DBCP Task Team on Wave Measurement (TT-WM)

terms of reference for 

task team on wave measurment (tt-wm)

(as approved at DBCP XXXVIII)

1. Continue to coordinate, on an ongoing basis, intercomparisons of wave measurements from different platforms, on an opportunistic basis;

2. Continue to support the delivery of high quality spectral wave measurements from both moored and drifting buoys;

3. Publish ongoing intercomparison results on the Wave Measurement and Evaluation web site;

4. Promote widely discussions on in situ wave measurement, including user requirements, evaluation, best practices, and emerging technologies, with responsible national agencies, and international programmes including GCOS, GOOS, and other relevant bodies;

5. Contribute to training material to educate users about appropriate wave measurement procedures and uses of the data, including the need for high quality data and metadata for all users;

6. Contribute, as appropriate, to the  Standards and Best Practice Guides, including a recommended approach to making reliable, high-quality spectral wave measurements, including directional spectra;

7. Outreach the wave measurement developments and analyses to DBCP and other scientific fora, including the International Wave Workshop, and organize special workshops on wave measurement as appropriate and necessary;

8. Report on activities of the Task Team at the annual DBCP Panel sessions.

9. Propose to the DBCP and its Executive Board any evaluation activities and pilot projects that it deems beneficial to buoy operators

10. Ensure strong liaison with TT-DM, TT-MB, and TT-DBPS and the WMO SC-MMO on wave related matters.


Membership:  The membership is decided at Panel Sessions and is open to all Panel members.

Member Role Country
Robert Jensen Chair United States of America
George Forristall
ForOcean
United States of America
Jonathan Turton
Met Office
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Anne Karin Magnusson
Norwegian Meteorological Institute
Norway
Val Swail Vice-chair (interim) Canada
Bill Burnett
NOAA National Data Buoy Center
United States of America
Luca Centurioni
University of California, San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
United States of America
Jean-Raymond Bidlot
European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Hans Graber
Rosenstiel School of Marine Science, Center for Southeastern Tropical Advanced Remote Sensing, University of Miami
United States of America
Champika Gallage
World Meteorological Organization - Observing System and Information Department
Switzerland
R. Venkatesan
National Centre for Coastal Research
India
Sonia Recalde
Instituto Oceanográfico y Antártico de la Armada del Ecuador
Ecuador
Long Jiang
OceanOPS
France
Lancelot Braasch
University of California, San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
United States of America
Rita Esteves
Instituto Hidrográfico Lisboa
Portugal
James Behrens
Coastal Data Information Program, UCSD
United States of America
Eric Terrill
University of California, San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
United States of America
Fabrice Ardhuin
Institut Français de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer, Ifremer, Centre de Bretagne
France
Candice Hall
US Army Engineer Research and Develoment Center, Coastal & Hydraulics Laboratory
United States of America
Martha Schonau
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
United States of America
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