ITSC XIII Proceedings
Sainte Adèle, Canada
29 October 2003 - 4 November 2003

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Session 1: Operational Use of ATOVS
Clement Chouinard The assimilation of AMSU-B radiance data in the CMC global data assimilation system: Difficulties and impact relative to AMSU-A radiances
Stephen English Operational use of ATOVS at the Met Office
Graeme Kelly Use of satellite radiances in the operational ECMWF system (Abstract only)
Elisabeth Gerard Use of ATOVS raw radiances in the operational assimilation system at Météo-France
Jishan Xue Development of 3D variational assimilation system for ATOVS data in China
Masahiro Kazumori Operational use of the ATOVS radiances in global data assimilation at the JMA
Christopher Tingwell Locally received and processed ATOVS data in the Australian Region LAPS data assimilation and prediction system
John Derber Enhanced use of radiance data in NCEP data assimilation systems
Devendra Singh Recent improvements in temperature and moisture profiles using NOAA satellites AMSU data and their impact on NWP model over the Indian region
Louis Garand Dynamic inference of background error correlation between surface skin and air temperature

Session 2: New Applications for NWP
Thomas Auligne First results of the assimilation of AIRS data in Météo-France Numerical Weather Prediction model
Tony McNally The assimilation of AIRS radiance data at ECMWF
Brett Harris Effect of predictor choice on the AIRS bias correction at the Met Office
Andrew Collard Assimilation of data from AIRS for improved numerical weather prediction
Lydie Lavanant Use of MODIS imager to help dealing with AIRS cloudy radiances
Zhiquan Liu Impact of observation density in data assimilation: A study with simulated observations
Brett Candy Use of AMSU data in the Met Office UK Mesoscale Model
Vanessa Sherlock Use and impact of satellite data in the NZLAM mesoscale model for the New Zealand region
Al Gasiewski Prospects for all-weather microwave radiance assimilation(Abstract only)
John Bates NOAA's satellite and information stewardship program and plans (Abstract only)
Ralf Bennartz Fast passive microwave radiative transfer in precipitating clouds: Towards direct radiance assimilation
Frédéric Chevallier Variational cloud and rainfall data assimilation at ECMWF (Abstract only)
Michèle Vesperini Contribution of POLDER to water vapour observation
Herschel L. Mitchell Assimilation of AMSU-A microwave radiances with an ensemble Kalman filter
Ma Gang A research of four-dimension variational data assimilation with ATOVS clear data
Thibaut Montmerle Impact of the assimilation of MSG/SEVIRI radiances in a mesoscale NWP model
Roger Randriamampianina Impact of the ATOVS data on the mesoscale ALADIN/HU model

Session 3: Instrument Studies
Thomas Kleespies Preparations for NOAA N
Changyong Cao Operational High Resolution Infrared Radiation Sounder (HIRS) Calibration Algorithms and Their Effects on Calibration Accuracy

Session 4: Radiative Transfer and Surface Modeling
Roger Saunders Status of RTTOV-7 and plans for RTTOV-8
Paul van Delst JCSDA infrared sea surface emissivity model
Fuzhong Weng A microwave snow emissivity model
Nicole Jacquinet-Husson The 2003 Edition of the GEISA spectroscopic database system for the second generation vertical sounders radiance simulation
David Shawn Turner An alternate algorithm to evaluate the reflected downward flux term for a fast forward model
Jean-Luc Moncet Infrared radiative transfer modeling using the Optimal Spectral Sampling (OSS) method (Abstract only)
Malgorzata Szczech-Gajewska Spectral surface emissivity for use in assimilation of IR radiance data over land
L. Larrabee Strow Atmospheric Spectroscopy with AIRS: Validation of the AIRS Forward Model (Abstract only)
Robert Knuteson Validation of satellite AIRS LST/LSE products using aircraft observations
Larry McMillin Advances in the use of super channels for processing high spectral resolution satellite measurements
Marco Matricardi RTIASI-4 - An improved version of the ECMWF fast radiative transfer model for the Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer

Session 5: Retrieval of Atmospheric Parameters
David Anselmo Comparison of the CMC analyzed fields of integrated water vapour with those retrieved from the SSM/I
Chien-Ben Chou The AMSU observation bias correction and its application retrieval scheme and typhoon analysis
Thomas S. Pagano Level 1B products from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on the EOS Aqua spacecraft
Evan Fishbein AIRS level 2 status
Mitch Goldberg Atmospheric soundings of temperature, moisture and ozone from AIRS
Elisabeth Weisz AIRS real-time sounding profile retrieval for IMAPP (International MODIS/AIRS Processing Package) users
Joel Susskind Current results from AIRS/AMSU/HSB
Alain Chédin First global measurement of mid-tropospheric CO2 from NOAA polar satellites: The tropical zone
Cyril Crevoisier Mid-tropospheric CO2 retrieval in the tropical zone from AIRS observations
Eric J. Fetzer The validation of AIRS retrievals
Hank Revercomb Validation of Atmospheric InfraRed Sounder (AIRS) spectral radiances with the Scanning High-resolution Interferometer Sounder (S-HIS) aircraft instrument

