JCSDA 7th Workshop on Satellite Data Assimilation
May 12-13, 2009

University of Maryland at Baltimore County (UMBC)
1450 South Rolling Road, Halethorpe, MD

2009 JCSDA Workshop Group Photo, UMBC, May 12, 2009

2009 JCSDA Workshop Group Photo, UMBC, May 12, 2009

Organization of the Workshop

In order to provide adequate visibility to both management-level presentations from the JCSDA partners and to contributed material, the format of the Workshop has changed with respect to previous years. More time will be devoted to plenary and poster sessions, and the break-out sessions will be limited to relatively short group discussions of the plans and progress for the six science priority areas.

Session 1: Presentations from JCSDA management and partners and from the JCSDA Working Groups

Agenda - Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Session 1: Presentations from JCSDA Management and Partners and from the JCSDA Working Groups

Session 1A: JCSDA Management and Partner Presentations, Co-Chairs: Lars Peter Riishojgaard and Fuzhong Weng

12:00 - 1:00 Registration
1:00 - 1:10 Welcome from JCSDA Management Oversight Board, Col. Mark Zettlemoyer, JCSDA MOB Chair
1:00 - 1:40 JCSDA Program Update and Overview, Dr. Lars Peter Riishojgaard, JCSDA Director
1:40 - 2:00 NCEP Satellite Data Assimilation Overview, Dr. Steve Lord, EMC Director
2:00 - 2:20 GMAO Data Assimilation Overview, Dr. Michele Rienecker, Head, GMAO
2:20 - 2:40 Satellite Assimilation Activities at NRL, Ms. Patricia Phoebus, NRL Associate Superintendent
2:40 - 3:00 USAF Data Assimilation Activities, Dr. John Zapotocny, AFWA Chief Scientist
3:00 - 3:20 STAR Satellite Data Assimilation Report, Dr. Fuzhong Weng, Chief, STAR/Sensor Physics Branch
3:20 - 3:40 Break

Session 1B: JCSDA Working Group Reports, Co-Chairs: Steve Lord and John Zapotocny

3:40 - 4:00 CRTM Working Group Report, Dr. Paul van Delst, EMC and Dr. Yong Han, STAR
4:00 - 4:15 Hyperspectral IR Working Report, Dr. John Derber, EMC, and Dr. Chris Barnet, STAR
4:15 - 4:30 Microwave Sensors Working Group Report, Dr. Sid Boukabara and Dr. Steve Swadley
4:30 - 4:45 Ocean Data Assimilation Working Group Plan, Dr. Hendrik Tolman, EMC and Dr. Michele Rienecker, GMAO
4:45 - 5:00 Atmospheric Constituents Working Group Plan, Dr. Shobha Kondragunta, STAR and Co-Chair (TBD)
5:00 Adjourn

Session 2: Oral Presentations from FFO and JSDI Investigators and Other JCSDA-Sponsored Work

Agenda - Session 2: Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Session 2: Oral Presentations from FFO and JSDI Investigators and Other JCSDA-Sponsored Work

Session 2A: 8:30 - 10:00: Selected oral presentations (funded PIs), Co-Chairs: Michele Rienecker and Pat Phoebus

8:30 - 8:45 NCEP Support for JCSDA Development, S. Lord, EMC; J. Derber, K. Mitchell, C. Long
8:45 - 9:00 STAR Support for JCSDA Development, F. Weng, STAR, Y. Han, B. Yan, M. Liu, Y. Chen, R. Vogel, M. Kim, T. Zhu, G. Krasowski, S. Boukabara
9:00-9:15 JSDI Project: Further development of the assimilation of Global Positioning System (GPS) Radio Occultation (RO) Observations, L. Cucurull, JCSDA/UCAR
9:15 - 9:30 The Development of Hyperspectral Infrared Water Vapor Radiance Assimilation Techniques in the NCEP Global Forecast System
• Animation - Specific Humidity Analysis at 31mB - January 2009, J. Jung, CIMSS; J. Le Marshall, L.P. Riishojgaard
9:30 - 9:45 Comparison of Satellite Data Impact in Navy and NASA GEOS5 Forecast Systems using Adjoint Models, R. Langland, NRL-Monterey, N. Baker, R. Gelaro
9:45 - 10:00 Modeling Efforts in Support of Cloud and Precipitation Assimilation, R. Bennartz, AOS & CIMSS; T. Greenwald; P. van Delst, C. Park; M. Kulie, Y. Chen, A. Heidinger, F. Weng
10:00 - 10:30 Break

