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5th Annual JCSDA Workshop - May 1 - 2, 2007
University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland

Agenda


Tuesday, 1 May 2007

8:30 - 9:00

Welcome from JCSDA Management Oversight Board/Acting Director

9:00 - 12:15

Plenary Session - Satellite Data Assimilation Status & Plan From JCSDA Partnets (Co-chairs: Lars Peter Riishogjaard and Fuzhong Weng)

  9:00 - 9:30 Operational Satellite Program Overview - Mitch Goldberg, NESDIS/STAR
  9:30 - 10:00 NCEP Satellite Data Assimilation Overview - Steve Lord, NWS/EMC
  10:00 - 10:30 GMAO Satellite Data Assimilation Overview - Michele Rienecker, GMAO
  10:30 - 10:45 BREAK
  10:45 - 11:15 NRL Satellite Data Assimilation System Overview - Pat Phoebus, NRL
  11:15 - 11:45 WRFVAR: Current And Planned Capabilities - Dale Barker, NCAR
  11:45 - 12:15 Community Radiative Transfer Model (CRTM) - Yong Han/Paul van Delst, JCSDA
12:15 - 1:30 LUNCH BREAK

Breakout Sessions

1:30 - 5:10

SESSION 1 - Radiative Transfer/Clouds & Precip Data Assimilation (Co-chairs: John Derber and Yong Han)

  1:30 - 1:55 Optimal Spectral Sampling (OSS) Method - J. Moncet, AER
  1:55 - 2:20 Improved Spectroscopy For Microwave Data Assimilation - J. Moncet, AER
(J. Jung)
  2:20 - 2:45 Fully Polarimetric Surface Model And Microwave Radiative Transfer - A. Gasiewski
(L. Cucurull)
  2:45 - 3:10 CRTM Handling Of Aerosol Prepared For Air Quality Data Assimilation - Q. Liu, JCSDA
  3:10 - 3:30 BREAK
  3:30 - 3:55 Improving Clouds And Precipitation Products For NWP - N. Wang, University of Maryland
  3:55 - 4:20 CRTM Cloud Scattering Lookup Table - P. Yang, Texas A&M
  4:20 - 4:45 Cloudy 1DVAR - S. Boukabara, NESDIS/STAR
  4:45 - 5:10 Cloudy Radiance Assimilation Plan - R. Bennartz, University of Wisconsin
1:30 - 5:10

SESSION 2 - Advanced Instruments (Co-chairs: Nancy Baker and George Ohring)

  1:30 - 1:55 Assimilation Of MODIS Wind And AIRS Radiances In GFS - J. Jung, CIMSS
  1:55 - 2:20 COSMIC Data Assimilation - L. Cucurull, UCAR
  2:20 - 2:45 SSMIS Data Assimilation In GFS - S. Lord/M. Kazumori, EMC/JMA
  2:45 - 3:10 Assessments of SSMIS Data At NRL - N. Baker, NRL
  3:10 - 3:30 BREAK
  3:30 - 3:55 Satellite Channel Selection w/Data Assimilation Adjoint - R. Langland, NRL
  3:55 - 4:20 Windsat Data Assimilation - M. Morgan, University of Wisconsin
  4:20 - 4:45 Evaluating The NCEP Global & Region Modeled Vertical Structure Using MODIS And Cloudsat Data - Z. Li, University of Maryland
  4:45 - 5:10 Application of Support Vector Regression To Scatterometer Data - M. Richman and L. Leslie, University of Oklahoma
1:30 - 5:10

SESSION 3 - Land Data Assimilation (Co-chairs: Ken Mitchell and Jerry Zhan)

  1:30 - 1:55 NCEP Land Data Assimilation Thrusts, Including Use Of CRTM And MODIS Land Products - K. Mitchell, NWS/EMC
  1:55 - 2:20 Improve The Representation Of Vegetation & Transpiration Processes In The NOAH Land Surface Model - F. Chen (UCAR) and Dev Niyogi (Purdue University)
  2:20 - 2:45 Progress In NASA/HSB Land Information System (LIS) - Christa Peters-Lidard, NASA/GSFC
  2:45 - 3:10 Assimilation Of MODIS and AMSR-E Land Models Into NOAH LSM - P. Houser, CREW
  3:10 - 3:30 BREAK
  3:30 - 3:55 Land Surface Thermal-IR Emissivity Modeling - S. Liang, University of Maryland
  3:55 - 4:20 Improved Forward Models For Retrieval Of Snow Properties From EOS Satellites - E. Wood, Princeton University and D. Lettenmaier, University of Washington
  4:20 - 4:45 NESDIS Real-time Weekly Global Green Vegetation Fraction - L. Jiang and D. Tarpley, NESDIS/STAR
  4:45 - 5:10 Improving The NOAH Model For Better NOAH/CRTM Coupling And Accelerated Use Of Satellite Data Over Land - X. Zeng, University of Arizona
1:30 - 5:10

SESSION 4 - Ocean Data Assimilation (Co-chairs: Dave Behringer and Eric Bayler)

  1:30 - 1:55 Models For Remotely-Sensed Surface Heights And Temperatures In Ocean Data Assimilation - A. Kaplan, LDEO of Columbia University
  2:20 - 2:45 SST Analysis In GFS System - X. Li, NWS/EMC
  2:45 - 3:10 Water-Leaving Radiance Calculations In Context Of CRTM - B. Yan, JCSDA
  3:10 - 3:30 BREAK
  3:30 - 3:55 NCEP's GODAS - D. Behringer, NCEP
  3:55 - 4:20 An Evaluation Of The Impact Of Altimetry In NCEP's GODAS - J. Carton, University of Maryland
  4:20 - 4:45 GMAO's ODAS And The Assimilation Of Altimetry Data - C. Keppenne, NASA/GMAO
  4:45 - 5:10 NRL's Ocean Data Assimilation System - J. Cummings, NRL
1:30 - 4:45

SESSION 5 - Air Quality Assimilation (Co-chairs: Shobha Kondragunta and Jeff McQueen)

  1:30 - 1:55 Air Quality Data Assimilation System At EMC - S. Lu and Ho-Chun Huang, EMC
  1:55 - 2:20 Impact Of Assimilating Satellite-derived Biomass Burning Emissions On PM2.5 Predictions - S. Kondragunta, NESDIS/STAR
  2:20 - 2:45 Improving Ozone Forecasts By Assimilating Additional Ozone Profile Products - S. Zhou, NCEP/CPC
  2:45 - 3:10 GOME-2 NO2 Rerievals For Air Quality Applications - S. Kondragunta, NESDIS/STAR
  3:10 - 3:30 BREAK
  3:30 - 3:55 Over Ocean Aerosol Data Assimilation Using Operational MODIS Aerosol Products - J. Zhang, UCAR Visiting Scientist At NRL
  3:55 - 4:20 Assimilation Of EOS AURA O3 Data For NWP And AQ Applications - I. Stajner, GMAO
  4:20 - 4:45 Improved Photochemical Parameterizations Of Stratospheric O3 And H2O For NWP Systems - J. P. McCormack, NRL
 

Wednesday, 2 May 2007

8:30 - 10:00   Breakout Sessions - Group Discussions
10:00 - 10:30   BREAK
10:30 - 11:30   Final Plenary Session - Group Discussions And Summaries
11:30 - Noon   Final Remarks
Noon   ADJOURN
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