Allen Larar

Validation studies using NAST-Interferometer field measurements (Abstract only)

Paolo Antonelli

Validation and comparison of S-HIS and NAST-I retrievals for THORPEX 2003

William L. Smith Validation of satellite AIRS retrievals with aircraft NAST-I soundings and dropsondes Implications for future satellite sounding capabilities
Eva Borbas Effects of GPS/RO refractivities on IR/MW retrievals

Session 6: Satellite Agency and Status Reports
Alan Lipton Characterization of troposphere and land surface properties from CMIS (Abstract only)
Dong Chaohua Progress on the new generation of Chinese meteorological satellites and some applications
Devendra Singh Current and future satellite programs and systems in India
Dieter Klaes EUMETSAT plans
Guy Rochard Update about frequency protection: Results from WRC 2003 and SFCG 23 What to do now? (Abstract only)
A. K. Sharma NESDIS ATOVS operational sounding products processing and distribution (Abstract only)
Tony Reale NESDIS operational sounding products for Advanced-TOVS
Nigel Atkinson Further development of the ATOVS and AVHRR Processing Package (AAPP), including an initial assessment of EARS radiances
Hal Bloom The National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System: Future U.S. operational earth observation system (Abstract only)

Session 7: Retrieval of Surface Parameters
John Le Marshall Preparations for the Geostationary Imaging Fourier Transform Spectrometer
Xuebao Wu Retrieving infrared land surface emissivity with AIRS simulation data
Youri Plokhenko Surface effects in hyperspectral infrared measurements from the AIRS instrument on the Aqua satellite

Session 8: Retrieval of Cloud Parameters
Michael Chalfant Advanced TOVS (ATOVS) cloud products using HIRS/3 and AMSU-A measurements (Abstract only)
Filomena Romano Cloud parameters from a combination of infrared and microwave measurements
Gaby Rädel Correlations between microphysical properties of large-scale semi-transparent cirrus from TOVS and the state of the atmosphere from ECMWF ERA-40 reanalyses
Hung-Lung Allen Huang Synergistic cloud clearing and cloud property retrieval using Aqua sounding and imaging infrared measurements (Abstract only)
Evan Fishbein Characteristics of the cloudy atmosphere observed by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) (Abstract only)
Jun Li Synergistic use of high spatial resolution imager and high spectral resolution sounder for cloud retrieval
Ignacio Galindo Estimates of the dynamics of volcano eruption column using real-time AVHRR data

Session 9: Use of ATOVS for Climate Studies
Bill Rossow Diagnosing the global energy-water cycle with satellite observations (Abstract only)
Mark McCarthy Climate variability and change of tropical tropospheric humidity as observed by HIRS (Abstract only)
Graeme Kelly Use of radiances data in ERA-40 (Abstract only)
Peter Thorne The use of MSU in climate change studies (Abstract only)
Tony Reale Satellite Upper Air Network

Session 10: Future Systems and Processing
Bjorn Lambrigtsen GeoSTAR A new approach for a geostationary microwave sounder
Carl Schueler VIIRS sensor performance
Xu Liu Overview of the CrIMSS (CrIS/ATMS) retrieval algorithm (Abstract only)
Thierry Phulpin IASI on Metop: an advanced sounder for operational meteorology and climate studies (Abstract only)
Peter Schlüssel IASI on Metop: The operational Level 2 processor
Marc Schwaerz Joint temperature, humidity, and sea surface temperature retrieval from IASI sensor data
Thomas Kampe SIRAS-G, The Spaceborne Infrared Atmospheric Sounder: The potential for high-resolution IR imaging spectrometry from geosynchronous orbit
Timothy Schmit Introduction of the Hyperspectral Environmental Suite (HES) on GOES-R and beyond

Dieter Klaes The ATOVS and AVHRR Product Processing Facility of EPS
Izabela Dyras Meteorological products generation using combined analysis of ATOVS and AVHRR data
Viju Oommen John Comparison of AMSU-B brightness temperature with simulated brightness temperature using global radiosonde data
Hung-Lung Allen Huang International MODIS and AIRS Processing Package (IMAPP) Package status and features
Pubu Ciren First comparison of radiances measured by AIRS/Aqua and HIRS/NOAA-16 & -17
Jeffrey Puschell Japanese advanced meteorological imager (JAMI): design, characterization and expected on-orbit performance
Per Dahlgren Ongoing and planned activities concerning assimilation of ATOVS data at SMHI Sweden
Jakob Grove-Rasmussen Use and impact of ATOVS in the DMI-HIRLAM regional weather model
Michael Pavolonis Cloud overlap detection from HIRS and AVHRR
Nicolas Wagneur Operational assimilation of GOES water vapor imager channel at MSC
Yong Han An Improved OPTRAN Algorithm
Nadia Fourrié Cloud characteristics and channel selection for IASI radiances in the meteorological sensitive areas
B. Chapnik Estimation of AMSU –A radiance error statistics, using an optimality criterion
Alexander B. Uspensky Can a statistical regression be a valuable tool for the inversion of advanced IR-sounders data?