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29th CERES-I Science Team Meeting - October 2003


November 17-18, 2003
Hampton, Virginia



CERES Agenda

Portions of the original meeting were carried out in 3 telecons:


October 8, 2003 - GEOS 4.0.3 Decision Telecon
Comparative Evaluation of DAO and ECMWF for CERES Cloud Properties Retrievals P. Minnis
GEOS and ECMWF for CERES: An Analysis with SARB CRS Product F. Rose

October 15, 2003 - Instrument/ERBE-Like TOA Flux Telecon
CERES Instrument Cal/Val Report K. Priestley
CERES/Aqua Edition1 vs CERES/Terra Edition2 ERBE-like TOA Fluxes T. Wong

October 16, 2003 - Polar Clouds and Terra ADMs Telecon
Status of CERES Cloud Algorithms P. Minnis
TOA Radiative Flux Estimation From CERES/Terra Angular Distribution Models N. Loeb
Comparison of Nighttime DLF at Polar Sites D. Kratz


Major Objectives for the Meeting:
  • First year of Terra beta SRBAVG: gridded 1 degree surface and TOA fluxes, clouds, aerosols, and early validation results
  • Beta Terra CRS for several months: global surface, atmosphere, TOA fluxes
  • Early CERES/GERB intercalibration and comparison results
  • Co-I Science Reports


Monday, November 17, 2003

8:00 Coffee/Danish
8:30 Meeting Logistics, Welcome Shannon Lynch Walker
8:40 State of U.S. CCSP/EOS/CERES/NPP/NPOESS B. Wielicki
9:00 TRMM/Terra SRBAVG, SYN, AVG Status D. Young, D. Doelling
9:45 TRMM/Terra CRS Results and Status T. Charlock et al.
10:30 Break
10:45 CERES Data Management and Data Product Status M. Little, E. Geier
11:00 Langley ASDC DAAC User Services J. Koziana
11:15 S'COOL Update Robert Sepulveda
11:30 GERB Status J. Russell and J. Hanafin
12:00 GEOS-4 Status and Future Plans M.-L. Wu
12:15 CERES/Aqua Edition1 vs CERES/Terra Edition2 ERBE-like TOA Fluxes T. Wong
12:30 Lunch
Co-I Reports
1:45 Inter-comparison of March 2000 TRMM and Terra L. Chambers, D. Young,
D. Garber
2:05 Diurnal Cycles from CERES Aqua and Terra M. Viollier, P. Raberanto,
R. Kandel
2:25 Planetary Radiation Budgets R. Kandel, M. Viollier
2:45 ERBE Radiative Fluxes and ISCCP Cloud Amounts/Heights R. Cess, W. Lin, M. Zhang
3:05 2 Years of Terra cloud tests, ARM SGP and NSA Sites X. Dong, B. Xi, P. Minnis,
B. Wielicki, S. Sun-Mack,
Y. Chen, J. Mace
3:25 Break
3:50 Assessment of the Partly Cloudy Pixel Scheme J. Coakley, W. Tahn
4:20 Deep Convection/Mean Flow Interaction in 2 and 3-D L. Donner, V. Phillips
4:40 New Results from the Super-Parameterization D. Randall, M. Khairoutdinov
5:00 Interannual Atmospheric LW Cooling Over Tropical Oceans A. Inamdar, V. Ramanathan
5:20 Adjourn
6:30 Dutch Treat Dinner. Commemorate the First CERES Science Team: 1989-2003


Tuesday, November 18, 2003

8:00 Coffee/Danish
Co-I Reports Continued
8:30 Clear-sky TOA and Surface SW Observations and Calculations Z. Jin, T. Charlock
8:50 Net Surface Flux over Tropical Oceans B. Lin
9:10 Status of CERES SSF and NOAA/AVHRR aerosol products A. Ignatov
9:30 Comparison and Validation of 2 aerosols on CERES SSF T. Zhao, I. Laszlo
9:50 Deep Convective Cloud Calibration D. Doelling
10:10 Break
10:30 CERES/GERB Comparisons L. Smith, P. Szewczyk,
P. Mlynczak
10:50 Computation of Domain-Averaged Irradiance Using Satellite-Derived Cloud Properties S. Kato, F. Rose, T. Charlock
11:10 Recent Implementation of RRTM in NCEP GFS S. Yang, A. Miller, Y. Hou,
K. Campana
11:30 ERBE/ERBS Non-Scanner Measurement Precision 1984-1999 R. Lee
11:50 CERES Measurements of the Lunar Radiation Budget R. Lee, L. Smith, S. Thomas,
P. Szewczyk, D. Kratz,
K. Priestley
12:10 Summary/Action Items
12:30 Adjourn


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