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25th CERES-II Science Team Meeting – April 2016

Meeting Minutes / Presentations



Major Objectives for the Meeting:

  1. Review status of CERES Instruments and Data Products:
    • Status of CERES
    • CERES Terra, Aqua, 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
    • EBAF-TOA & EBAF-SFC Edition4 Updates
    • Data Management Team Update: Terra/Aqua/S-NPP
    • Atmospheric Sciences Data Center (ASDC) Update
    • CERES Communication Activities
  2. Invited Presentations Session: Each presentation is 45 min including time for questions.

  3. Contributed Science Reports. Each report is 20 min including time for questions.

Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, April 26
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 Status
RBI Instrument Overview
Susan Thomas (SSAI)
Mohan Shankar (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:a5 pm Validation of Surface-Only Flux Algorithms 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 Energy Balanced and Filled (EBAF) TOA Edition4 Update
Surface EBAF Edition4 Plans and Prototype Results
Norm Loeb (NASA LaRC)
Fred Rose (SSAI)
3:15 pm Break
3:45 pm CERES Fast Longwave and Shortwave Fluxes (FLASHFLUX) Update Paul Stackhouse (NASA LaRC)
4:05 pm CERES Data Management Team (DMT) Working Group Report Jonathan Gleason (NASA LaRC)
4:35 pm Atmospheric Sciences Data Center (ASDC) Update John Kusterer (NASA LaRC)
4:55 pm Education and Public Participation value to the Science Community and Vice Versa Sarah McCrea (SSAI)
5:15 pm Adjourn
Wednesday, April 27
NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA
Contributed Science Presentations
8:30 am Validation and research applications of MODIS Edition 4 cloud properties in marine low clouds David Painemal (SSAI)
8:50 am GEOS-5: Update and Plans Steven Pawson (NASA GSFC)
9:10 am Status of MODIS and VIIRS Instruments Jack Xiong (NASA GSFC)
9:30 am A continuation of the MODIS dark-target aerosol data record with VIIRS: Status in 2016 Robert Levy (NASA GSFC)
9:50 am AERONET and C3M Evaluation of the MATCH and MERRA2 Aerosol Analyses David Fillmore (Tech-X Corp.)
10:10 pm Break
Invited Presentations
10:40 am Using CERES to Provide Observational Constraints on Cloud Feedbacks and Climate Sensitivity Kevin Grise (U. Virginia)
11:25 am Beneath the Surface: Understanding Sea Level Rise Using CERES and Other Data John Fasullo (NCAR)
12:10 pm Lunch
Contributed Science Presentations
1:45 pm Covariance between Cloud Radiative Effects and Sea Ice Patrick Taylor (NASA LaRC)
2:05 pm Unforced surface air temperature variability and its contrasting relationship with the anomalous TOA energy flux at local and global spatial scales Patrick Brown (Duke Univ.)
2:25 pm What can we gain from the spectral longwave feedback analysis? Xianglei Huang (U. Michigan)
2:45 pm Observation-based cloud radiative kernels from A-Train Qing Yue (NASA JPL)
3:05 pm Break
3:35 pm Application of the CERES Flux-by-Cloud Type Simulator to GCM Output Zackery Eitzen (SSAI)
3:55 pm Surface energy budget changes during the early 21st century Australian drought Norm Loeb (NASA LaRC)
4:15 pm Adjourn
Thursday, April 28
NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA
Contributed Science Presentations (cont’d)
8:30 am A look back at the Historical Nimbus 7 Nonscanner Radiation Budget Record Takmeng Wong (NASA LaRC)
8:50 am ScaRaB: Status of the absolute calibration and cross comparison with CERES Thiery Tremas (CNES)
9:10 am Cloud properties over ARM sites Baike Xi (U. North Dakota)
9:30 am Evaluation of multi-layer cloud detection based on active-passive sensors Antonio Viudez-Mora (SSAI)
9:50 am Break
10:20 am Investigation of the effect of Terra orbit drift with surface radiation data David Rutan (SSAI)
10:40 am Sea ice and open water spectral albedo shape derived from ARISE data Alexander Radkevich (SSAI)
11:00 am Broad-band radiative transfer simulations for un-filtering process of radiances from CERES Lusheng Liang (SSAI)
11:20 am Monthly Covariability of Amazonian Convective Cloud Properties and Radiative Diurnal Cycle J. Brant Dotson (NASA LaRC)
ll:40 am Adjourn