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28th CERES-II Science Team Meeting – September 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, September 26
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
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 & RBI Instrument Updates Susan Thomas (SSAI)
10:10 am Dynamic electro-thermal numerical model of the Radiation Budget Instrument
Radiation Budget Instrument Status
Anum Barki (NASA LaRC)
10:30 am Break
11:00 am CERES Clouds Working Group Report Bill Smith (NASA LaRC)
11:30 am CERES Angular Distribution Model (ADM) Working Group Report Wenying Su (NASA LaRC)
12:00 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Surface-Only Flux Algorithm Working Group Report David Kratz (NASA LaRC)
1:50 pm Surface Atmospheric Radiation Budget (SARB) Working Group Update Seiji Kato (NASA LaRC)
2:20 pm Time Interpolation and Spatial Averaging (TISA) Working Group Report David Doelling (NASA LaRC)
2:50 pm Ed4 Energy Balanced and Filled (EBAF) – TOA Norm Loeb (NASA LaRC)
3:10 pm Ed4 Energy Balanced and Filled (EBAF) – SFC Fred Rose (SSAI)
Seiji Kato (NASA LaRC)
3:30 pm Break
4:00 pm CERES FLASHFlux Status: Progress toward Version 4A and New GIS-enabled Web Site Paul Stackhouse (NASA LaRC)
4:20 pm CERES Data Management Team (DMT) Working Group Report Kathleen Moore (NASA LaRC)
4:50 pm Atmospheric Sciences Data Center (ASDC) Update Kathleen Moore (NASA LaRC)
5:00 pm Citizen Science Cloud Observations K. Weaver
5:20 pm Adjourn
6:30 pm Dutch Treat Dinner:
Franklins, 5123 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville, MD 20781
Wednesday, September 27
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
Contributed Science Presentations
8:30 am GEOS Integrated Earth System Analysis: Preliminary results with atmosphere-ocean coupling Santharam Akella (SSAI)
8:50 am Utilizing All-Sky Microwave Radiance Data to Improve GEOS-5 Clouds,
Precipitation, and Water Vapor Analyses and Forecasts
M.-J. Kim
9:10 am An Investigation of 2 m Temperature Biases and their Evaluation in GMAO’s GEOS-5 Systems Allison Collow (NASA GSFC)
9:30 am Evaluation of GEOS products with Ed4 SYN and EBAF Fred Rose (SSAI)
Seiji Kato (NASA LaRC)
9:50 am Clear-sky LW Irradiance Simulation using GMAO Datasets and its Comparison to CERES and Ground Observations S.-H. Ham (SSAI)
10:10 am Break
Invited Science Presentations
10:40 am Steps towards an Earth System Data Assimilation Capability in the GMAO Steven Pawson (NASA GSFC)
11:25 am GMAO Aerosol Assimilation: An Update Arlindo da Silva (NASA GSFC)
12:10 pm Lunch
Contributed Science Presentations
1:30 pm Investigating the Spin-Up of NCEP Climate Forecast Systems with CERES EBAF Products Hai-Tien Lee (U. Maryland)
1:50 pm Evaluating radiative fluxes in current reanalyses using CERES EBAF TOA and Surface Ed4.0 Hailan Wang (SSAI)
2:10 pm Inter-comparison of AIRS Version-6, CERES Edition-4, and MERRA2 OLR time series Joel Susskind (NASA GSFC)
2:30 pm Long-term aerosol data record continuity from MODIS to VIIRS using Deep Blue algorithm Christina Hsu (NASA GSFC)
2:50 pm Aerosol properties in cloudy world Tamas Varnai (NASA GSFC)
3:10 pm Break
3:40 pm CERES surface validation overview David Rutan (SSAI)
4:00 pm Status of the GERB products from 0° and over the Indian Ocean Nicolas Clerbaux (RMIB)
4:20 pm Deep space observations of oriented ice crystals Alexander Marshak (NASA GSFC)
4:40 pm Patterns in the CERES Global Mean Data Miklos Zagoni
(retired, Eotvos Lorand Univ.)
5:00 pm Adjourn
Thursday, September 28
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
Contributed Science Presentations (Cont’d)
8:30 am Multi-Spectral Consistency Check of the Two-Habit Model A. Bell (Texas A&M Univ.)
8:50 am Mapping CrIS Spectral Radiances of CO2 Bands to VIIRS Sunny Sun-Mack (SSAI)
9:10 am Detectability of Arctic Mixed-phase clouds from both surface and satellite remote sensing Baike Xi (Univ. of Arizona)
9:30 am Comparison of Daytime Low-Level Cloud Properties Derived from GOES and ARM SGP Xiquan Dong (Univ. of Arizona)
9:50 am Break
10:20 am Radiative Effects of MODIS Microphysical and Dynamical Cloud Regimes in Different Aerosol Environments as Seen by CERES Lazaros Oreopoulos (NASA GSFC)
10:40 am The Spectral Decomposition of LW Cloud Radiative Feedbacks: Implications for Emergent Constrains Xianglei Huang (U. Michigan)
11:00 am The CERES Flux-by-Cloud Type Simulator Zackery Eitzen (SSAI)
11:20 am TOA Radiative Flux Diurnal Cycle in Convective Regions from CERES and Reanalysis Brant Dodson (SSAI)
11:40 am Adjourn