International organizing committee for the WMO solid precipitation intercomparison experiment, fourth session
International organizing committee for the WMO solid precipitation intercomparison experiment, 4th session (17–21 June 2013)
This report provides a summary of the Fourth session of the International Organizing Committee (IOC) of the WMO Solid Precipitation Intercomparison Experiment (SPICE) that was held in Davos, Switzerland from 17 to 21 June 2013. The IOC reviewed the outcomes of the first winter season focusing in particular on issues which were experienced on the different sites and which could affect data quality and data availability towards deciding on necessary modifications and clarifications on the overall set-up of the experiment and procedures to be followed within SPICE. The IOC reviewed the procedures in place within SPICE and modified some of them based on the outcomes of the first winter season. The IOC reviewed the work done by the Data Analysis Team, and agreed on the way forward for the linkages of the different reference types available within SPICE. The IOC reviewed the status of commissioning of all sites and agreed on a binding schedule to complete the commissioning of all sites, on the procedures to follow and on the responsibilities for meeting this objective. The IOC reviewed the submissions for potential participation in SPICE received in reply to the third call for participation in SPICE issued in early 2013 and agreed on a number of new participating sites, instruments (as well as on the allocation of these instruments to the sites) and on other proposals for participation in SPICE. The IOC agreed on the draft structure for the SPICE Report on the Field Reference for the Experiment and assigned tasks towards its completion.