Timeline for Data Reduction, Analysis, Interpretation and Presentation

as per the ICARTT Steering Committee 30 August 2004

  • Jan. 15, 2005
    Final data placed in the ICARTT data archive. For certain groups, preliminary or final data may be required earlier. However, access to those data will be limited to those groups.
  • Mid-January to Mid-May, 2005
    Individual group will carryout analysis and interpretation of their data. For example:
    • The NOAA P3/DC8/Brown Groups will hold a series of one-day data discussion symposia in Boulder and Seattle between mid-February and mid-May. Agenda will be posted and ICARTT participants are welcome.
    • INTEX will hold its internal data workshop to discuss the DC8 data the last week in March. The workshop will be held at a site to be selected. However, all ICARTT participants are invited.
  • April 25 - 29, 2005 (five days)
    Lagrangian Experiment Workshop and presentations associated with the European Geosciences Union meeting. (Vienna, Austria)
  • Mid-May, 2005
    Conference call or one-day meeting of coordinating team, and working group leaders to identify the main ICARTT themes, to choose themes coordinators and to finalize plans for the ICARTT Workshop. Examples of ICARTT-appropriate themes for the meeting might include: (1) the Lagrangian experiment, (2) aerosol effects on climate, (3) nighttime chemistry, (4) emission verification, (5) aerosol transformation during transport and (6) satellite validation by aircraft in-situ measurement.
  • Late-May, 2005
    Request submitted to the American Geophysical Union for a series of theme-orientated sessions for the Fall 2005 AGU. Theme coordinators for each identified theme will work to identify participants and solicit abstracts for that theme.
  • Early August 2005 (five days)
    ICARTT Study Workshop, University of New Hampshire: The meeting will be used to harmonize conclusions, decide on paper and presentations and assign authors. The theme coordinators will solicit paper titles. The workshop will consist of plenary sessions devoted to outlining the findings in the themes followed by breakout sessions devoted to further discussion of the finding and goals for those themes. Theme groups so far suggested include: Lagrangian Experiment and long-range transport, intercomparison studies, and aerosol influence on radiation. Additional major themes immerging from the study so far identified include for example: nighttime chemistry, Canadian forest fire plume studies, and aerosol transformation during transport.
  • September 2, 2005
    Abstracts submitted to the AGU for 2005 Fall Meeting
  • December 5 - 9, 2005 (five days)
    Presentations made at the 2005 Fall AGU. Beyond the 2005 Fall AGU, presentations at general or topical conferences can be made as individual analysis and interpretation permit. For example, interpretation of results from the profiler network might be reported at the American Meteorological Conference Meeting in January 2006 and additional interpretations of aerosol measurement results may be presented at the AAAR.
  • Jan 1, 2006 and Beyond
    Publication of results: We propose a two-track approach.
    1. Lengthier, more complete discussions can be published at a later date in JGR and latter combined in a JGR special section (late 2006 or beyond).
    2. Some specialty topics might be published in other journals. Air quality in Atmospheric Environment, aerosol results in AAAR journal.
    Request for publication of early results that quickly emerge from the data will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The early publication of results that are central to crosscutting mission themes and that are of interest to several groups will be discouraged.