Session 2B: 10:30 - 12:30: Selected Oral Presentations (Contributed), Co-Chairs: Sid Boukabara and Wayman Baker

10:30 - 10:45 LIS and CRTM Coupling, J. Zeng, Hydrological Sciences Branch 614.3, NASA/GSFC, K. Harrison, S. Kumar, C. Peters-Lidard, J. Eylander, W. Zheng, F. Weng, M. Ek
10:45 - 11:00 Improvement of Satellite Data Utilization over Desert and Arid Regions in NCEP Operational NWP Modeling and Data Assimilation Systems, M. Ek, EMC, W. Zheng, H. Wei, J. Meng, J. Derber B. Yan, F. Weng
11:00 - 11:15 AFWA Initial Operational Configuration of the NASA Land Information System, J. Eylander, Specialized Modeling Teams, AFWA 2d Weather Group , C. Franks, R. Ruhge, C. Peters-Lidard, S. Kumar, Y. Tian, J. Geiger
11:15 - 11:30 Improving the Noah Land Model for Better Noah / CRTM Coupling and Accelerated Use of Satellite Data over Land, X. Zeng, University of Arizona, Z. Wang
11:30 - 11:45 Error Models for Sea Surface Height Data from Altimetry-Based Products, A. Kaplan, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, M. Cane, N. Arnold
11:45 - 12:00 Estimating the Representation Error of Satellite and in situ Data for Data Assimilation into Ocean Climate Models, R. Miller, OSU
12:00 - 12:15 NCEP Ozone Assimilation Update, C. Long, NWS/NCEP/CPC; H. Liu, C. R. Treadon, L. Flynn, D. McNamara
12:15 - 12:30 On the Use of Satellite-Derived Aerosol Products to Improve Air Quality Predictions, Q. Zhao, IMSG; S. Kondragunta, STAR

Session 3: Poster contributions from FFO and JSDI investigators and other JCSDA-sponsored work

Agenda - Session 3: Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Session 3: 12:30 - 2:00 Lunch Break / Poster Presentations, Co-Chairs: Lars Peter Riishojgaard and Sid Boukabara

