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22nd CERES-II Science Team Meeting – October 2014

Meeting Agenda

Joint CERES-GERB and SCARAB Earth Radiation Budget Workshop
Tuesday, October 7
Toulouse, France
Technical Session – SCARAB
8:15 am Workshop registration
8:45 am Welcome
9:00 am The MT orbit: consequence for earth radiation studies Michel Capderou (LMD)
9:15 am The SCARAB instrument on board Megha-Tropiques Michel Dejus
10:00 am Validation of the SCARAB radiance Olivier Chomette (LMD)
10:15 am Validation of the SCARAB flux Patrick Raberanto (LMD)
10:30 am Coffee Break
Technical Session – CERES
11:00 am State of CERES Norm Loeb (NASA LaRC)
11:30 am CERES FM6 & RBI Instrument Status Kory Priestley (NASA LaRC)
12:00 am CERES FM1-FM5 Instrument Status Susan Thomas (SSAI)
12:30 pm Lunch
2:00 pm Cloud WG Report Patrick Minnis (NASA LaRC)
2:30 pm ADM WG Report Wenying Su (NASA LaRC)
2:50 pm SOFA WG Report David Kratz (NASA LaRC)
3:10 pm Coffee Break
3:45 pm SARB Working Group Update Seiji Kato (NASA LaRC)
4:15 pm TISA Working Group Report David Doelling (NASA LaRC)
4:45 pm DMT & ASDC Reports Jonathan Gleason (NASA LaRC)
Wednesday, October 8
Toulouse, France
Technical Session – GERB
9:00 am GERB Project overview Helen Brindley (Imperial)
9:15 am GERB Program and instrument status Jacqueline E. Russell (Imperial)
9:45 am GERB Operations Report James Rufus (Imperial)
10:05 am GERB Calibration Report Jacqueline E. Russell (Imperial)
10:30 pm Coffee Break
11:00 pm GGSPS Status Report Andy Smith/Martin Bates
11:15 pm ROLSS Status Report Nicolas Clerbaux (RMIB)
11:30 pm BARG/HR filled products and release Edward Baudrez (RMIB)
11:50 pm Future plans and product development Helen Brindley (Imperial)
12:15 pm Wrap up Helen Brindley (Imperial)
12:30 pm Lunch
Invited Presentations
2:00 pm Sea level rise and the Earth energy imbalance Benoit Meyssignac (LEGOS)
2:45 pm Hemispheric (a)symmetries and implications for tropical climate Aiko Voigt
3:30 pm Coffee Break
4:00 pm Overview of current climate radiation issues Graeme Stephens (NASA JPL)
Contributed Presentations
4:45 pm About the observation of cloud change due to climate warming Hélène Chepfer (LMD)
5:05 pm Overview of Arctic Radiation-IceBridge Sea and Ice Experiment (ARISE) W.L. Smith, Jr. (NASA LaRC)
5:25 pm Validation of CERES Ed4 Arctic cloud properties using ARM results Baike Xi (U. North Dakota)
5:45 am Adjourn
6:00 pm Cocktail
Thursday, October 9
Toulouse, France
Invited Presentations
9:00 am From the west African monsoon up to planetary climate change: synergy amongst radiation budget measurements Richard Allan (U. Reading)
9:45 am Comparisons between CERES Aqua, S-NPP and ScaRaB Wenying Su (NASA LaRC)
10:05 am CERES/ScaRaB/GERB comparisons David Doelling (NASA LaRC)
10:25 am A time series of GERB-CERES comparisons Jacqueline E. Russell (Imperial)
(pp Rhys Parfitt)
10:45 am Coffee Break
11:10 am MCS life cycle: TOA flux from SCARAB (and possibly from GERB) Rémy Roca (LEGOS)
11:30 am MCS life cycle: TOA, BOA flux and profile from CERES/MODIS/CLOUDSAT Dominique Bouniol (CNRM-GAME)
11:50 am Open discussion All
12:30 pm Lunch
Contributed Presentations
2:00 pm The daytime cycle in dust aerosol direct radiative effects observed in the central Sahara during June 2011 Helen Brindley (Imperial)
