2nd Workshop Concluded
Subject of the
Remote sensing and modeling
of radiometric and geophysical surface properties,
including the impacts of assimilating
This focused meeting will have no
parallel sessions and only oral sessions. The
workshop format will encourage open discourse with
plenty of time for questions, and
Microwave and infrared spectra and
all surface types are of interest:
The meeting will convene in
International de Conférences on the campus
Météo France in Toulouse. The Météo-France Toulouse
site is a campus area named Météopole, in the western part of
Toulouse circa 7 km away from downtown.
Groupement de Recherche (GdR) Radiométrie Microonde
has awarded sponsorship for the participation of selected Phd students.
The following non-exhaustive list of
scientific topics is suggested:
- Description of methodologies to assimilate
surface-sensitive radiances in NWP centers (both
in operational and research modes), including cloud
screening approaches and handling of surface temperature
(IR and MW).
- Data assimilation impact studies and diagnostics
performed using surface-sensitive IR and MW radiances
with an emphasis on ocean, land surfaces, Arctic and
- Discussion about the use of satellite observations in
limited area models and specification of land surface
parameter requirements for such models.
- Overview of emissivity/reflectivity models and
description of available land emissivity databases/atlases
(MW and IR). Review of current available parameters for
forward modeling of infrared and microwave emissivities.
- Intercomparison/validation of physical models and
directly retrieved emissivities (MW and IR, including land,
ocean, and ice surfaces).
- State of the operational land surface modeling
systems and recent developments.
- Retrievals of surface parameters such as sea surface
wind, soil moisture, canopy water content, sea-ice
concentration, snow water equivalent, etc. and the
resulting surface emissivity/reflectance spectra.
- Methods of assimilating surface parameters into
numerical weather prediction models.
announcement in pdf
format for more details.
This workshop is sponsored by Météo-France, NOAA/NESDIS
Office of Research and Applications (STAR), EUMETSAT, l'Observatoire de Paris,
the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation (JCSDA) and the International TOVS Working