International organizing committee for the WMO solid precipitation intercomparison experiment, second session

Final report

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This report provides a summary of the second session of the International Organizing Committee (IOC) of the WMO Solid Precipitation Intercomparison Experiment (SPICE) that was held in Boulder, USA, from 11 to 15 June 2012. The IOC reviewed the outcomes of the informal Pre-SPICE experiment that took place during the winter of 2011/12 in the interest of assessing the principles of the formal intercomparison and to address, in particular, the configuration of a working field reference using an automatic gauge. The IOC reviewed a number of aspects dealing with the configuration and operation of the reference and participating instruments. It also reviewed and agreed on the publication and data protocol for SPICE. A number of proposals for potential test sites and for potential participating instruments had been received. The IOC reviewed all submissions and agreed on a list of participating sites and instruments, as well as on the distribution of the instruments to the respective sites. The IOC agreed on actions to be followed-up in view of finalizing the procedures and set-ups to be used during SPICE as well as in preparation for the SPICE data analysis.
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