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29th CERES-II Science Team Meeting – May 2018

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 Performance
    • MODIS & VIIRS Cloud Algorithm & Validation Status
    • ADM, SOFA, SARB and TISA Working Group Reports
    • Ed2 SNPP Products: Aerosol Data Source? Include CrIS Input Data?
    • Data Management Team Update: Terra/Aqua/S-NPP/NOAA-20
    • Atmospheric Sciences Data Center (ASDC) Update
    • Education Outreach 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, May 15
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)
9:20 am 2017 Decadal Survey & ERB EV-C David Considine (NASA HQ)
9:30 am CERES FM6 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)
12:05 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 Aerosol Data Product Intercomparison David Rutan (SSAI)
2:55 pm Should CrIS Be Used to Supplement VIIRS in CERES SNPP Cloud Processing? Bill Smith (NASA LaRC)
3:15 pm Break  
3:45 pm FLASHFlux Update Paul Stackhouse (NASA LaRC)
4:05 pm CERES Data Management Team (DMT) Working Group Report Kathleen Moore (NASA LaRC)
4:25 pm Atmospheric Sciences Data Center (ASDC) Update Jeff Walter (NASA LaRC)
4:45 pm Education Outreach: The Crowd Source Clouds Data Brant Dodson (SSAI)
5:05 pm Adjourn
6:30 pm Dutch Treat Dinner:
Monsoon Indian Bistro. Peninsula Town Center, 2150 Allainby Way, Hampton
Wednesday, May 16
NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA
Invited Science Presentations
9:00 am Time dependence of cloud feedback and its implications for climate sensitivity Mark Zelinka (LLNL)  
9:45 am Challenges in inferring radiative feedbacks from observations of Earth’s energy budget Kyle Armour (U. Washington)  
10:30 am Break  
Contributed Science Presentations
11:00 am An estimate of equilibrium climate sensitivity from interannual variability Andrew Dessler (Texas A&M Univ.)  
11:20 pm Spectrally resolved cloud radiative feedbacks from model and from observation: some thoughts on the kernel approaches Xianglei Huang (U. Michigan)  
11:40 am Lunch  
1:30 pm Observation-based decomposition of radiative perturbations and radiative kernels Tyler Thorsen (U. Washington)  
1:50 pm Decomposition of TOA shortwave flux variability into atmospheric and surface contributions: an evaluation of reanalyses and GCM simulations using CERES observations Hailan Wang (SSAI)  
2:10 pm Analysis of Convective Aggregation from CERES Data Kuan-Man Xu (NASA LaRC)  
2:30 pm The Peculiar Negative Greenhouse Effect Sergio Sejas (NASA LaRC)
2:50 pm Break  
3:20 pm GMAO Status and plans Michael Bosilovich
3:40 pm Shortwave broadband irradiance biases due to subpixel variability S.-H. Ham (SSAI)  
4:00 pm Effects of linear versus large footprint sampling on measured radiative heating rate and cloud water content profiles: CALIOP vs CERES scale Laura Hinkelman (U. Washington)  
4:20 pm Assessing the Consistency of Radiative Fluxes and Heating Rate Profiles of Single-layer Ice Clouds from an A-Train Perspective Erica Dolinar (U. North Dakota)  
4:40 pm Meridional progression of interannual oscillations in summertime Arctic TOA fluxes Dong Wu (NASA GSFC)  
5:00 pm Adjourn
Thursday, May 17
NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA
Contributed Science Presentations (cont’d)
9:00 am A surface energy budget approach to understanding the CMIP5 inter-model spread in Arctic Amplification Patrick Taylor (NASA LaRC)  
9:20 am A Case Study of the Unprecedented 2016/17 Arctic Sea Ice Growth Season: the Influence of Atmospheric Water Vapor Content Anomalies through the Surface Radiation Budget Brad Hegyi (NASA LaRC)  
9:40 am Development of a two-layer snow albedo model: Preliminary results and future perspectives Ping Yang (Texas A&M Univ.)  
10:00 am Developing an AVHRR-based CDR of TOA radiative fluxes within the CMSAF Project Tom Akkermans
(KU Leuven, Belgium)  
10:20 am Patterns in the CERES Global Mean Data. Part 2: Physical Basis Miklos Zagoni
(retired, Eotvos Lorand Univ.)  
10:40 am Break  
10:40 am Evaluation of radiative fluxes estimated using Machine learning methods and that from CERES/ERBE Bijoy Thampi (SSAI)  
11:30 am Evaluation of CERES MODIS Ed4 Cloud Fraction, Cloud Phase Classification and Cloud Height with ARM Ground Observations Baike Xi (Univ. of Arizona)  
11:50 am Enhancing multilayer cloud retrieval Fu-Lung Chang (SSAI)  
12:10 am Evaluation of MODIS cloud retrievals using CALIPSO observations Chris Yost (SSAI)  
l2:30 am Adjourn