2021 Topic: Observations
The 2021 Annual Seminar on Observations was held jointly with the WCRP-WWRP Symposium on Data Assimilation and Reanalysis.
The Annual Seminar provided an Earth System view of observations, identifying where the current global observing system is meeting new and existing Earth System requirements. The seminar explored, how effectively the current observing system is being used for NWP and reanalysis, as well as consideration to gaps and how they may be addressed in the future. The seminar considered science and technical issues common to observations across multiple components, and also issues specific to these components.