4th Annual JCSDA Workshop - May 31 - June 1, 2006
Greenbelt Marriott Hotel, 6400 Ivy Lane, Greenbelt, Maryland

Agenda

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

8:00 - 8:30 Informal Gathering and Interaction
8:30 - 8:40 Welcoming Remarks, John LeMarshall, Director, JCSDA
8:40 - 8:50 Remarks by Senior Agency Representatives

8:50 - 11:10 SESSION I - Radiative Transfer

8:50 - 9:10 CRTM Development and Implementation Progress (Y. Han with P. VanDelst)
9:10 - 9:30 Assessment of SSMIS For NWP Assimilation (F. Weng)
9:30 - 9:50 RTM For All Weather Microwave Data Assimilation (A. Gasiewski)
9:50 - 10:10 BREAK
10:10 - 10:30 UCLA Radiative Transfer Model (K. N. Liou with S. S. Ou)
10:30 - 10:50 Scattering and Polarimetric Components for CRTM (Q. Liu)
10:50 - 11:10 Progress On Optimal Spectral Sampling (J. L. Moncet)

11:10 - 1:40 SESSION II - Advanced Instrument Studies

11:10 - 11:30 Preliminary WindSAT Assimilation Results (T. Zapotocny)
11:30 - 11:50 Impact Assessment Study Results (J. Jung)
11:50 - 12:10 Status of the COSMIC Data Assimilation Project (L. Cucurull)
12:10 - 1:00 LUNCH BREAK
1:00 - 1:20 GPSRO Error Characterization (M. Lohmann)
1:20 - 1:40 OSSE Experiments With Global High Resolution Data (M. Masutani)

1:40 - 4:30 SESSION III - Land Data Assimilation

1:40 - 2:00 Integration of SatObs with NOAH LSM For Snow Data Assimilation (M. Barlage)
2:00 - 2:20 Toward A Stable Real-time Green Vegetation Fraction (D. Tarpley)
2:20 - 2:40 MODIS/AMSR-E Assimilation In The NOAH LSM (P. Houser)
2:40 - 3:00 A Unified Approach To Interpolating Satellite-derived Land Fields For NCEP's Global And Regional Modeling Suites (G. Gayno)
3:00 - 3:20 Testing Of New Satellite-derived Land Surface Products In NCEP's Global Data Assimilation System (K. Mitchell)
3:20 - 3:30 BREAK
3:30 - 3:50 Microwave Snow Emission Intercomparison (Raf Wojcik)
3:50 - 4:10 NASA's Land Information System As A Testbed For JCSDA Partners And Investigators (C. P. Liddard)
4:10 - 4:30 Biases And Scaling In Soil Moisture And Temperature Data Assimilation (R. Reichle)

4:30 - 5:50 SESSION IV - Clouds And Precipitation

4:30 - 4:50 Broadband Cloud Look-alike Product From NCEP Models And Cloud Verification (B. Ferrier)
4:50 - 5:10 Evaluating The NCEP Global And Regional NWP Modeled Cloud Vertical Layer Structure Using A New Satellite Product And Simulator (Z. Li)
5:10 - 5:30 Toward Passive Microwave Radiance Assimilation Of Clouds And Precipitation (T. Greenwald)
5:30 - 5:50 Radiance Gradient Assimilation (D. Birkenheuer)

5:50 ADJOURN

Thursday, June 1, 2006 - Parallel Sessions V And VI

8:30 - 10:10 SESSION V - Ocean Data Assimilation

8:30 - 8:50 Progress Report On Analysis Of Ocean Conditions (J. Carton)
8:50 - 9:10 Improvement Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Analysis (X. Li)
9:10 - 9:30 AVHRR Radiance Bias Correction (A. Harris)
9:30 - 9:50 Impact Of Altimeter Data In NCEP's Global Data Assimilation System For Seasonal Climate Forecasts Altimeter Impact (D. Behringer)
9:50 - 10:10 Use Of Wavenumber Spectrum Of Sea Surface Height For Constructing Error Models In Ocean Data Assimilation (A. Kaplan)

8:30 - 10:10 SESSION VI - Trace Gases And Aerosols

8:30 - 8:50 Assimilation Of OMI Data In NCEP's GFS (C. Long)
8:50 - 9:10 GOME Assimilation; SatObs For AQ Forecasting (S. Kondragunta)
9:10 - 9:30 Assimilation Of EOS AURA O3 Data For NWP (I. Stajner)
9:30 - 9:50 Global Aerosols Forecasting And Data Assimilation (S. Lu)
9:50 - 10:10 Development Of Near-real-time AOD Analysis (J. Zhang)
10:10 - 10:30 BREAK

10:30 - 12:00 Breakout Sessions

12:00 - 1:00 LUNCH

1:00 - 2:30 Breakout Session Summaries

2:30 ADJOURN