Workshop: Forging Community Consensus for an Integrated GHG and Winds Mission

October 7 - 11, 2024
California Institute of Technology - Pasadena, CA 91125

Workshop Overview:

To respond to climate change effectively, we need better information about how planetary ecosystems are responding to changes in the environment through carbon-climate feedbacks. There are several dedicated greenhouse gas missions, current and planned, focussed on observing changes in planetary greenhouse gas emissions from space; however, the ability to observe whether a reduction of emissions is attributable to a particular place, time, and process becomes entangled with the difficulties of observing concurrent changes in weather conditions. This gap prevents us from analyzing the impact of climate mitigation strategies and anticipating the fundamental interactions between the biosphere and climate change.

The overall goal of this KISS study on “Forging Community Consensus for an Integrated GHG and Winds Mission” is to bring together expertise in wind observations and trace gas observation and attribution. Our work here will inform the design of a new satellite mission that will observe greenhouse gases and winds simultaneously. The resulting dataset will dramatically expand the boundaries of what is knowable about carbon-climate feedback through direct space-based observation. Workshop participants will determine together the questions that our group can answer in the near term and with new, future mission concepts.

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Lodging for out-of-town attendees

There are a number of hotels that are close to the Caltech campus where we have a negotiated rate. (Please note that this negotiated rate does not guarantee you the lowest rate as there may be internet specials or AAA rates that may be better.)

Please note that with enough notice, you can reserve rooms for attendees at the Athenaeum, which has been recognized as a Platinum Club of America. Newly refurbished, it is conveniently located on the Caltech Campus. Contact Janet Seid if you would like to check the availability of this option.

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Parking (for Visitors and for JPL Personnel)

For Visitors: From the Arroyo Parkway, turn right (east) on Del Mar Avenue. Proceed approximately one and a quarter miles. The Caltech campus will be on your right. Turn right (south) onto Wilson Avenue. Turn right into the North Wilson Structure and park in an unmarked spot. Buy a parking permit from the kiosk located inside the North Wilson Structure or request one ahead of time from KISS.

For JPL Personnel: JPLers may use their JPL hang tag for parking or request a special parking hangtag from the JPL parking office. Employees who do not have on-Lab parking privileges can obtain a hang tag created for this purpose from JPL parking coordinator Robert Kennedy (818-354-4586, Building 310-108B, 9/80 schedule). Please park in an unmarked spot in the North Wilson Structure located on Wilson Avenue.

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