JCSDA 6th Workshop on Satellite Data Assimilation
June 10-11th, 2008

Holiday Inn BWI Airport Conference Center, Linthicum, MD


Tuesday, June 10

8:00 Registration
8:30 - 10:15 Plenary Session - Steve Goodman, Chair
8:30 - 9:00 Welcome and opening remarks from the JCSDA Management Oversight Board
9:00 - 10:00 JCSDA Program Update and Overview - Lars Peter Riishojgaard, JCSDA Director
10:00 - 10:15 Coffee Break

10:15 - 5:30 Breakout Sessions

Session 1: Radiative Transfer / Clouds & Precipitation Data Assimilation
Co-chairs: John Derber and Fuzhong Weng

Tuesday, June 10

10:30 - 11:00 Community Radiative Transfer Model: Status and Development, Paul van Delst, EMC, and Yong Han, JCSDA
11:00 - 11:30 Microwave Emissivity Model Update Banghua Yan, et al, STAR
11:30 - 12:00 Improved Spectroscopy for Microwave and Infrared Satellite Data Assimilation, Vivienne Payne, Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc. (AER)
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch Break
1:30 - 2:00 CRTM Optical Properties Of Cloud Particles and Dust Aerosols and The Truncation of Scattering Phase Function, Ping Yang, Texas A&M
2:00 - 2:30 Assimilation of Clouds & Precipitation: Year 1 Progress Report, R. Bennartz, University of Wisconsin
2:30 - 3:00 Radiance Data Assimilation for WRF Model: Overview and Results, Zhiquan Liu, et al., NCAR / AFWA
3:00 - 3:20 Coffee Break
3:20 - 3:50 CRTM Implementation in Navy Assimilation Systems, Ben Ruston/Nancy Baker, NRL
3:50 - 4:20 Improved Clouds and Precipitation Products for NWP, Nai-Yu Wang, University of Maryland
4:50 - 5:10 Validation of CRTM by Using CloudSat Data, Yong Chen, STAR/CIRA
5:10 - 5:30 The Inclusion Of Cloudy Radiances In The NCEP GSI Analysis System, Min-Jeong Kim, STAR/CIRA
5:30 - 5:50 CRTM including aerosols and historical sensors, Quanhua (Mark) Liu, JCSDA

Wednesday, June 11

Session 1

Session Meeting Notes

Session Summary

Session 2: Advanced Instruments
Co-Chairs: Chris Barnet and John Zapotocny

Tuesday, June 10

10:30 - 11:00 Observation Impact and Satellite Channel Selection, R. Langland, NRL
11:00 - 11:30 Initial IASI Radiance Assimilation Experiments in the NCEP Global Data Assimilation System, James Jung, CIMSS
11:30 - 12:00 GPS Radio Occultation Data Assimilation: Progress Report, L. Cucurull, UCAR
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch Break
1:30 - 2:00 A Two- Season Impact Study of ASCAT Surface Wind Retrievals in the NCEP Global Data Assimilation System, Li Bi, University of Wisconsin
2:00 - 2:30 Evaluating the NCEP Global Forecast System Cloud Vertical Structure against MODIS, CloudSat/Calipso Retrievals, Z. Li, University of Maryland
2:30 - 3:00 Thinning WindSat Data Using Support Vector Regression, M. Richman and L. Leslie, University of Oklahoma
3:00 - 3:20 Coffee Break
3:20 - 3:50 JCSDA Unified PreProcessor for SSMIS, Steve Swadley/Nancy Baker, NRL
3:50 - 4:20 An Effort toward Assimilation of F16 SSMIS of UPP Data in NCEP Global Forecast System, Banghua Yan, STAR
4:20 - 4:50 AIRS, IASI and CrIS Advanced Processing for Data Assimilation, Chris Barnet, STAR
4:50 - 5:20 MODIS Wind impacts, Igor Apel and Lars Peter Riishojgaard, JCSDA

Wednesday, June 11

Session 2

Discussion Notes

Session Summary

Session 3: Land Data Assimilation
Co-Chairs: Christa Peters-Lidard and Ken Mitchell

