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26th CERES-II Science Team Meeting – October 2016

Meeting Minutes / Presentations


Meeting Agenda

Radiation Budget Workshop
Tuesday 18th October
ECMWF, Reading, UK
GERB technical Session
9:00 am GERB Project overview Helen Brindley (Imperial)
GERB operations and calibration report James Rufus & Jacqui Russell
GGSPS Processing and archive status Andy Smith (RAL)
ROLLS Processing and archive status Alessandro Ipe (RMIB)
GERB HR edition 1 dataset release Edward Baudrez (RMIB)
Ed 2 Calibration updates Jacqui Russell (Imperial)
Ed 2 L2 GERB processing Alessandro Ipe (RMIB)
Break 11:10-11:30 (lobby)
ScaRaB technical Session
11:30 am ScaRaB Mission status and instrument performances Thierry Tremas (CNES)
ScaRaB after 5 years in orbit: instrument and data quality status Jean-Louis Raynaud (CNES)
ScaRaB-MT data products Algorithms and Validation Patrick Raberanto (LMD/CNRS)
CERES and ScaRaB comparison Campaigns, method schedule for rendez-vous and results Olivier Chomette (LMD/CNRS)
& Michel Capderou (LMD/CNRS)
ScaRaB- CERES impact of methodology on intercomparison results Thierry Tremas (CNES)
Lunch 1-2pm
CERES technical session
2:40 pm State of CERES Norman Loeb (NASA LaRC)
CERES instrument status FM1-FM5 Susan Thomas
Break 3:30-3:50pm (lobby)
3:50 pm RBI status update Kory Priestley (NASA LaRC)
Radiometric System Model of RBI Anum Barki (NASA LaRC)
CERES cloud working group report, Part 1 Patrick Minnis (NASA LaRC)
CERES cloud working group report Part 2 William Smith (NASA LaRC)
CERES ADM working group update Su Wenying (NASA LaRC)
Adjourn 5:30pm
6:30pm Evening Science teams meal at Zero Degrees, Reading (9 Bridge Street, RG1 2LR) — Dutch treat (all welcome).
Wednesday 19th October
ECMWF, Reading, UK
CERES technical session continues
9:00 am SOFA and TSI data status David Kratz (NASA LaRC)
SARB working group update Seiji Kato (NASA LaRC)
TISA working group report David Doelling (NASA LaRC)
EBAF-TOA update Norman Loeb (NASA LaRC)
EBAF-SFC update Seiji Kato (NASA LaRC)
Break 10:45—11:05 (lobby)
11:05 am CERES FLASHFlux Working Group Progress and Data Usage Paul Stackhouse (NASA LaRC)
MERRA-2 Energy and Water Cycles and prospects for next Reanalysis Michael Bosilovich
CERES DATA management activities status Jonathan Gleason (NASA LaRC)
Engaging citizen scientists to enhance cloud information from satellite remote sensing Patrick Taylor (NASA LaRC)
pp Sarah McCrea
Discussion Session: Observing requirements for ERB
12:20 pm Background Material provided by UKMO Helen Brindley (Imperial)
Talking points Norm Loeb (NASA LaRC)
Lunch 1-2pm
Science presentations
contributed papers are 20’ which is to include 3’ questions, invited presentations are 40’ including 5’ questions.
Climate response
2:00 pm Invited Talk: The inconstancy of transient climate responseJonathan Gregory
(NCAS-Climate, Reading, UKMO)
The dependence of Earth’s radiative fluxes and climate sensitivity on evolving patterns of tropical Pacific SSTs Timothy Andrews (UKMO)
Hemispheric energy balance from an ocean perspective Maria Zita Hakuba (Colorado State Univ.)
Representations of stratocumulus cloud regimes in climate models and emergent constraints in the radiative responses to future warming Yoko Tsushima (UKMO)
Break 3:40-4pm (lobby)
4:00 pm Invited Talk: Constraining climate sensitivity using TOA radiation measurements Simon Tett (Edinburgh)
Diagnosing climate feedbacks from CERES data and comparison with climate models Piers Forster (Leeds)
Quantifying radiative perturbations from observations Thorsen Tyler (NPP/NASA LaRC)
Combining CERES/WFOV and reanalysis energy transports to estimate surface energy flux Richard Allan (Reading/NCEO)
Poster session /drinks reception 5:40pm (Weather Room)
Planned Posters
Posters should be standard A0 size (portrait orientation)
841mm (width) x 1189mm (height).
The TOA radiation climate data records developed in the frame of EUMETSAT climate monitoring SAF Nicolas Clerbaux (RMIB)
Total Solar Irradiance Data from Fengyun-3 Meteorological Satellites Qi Jin (National Satellite meteorological center, China)
