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9th Workshop on Satellite Data Assimilation

May 24-25, 2011

University of Maryland, College Park
Computer & Space Sciences Bldg.
2nd Floor, Room 2400
College Park, Maryland 20742

JCSDA 9th Workshop Group Photo from May 2011

Attendees at the 9th JCSDA Workshop, May 24, 2011

Day One

Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Time Presentations / Topics Speaker
8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Registration
9:00 - 9:10 a.m. Welcoming words from the Dean of the College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Science (CMNS) of the University of Maryland, College Park Steve Halperin
Meeting Logistics and Introduction, (PDF, 163 KB) Boukabara, S. - JCSDA
9:10 - 9:30 a.m. Session 1 - Overview of JCSDA Activities and Plans
Overview, (PDF, 2.63 MB) L.-P. Riishojgaard - JCSDA
9:30 - 10:45 a.m. Session 2 - Radiative Transfer Modeling and Validation Co-chairs: Y. Han - NESDIS and P. VanDelst - IMSG, NCEP
CRTM development for 2011-2012 - 15' P. VanDelst - NCEP/IMSG
CRTM Non-LTE module - 15' Y. Han - NOAA/NESDIS
Updates to AER's line by line radiative transfer models - '15, (PDF, 4.14 MB) V. Payne - AER
Validation of CRTM - 15', (PDF, 6.87 MB) P. Yang - Texas A&M
Current problems in scattering radiative transfer modeling for data assimilation - 15' R. Bennartz - University of Wisconsin
10:45 - 11:15 a.m. Coffee Break
11:15 - 12:15 a.m. Session 3 - Cloud and Precipitation Data Assimilation Co-chairs: Ralph Bennartz - UW/CIMMS and Min-Jeong Kim - CSU/CIRA
Developments Toward A Cloud Analysis System - 15', (PDF, 1.82 MB) T. Auligné - NCAR
Status of Cloud assimilation at NOAA NCEP - 15', (PDF, 4.72 MB) M.-J. Kim - CIRA, JCSDA
Status of radiance assimilation using total moisture variable in NCEP GSI - 15' E. Liu, NOAA/NCEP & Systems Research
Hurricane Forecast Improvement with Advanced IR Soundings in A Regional NWP Model - 15' J. Li - Space Science and Engineering Center
12:15 - 13:45 p.m. Lunch break
13:45 - 16:00 p.m. Session 4 - Assimilation of Advanced Sensors Co-chairs: John Derber - NCEP; and Nancy Baker - Navy/NRL
Overview of Navy atmospheric data assimilation Activities - 15', (PDF, 5.28 MB) N. Baker - NRL
GPS Radio Occultation: Progress Report (NCEP) - 15' L. Cucurull - NOAA/NWS/NCEP
Design of OSSEs at the GMAO - '15 R. Errico - NASA
Preparation for uses of JPSS data in NWP model - '15 F. Weng - NESDIS/STAR
The development of Hyperspectral Infrared Water Vapor radiance assimilation; Techniques in the NCEP Global Forecast System - '15, (PDF, 7.42 MB) J. Jung - CIMSS/University of Wisconsin
Utility of GOES-R Instruments for Data Assimilation and Forecasting - '15 M. Zupanski - CIRA/Colorado State University
Assessment of FY-3 Microwave Brightness Temperature Data for NWP Applications (X. Zou - FSU) - 15' X. Zou - FSU
Using the Expected Error in the assimilation of satellite-derived winds, Part 1: Quality control impact - '15, (PDF, 827 KB) D. Santek - University of Wisconsin - Madison
Data Assimilation of Lightning in WRF 4-D VAR Using Observation Operators and 1-D. 4-D VAR - '15, (PDF, 431 KB) I. M. Navon - Florida State University
16:00 - 16:30 p.m. Coffee Break
16:30 - 17:30 p.m. Session 5 (Land Data Assimilation) will consist of oral contributions from internal and external investigators and other JCSDA-sponsored work related to the assimilation of land data Co-chairs: Christa Peters-Lidard - NASA/GSFC; Mike Ek - NCEP; and J. Eylander - CRREL
Assimilation of multi-sensor snow retrievals into land surface models - '15 S. Kumar - NASA/GSFC
Land Assimilation Activities at NASA/GMAO - '15, (PDF, 109 KB) R. Reichle - NASA
On the Impact of land data On Mesoscale Numerical Weather Prediction - '15, (PDF, 6.12 MB) V. Wong - NOAA/NCEP
Transitioning to operation of recent research on snow processes - '15, (PDF, 1000 KB) Z. Wang - University of Arizona

