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9th CERES-II Science Team Meeting – May 2008

Meeting Minutes/Presentations


Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, May 6
08:00 Coffee/Danish  
08:30 Meeting Logistics, Welcome Loeb/Wielicki
08:40 State of U.S. CCSP/EOS/CERES/NPP/NPOESS Decadal Study/A-train/NASA RTO/ASIC B. Wielicki
09:20 Terra and Aqua SW/LW/TOTAL channel calibration for Edition 3 K. Priestley
10:20 Break  
10:40 Edition 3 cloud algorithm development and validation P. Minnis
11:25 Recent Improvements to the Surface Only Flux Algorithms (SOFA) D. Kratz /S. Gupta
11:40 CRS Validation and Analysis T. Charlock
12:10 Lunch
14:00 Time-Space Averaging Update D. Doelling
14:40 ISCCP D2-Like CERES Data Products M. Sun
15:00 Break  
15:20 Adjusted CERES SRBAVG Dataset for Climate Modelers N. Loeb
15:40 GERB Update Bertrand/Russell
16:00 S’COOL L. Chambers
16:20 CERES Data Production Update Lisa Coleman
16:30 Status of the NASA Langley Atmospheric Science Data Center John Kusterer
16:50 Adjourn
18:30 Dutch Treat Dinner: Red Star Tavern

Wednesday, May 7
08:00 Coffee/Danish  
Working Group Sessions
08:30 Angular Modeling (Loeb et al.)
Clear Sky Window Flux Anomalies For Aqua
GERB Clear Sky SW ADMs Development: Progress Report
Surface to TOA Fluxes (Charlock et al.)
Cloud Properties (Minnis et al.)
Discontinuity Line Study
Subpixel cloudcover characterization
09:30 GEOS-5 Atmospheric Analyses for Climate Studies M. Rienecker
10:10 Break  
10:30 Interannual Variability in the Tropical Water and Energy Cycles B. Soden
11:10 Using Satellite Data to Evaluate the Present-Day Simulation of Clouds, Precipitation, and Radiation in Climate Models R. Pincus
11:50 Lunch
Co-I Reports
13:30 Gridded Cloud Object Data and Evaluation of ECMWF and ERA-40 Cloud Physical Properties K.-M. Xu
13:50 The 1997-1998 El Nino: Evaluating a Variety of Methods to Test Climate Model Response G. Potter
14:10 The Quest is On B. Wielicki
14:30 Far-Infrared Spectroscopy of the Troposphere (FIRST): Results from two flights, a ground campaign, and a view to the future M. Mlynczak
14:50 Band-By-Band Radiative Flux and Cloud Radiative Forcing: Derivation and Application in Climate Studies X. Huang
15:10 Assessing Clear Sky OLR with CERES and AIRS L. Moy
15:30 Break  
15:50 Evaluation of MODIS and VIIRS Aerosol Optical Depth Retrievals: An update I. Laszlo/H. Liu
16:10 The SURFRAD aerosol optical depth product and 10-year climatology J. Augustine
16:30 Validation of CERES-MODIS Cirrus Cloud Properties Using ARM Retrievals X. Dong
16:50 Adjourn

Thursday, May 8
08:00 Coffee/Danish  
Co-I Reports: Continued.
08:30 Absolute Lunar Radiance Measurement Technique for CERES: Results and ERB Climate Stability Target Potential of the Moon G. Matthews
08:50 2007 Arctic viewed from CERES and MODIS S. Kato
09:10 Comparison of MOD04 and CALIPSO Cloud Mask and its Implication for the MOD04 Aerosol Product W. Sun
09:20 Weak Correlation of Ice Cloud Water Content with Millimeter Radar Cross-section W. Sun
09:30 Enhanced Cloud Algorithm From Collocated CALIPSO, CloudSat and MODIS S. Sun-Mack
09:50 Break  
10:10 Radiative Heating on the Atmosphere under Different Cloud Types Aerosol Retrieval B. Lin
10:30 Improving CERES Upper Thin and Multi-layered Cloud Retrievals: Uncertainty and Error Reduction F. Chang
10:50 GEWEX Radiative Flux Assessment Update Hinkelman/Wong
11:30 Action Items, Final Discussion Loeb/Wielicki
11:40 Adjourn