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19th CERES-II Science Team Meeting – May 2013

Meeting Minutes / Presentations



  1. Review status of CERES Instruments and Data Products:
    • Status of CERES Project
    • CERES Terra, Aqua and NPP SW/LW/TOTAL Channel Calibration Update
    • CERES FM6 and Beyond Update
    • MODIS and VIIRS Calibration Update
    • Terra & Aqua Edition-4 Cloud Algorithm Validation Status
    • CERES Suomi-NPP SSF Edition-1: Cloud Algorithm Status
    • CERES Edition-4 ADM Development status
    • SOFA, SARB and TISA Working Group Reports
    • Status of EBAF TOA and Surface
    • Data Management Team Update: Terra/Aqua/NPP
    • Atmospheric Sciences Data Center (ASDC) Update
    • CERES Education Outreach
  2. Invited Presentations Session: Observational challenges of closing the surface energy budget.
  3. Contributed Science Reports. Each report is 20 min including time for questions.

Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, May 7
NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA
8:00 am Registration at Badge and Pass Office  
CERES Technical Session
8:55 am Welcome/Meeting Logistics Norm Loeb (NASA LaRC)  
9:00 am NASA HQ Perspective David Considine (NASA LaRC)  
9:15 am State of CERES Norm Loeb (NASA LaRC)  
9:30 am CERES FM1-FM6 Instrument Update (part 1)
CERES FM1-FM6 Instrument Update (part 2)
Kory Priestley (NASA LaRC)
Susan Thomas (SSAI)  
10:15 am Status of VIIRS On-orbit Calibration Jack Xiong (NASA GSFC)  
10:35 am Break  
11:00 am CERES Clouds Working Group Report Patrick Minnis (NASA LaRC)  
11:30 am Updates on the Edition4 Angular Distribution Models Wenying Su (NASA LaRC)  
12:00 pm Lunch  
1:30 pm Status of the Edition4 Surface-Only Flux Algorithms David Kratz (NASA LaRC)  
1:50 pm Surface Atmosphere Radiation Budget (SARB) Working Group Update Seiji Kato (NASA LaRC)  
2:10 pm TISA Working Group Report David Doelling (NASA LaRC)  
2:30 pm EBAF TOA Update
EBAF Surface Update
Norm Loeb (NASA LaRC)
Fred Rose (SSAI)  
3:10 pm Break  
3:30 pm CERES DMT Working Group Report Jonathan Gleason (NASA LaRC)  
4:00 pm CERES Working Group Breakout Sessions
Angular Modeling (Wenying Su et al.) [1] [2]
Surface to TOA Fluxes (Kato et al.) [1] [2] [3]
Cloud Properties (Minnis et al.) [1]
5:00 pm Adjourn
6:45 pm Dutch Treat Dinner: (venue TBD)
 Wednesday, May 8
NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA
Invited Science Presentations
8:30 am Introduction Norm Loeb (NASA LaRC)  
8:45 am Surface Radiation Budget from CERES & A-Train Seiji Kato (NASA LaRC)  
9:30 am Surface Turbulent Heat Fluxes Carol Clayson (WHOI)  
10:15 am Break  
10:45 am Mean Global Precipitation and Error Estimates: GPCP, TRMM and CloudSat Robert Adler (U. Maryland)  
11:30 am Observational Challenges and Uncertainties in Estimating Global Precipitation from Satellites Wesley Berg (Colorado State Univ.)  
12:15 pm Lunch  
1:45 pm Cloudsat & TRMM Precipitation, Closing the Surface Energy Budget Tristan L’Ecuyer
(U. of Wisconsin-Madison)  
2:30 pm Discussion  
3:00 pm Break  
Contributed Science Presentations
3:20 pm Surface energy budget estimations based on satellite radiation, turbulence, and precipitation measurements Bing Lin (NASA LaRC)  
3:40 pm Comparisons of surface radiative fluxes between CERES EBAF and Reanalysis Data Takmeng Wong (NASA LaRC)  
4:00 pm Improving performance of snowmelt models through use of CERES radiation data Laura Hinkelman (U. Washington)  
4:20 pm MISR albedo and cloud height changes Roger Davies (U. Auckland)  
4:40 pm Some thoughts on constraining the ice cloud feedback over the tropical Pacific in future climate change Xianglei Huang (U. Michigan)  
5:00 pm Adjourn
Thursday, May 9
NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA
Contributed Science Presentations (cont’d)
8:30 am Examining Cloud 3D Effects on Shortwave Radiance and Irradiance Using A-train Measurements S.-H. Ham (Oak Ridge Assoc. Univ.)  
8:50 am 1D and 3D forward radiative transfer models for the EarthCARE mission Jason Cole (CCCma)  
9:10 am Improvements to the CERES Sea Ice ADMs Joseph Corbett (SSAI)  
9:30 am Hadley Circulation Variability Inferred From Longwave Cloud Radiative Effect Weijie Wang (U. Virginia/SSAI)  
9:50 am Distributing Observations and Reanalysis Along with the CMIP5 Model Output: An Update on obs4MIPs and ana4MIPs Gerald “Jerry” Potter (NASA GSFC)  
10:10 am Break  
10:40 am FLASHFlux Update Paul Stackhouse (NASA LaRC)  
11:00 am Development of the MTSAT-1R visible footprint point spread function David Doelling (NASA LaRC)  
11:20 am Validation of the TISA Edition4 LW narrowband to broadband, ADM, and regional normalization algorithm Moguo Sun (SSAI)  
11:40 am Variability of Monthly Diurnal Cycle Composites of TOA Radiative Fluxes in the Tropics Patrick Taylor (NASA LaRC)  
12:00 pm Lunch  
1:30 pm Validation of CERES Ed4 MBL cloud properties over AZORES and DCS clouds over SGP Xiquan Dong (U. N.Dakota)  
1:50 pm Overlapping Cloud Retrieval Using VIIRS Fu-Lung Chang (SSAI)  
2:10 pm Extending the CERES Cloud Climate Record Using MODIS and AVHRR Data Kris Bedka (SSAI)  
2:30 pm Applying CERES Aqua ADMs to NOAA 9 scanner observations Alok K. Shrestha (SSAI)  
2:50 pm Unfiltered Radiances Comparisons Between CERES and ScaRaB Olivier Chomette (LMD)  
3:10 pm Break  
3:40 pm Assessment of HIRS OLR Intersatellite Calibration Error Hai-Tien Lee (U. Maryland)  
4:00 pm S’COOL Update Preston Lewis (SSAI)  
4:20 pm ASDC Update John Kusterer (NASA LaRC)  
4:40 pm Interannual Variations in Atmospheric Energy and Moisture Budgets Norm Loeb (NASA LaRC)  
5:00 pm Adjourn