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33rd CERES-II Science Team Meeting – April 2020

Meeting Minutes / Presentations



Major Objectives for the Meeting:

  1. Review status of CERES Instruments and Data Products:
    • Status of CERES
    • CERES FM1-FM6 Calibration Update
    • MODIS, VIIRS GEO Cloud Algorithm & Validation Status
    • ADM, SOFA, SARB and TISA Working Group Reports
    • Data Management Team Update: Terra/Aqua/S-NPP/NOAA-20 – Atmospheric Sciences Data Center (ASDC) Update
    • Outreach 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, April 28
 CERES Technical Session
10:00 am State of CERES Norm Loeb (NASA LaRC)
10:20 am NASA HQ Update David Considine (NASA HQ)
10:40 am CERES FM1-FM6 Instrument Update Mohan Shankar (NASA LaRC)
11:10 amBreak
11:30 am CERES Clouds Working Group Report Bill Smith (NASA LaRC)
12:00 pm CERES Angular Distribution Model (ADM) Working Group Report Wenying Su (NASA LaRC)
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Time Interpolation and Spatial Averaging (TISA) Working Group: Update David Doelling (NASA LaRC)
2:00 pm Surface Atmospheric Radiation Budget (SARB) Working Group Update Seiji Kato (NASA LaRC)
2:30 pm FLASHFLUX Update Paul Stackhouse (NASA LaRC)
3:00 pmBreak
3:20 pm EBAF Update Norm Loeb (NASA LaRC)
3:35 pm On Continuation of the Use of Daily TSI for CERES Processing Shashi Gupta (NASA LaRC)
3:50 pm CERES Data Management Team (DMT) Working Group Report Kathleen Dejwakh (NASA LaRC)
4:15 pm Atmospheric Sciences Data Center (ASDC) Update Jeff Walter (NASA LaRC)
4:35 pm The view of clouds from below and above with citizen science: The 2018 GLOBE Clouds Spring Data Challenge Brant Dodson (SSAI)
4:55 pmAdjourn

Wednesday, April 29
 Contributed Science Presentations
10:00 am GERB project status and latest GERB/CERES comparisons J. Russell
10:20 am Observations of the pattern effect in the CERES data and comparisons to climate model simulations A. Dessler
10:40 am Cloud changes over the Pacific using A-train observations S.-H. Ham
11:00 am Seasonally dependent impact of cloud longwave scattering on the polar climate and energy cycle X. Huang
11:20 amBreak
11:40 am The Far-Infrared Outgoing Radiation Understanding and Monitoring (FORUM) M. Mlynczak
12:00 pm Libera and Continuity of the ERB Climate Data Record P. Pilewskie
12:20 pm Hyperspectral OLR Retrieval towards OLR CDR Production H.-T. Lee
12:40 pm Lunch
 Invited Science Presentations
1:40 pm Cloud feedbacks – the peculiar trajectory of global warming S. Fueglistaler
2:25 pm Role of atmospheric dynamics shifts in cloud radiative effect variability, and the resulting climate feedbacks G. Tselioudis
3:20 pmBreak
 Contributed Science Presentations
3:20 pm Progress in simulating the optical properties of ice clouds and graupel/snow in support of the CERES Science Team P. Yang
3:40 pm Quantifying the Effects of Downward Longwave Radiation on Low Clouds C. Macpherson
4:00 pm Low-level cloud properties over southern ocean using multi-platform measurements B. Xi
4:20 pmAdjourn

Thursday, April 30
 Contributed Science Presentations
10:00 am Status and Assessment of MODIS-like IR Absorption Channel Radiance Product for VIIRS based on VIIRS-CrIS Fusion B. Baum
10:20 am Dark-target aerosol algorithm: status of products from Terra, Aqua, and Suomi-NPP R. Levy
10:40 am Evaluation of satellite cloud retrievals against airborne observations in heterogeneous cloud fields and near the scan edge D. Painemal
11:00 am Assessment of MODIS and GOES-16 low-level cloud top height using CALIOP Z. Li
11:20 amBreak
11:40 am Solution for the Tower Effect on Upwelling Longwave Radiation at COVE “Hiatus” B. Fabbri
12:00 pm A Machine-Learning approach to the estimation of CERES TOA fluxes B. Thampi
12:20 pm Patterns in the CERES Global Mean Data, Part 4. From Schwarzschild (1906) to CERES (2019): Laws Behind the Rules (Patterns Explained) M. Zagoni
12:40 pmAdjourn