CloudSat/CALIPSO Science Workshop Agenda
28-31 July 2009
Monona Terrace, Madison WI

REGISTRATION 8 – 8:30 Outside Lecture Hall, Monona Terrace Convention Center

TUESDAY 8:30 – 10:30 20 minute talks Programmatic and Mission Updates

Ackerman: Welcome to Madison WI
Trepte: Brief Overview of CALIPSO Mission
Vane: Brief Overview of CloudSat Mission
Wehr: Status Report EarthCARE
Maring: Status Report of ACE and ROSES
Discussion: What do you want to know before leaving this conference?
Moderator: Ackerman and Stephens

TUESDAY 11:00 – 12:00 Three 20 minute talks followed by 20 minute discussion CloudSat/CALIPSO Updates

Winker: Overview of Version 3 Data Products
Stephens: Overview of CloudSat Products and Science
Panel Discussion: Topic – Mission Highlights, Lessons Learned
Panelists: Winker, Stephens, Pelon
Moderator: Trepte

TUESDAY Lunch 12 – 1:30 Lunch provided in Ballroom CD, Poster Introduction

TUESDAY 1:30 – 3:00 Data Related Topics (20 min)

Miller: Statistical Extension of CloudSat Curtain Observations to a Regional Swath
Minnis: New Formulas for Estimating Cloud Thickness from Satellite Imagery Based on CloudSat-CALIPSO Data
Rossow: Overview of New Level 3 products
Tanelli: Cloud Profiling Radar: status, performance and new products

TUESDAY 3:30 – 5:00 Education/Outreach and Student Presentations (15 min)

Dupont: Cluster Analysis of Atlantic Cirrus Clouds and Synoptic Scale Dynamics of Growing and Dissipating Cirrus Events
Henz: A 2-d modeling approach for studying the formation, maintenance, and decay of Tropical Tropopause Layer (TTL) cirrus associated with Deep Convection
Schwartz: A Co-occurrence Statistics of Tropical Tropopause Layer Cirrus with Lower Cloud Layers as Derived from CloudSat and Calipso Data
Rogers: Comparison of CEN and CloudSat 2B-CLDCLASS observations
Falcon: NASA EDCAT's science and outreach metric reporting
Discussion (Moderators: Winker and Stephens)

TUESDAY Evening Poster & Reception in Ballroom CD, Monona Terrace

WEDNESDAY 8:00 – 10:30 Clouds & Precipitation (20 min)

Haddad: Combining radar profiles from CloudSat with AMSR-E and AMSU-B passive microwave radiometric observations to estimate precipitation in polar regions
Houze: Structure of Mesoscale Convective System Anvil Clouds as Seen by CloudSat
Illingworth: Drizzle rates inferred from CloudSat/Calipso compared to their representation in the operational forecast models
Luo: Deep Convective Processes from the A-Train Perspective
Mace: The vertical distribution of cloud occurrence within the ISCCP cloud top pressure-optical depth regimes
Pelon: High Cloud properties from IIR and CALIOP observations
Discussion (Moderators: Mace and L’Ecuyer)

WEDNESDAY 11:00 – 12:00 Clouds & Precipitation (20 min)

Wang: The abundance and challenge of mixed-phase clouds: a new perspective from CloudSat and CALIPSO measurements
Wood: Precipitation and albedo variability in marine low clouds
Discussion (Moderators: L’ Ecuyer and Mace)

WEDNESDAY 12:00 – 1:30 Lunch at Conference Center: Speaker

Luncheon Speaker: Waleed Abdalati, Director Earth Science and Observation Center, University of Colorado.

WEDNESDAY 1:40 – 3:00 Model Studies (20 min)

Campbell: Assimilating CALIPSO Aerosol Profiles to Investigate Saharan Dust Storm Phenomenology
Chepfer: Evaluation of the cloudiness simulated by several climate models using CALIPSO and PARASOL observations.
Naud: Cloud vertical distribution across warm fronts from CloudSat-CALIPSO and the GISS GCM
Morcrette: Using CloudSat/CALIPSO to validate GEMS-AER analyses and forecasts

WEDNESDAY 3:30 – 5:30 Model Studies (20 min)

Stokowski: A CALIPSO Subvisible Cirrus Climatology with Initial Comparisons with CAM4 Microphysics
Su: Evaluate Cloud Simulations in Climate Models using CloudSat Observations
Teixeira Cloud Parameterizations and Satellite Observations
Discussion (Moderators: Stephens and Tripoli)

WEDNESDAY evening: Concert on the Square, Capitol Square

THURSDAY 8:00 – 10:30 Aerosols, Aerosols & Clouds (20 min)

Blanchet: Aerosol, Cloud, Radiation, Precipitation and Circulation Interactions in the Arctic as Revealed by CloudSat-CALIPSO during Winter
Coakley: CALIPSO-MODIS Observations of Increases in Aerosol Optical Depths in the Vicinity of Marine Stratocumulus
De Boer: In Search of Aerosol-Cloud Interactions in Arctic Mixed-Phase Stratiform Clouds
Hu: A study of the link between sulfate particles and the presence of supercooled water
Bou_Karam: CALIPSO observations on dust emission and transport associated with Saharan cyclones: The February 2007 case
L’Ecuyer: Evidence of Giant CCN Impacts on Maritime Cloud Properties
Li: Warm rain detection and impact by aerosols

THURSDAY 11:00 – 12:00 Aerosols, Aerosols & Clouds

Redeman: The combined use of MODIS, CALIPSO and OMI level 2 aerosol products for calculating direct aerosol radiative effects
Sokolik: Characterization of Direct and Indirect Forcing of Mineral Dust Using CALIPSO Space Lidar Data in Conjunction with A-Train Observations and a Regional Transport Model WRF-DuMo
Discussion (Moderators: Winker and Trepte)

THURSDAY 12:00 – 1:30 Lunch and Poster session

THURSDAY 1:45 – 3:00 Validation Studies (15 min)

Ferrare: Using Airborne High Spectral Resolution Lidar Data to Evaluate Combined CALIPSO-MODIS Retrievals of Aerosol Extinction Profiles
Holz: Uncertainties of cirrus OD retrievals from active and passive A-Train measurements
Seze: Comparison of SEVIRI Cloud Vertical distribution with new space Lidar observation
Wandinger: Long-term aerosol and cloud database from correlative CALIPSO and EARLINET observations

THURSDAY 3:30 – 5:00 Product Status and Validation Issues:

Panel Discussion Members: L’Ecuyer, Mace, Vaughan, Trepte)
Moderators: Stephens and Winker

THURSDAY 5:30 CALIPSO/CloudSat Competition and Dinner

FRIDAY 8:20 – 10:30 Process Studies (20 min)

Toon: Studies of polar stratospheric clouds, tropical stratospheric clouds and tropospheric aerosols using CALIPSO data, modeling and laboratory support
Jensen: Using heating rates derived from CALIPSO measurements to diagnose transport pathways through the tropical tropopause layer
Kahn: Observations of small-scale variability of cloud water content, temperature, and water vapor
Kubar: Towards an Improved Understanding of the Boundary Layer and Vertical Cloud Structure in the Transition from the Tropical to Subtropical Pacific Cross Section
Pitts: Studies of Polar Stratospheric Cloud Coverage and Composition
Discussion (Moderator: Ackerman)

FRIDAY 11:00 – 12:00 Next Steps (Ackerman, Stephens, Winker, Pelon