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21st CERES-II Science Team Meeting – April 2014

Meeting Minutes / Presentations



Major Objectives for the Meeting:

  1. Review status of CERES Instruments and Data Products:
    • Status of NASA & CERES Project
    • CERES Terra, Aqua and SNPP SW/LW/TOTAL Channel Calibration Update
    • CERES FM6 and RBI Update
    • CERES SNPP SSF Edition-1: VIIRS Cloud Algorithm & Validation Status
    • CERES GEO Cloud Algorithm Status
    • CERES Edition-4 ADM Validation status
    • SOFA, SARB and TISA Working Group Reports
    • Data Management Team Update: Terra/Aqua/SNPP
    • Atmospheric Sciences Data Center (ASDC) Update
    • CERES Education Outreach
  2. Invited Presentations Session: Each presentation is 45 min.
  3. Contributed Science Reports: Each report is 20 min including time for questions.
  4. Poster Presentation:
    “Non-linear temperature response of clear sky OLR relative to surface emission in the water vapor window”.
    J. Eliashiv (Scripps).

Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, April 22
NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA
CERES Technical Session
8:00 am Registration at Badge and Pass Office    
8:55 am Welcome/Meeting Logistics Norm Loeb (NASA LaRC)  
9:00 am State of CERES Norm Loeb (NASA LaRC)  
9:30 am CERES FM1-FM6 Instrument Update 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 Validation of the CERES Edition 4 Angular Distribution Models Wenying Su (NASA LaRC)  
12:00 pm Lunch  
1:30 pm Status of the Shortwave Surface-Only Flux Algorithms David Kratz (NASA LaRC)  
1:50 pm Five-Channel Geostationary Cloud Retrievals Rabindra Palikonda (SSAI)  
2:10 pm Surface Atmosphere Radiation Budget (SARB) Working Group Update Seiji Kato (NASA LaRC)  
2:40 pm TISA Working Group Report David Doelling (NASA LaRC)  
3:10 pm Break  
3:40 pm CERES Data Management Team (DMT) Working Group Report Jonathan Gleason (NASA LaRC)  
4:10 pm Atmospheric Sciences Data Center (ASDC) Update Chris Harris (NASA LaRC)  
4:30 pm CERES Education and Outreach Overview Sarah Crecelius (SSAI)  
5:10 pm Adjourn
6:45 pm Dutch Treat Dinner:
Baci Italiano Ristorante. Peninsula Town Center, Kilgore Ave., Hampton
   Wednesday, April 23
NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA
8:30 am CERES Working Group Breakout Sessions
Angular Modeling (Su et al.) [1 2]
Surface to TOA Fluxes (Kato et al.) [1 2 3 4]
Cloud Properties (Minnis et al.) [1 2 3 4]
9:45 am Break  
Invited Science Presentations
10:15 am Global Scale Energy Fluxes: Comparison of Observational Estimates and Model Simulations Aaron Donohoe (U. Washington)
11:00 am The Antarctic Atmospheric Energy Budget: Observation and Model Simulation Michael Previdi (Columbia Univ.)
11:45 pm Lunch  
Contributed Science Presentations
1:30 pm Creating “Intelligent” Climate Model Ensemble Averages Using a Process-Based Framework Noel Baker (Oak Ridge Assoc. Univ.)  
1:50 pm Impact of Diurnal Cycle Simulation on the TOA Flux Mean State and Interannual Variability in CanAM4 Patrick Taylor (NASA LaRC)  
2:10 pm Comparisons of EBAF Ed2.8 TOA Fluxes with Reanalysis Data Products Takmeng Wong (NASA LaRC)  
2:30 pm The CERES Flux-By-Cloudtype Simulator Zachary Eitzen (SSAI)  
2:50 pm Break  
3:20 pm Improvement of Shortwave Radiation Budget by Three-Dimensional Scene Construction S.-H. Ham (Oak Ridge Assoc. Univ.)  
3:40 pm Daily OLR CDR – Development and Evaluation Hai-Tien Lee (U. Maryland)  
4:00 pm Aerosol Retrieval from SNPP/VIIRS: Analysis of Data Quality Istvan Laszlo (NOAA)  
4:20 pm Edition4 Clear-Sky Shortwave Angular Distribution Models over Ocean Lusheng Liang (SSAI)  
4:40 pm Strategies and Preliminary Results of Comparing FM5 with FM3/FM1 Peter Szewczyk (SSAI)  
5:00 pm Adjourn
 Thursday, April 24
NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA
Contributed Science Presentations (cont’d)
8:30 am Updates on Extending the CERES Cloud Climate Record Using AVHRR, MODIS, and NASA A-Train Data Kris Bedka (SSAI)  
8:50 am Impact of Drizzle to the MODIS MBL Cloud Microphysics Retrievals During MAGIC and AZORES IOPs Baike Xi (U. North Dakota)  
9:10 am Comparisons of CERES Multilayer Cloud Properties with CALIPSO and CloudSat Data Fu-Lung Chang (SSAI)  
9:30 am Empirical Methods to Improve Cloud Water Budget Estimates From Passive Satellite Measurements W.L. Smith, Jr. (NASA LaRC)  
9:50 am Assessing the CMIP5 Model Simulations of Tropical Clouds and TOA Cloud Radiative Effects Hailan Wang (NASA LaRC)  
10:10 am Break  
10:40 am FLASHFlux Update Paul Stackhouse (NASA LaRC)  
11:00 am The Future of COVE: Operations and Instrumentation After DOE Renovations of the Chesapeake Lighthouse Greg Schuster (NASA LaRC)  
11:20 am A-Train and Reanalysis Data: An Evaluation of the Artic Energy Budget Mathew Christensen
(Colorado State Univ.)  
11:40 am Observing Recent Cloud and Radiation Budget Changes over Arctic Sea-Ice Norm Loeb (NASA LaRC)  
12:00 am Adjourn