Monthly diurnal average GERB products for Obs4MIPs Jacqui Russell & Richard Bantges (Imperial)
New approach to SW unfiltering Steven Dewitte (RMIB)
Comparison of the GERB / CERES SW radiances 2004 to 2013 Rhys Parfitt (Imperial)
Composite radiative properties of tropical mesoscale convective systems over their life cycle Thomas Fiolleau (CNRS)
Changes in global energy budget at the top of the atmosphere 1985-2015 Chunlei Liu (Reading)
GERB observations from 41.5°E, opportunities and challenges James Rufus (Imperial)
GERB edition 2 scene identification and radiance to flux improvements Alessandro Ipe (RMIB)
Spatio-temporal representativeness of ground based surface solar radiation measurements Matthias Schwarz (ETHZ)
Thursday 20th October
ECMWF, Reading, UK
Cloud & aerosol
9:00 am Invited Talk: The Earth’s radiation budget in the midlatitudes: the role of supercooled liquid clouds Alejandro Bodas-Salcedo (UKMO)
To what extent does the uncertainty in the global aerosol radiative forcing impact medium-range weather forecasting skill? Alessio Bozzo (ECMWF)
Constraining the aerosol indirect radiative forcing using satellite observations Edward Gryspeerdt
(Universitat Leipzig/Imperial)
The CERES Flux-by-Cloud type simulator and its application to GCM output Zachary Eitzen (SSAI/NASA-LaRC)
Break 10:40-11 (lobby)
11:00 am Deep convection, upper tropospheric humidity and OLR: recent insights from GERB Helen Brindley & James Ingram (Imperial)
Comparison between simulated cloud radiative forcing and CERES Measurements Souichiro Hioki (Texas A&M)
Investigation of the residual in column integrated atmospheric energy balance using cloud objects Seiji Kato (NASA LaRC)
Evolution of radiative properties along tropical mesoscale convective system life cycle Dominique Bounio
(CNRM, Meteo-France/CNRS)
Cloud Radiative Effect Evaluation Using CC4CL Broadband Flux Algorithm Matt Christensen (STFC-RAL/Oxford)
Exploring Detection and Retrieval of Contiguous and Multilayer Clouds Patrick Minnis (NASA LaRC)
Lunch 1-2pm
Cloud & aerosol continued
2:00 pm New parameterizations to improve ice overlapping liquid cloud water content and path estimates from passive satellite imager William Smith (NASA LaRC)
Dependence of satellite retrieved cloud properties on viewing geometry by comparing ground-based measurements and retrievals Xiquan Dong (Univ. of Arizona)  
Climate cycles 2:40pm
2:40 pm Quantifying the contribution of different cloud types to the radiation budget in southern West Africa during the monsoon season. Peter Hill (Reading)
Understanding the El Nino Southern Oscillation Effects on Diurnal outgoing Longwave radiation Wenying Su (NASA LaRC)
Analysis of the radiative effects of the recent El Nino Using CERES FLASHFlux and EBAF datasets Paul Stackhouse/David Kratz (NASA LaRC)
Break 3:40 – 4:00pm (lobby)
4:00 pm The Introduction of Earth Radiation Measurement on FY-3 series Satellites Qiu Hong (NSMC CMA)
BBR on Earthcare, instrument design and radiance and flux products Nicolas Clerbaux (RMIB)
ARISE irradiance comparison and the CERES sea ice datasets Joseph Corbett (SSAI/NASA LaRC)
MVIRI/SEVIRI TOA Radiation Datasets within the Climate Monitoring SAF Manon Urbain (RMIB)
Adjourn 5.20pm
Friday 21st October
ECMWF, Reading, UK
Radiative considerations
9:00 am Invited Talk: What is the impact of 3D radiative transfer on the global radiation budget Robin Hogan (ECMWF)
Uncertainties in the near-infrared radiation budget Keith Shine (Reading)
Spectral: an underutilized dimension on the climate diagnostics and climate-change studies Xianglei Huang (U. Michigan)
TOA SW clear-sky fluxes for EarthCARE’s BBR: towards a global and time-invariant radiance-to-flux-converter Florian Tornow
(Free University of Berlin)
Break 10:40-11:00 (lobby)
11:00 am Invited Talk: The surface energy budget and its representation in CMIP5 models Martin Wild (ETHZ)
Arctic circulation and the Arctic surface Energy budget Patrick Taylor (NASA LaRC)
Remote sensing of the surface latent heat flux Steven Dewitte (RMIB)
Trends and variability of surface solar radiation based on satellite-derived data records from the CMSAF Jorg Trentmann (DWD/CM-SAF)
Meeting wrap up 12:40pm
Lunch 1-2pm
Meeting end 2pm