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3rd CERES-II Science Team Meeting – May 2005

May 3-5, 2005
GFDL, Princeton, NJ


Major Objectives for the Meeting:

  1. Review status of CERES Instruments and Data Products:
    • Instrument Calibration: stability over first 5 years of Terra
    • Instrument anomaly on one of the Aqua CERES instruments (FM-4)
      • Terra/Aqua Cloud Properties
      • Terra/Geo Merged Diurnal Sampling: SRBAVG/SYN/AVG product status
      • Terra consistent Surface, Atmosphere, and TOA Fluxes: CRS product status
  2. Inter-annual Variability in Cloud and Radiation Data Now that almost 5 years of Terra data are available, an examination of variability and potential trends in calibration, radiation and cloud will be discussed: perspectives from ERBE-Like TOA fluxes as well as new CERES fluxes and MODIS cloud data in combined SSF, CRS, and SRBAVG data products. Also a discussion of how these fit with the reprocessed ERBS data, new ocean heat storage data, Earthshine and surface radiation data (e.g. Global Dimming). Status of the GEWEX Radiative Flux Assessment activity will also be presented and discussed.
  3. Presentations and discussions on future methods to compare climate observations and climate models. Leo Donner will present an invited overview of climate modeling status at GFDL. Bruce Wielicki will present an overview of new approaches to testing climate models with observations, followed by a discussion period. At least one CERES meeting a year is held at a major climate modeling center to encourage close interactions with the climate modeling and observation communities.
  4. CERES specific Co-I Reports. Each report is 20min including time for questions.
  5. Follow-on NPOESS ERBS (Earth Radiation Budget Sensor) meeting on Friday. Jim Coakley is chair of the ERBS OAT (Operational Algorithm Team) for the ERBS sensor, which plans to use the CERES algorithms for TOA and surface fluxes. Discussions will include steps needed to convert the CERES FM-5 instrument for use on the first NPOESS 1:30pm platform, and NPOESS data processing options for the ERBS data products. This meeting is being held following the CERES science team meeting to encourage anyone interested in attending both meetings to track current and future radiation budget activities.

Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, May 3
08:30 Meeting Logistics, Welcome L. Donner/Anna Valerio
NASA Roadmaps/Deecadal Survey
B. Wielicki
09:10 Terra/Aqua Instrument Calibration Summary K. Priestley
10:10 Break
10:30 4 years of Terra SSF Fluxes with RAP trend corrections N. Loeb
10:50 Aqua/Terra Cloud Properties [17.29 MB] P. Minnis
11:30 CERES Angular Distribution Models N. Loeb
12:15 Terra SSF Simple Surface Fluxes  [38.75MB] D. Kratz/S. Gupta
12:30 Lunch
13:30 CERES SARB On-line Fu-Liou Radiative Transfer Code Differential 200503 Version D. Rutan
13:45 Terra CRS Surface Flux Accuracy in Edition 2 T. Charlock
14:15 Terra Gridded Monthly Data: with and without Geo D. Doelling
15:15 Global Net Radiation B. Wielicki
15:30 Break
16:00 ERBS Edition 3 Nonscanner Reprocessing/trends T. Wong
16:20 ERBS Global Net Radiation and Ocean Heat Storage B. Wielicki
16:40 Earthshine vs. CERES for 2000 to 2004 N. Loeb
17:00 Discussion on radiation trends B. Wielicki/All
17:30 Adjourn
Wednesday, May 4
08:15 Working Group SessionsAngular Modeling (Loeb et al.)
Surface to TOA Fluxes (Charlock, et al.)
Cloud Properties (Minnis et al.)
Invited Presentations
09:30 GFDL Climate Modeling Leo Donner
10:15 LaRC Cloud Resolving Modeling K. Xu
10:45 Break
11:15 Modeling/Observation Comparisons: New Approaches B. Wielicki
11:45 Discussion of climate model and observation directions, challenges Donner/Wielicki Lead
12:30 Lunch
Co-I Reports
13:30 Late 20th century behavior of the Hadley cell A. Clement/C. Mitas
13:50 Clear-sky radiative damping rates and climate feedback B. Soden
14:10 Interpretation of 1997/98 El Nino cloud structure anomalies R. Cess/M. Sun
14:30 Effect of environmental conditions on deep convection B. Lin et al.
14:50 Principle component analysis of surface diurnal fluxes G.L. Smith et al
15:10 TOA total direct aerosol radiative effect N. Loeb
15:30 Break
16:00 Aerosol assimilation using MODIS and MISR  [10.37MB] W. Collins
16:20 Consistency of Terra/Aqua aerosols A. Ignatov
16:40 Sensitivity of Cloud Systems to Thermodynamic States Z. Eitzen
17:00 Climate Calibration Observatory mission concept B. Wielicki
17:20 Adjourn
Thursday, May 5
08:30 Surface radiation budget J. Mace et al
08:50 Surface/atmosphere/TOA radiation budget at ARM SGP/TWP X. Dong/B. Xi
09:10 Comparison of surface and satellite cloud trends over ARM NSA  [12.94MB] T. Uttal/Sun-Mack
09:30 Errors in ignoring 3-D radiative transfer for SW fluxes S. Kato
09:50 CERES and model comparisons over clear ocean and snow Z. Jin
10:10 Break
10:30 Partly cloudy pixel retrievals J. Coakley et al.
10:50 SMOBA ozone retrievals S. Yang/A. Miller
11:10 CERES Data Management and Data Product Status M. Little/E. Geier
11:40 Langley ASDC DAAC User Services E. Kizer
11:55 S’COOL Education Outreach Status  [42.57MB] L. Chambers
12:10 Action Items, Final Discussion B. Wielicki
12:30 Adjourn