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15th CERES-II Science Team Meeting – April 2011

Meeting Minutes / Presentations


Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, April 26
Marriott Hotel City Center at Oyster Point
Newport News, VA
8:00 am Coffee/Danish
8:30 am Meeting Logistics, Welcome Norm Loeb (NASA LaRC)
8:40 am State of CERES/Latest CERES & Argo Ocean Heat Storage Comparisons/Tribute to Jim Coakley Upon his Retirement N.Loeb & Special Guests
9:40 am CERES FM1-FM6 Instrument Status Report Kory Priestley (NASA LaRC)
10:10 am Break
10:40 am Update on CERES Cloud Algorithm/Validation Results Patrick Minnis (NASA LaRC)
11:10 am Towards Improved CERES Angular Distribution Models Wenying Su (NASA LaRC)
11:40 am Status of the CERES Surface-Only Flux Algorithms for Edition 4 David Kratz (NASA LaRC)
12:00 am Surface and Atmosphere Radiation Budget (SARB) Calculations for CRS Edition 4 Thomas Charlock (NASA LaRC)
12:30 pm Lunch
2:00 pm Time-Space Averaging Update David Doelling (NASA LaRC)
2:25 pm The CERES FluxbyCloudType Product for Climate Model Evaluation M. Sun
2:40 pm The Broadband World at TOA and Surface According to CERES/SYNI – How Important are Differences Between MODIS, Geostationary and Interpolated Methods? David Rutan (SSAI)
3:00 pm Break
3:30 pm CERES Data Management Team (DMT) Update Jonathan Gleason (NASA LaRC)
4:00 pm Atmospheric Sciences Data Center (ASDC) Update John Kusterer (NASA LaRC)
4:20 pm CERES Education and Outreach Update Lin Chambers (NASA LaRC)
4:40 pm Adjourn
6:30 pm Dutch Treat Dinner: Red Star Tavern
Wednesday, April 27
Marriott Hotel City Center at Oyster Point
8:00 am Coffee/Danish
8:30 am Working Group Sessions
Angular Modeling (Su et al.)
Surface to TOA Fluxes (Charlock et al.)
Cloud Properties (Minnis et al.)
Science Reports
9:30 am Factors Contributing to Variability in CERES Radiation Flux J. Norris
9:50 am How the Shortwave Cloud Feedback Makes Estimating Climate Sensitivity Difficult Andrew Dessler
10:10 am Break
10:30 am South Atlantic Stratocumulus Clouds as a Feedback onto the Atlantic Meridional Mode A. Evan
11:15 am The Earth’s Energy Budget and Climate Sensitivity Daniel Murphy (NOAA ESRL)
12:00 pm Lunch
Science Reports
1:30 pm Update on CMIP5 Observation Data Base G. Potter
1:50 pm The Seasonality and Interannual Variations of Band-by-Band CRF in the Tropics: Observations versus GCMs X. Huang
2:10 pm Radiative Effects of Arctic Sea Ice Retreat as Seen by CERES K. Pistone
2:30 pm Response of Deep Convective Clouds to Increases in Particle Burdens J. Coakley
2:50 pm The trend of Ozone Profile from 1978-2009 from SBUV(/2) S. Yang
3:10 pm Break
Science Reports: Continued.
3:30 pm First Decade of CERES/Terra Radiation Budget Data Takmeng Wong (NASA LaRC)
3:50 pm Using CERES Data to Improve Snowmelt Modeling Laura Hinkelman (U. Washington)
4:10 pm Validation of CERES-MODIS Cloud Properties Over Arctic Region Using ARM and Cloudsat/CALIPSO Observations X. Dong
4:30 pm Using CERES Observations to Help Correct Cloud 3D Radiative Effects on MODIS Aerosol Optical Thickness in the Vicinity of Clouds: A Case Study G. Wen
4:50 pm Adjourn
Thursday, April 28
Marriott Hotel City Center at Oyster Point
8:00 am Coffee/Danish
Science Reports: Continued.
8:30 am Progress in CERES Clear-sky Aerosol Optical Thickness Dependent Angular Distribution Model over Ocean L. Liang
8:50 am A “Direct” Estimation of Surface Solar Fluxes From CERES I. Laszlo
9:10 am Toward Producing a Level 4 Surface (EBAF) Gridded Monthly Irradiance Product Seiji Kato (NASA LaRC)
9:30 am Controls on the Spatial and Seasonal Distribution of the Tropical Diurnal Cycle Patrick Taylor (NASA LaRC)
9:50 am Break
10:10 am GERB Status and Related Activities Velazquez/Clerbeaux
10:30 am Effects of the Mirror in the Unfiltering A. Velazquez
10:40 am Presentation and Validation of the Spectral Ageing Model for Meteosat First Generation Visible Band I. Decoster
11:00 am Assessment of Regional Climate Variability Using Satellite Radiation Measurements Bin Lin (NASA LaRC)
11:20 pm Action Items, Final Discussion Norm Loeb (NASA LaRC)
11:30 pm Adjourn