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23rd CERES-II Science Team Meeting – May 2015

Meeting Minutes / Presentations



Major Objectives for the Meeting:

  1. Review status of CERES Instruments and Data Products:
    • Status of CERES
    • CERES Terra, Aqua and S-NPP SW/LW/TOTAL Channel Calibration Update
    • CERES FM6 and RBI Update
    • MODIS & VIIRS Cloud Algorithm & Validation Status
    • ADM, SOFA, SARB and TISA Working Group Reports
    • FLASHFLUX Update
    • EBAF Update
    • Data Management Team Update: Terra/Aqua/S-NPP
    • Atmospheric Sciences Data Center (ASDC) Update
    • CERES Communication Activities
  2. Invited Presentations Session:
    On the creation & improvement of key ancillary datasets used to generate CERES Earth radiation budget climate data records.
    • Aerosol retrievals from MODIS & VIIRS
    • GMAO reanalysis data
  3. Contributed Science Reports: Each report is 20 min including time for questions.

Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, May 5
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
CERES FM1-FM6 Instrument Update
Kory Priestley (NASA LaRC)
Susan Thomas (SSAI)  
10:15 am Break  
10:45 am CERES Clouds Working Group Report Patrick Minnis (NASA LaRC)  
11:15 am CERES Angular Distribution Model (ADM) Working Group Report Wenying Su (NASA LaRC)  
11:45 pm Status of the SOFA Validation and TSI Measurements David Kratz (NASA LaRC)  
12:05 pm Lunch  
1:35 pm Surface Atmosphere Radiation Budget (SARB) Working Group Update Seiji Kato (NASA LaRC)  
2:05 pm Time Interpolation and Spatial Averaging (TISA) Working Group Report David Doelling (NASA LaRC)  
2:35 pm CERES Fast Longwave and Shortwave Fluxes (FLASHFLUX) Update Paul Stackhouse (NASA LaRC)  
2:55 pm CERES Energy Balanced and Filled (EBAF) Edition4 Plans Norm Loeb (NASA LaRC)  
3:15 pm Break  
3:45 pm CERES Data Management Team (DMT) Working Group Report Jonathan Gleason (NASA LaRC)  
4:15 pm Atmospheric Sciences Data Center (ASDC) Update John Kusterer (NASA LaRC)  
4:35 pm CERES Education and Outreach Overview Sarah Crecelius (SSAI)  
4:55 pm Adjourn
Wednesday, May 6
NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA
Contributed Science Presentations
8:30 pm Correction of directional effects of incident radiation on ocean surface
emissivity for CERES longwave irradiance computations
S.-H. Ham
(Oak Ridge Assoc. Univ.)  
8:50 am A global database of spectral surface emissivity for the entire longwave spectrum: development, validation, and application Xianglei Huang  
9:10 am Diurnal differences in OLR climatologies and anomaly time series J. Lee  
9:30 am A study of GERB shortwave calibration evolution: a cross-comparison study with CERES R. Parfitt  
9:50 am ERBS tilted nonscanner update Takmeng Wong (NASA LaRC)  
10:10 am Break  
10:40 am Using CERES data to constrain climate sensitivity Andrew Dessler  
11:00 am Constraining climate model ensemble projections using radiation process-oriented performance metrics Noel Baker (Oak Ridge Assoc. Univ.)  
11:20 am The role of DYNAMO observations in improving GMAO reanalysis and CERES-like surface atmosphere radiation estimation H. Wang  
11:40 am Evaluation of MERRA using CERES EBAF Laura Hinkelman (U. Washington)  
12:00 pm Lunch  
Invited Science Presentations
1:30 pm Introduction Norm Loeb (NASA LaRC)  
1:40 pm Creating a consistent aerosol optical depth record from MODIS and VIIRS Robert Levy (NASA GSFC)  
2:25 pm Status of GMAO Reanalysis and Future Plans M. Bosilovich  
3:10 pm Break  
3:40 pm Day-night differences in AIRS version-6 water vapor J. Lee  
3:55 pm MERRA-2/AIRS/MODIS Temperature/Humidity Comparisons Seiji Kato (NASA LaRC)
Fred Rose (SSAI)  
4:15 pm Discussion and Next Steps
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