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2019 International Workshop on Radiative Transfer Models for Satellite Data Assimilation

  • Chinese Meteorological Society Beijing China (map)

In 2019, the Chinese Meteorological Administration (CMA), the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecast (ECMWF) and US Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation (JCSDA) will jointly hold an international workshop in Beijing, China on radiative transfer models in support of satellite data assimilation. The specific goals of this workshop will be:

  1.  Reviewing the current capabilities of fast radiative transfer models.

  2. Understanding new requirements on radiative transfer models for satellite data            assimilation.

  3. Prioritizing new developments of superfast computation in atmospheric and surface    radiative transfer processes.

Please see this sheet for more information. This workshop is by invitation only.


Monday, April 29, 2019


Global Satellite Programs and Requirements for Radiative Transfer Models
Peng Zhang, CMA

WMO GSICS Requirements on Radiative Transfer
Mitch Goldberg, NOAA

Applications of Radiative Transfer Models in NWP Data Assimilation and Re-Analysis
Stephen English, ECMWF

CMA Applications of Radiative Transfer Model in Product Generation and Sensor Monitoring
Qifeng Lu, CMA

Community Radiative Transfer Model (CRTM) for NOAA Remote Sensing Data
Quanhua Liu, NOAA

Tuesday, April 30, 2019


Overview of Fast Model Approaches and Current Issues
Marco Matricardi, ECMWF

RTTOV Software Design Issues
Roger Saunders, Met Office

CRTM Software Design Issues
Ben Johnson, JCSDA

ARMS Development Plan
Jun Yang, CAMS/LaSW

RTTOV CRTM Intercomparisons at NCEP
Andrew Collard, Emily Liu, NOAA

RTTOV Performance Evaluation
Gang Ma, CMA


Ocean and Atmosphere Coupling Radiative Transfer Modeling
Knut Stamnes, Steven Institute of Technology

Current Issues in Radiative Transfer Scheme for Climate Models
Hua Zhang, CMA

Current Issues in Vector Radiative Transfer Model
Bingqiang Sun, Fudan University

Assimilation of Doppler Radar Radial Velocity
Xudong Liang, CAMS/LasW

Principal Component Radiative Transfer Model
Chao Liu, NUIST

Improved Ice Cloud Modeling Capabilities in Community Radiative Transfer Model
Biqing Yi, Sun Yat-sen University

Wednesday, May 1, 2019


Line-by-line Modeling at AER: Perspectives and Recent Spectroscopy Studies
Eli J. Mlawer, AER

Issues in Aerosol and Cloud Radiative Transfer Modeling
Lei Bi, Zhejiang University

Evaluation of RTM and Models for MW and IR All-sky Assimilation
Yoshifumi Ota, JMA

Current Issues in Cloud and Precipitation Optical Modeling: Visible
Leonhard Scheck, LMU

Aerosol Polarization Radiative Transfer Simulation
Zhenqian Li, CAS

Simulating the Lidar Returns of Clouds with a Monte Carlo Radiative Transfer Model
Chen Zhou, Nanjing University


Optical and Microwave Surface Model
Jiancheng Shi, CAS

Land Surface Models for Infrared and BRDF
Ming Chen, UMD

Ocean Surface Dielectric Model
Heather Lawrence, ECMWF

Land Surface MW Emissivity Model
Fuzhong Weng, CAMS/LaSW

Assimilation of Surface Sensitive Channels in GRAPES
Wei Han, CNWC