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32nd CERES-II Science Team Meeting – October 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, NOAA-20 SW/LW/TOTAL Channel Calibration Update
    • MODIS & VIIRS Cloud Algorithm & Validation Status
    • ADM, SOFA, SARB,TISA & FLASHFlux Working Group Reports
    • Changes in EBAF Ed4.1
    • Data Management Team Update: Terra/Aqua/S-NPP/NOAA-20
  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, October 29
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA
CERES Technical Session
8:00 am Registration
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 Instrument Update Kory Priestley (NASA LaRC)
Mohan Shankar (NASA LaRC)
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 Lunch
1:30 pm Time Interpolation and Spatial Averaging (TISA) Working Group: Update David Doelling (NASA LaRC)
1:45 pm TISA: Monthly FluxbyCloudType Product Moguo Sun (SSAI)
2:00 pm Surface Atmospheric Radiation Budget (SARB) Working Group Update Seiji Kato (NASA LaRC)
2:30 pm EBAF Ed4.1: New Clear-Sky Flux Parameter Norm Loeb (NASA LaRC)
2:45 pm EBAF Ed4.1: Surface Flux Validation David Rutan (SSAI)
3:00 pm Break
3:30 pm FLASHFLUX Update Paul Stackhouse (NASA LaRC)
3:55 pm CERES Data Management Team(DMT) Working Group Report Kathleen Moore Dejwakh
Contributed Science Presentation
4:20 pm The Incredible Lightness of Water Vapor Da Yang (LBNL)
4:40 pm Adjourn
6:30 pm No-Host Dinner: Cornerstone Berkeley
(2367 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley

Wednesday, October 30
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA
Invited Science Presentations
9:00 am Using CERES to Understand the AtmosphericEnergy Budget and Tropical Rainfall Variations William Boos (LBNL)
9:45 am Machine Learning for Climate Extremes: Training is Everything William Collins (LBNL)
10:30 am Break
11:00 am Temporal and Spectral Dimensions of Shortwave Cloud Radiative Effects from Observations and Models Daniel Feldman (LBNL)
Contributed Science Presentations
11:45 am The Far-Infrared Outgoing Radiation Understanding and Monitoring (FORUM) Marty Mlynczak (NASA LaRC)
12:05 am Athena: NASA/USAF/NOAA Smallsat ERB technology demonstration mission to launch with JPSS-2 Kory Priestley (NASA LaRC)
12:30 pm Lunch
Contributed Science Presentations
2:00 pm Model dependence of cloud radiative kernels: can we use one cloud kernel for all models? Xianglei Huang (U. Michigan)
2:20 pm On the nature of shortwave CRE in CERES and CMIP6 Maria Zita Hakuba
(Colorado State Univ.)
2:40 pm The changing Arctic surface energy budget: The role of clouds “Hiatus” P. Taylor (NASA LaRC)
3:00 pm Atmospheric feedbacks in HadGEM3 Alejandro Bodas-Salcedo (UKMO)
3:20 pm Break
3:50 pm Stereo photogrammetry of clouds (Invited) David M. Romps (LBNL)
4:35 pm Examining cloud changes over the Eastern Pacific using CALIPSO and CloudSat S.-H. Ham (SSAI)
4:55 pm Developing an AVHRR-based CDR of TOA radiative fluxes within the CMSAF Project (update) Tom Akkermans (RMIB)
5:15 pm Adjourn
Thursday, October 31
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA
Contributed Science Presentations (cont’d)
9:00 am Improvements in an ice cloud optical property model Adam Bell (Texas A&M Univ.)
9:20 am Examination of 1.24 and 1.6 micron cloud optical depth retrievals over snow and ice surfaces Sunny Sun-Mack (SSAI)
9:40 am The diurnal variations of cloud macrophysical properties over Eastern North Atlantic Ocean using Radar/lidar, MeteoSat, and CERES-MODIS measurements Baike Xi (Univ. of Arizona)
10:00 am Comparison of Satellite retrieved MBL cloud properties with Aircraft in-situ measurements Xiquan Dong (Univ. of Arizona)
10:20 am Break
10:50 am Radiative impacts of future Arctic sea ice melt Kristina Pistone
11:10 am Sampling for wintertime surface conductive flux at the sea-ice/atmosphere interface Chaincy Kuo (LBNL)
11:30 am Evaluation of CERES-MODIS Ed4 cloud temperatures and heights using ten-year ARM ground based observation over the Arctic Shaoyue Qiu (LBNL)
11:50 am Using CERES Observations to AssessCMIP6 Climate Model Simulations of Changes in Earth’s Radiation Budget During and After the Global Warming Hiatus Norman Loeb (NASA LaRC)
l2:10 am Adjourn