Day Two

Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Time Presentations / Topics Speaker
8:30 - 10:00 a.m. Session 6 - Atmospheric Composition Co-chairs: Jianglong Zhang - UND and Shobha Kondragunta - NESDIS
Aerosol modeling and data assimilation at GMAO - '15 A. Da Silva - NASA/GSFC
On the development of global Aerosol assimilation at the NCEP and the use of satellite-derived hourly Global Biomass Burning Emissions Product as source function in forecast model - '15, (PDF, 5.44 MB) H.-C. Huang - NOAA/NWS/NCEP
Assimilating MODIS AOD with WRF-Chem and GSI - '15, (PDF, 2.67 MB) Z. Liu - NCAR
Implementation of GOES and OMI total Column Ozone assimilation within NAM-CMAQ to Improve Operational Air Quality Forecasting Capabilities - '15, (PDF, 6.42 MB) R.B. Pierce - NOAA/NESDIS/STAR
Intercomparison of NOAA's Global Biomass Burning Emissions Product (GBBEP) from Geostationary Satellites and NASA's Quick Fire Emissions Data (QFED) from Polar-orbiting Satellites - '15, (PDF, 2.62 MB) J. Ram - NOAA/NESDIS/STAR - IMSG
multi-sensor data assimilation using MODIS, MISR and CALIPSO Aerosol Products - '15, (PDF, 995 KB) J. Zhang - University of North Dakota
10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Coffee Break
10:30- 11:15 a.m. Session 7 - Ocean Data Assimilation Co-chairs: Jim Cummings - Navy/NRL and Eric Bayler - NESDIS
Effects of altimetry data assimilation and Error models On analyzed ocean fields - '15 A. Kaplan - LDEO of Columbia University
Ocean Permittivity Considerations for the CRTM - '15, (PDF, 2.6 MB) E. Bayler - NOAA/NESDIS/STAR
11:15 - 12:05 a.m. Session 8 - Software Packages and Science Integration Co-chairs: E.-M. Devaliere NESDIS, JCSDA and P. VanDelst IMSG, NCEP
Use of land Information System (LIS) software in JCSDA land data assimilation systems - '10 C. Peters-Lidard - NASA GSFC
GSI data assimilation System Community Support and Test - '10 H. Shao - DTC
UPP-CP Overview - '10 H. Semunegus - NCDC
Generic Microwave 1DVAR Pre-processor package - '10 K. Garrett - NOAA/NESDIS/STAR, IMSG
JCSDA software Integration and Access to the JCSDA resources - '10, (PDF, 1.08 MB) E.-M. Devaliere - NESDIS/JCSDA
12:05 - 13:15 p.m. Lunch Break
13:15 - 14:45 p.m. Session 9 will consist of posters of all science priority areas
S9.P1: Assimilation of GPS RO data in the troposphere R. Kursinski - University of Arizona
S9.P2: Planning for GOES-R: Utilizing current technologies to prepare for GOES-R data assimilation and understand and apply its error information, (PDF, 1.29 MB) D.Birkenheuer - NOAA/S.Gutman - NOAA
S9.P3: Data Assimilation Experiments using a Simple Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Model, (PDF, 632 KB) T. Singleton / E. Kalnay, University of Maryland
S9.P4: 4D-LETKF Compared with SODA on a Global Ocean Model, (PDF, 8.06 MB) T. Miyoshi / S. Penny - AOSC/UMD
S9.P5: Improving Land Data Assimilation Performance with a Water Budget Constraint M.T. Yilmaz - USDA
S9.P6: NOAA Joint Global OSSE System and Its Applications for a GOES-R Data impact Study , (PDF, 6.9 MB) Y. Xie - GSD/ESRL NOAA