Tuesday, June 10

10:30 - 11:00 NCEP Land Data Assimilation Thrusts, Including Use of CRTM and MODIS Land Products, K. Mitchell, NWS/EMC
11:00 - 11:30 Progress in NASA/GSFC's Land Information System (LIS), Christa Peters-Lidard, NASA/GSFC
11:30 - 12:00 Improving the Noah Land Model for Better Noah & Improving the Coupling of Land Surface Temperature Modeling and Remote Sensing, X. Zeng, Univ. of Arizona
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch Break
1:30 - 2:00 Improve the Representation of Vegetation & Transpiration Processes in the Noah Land Surface Model, F. Chen (UCAR) and Dev Niyogi (Purdue University)
2:00 - 2:30 Land Surface Thermal-IR Emissivity Modeling, S. Liang, University of Maryland
2:30 - 3:00 CRTM Land Surface IR Emissivity & CRTM Infrared Surface Emissivity Developments, Ron Vogel, STAR
3:00 - 3:20 Coffee Break
3:20 - 3:50 An Integrated Infrastructure for Land Surface Data Assimilation Using the NASA Land Information System (LIS): Description of Recent Enhancements, S. Kumar and R. Reichle UMBC/GEST and NASA/GSFC
3:50 - 4:20 Improving Satellite Soil Moisture Data Products for Assimilation in Global Forecast System of NCEP, X. Zhan (NESDIS)
4:20 - 5:20 Open breakout group discussion and plenary summary preparation

Wednesday, June 11

Session 3

Session Summary & Discussion Notes

Session 4: Ocean Data Assimilation
Co-Chairs: Dave Behringer and Michele Rienecker

Tuesday, June 10

10:30 - 11:00 Frequency and Wavenumber Power Spectra of Sea Surface Heights and Observational Error Models, Alexey Kaplan and Nathan Arnold, LDEO of Columbia University
11:00 - 11:30 Estimating Representation Error of Satellite and in situ Data for Data Assimilation into Ocean Climate Models, Robert Miller, Oregon State University
11:30 - 12:00 Near Sea Surface Temperatures (NSST) Analysis in NCEP GFS, X. Li, NWS/EMC
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch Break
1:30 - 2:00 Assimilation into MOM4/ Coupled Data Assimilation with GMAO ODAS-2, Christian Keppenne, NASA/GMAO
2:00 - 3:00 Open breakout group discussion and plenary summary preparation

Wednesday, June 11

Session 4

Discussion Summary - Ocean Data Assimilation

Session 5: Air Quality Data Assimilation
Co-Chairs: Shobha Kondragunta and Jeff McQueen

Tuesday, June 10

10:30 - 11:00 Overview of the GFS-GOCART Aerosol Forecasting System, S. Lu, EMC
11:00 - 11:30 Impact of Assimilation of Satellite-derived AOD product on PM2.5 Predictions in a Regional Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) Model, S. Kondragunta, NESDIS/STAR
11:30 - 12:00 Improving Ozone Forecasts by Assimilating Additional Ozone Profile Products, C. Long, NCEP/CPC
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch Break
1:30 - 2:00 An Operational Aerosol Data Assimilation System (NAVDAS-AOD), J. Zhang and J. Reid, NRL
2:00 - 2:30 Development Of An Operational Global Aerosol Forecast System and its Use as Boundary Conditions For the National Air Quality Forecast System, Ho-Chun Huang, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/EMC
2:30 - 3:00 Intercomparisons of OMI and GOME-2 NO2 Retrievals to CMAQ NO2 Predictions for Summer 2007, Shobha Kondragunta & Trevor Beck, NESDIS/STAR
3:00 - 3:20 Coffee Break
3:20 - 3:50 Remote Sensing and Modeling of the Georgia 2007 Fires, Eun-Su Yang, UAH
3:50 - 4:20 RAQMS TES/OMI/MLS/OSIRIS Data Denial Studies: Impacts of Satellite Measurements on Tropospheric Ozone, Brad Pierce, NOAA/STAR
4:20 - 4:50 Experiment to Improve Air-Quality Forecasts with NASA Satellite Observations, Michael Newchurch, UAH

Wednesday, June 11

Session 5

Air Quality Data Assimilation Summary & Discussion Group Notes

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

8:30 - 10:00 Breakout sessions: Group discussions (See breakout session pages for discussion notes and session summaries)

  • Overall strategy for scientific development in each of the priority areas show how the present work fits into the strategy and indicate broad milestones (e.g. operational implementations) toward executing the strategy.

  • What progress on the proposed work has been made over the performance period?

    • list milestones or significant accomplishments

  • Is the scientific direction and progress

    • Consistent with and relevant to JCSDA priorities?

    • Producing code capable of being integrated into JCSDA supported systems?

    • Note when code will be transferred to the JCSDA

    • Likely to lead to a positive impact of forecast skill or other tangible positive impact on JCSDA systems?

  • What next?

    • Plans for future direction of group effort

    • Unfunded areas of high priority that need JCSDA attention?

10:30 - 11:30 Final Plenary Session; Group Discussions and Summaries

11:30 - 12:00 Final Remarks

12:00 Adjourn