The organizers of the workshop enjoyed the full support of Sandy MacDonald, director of ESRL, as well as Jason Tuell and John Schneider, acting directors of NOAA's Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services (OCWWS) and GSD at the time of the meeting, respectively. The contributions of Paula McCaslin and Jennifer Valdez to the organization of the workshop are gratefully acknowledged. Joanne Krumel and Sean Miller provided excellent administrative support. Expert comments on an earlier version of this report by Mike Magsig (NWS) and Erik Gregow (Finnish Meteorological Institute) are also acknowledged.
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