, March 25, the SE CSC will host an informal discussion with Peter Thorne of NOAA's National Climatic Data Center. The event will be held at 2:30-3:30 PM Eastern at 123 David CLark Labs, NC State University.
Peter is with NOAA's National Climatic Data Center and the Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites. This will be a unique opportunity to interact with Peter on an informal basis, a conversation, on international coordination of climate data, the use of instrumentation records, his interest in citizen science and science communication. Peter was a lead author in the draft report of the National Climate Assessment's Chapter 2: "Our Changing Climate" which is currently out for public review. See: http://ncadac.globalchange.gov/download/NCAJan11-2013-publicreviewdraft-chap2-climate.pdf
He is also involved in the following:
•Co-chair, GCOS Working Group on GCOS Reference Upper Air Network - www.gruan.org
•Chair, International Surface Temperature Initiative - www.surfacetemperatures.org
AND affliated with:
• www.cyclonecenter.org - crowdsourcing historical tropical storm intensity estimates