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31st CERES-II Science Team Meeting – May 2019

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
    • Upcoming Changes in EBAF Ed4.1
    • Data Management Team Update: Terra/Aqua/S-NPP/NOAA-20
    • 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 7
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 NASA HQ Update David Considine (NASA HQ)
9:30 am CERES FM1-FM6 Instrument Update Susan Thomas (SSAI)
10:15 am Break
10:45 am CERES Clouds Working Group Report Bill Smith (NASA LaRC)
11:15 am CERES Angular DistributionModel(ADM) Working Group Report Wenying Su (NASA LaRC)
11:45 am Status of the Surface Surface-Only Flux Algorithms David Kratz (NASA LaRC)
12:00 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Time Interpolation and SpatialAveraging (TISA)Working Group: Update David Doelling (NASA LaRC)
1:40 pm TISA: Monthly FluxbyCloudType Product Moguo Sun (SSAI)
1:55 pm TISA: MODIS to VIIRS Radiometric Scaling Factors Rajendra Bhatt (SSAI)
2:10 pm Surface Atmospheric Radiation Budget (SARB) Working Group Update Seiji Kato (NASA LaRC)
2:40 pm Upcoming Changes in EBAF Ed4.1 Norm Loeb (NASA LaRC)
3:00 pm Break
3:30 pm FLASHFLUX Update Paul Stackhouse (NASA LaRC)
3:50 pm CERES Data Management Team(DMT) Working Group Report Kathleen Moore Dejwakh
4:10 pm Atmospheric Sciences Data Center (ASDC) Update
ASDC Data Services
Chris Harris (NASA LaRC)
Matt Tisdale
4:30 pm Adjourn
6:30 pm Dutch Treat Dinner:
Monsoon Indian Bistro. Peninsula Town Center, 2150 Allainby Way, Hampton

Wednesday, May 8
NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA
Invited Science Presentations
9:00 am Radiation Variability in Regional Climate: The Cases of Tropical and Arctic Interannual Variations Yi Huang (McGill Univ.)
9:45 am Low-level Cloud Feedback Estimated from CERES Co-Variability with Meteorology Joel Norris (Scripps UCSD)
10:30 am Break
Contributed Science Presentations
11:00 am The Spectral Dimension of Arctic Outgoing Longwave Radiation and Greenhouse Efficiency Trends from 2003-2016 Colten Peterson (U. Michigan)
11:20 am Construction of MODIS-like Infrared Absorption Channels for VIIRS based on VIIRS-CrISFusion: Impact on Cloud Property Retrievals Bryan Baum
(Science and Technology Corp)
11:40 am West Antarctic Surface Melt: Energy Budget, Meteorological Drivers, and Large-Scale Climate Forcing Ryan Scott (Scripps UCSD)
12:00 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Evaluating CERES TOA Flux using ARISE aircraft observations Patrick Taylor (NASA LaRC)
1:50 pm Application of a two-layer snow model to shortwave energy budget calculations P. Yang (Texas A&M Univ.)
2:10 pm Diurnally Integrated two- and four-stream biases in computed SW irradiances using Monte Carlo method S.-H. Ham (SSAI)
2:30 pm Break
3:00 pm GMAO Development Status and Reanalysis Plans Michael Bosilovich
3:20 pm Representation of Top-of-Atmosphere Earth Radiation Budget Changes in Current Reanalyses Hailan Wang (SSAI)
3:40 pm Status of GERB-2 (over the Indian Ocean) products and validation Johan Moreels (RMIB)
4:00 pm Status of GERB-3 and GERB-4 products and validation Christine Aebi (RMIB)
4:20 pm Adjourn
Thursday, May 9
NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA
Contributed Science Presentations (cont’d)
9:00 am Status of Terra/Aqua MODIS and NPP/N20 VIIRS Amit Angal (SSAI)
9:20 am Updates to the VIIRS Dark Target Aerosol Retrieval Virginia Sawyer (NASA GSFC)
9:40 am Aerosol Assimilation into CERES data Processing, Comparisons of MODIS & VIIRS Dark Target and Deep Blue Algorithms David Rutan (SSAI)
10:00 am Using collocated AIRS and CERES observations to quantify reanalysis biases over the entire globe Xianglei Huang (U. Michigan)
10:20 am Break
10:50 am Vertical profiles of MBL cloud microphysical properties Baike Xi (Univ. of Arizona)
11:10 am Patterns in the CERES Global Mean Data, Part 3. Total Solar Irradiance, SYN1deg, and Net Balancing Miklos Zagoni
(retired, Eotvos Lorand Univ.)
11:30 am Clouds and Contrails: Citizen Science Observations Collocated to Satellite Data Brant Dodson (SSAI)
11:50 am Adjourn