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24th CERES-II Science Team Meeting – September 2015

Meeting Minutes / Presentations



Major Objectives for the Meeting:

  1. Review status of CERES Instruments and Data Products:
    • CERES Project Status
    • CERES Terra, Aqua and SNPP SW/LW/TOTAL Channel Calibration Update
    • CERES FM6 and RBI Update
    • CERES Cloud Algorithm & Validation Status: MODIS, VIIRS, GEOs
    • CERES TOA Flux & Angular Distribution Model Update: FM1-FM5
    • SOFA, SARB and TISA Working Group Reports
    • FLASHFLUX Update
    • Plans for Next Version of EBAF-TOA and EBAF-SFC
    • Data Management Team Update: Terra/Aqua/SNPP
    • CERES Education Outreach
  2. Invited Presentations Session: Each presentation is 45 minutes.
  3. Contributed Science Reports. Each report is 20 min including time for questions.

Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, September 1
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
CERES Technical Session
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
CERES Clouds Working Group Report
Patrick Minnis (NASA LaRC)
Sunny Sun-Mack (SSAI)
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 Data David Kratz (NASA LaRC)
12:05 pm Lunch
1:35 pm Surface Atmosphere Radiation Budget (SARB) Working Group Update Seiji Kato (NASA LaRC)
1:55 pm Time Interpolation and Spatial Averaging (TISA) Working Group Report David Doelling (NASA LaRC)
2:25 pm CERES Energy Balanced and Filled (EBAF) Edition4 Plans Norm Loeb (NASA LaRC)
Seiji Kato (NASA LaRC)
2:55 pm CERES Fast Longwave and Shortwave Fluxes (FLASHFLUX) Update Paul Stackhouse (NASA LaRC)
3:15 pm Break
3:45 pm CERES Data Management Team (DMT) Working Group Report Jonathan Gleason (NASA LaRC)
4:15 pm CERES Education and Outreach Overview Megan McKeown (USRA)
4:35 pm Adjourn
Wednesday, September 2
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
8:30 am CERES Working Group Breakout Sessions
Surface to TOA Fluxes (Kato et al.) [1 2]
Cloud Properties (Minnis et al.) [1 2 3 4]
Invited Presentations
10:00 am On the response of terrestrial aridity to global warming Qiang Fu (U. Washington)
10:45 am Geographically coherent patterns of albedo enhancement and suppression associated with aerosol sources and sinks Robert Wood (U. Washington)
11:30 am Hemispheric asymmetries of radiation and tropical rainfall Dargan Frierson (U. Washington)
12:15 pm Lunch
Contributed Science Presentations
1:45 pm Shortwave and longwave contributions to global warming under increasing CO2 Aaron Donohoe (U. Washington)
2:05 pm Can CERES data help constrain cloud feedback? Stephen Po-Chedley (U. Washington)
2:25 pm Sensitivity of tropical water and energy cycle to SST increase and doubling CO2 as simulated with an upgraded Multiscale Modeling Framework Kuan-Man Xu (NASA LaRC)
2:45 pm Responding to climate change: Is climate engineering an option? Tom Ackerman (U. Washington)
3:05 pm Observation-based constraints on atmospheric and oceanic cross-equatorial heat transport Norm Loeb (NASA LaRC)
3:25 pm Break
3:50 pm Understanding the radiative impacts of open and closed mesoscale cellular convection Isabel McCoy (U. Washington)
4:10 pm The evolution of subtropical stratocumulus cloud properties from multiple satellites using a new Lagrangian approach Ryan Eastman (U. Washington)
4:30 pm Dependencies of subtropical low cloud diagnosed from AIRS, MODIS, and ECMWF-interim reanalysis and the inferred changes in low cloud fraction in a warming climate Casey Wall (U. Washington)
4:50 pm A new CERES flux-by-cloud-type simulator Zachary Eitzen (SSAI)
5:10 pm Adjourn
Thursday, September 3
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Contributed Science Presentations (cont’d)
8:30 am Validating CERES Arctic fluxes with airborne flux measurements from the ARISE campaign Joseph Corbett (SSAI)
8:50 am CALIPSO-inferred aerosol direct radiative effects: Bias estimates using ground-based Raman lidars Tyler Thorsen (U. Washington)
9:10 am Comparison between CCCM and Cloudsat Radar-Lidar cloud and radiation products S.-H. Ham (Oak Ridge Assoc. Univ.)
9:30 am Effect of snow grain shape on snow albedo Cheng Dang (U. Washington)
9:50 am A new ice parameterization for broadband radiative transfer simulations in comparison with CERES observations Ping Yang (Texas A&M Univ.)
10:10 am Break
10:40 am Comparisons of ice cloud properties of DCSs between GOES, MODIS and ground-based retrievals Baike Xi (U. North Dakota)
11:00 am Comparison of unfiltered CERES radiances measured from the S-NPP and AQUA satellites over matched sites Peter Szewczyk (SSAI)
11:20 am Modeling ERBE WFOV Nonscanner dome degradation and reprocessing its radiation budget data from 1985 to 1999 Alok K. Shrestha (SSAI)
11:40 am A machine-learning approach to scene classification and flux estimation using CERES-only TOA radiances Bijoy Thampi (SSAI)
12:00 am Adjourn