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27th CERES-II Science Team Meeting – May 2017

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
  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, May 16
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 FM6 Instrument Status
RBI Instrument Status
CERES FM1-FM5 Instrument Status
Kory Priestley (NASA LaRC)
Susan Thomas (SSAI)
10:15 am Break
10:45 am CERES Clouds Working Group Report Bill Smith (NASA LaRC)
11:15 am CERES Angular Distribution Model (ADM) Working Group Report Wenying Su (NASA LaRC)
11:45 am Validation of Surface-Only Flux Algorithms David Kratz (NASA LaRC)
12:00 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Surface Atmosphere Radiation Budget (SARB) Working Group Update Seiji Kato (NASA LaRC)
1:40 pm Time Interpolation and Spatial Averaging (TISA) Working Group Report David Doelling (NASA LaRC)
2:10 pm Ed4 Energy Balanced and Filled (EBAF)-TOA Norm Loeb (NASA LaRC)
2:40 pm Ed4 Energy Balanced and Filled (EBAF)-Surface (part1)
Ed4 Energy Balanced and Filled (EBAF)-Surface (part2)
Fred Rose (SSAI)
Seiji Kato (NASA LaRC)
3:20 pm Break
4:05 pm CERES Data Management Team (DMT) Working Group Report Kathleen Moore (NASA LaRC)
4:35 pm Atmospheric Sciences Data Center (ASDC) Update
Jeff Walter (NASA LaRC)
Kathleen Moore (NASA LaRC)
4:55 pm Benchmark Year in Education: What’s Next for Ground Cloud Observation Featuring Satellite Comparison Jessica Taylor (NASA LaRC)
5:15 pm Adjourn
6:45 pm Dutch Treat Dinner:
Monsoon Indian Bistro. Peninsula Town Center, 2150 Allainby Way, Hampton
Wednesday, May 17
NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA
Invited Science Presentations
9:00 am Recent Model Development Activities at GFDL Yi Ming (GFDL)  
9:45 am Using CERES and Energy Budget Observations to Develop and Assess a Coupled Earth System Model: Adventures with CESM2 Andrew Gettelman (NCAR)  
10:30 am Break  
11:00 am Constraining the Components of Aerosol Forcing: How Well Can Measurements Keep Climate Models on Track? Ralph Kahn (NASA GSFC)  
11:45 am Lunch
Contributed Science Presentations
1:30 pm A Revision of the Earth’s Energy Balance Framework Andrew Dessler (Texas A&M Univ.)  
1:50 pm Cloud Radiative Effect breakdown by regime and vertical structure Lazaros Oreopoulos (NASA GSFC)  
2:10 pm Arctic Low Cloud-Sea Ice-Stability Interactions and the Arctic Surface Energy Budget Patrick Taylor (NASA LaRC)  
2:30 pm The Regional Influence of Large-Scale Atmospheric Variability on the Wintertime Arctic Surface Radiation Budget and Sea Ice Growth Brad Hegyi (NASA LaRC)  
2:50 pm FLASHFLUX Update Paul Stackhouse (NASA LaRC)
3:10 pm Break  
3:20 pm A Hyperspectral Closure Study Using AIRS Radiances, ARM SGP Observations, and MERRA-2 Reanalysis Xianglei Huang (U. Michigan)  
3:40 pm Clear-Sky Flux Simulation Using GMAO FP and MERRA2 Products and Its Comparison to Ground and Satellite Observations S.-H. Ham (SSAI)  
4:00 pm Simulation of Radiative Properties of Ice Clouds, Snow, and Dust Aerosol in Support of CERES Ping Yang (Texas A&M Univ.)  
4:20 pm Global and Regional Ice Coud Properties Derived from Cloudsat/CALIPSO 2C-ice, CERES MODIS, GOES and NEXRAD Xiquan Dong (Univ. of Arizona)  
4:40 pm Adjourn
Thursday, May 18
NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA
Contributed Science Presentations (cont’d)
9:00 am TOA SW and LW Irradiances Derived from ERBS Nonscanner Observations Consistent with CERES Irradiances Alok K. Shrestha (SSAI)  
9:20 am Analysis of Errors in the Modeling of CERES SW Observations Over Antarctica Introduced by the BRDF Model Alexander Radkevich (SSAI)  
9:40 am Evaluation of the Sensitivity of the Amazonian Diurnal Cycle to Convective Intensity in Reanalyses Kyle Itterly (SSAI)  
10:00 am Evaluating TOA Radiative Fluxes in Current Reanalyses Using CERES EBAF-TOA Ed4.0 Hailan Wang (SSAI)  
10:20 am Break  
10:50 am Validating CERES Surface Irradiance in the Arctic with Airborne Radiometer Measurements from the ARISE Campaign Joseph Corbett (SSAI)  
11:10 am Determination of CERES Unfiltered Radiances Using Broadband Radiation Transfer Simulations Lusheng Liang (SSAI)  
11:30 am Determination of CERES TOA Fluxes Using Machine-Learning Algorithms Bijoy Thampi (SSAI)  
11:50 am Detection and Retrieval of Single and Multilayer Clouds in an Artificial Neural Network Approach Sunny Sun-Mack (SSAI)  
l2:10 am Adjourn