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34th CERES-II Science Team Meeting – September 2020


Meeting Minutes / Presentations



Major Objectives for the Meeting:

  1. Review status of CERES Instruments and Data Products:
    • Status of CERES
    • NASA HQ Update
    • CERES FM1-FM6 Calibration Update
    • MODIS, VIIRS GEO Cloud Algorithm & Validation Status
    • ADM, SARB, TISA and FLASHFlux Working Group Reports
    • Reintroducing the Cloud Radiative Swath (CRS) Product
    • 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, September 15
 CERES Technical Session
10:00 am State of CERES Norm Loeb (NASA LaRC)
10:20 am NASA HQ Update David Considine (NASA HQ)
10:30 am CERES FM1-FM6 Instrument Update Susan Thomas
11:00 amBreak
11:20 am CERES Clouds Working Group Report Bill Smith (NASA LaRC)
11:50 am CERES Angular Distribution Model (ADM) Working Group Report Wenying Su (NASA LaRC)
12:20 pm Lunch
1:30 pm A comparative look of OLR from CERES on Aqua and CERES on S-NPP X. Huang
1:50 pm Time Interpolation and Spatial Averaging (TISA) Working Group: Update David Doelling (NASA LaRC)
2:20 pm Surface Atmospheric Radiation Budget (SARB) Working Group Update Seiji Kato (NASA LaRC)
2:50 pm Computed Fluxes at the CERES Footprint Level: Reintroducing the CERES Cloud Radiative Swath (CRS) Product R. Scott
3:10 pmBreak
3:30 pm FLASHFLUX Update Paul Stackhouse (NASA LaRC)
3:50 pm CERES Data Management Team (DMT) Working Group Report Kathleen Dejwakh (NASA LaRC)
4:20 pm Sharing Satellite Data with a World of Citizen Scientists J. Taylor
4:40 pmAdjourn

Wednesday, September 16
 Contributed Science Presentations
9:30 am Aerosol Direct Radiative Effect During Covid-19 Norm Loeb (NASA LaRC)
9:50 am Observational Evidence of Increasing Global Radiative Forcing in CERES R. Kramer
10:10 am Using feedbacks derived from a modified energy balance framework to validate climate models A. Dessler
10:30 am Changes in CCCM SW and LW irradiances by using CloudSat 2C-ICE and CALIPSO phase S.-H. Ham
10:50 am A Comparison of MERRA-2 Cloud Water Data with Deep Convective Cloud Object Data over Tropical Oceans D. Duda
11:10 amBreak
11:30 am Overview and status of the GERB instruments J. Moreels
11:50 am Libera Mission Status Update P. Pilewskie
12:10 pm Libera Science Objectives beyond L1b H. Hakuba
12:30 pm The Absolute Solar-TErrestrial Radiation Imbalance eXplorer (ASTERIX) 6U CubeSat mission: a European contribution to the monitoring of the Earth’s radiation budget from the morning orbit L. Schifano
12:50 pm Lunch
 Invited Science Presentations
1:50 pm Observational-model comparison of the surface albedo feedback and poleward energy transport A. Donohoe
2:35 pm GMAO’s Plans to Upgrade Products Over the Next Five Years S. Pawson
3:20 pmBreak
 Contributed Science Presentations (Cont’d)
3:30 pm Updates on a two habit model for the optical properties of ice clouds P. Yang
3:50 pm Influence of model parameterization on the representation of Arctic cloud variability P. Taylor
4:10 pm Status and initial science results based on use of the VIIRS+CrIS fusion radiance product B. Baum
4:30 pm Exploring the MBL cloud and drizzle microphysics retrievals from satellite, surface and aircraft X. Dong
4:50 pm Meridional variation of cloud properties over Southern Ocean B. Xi
5:10 pmAdjourn

Thursday, September 17
 Contributed Science Presentations (Cont’d)
9:30 am Developing an AVHRR-based CDR of TOA radiative fluxes within the CMSAF Project : SW fluxes T. Akkermans
9:50 am Validation of 16 years of broadband radiation data from the GERB instruments C. Aebi
10:10 am Dual View Clear-Sky Top-of-Atmosphere Albedo From Meteosat Second Generation Satellites A. Payez
10:30 am Developing an AVHRR-based CDR of TOA radiative fluxes within the CM SAF Project : Outgoing Longwave Radiation N. Clerbaux
10:50 am Decadal changes of the Earth Radiation Budget components: status of our knowledge and future perspectives S. Dewitte
11:10 am Theoretical determination of the Greenhouse Effect M. Zagoni
11:30 amAdjourn