The Global Land/Atmosphere System Study (GLASS) is a volunteer-based research coordination panel focusing on land surface model development and evaluation in three core areas: benchmarking, land-atmosphere coupling and model-data fusion. GLASS encourages and coordinates community-based activities in these areas, covering climate and weather timescales in both offline and coupled modeling environments, across the coupled water, energy and carbon cycles. Activities coordinated in this way, with participants from a wide range of institutions internationally, reduce the potential for duplication in research and act as a catalyst for international collaborations. This year’s annual meeting will review progress of the GLASS working groups and projects, as well as those with similar related research interests.
Note that this meeting is immediate followed by the HESSS4 workshop in the same location.