TPOS December 2015 Monthly Status Report

Summary

Despite the holiday slow-down the Project continued to work on meeting its near-term commitments, post the SC-
2 meeting in Hobart. Of note, the Modelling and Data Assimilation and Western Pacific Task Teams have planned
their inaugural meetings.
Progress toward the Interim Report included the drafting and early circulation of the Rough Draft and Outline by
the Backbone Task Team and Co-Chairs.

Highlights

Steering Committee

  • A team led by Tom Farrar submitted a response to the National Research Council Decadal Survey in Earth
    Science and Application from Space (co-authors included Larry W. O’Neill, Neville Smith, and Mark A. Bourassa).

Backbone Task Team

  • Circulated the Outline of the Interim Report for review and comment.

Biogeochemistry Task Team

  • Creation of a questionnaire to be circulated to the community for response and comment.

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