2:20 pm Processes shaping the surface radiation budget in West Africa: observations versus CMIP5 models Françoise Guichard (CNRM-GAME)
2:40 pm Clouds and aerosols radiative effects over West Africa, seasonal and meridional patterns Olivier Geoffroy
3:00 pm On the importance of aerosol composition for estimating incoming solar radiation: focus on the Western African stations of Dakar and Niamey during the dry season Mamadou Drame
3:20 pm Diurnal cycle of clouds from geostationnary observations Geneviève Sèze
3:40 pm Coffee Break
4:10 pm Validation of ScaRaB/Megha-Tropiques Flux data from ISRO and its use in understanding monsoon clouds Veerappan Sathiyamoorthy
4:30 pm The RMIB space odyssey from Total Solar Irradiance to the Sun-earth IMBAlance (SIMBA) Steven Dewitte (RMIB)
4:50 pm Adjourn
Friday, October 9
Toulouse, France
Contributed Presentations
9:00 am Interannual variability in spectrally resolved TOA radiation diagnosed from 5 years of IASI observations Helen Brindley (Imperial)
9:20 am Comparing the Relative Stability of CERES, MODIS and MISR Radiances Joseph Corbett (SSAI)
9:40 am The Climate Monitoring SAF top-of-atmosphere and surface radiation products and datasets Nicolas Clerbaux (RMIB)
10:00 am Exploration of the Hemispheric Asymmetry in the Surface Energy Budget using CERES and Reanalysis Data Norm Loeb (NASA LaRC)
10:20 am Coffee Break
10:50 am Long term monitoring of SCARAB using geophysical approach Rémy Roca (LEGOS)
11:05 am Scene classification from CERES radiances using the Random Forests method Bijoy Thampi (SSAI)
11:25 am Development of the CERES Flux-by-cloud type simulator Zachary Eitzen (SSAI)
11:45 am On the use of Simulated Photon Paths to Co-register TOA Radiances in EarthCARE Radiative Closure Experiments Florian Tornow
12:10 am Adjourn
Contributed Science Presentations
4:35 pm SARB aerosol datasets-assimilation of Terra MODIS, Aqua MODIS and NPP VIIRS MODIS-Like AOD David Fillmore (Tech-X Corp.)
4:55 pm Global warming, tropical expansion and ENSO in OLR–a QC benchmark exercise Hai-Tien Lee (U. Maryland)
5:15 pm On the sensitivity of the diurnal cycle in the Amazon to convective intensity Kyle Itterly (SSAI)
5:35 pm Adjourn
Thursday, May 7
NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA
Contributed Science Presentations (cont’d)
8:30 am A New Parameterization of Ice Cloud Radiative Properties P. Yang/Minnis
8:50 am New global estimates of cloud ice and liquid water path from MODIS using a profiling method W.L. Smith, Jr. (NASA LaRC)
9:10 am Build 3D Cloud Properties with A-Train C3M Data Sunny Sun-Mack (SSAI)
9:30 am The capabilities of lidar datasets for radiative heating rate and flux calculations Tyler Thorsen (U. Washington)
9:50 am A CERES-Consistent Cloud Property Climate Data Record Using AVHRR Data: Version 1 Delivery Results Kris Bedka (NASA LaRC)
10:10 am Break
10:40 am A Radiation Closure Study of Arctic Cloud Properties X. Dong
11:00 am The influence of sea ice on Arctic low cloud properties and radiative effects Patrick Taylor (NASA LaRC)
11:20 am Evaluation of the Arctic Radiation Budget in CMIP5 Models Robyn Boeke (SSAI)
11:40 am Preliminary ARISE Comparisons (not presented) J. Corbett
12:00 am Adjourn