S9.P7: Assimilation of MSG-SEVIRI cloudy radiances into MLEF-HWRF as a GOES-R ABI proxy, (PDF, 1.33 MB) K. Apodaca - CIRA/Colorado State University
S9.P8: Using the Expected Error in the assimilation of satellite-derived winds, Part 2: Forecast impact B. Hoover - CIMSS
S9.P9: Assimilation of AIRS profiles using an EnKF approach T. Jones - CIMMS
S9.P10: Validation of the GMAO Observing System Simulation Experiment N. Prive - NASA
S9.P11: Ground-based Strategy for Estimating and Monitoring Satellite Water Vapor Observation Errors, (PDF, 1.22 MB) S. Gutman - NOAA/ ESR Lab
S9.P12: A Call from NOAA Operational Product Community, (PDF, 2.04 MB) B. Yan - NOAA/NESDIS/OSPO
S9.P13: Transitioning to operation of recent research on snow processes, (PDF, 1.19 MB) M. Barlage - UCAR
S9.P14: Two transmittance models comparison in CRTM for simulation of AVHRR radiance Y. Chen - CSU/CIRA, JCSDA
S9.P15: Modifications to scattering radiative transfer in the CRTM, (PDF, 668 KB) T. Greenwald - UW/CIMSS
S9.P16: The online web-based SST Quality Monitor (SQUAM), (PDF, 259 KB) A. Ignatov/P. Dash - NOAA/NESDIS/STAR
Assimilating AIRS Retrievals with the WRF-LETKF System, (PDF, 1.7 MB) M. Kunii / T. Miyoshi - University of Maryland
S9.P17: Estimating impact of observations on Typhoon Sinlaku (2008) using the WRF-LETKF system, (PDF, 2.79 MB) M. Kunii / T. Miyoshi - University of Maryland
S9.P18: Preliminary results of assimilation of AIRS radiance data in the Rapid Refresh, (PDF, 566 KB) H. Lin - NOAA ESRL/GSD
S9.P19: Microwave Ocean Emissivity Model, FASTEM4 Q. Liu - Dell
S9.P20: Assimilation remotely sensed snow data into the CaLDAS system S.J. Solomon - Environment Canada
S9.P21: Improvement of Microwave Land Emissivity Calculation and its Impact on Satellite Data Assimilation W. Zheng - NOAA/NCEP/EMC
S9.P22: The OMPS Limb Profiler end-to-end OSSE, (PDF, 3.28 MB) P. Xu - NASA/ GMAO / SAIC
S9.P23: The contributions of precipitation and soil moisture observations to the skill of soil moisture estimates in a land data assimilation system, (PDF, 1.3 MB) R. Reichle - NASA
P9:S24: the satellite wind quality control in NCEP X. Su - NCEP
S9.P25: Ensemble Kalman filter data assimilation for Carbon Cycle, (PDF, 1.36 MB) J. Kang - University of Maryland
S9.P26: All-sky AMSU-A radiance EnsDA of Hurricane Danielle, (PDF, 2.73 MB) M. Zhang - CIRA/Colorado State University
S9.P27: Comparison of IR land surface emissivity models in CRTM and GFS applications T. Zhu - CIRA@NOAA/NESDIS/STAR
S9.P28: Representation Error in Ocean Data Assimilation, (PDF, 881 KB) D. Behringer / B. Miller
NOAA/NCEP - Oregon State Univ.
14:45 - 16:15 p.m. Session 10 will contain break-out group discussions of plans and progress for the six JCSDA science priority areas (each for CRTM, Ocean, Land, Atmospheric Composition, Cloud and Precipitation and Advanced Sensors).
16:15 - 17:30 p.m. Session 11 is a final plenary in which reports from the break-out groups will be provided and discussed (10' each)
A final note-summary by the JCSDA director will also be provided (15')
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