3.1 The Development and Simulation of Doppler Wind Lidar Measurements and Assimilation Methodologies in Preparation for ADM-Aeolus and 3D-Winds, W. McCarty, Goddard Earth Sciences and Technology Center, University of Maryland @ Baltimore
3.2 Improving Clouds and Precipitation for NWP Assimilation Using Satellite Measurements, N. Wang, Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, University of Maryland @ College Park
3.3 LIS-NEMS Prototype Coupled System, J. Geiger, Hydrological Sciences Branch 614.3, NASA/GSFC; S. Kumar, S. Zhou, C. Peters-Lidard, J. Meng, M. Ek, K. Mitchell, M. Iredell, H. Juang, W. Yang
3.4 Improving Satellite Soil Moisture Data Products for Assimilation into Global Forecast System of NCEP, X. Zhan, STAR, J. Liu, S. Kumar, W. Zheng, J. Meng, F. Weng, M. Ek, C. Peters-Lidard
3.5 The study of EUMETSAT Thinned Satellite Wind Forecast Impacts, X. Su, J. Derber, R. Kistler, R. Treadon
3.6 Update on AVHRR-based Green Vegetation Fraction Product Continuity and Preliminary Results from NOAA-19, L. Jiang, IMSG, W. Guo, I. Csiszar, F. Kogan, H. Ding,M. Ek
3.7 Assessment of Clouds Simulated by NOAA GFS and NMA Models Using Satellite Products, Z. Li and H. Yoo, Department of Atmospheric & Ocean Sciences, University of Maryland @ College Park
3.8 CRTM Development Status, Y. Han, STAR, and P. van Delst
3.9 New MODIS-based Landcover and AVHRR-based Green Vegetation Fraction Datasets Reduce Summer Warm Bias in the NCEP North American Mesoscale (NAM) Model, V. Wong, EMC, M. Ek, Y. Tian
3.10 Improvements to Infrared Land Surface Emissivity for the Community Radiative Transfer Model, R. Vogel, IMSG, Q. Liu, B. Ruston, F. Weng, Y. Han
3.11 Development of NCEP Global Aerosol Forecasting System: An Overview and its Applications for Improving Weather and Air Quality Forecasts, S. Lu, EMC, H. Huang, Y. Hou, Y. Tang, J. McQueen, H. Juang,S. Moorthi, A. da Silva, M. Chin, E. Joseph, W. Stockwell
3.12 Update of Radiance Assimilation in NCAR/AFWA, Z. Liu, NCAR/MMM
3.13 Impact of AIRS and AMSU-A on NWP at High Southern Latitudes, T. Auligné, NCAR/MMM
3.14 Assimilation of Cloud Affected Microwave Radiances in NCEP GDAS, M. Kim, JCSDA/CIRA
3.15 Assessing Impacts of Integrating MODIS Vegetation Data in Weather Research Forecasting (WRF) model coupled to two different canopy-resistance approaches, F. Chen, A. Kumar, NASA/GSFC; D. Niyogi, Purdue University; M. Barlage, K. Mitchell, and M. Ek, EMC/NCEP, NOAA
3.16 Data Assimilation and Regional Forecasts Using Atmospheric InfraRed Sounder (AIRS) Profiles, B. Zavodsky, UA Huntsville/Earth System Science Center; S. Chou, G. Jedlovec
3.17 Analysis of MODIS and ASTER Emissivity Products and Emissivity Modeling, S. Liang, K. Wang, J. Townshend, Department of Geography, University of Maryland; Jie Cheng
3.18 Application Of Neural Network For Surface Level Particulate Matter Forecasting, P. Gupta & S. Christopher, The University of Alabama in Huntsville
3.19 Assimilating Sea Surface Winds Measured By ASCAT and Evaluating The Impact of ASCAT winds in the NCEP GDAS/GFS, M. Morgan, L. Bi, University of Wisconsin; J. Jung, Y. Han
3.20 CRTM Extension for UV / Visible Sensors, Q. Liu, JCSDA / Perot Systems, F. Weng, Y. Han, P. van Delst
3.21 Air Quality Forecasts During the Georgia Fires of 2007, E. Yang, Earth System Science Center, University of Alabama in Huntsville; S. Christopher, and S. Kondragunta
3.22 Development of Lookup Tables and Validation Effort in Support of CRTM, P. Yang, S. Ding, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Texas A&M University
3.23 CRTM Multiple Transmittance Models, Y. Chen, JCSDA/CIRA, Y. Han, T. Zhu
3.24 SST analysis in NCEP GFS System, X. Li, NCEP
3.25 Improvements in F16 SSMIS Data Assimilation into National Centers for Environmental Prediction Global Forecast System, B. Yan, JCSDA/Perot System; F. Weng, J. Derber
3.26 Impacts of Variational Bias Correction on GEOS-5 Temperature Analysis and Assimilation of AIRS 15 µm CO2Channels, E. Liu, NASA/GMAO
3.27 Improved Spectroscopy for Microwave and Infrared Satellite Data Assimilation, V. Payne, Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc., J. Moncet, A. Lipton

Sessions 4 & 5: Break-out group discussions of plans and progress for the six JCSDA science priority areas and Final plenary in which reports from the break-out groups will be provided and discussed 

Agenda - Sessions 4 & 5: Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Session 4: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Breakout group discussion of JCSDA plans and priorities

CRTM, Land, Clouds and Precipitation (Paul van Delst and Yong Han) - Plenary Session Room

Advanced Instruments (Steve Swadley and Chris Barnet) - Courtyard Room, Second Floor

Oceans (Hendrik Tolman and Jim Cummings) - Room 4.003

Air Quality (Shobha Kondragunta and Bill Lapenta) - Room 2.002

3:00 - 3:30 Break

Session 5: 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. - Final Plenary

3:30 - 4:30 Summary Reports from Group Discussions (PDF files)

Final Report: CRTM, Land, Clouds and Precipitation

Final Report: Advanced Instruments

Final Report: Oceans

Final Report: Air Quality

3:30 - 4:30 Final Remarks, JCSDA Director and Management Oversight Board

5:00 Adjourn