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Beijing, China
25-31 May 2005

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Wednesday 25 May 2005
9:00-9:30 Welcome Co-Chairs Roger Saunders, Tom Achtor
Dr. Yu Rucong, Deputy Administrator of CMA

Local Arrangements Dongfeng Luo

Review Agenda/Key Issues Roger Saunders, Tom Achtor
Session 1: Radiance Studies (Chair: Dong Chaohua)
1.1 William L. Smith Ultra High Spectral Resolution Satellite Remote Sounding - Results from Aircraft and Satellite Measurements
1.2 Lydie Lavanant A global cloud detection scheme for high spectral resolution instrument
1.3 Bormin Huang Cloud Classification of Satellite Radiance Data by the Local Region of Influence Method
1.4 Allen Larar Satellite Infrared Radiance Validation Studies using a Multi-Sensor/Model Data Fusion Approach
10:30-11:00 BREAK

Session 1: Radiance Studies (continued)

1.5 Chian-Yi Liu
(for Jun Li)
An optimal cloud-clearing method for AIRS radiances using MODIS
1.6 Allen Huang Characterization of Infrared Imager/Sounder and Infrared/Microwave Sounder Synergistic Cloud-Cleared Infrared Radiances
Session 2: Retrieval Studies (Chair: Bill Smith)
2.1 Devendra Singh A neural network based algorithm for the retrieval of TPW from AMSU measurements
2.2 Fuzhong Weng Microwave Integrated System for Retrieving Atmospheric Temperature, Water Vapor and Cloud Water Profiles
2.3 Zhigang Yao Preliminary Results of Atmospheric Temperature Retrievals with Least Squares Support Vector Regression
12:15-13:45 Lunch (Plus Poster Session Preparation)
Session 2: Retrieval Studies (Chair: Peter Schlüssel)
2.4 Tony Reale
(for A. K. Sharma)
NOAA/NESDIS updates for sounding data products and services
2.5 Peter Wang The analysis of typhoon parameters by using AMSU data
2.6 B. J. Sohn Estimating stability indices from MODIS infrared measurements over the Korean Peninsula
2.7 Bjorn Lambrigtsen
(for Sung-Yung Lee)
Version 4 AIRS Data Products
14:45-15:15 BREAK

Session 2: Retrieval Studies (Chair: Allen Huang)

2.8 Clémence Pierangelo Retrieving the effective radius of Saharan dust coarse mode with AIRS observations
2.9 Eva Borbas Combining GPS occultations with AIRS infrared measurements for improved atmospheric sounding
2.10 Deming Jiang Neural Networks for Atmospheric Temperature Retrieval from AQUA AIRS/AMSU/HSB Measurements on Different Types of Terrain
2.11 Dan Zhou Initial retrieval inter-comparisons from the European AQUA Thermodynamic Experiment

16:15-18:00 Poster Session A 

18:00 Icebreaker (sponsored by Kongsberg Spacetec)

Thursday 26 May 2005

Session 3: Cloud Studies (Chair: Rolando Rizzi)
3.1 Paul Menzel Using 22 Years of HIRS Observations to infer Global Cloud Cover Trends
3.2 Claudia Stubenrauch Survey of cirrus and atmospheric properties from TOVS Path-B: Natural variability and impact of air traffic on cirrus coverage
3.3 Filomena Romano Cloud Parameters from Infrared and Microwave Satellite Measurements
3.4 Hong Zhang Sensitivity study of the MODIS cloud top property algorithm to CO2 spectral response functions

Session 4: Climate Applications (Chair: Mitch Goldberg)

4.1 John Bates Analysis of Systematic Errors in Climate Products
4.2 Peter Thorne Climate monitoring of the free atmosphere: past mistakes and future plans

10:00-10:30 BREAK

Session 4: Climate Applications (continued)

4.3 Tony Reale Satellite Coincident Reference Upper Air Network and Potential Impacts for Climate and NWP
4.4 Yinghui Liu Spatial and Temporal Characteristics of Satellite-Derived Clear-sky Atmospheric Temperature Inversions in the Arctic, 1980-1996
4.5 Lei Shi Using HIRS observations to construct long-term global temperature and water vapor profile time series

Session 5: NPOESS Preparation (Chair: Mitch Goldberg)

5.1 Hal Bloom Overview and Status of the NPOESS System: Providing Improved Real-Time Data To Meet Future Needs
5.2 Peter Wilczynski The National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) and NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP) Access to Data
5.3 General Discussion on Future Direct Readout

12:00-13:30 Lunch (Plus poster session preparation)

13:30-15:00 Poster Session B

15:00-16:45 ITSC-13 Action Items presented by ITSC-13 WG Chairs
  • Radiative Transfer and Surface Property Modeling (Roger Saunders)
  • ATOVS/TOVS in Climate Studies (John Bates)
  • ATOVS/TOVS in NWP (Steve English)
  • Advanced Infrared Sounders (Allen Huang)
  • International Issues and Future Systems (Guy Rochard)
  • Satellite Sounder Science and Products (Tony Reale)
Moderators: Tom Achtor/
Roger Saunders
16:45-17:00 Working Group Formation Chairs: Roger Saunders/
Tom Achtor
Friday 27 May 2005

Session 6: Radiative Transfer and Surface Models (Chair: Louis Garand)

6.1 Jean-Luc Moncet The OSS method: current research and new prospects
6.2 Ralf Bennartz The successive order of interaction (SOI) radiative transfer model and its possible applications to radiance assimilation of clouds and precipitation
6.3 Xu Liu Validations of a Principal Component-based Radiative Transfer Model Using AIRS and NAST-I Observed Radiances
6.4 Paul Poli Using microwave and infrared radiances from off-nadir pixels: application of radiative transfer to slanted line-of-sight and comparisons with NASA EOS Aqua data
6.5 Nicole Jacquinet-Husson Assessing spectroscopic parameter archives for the second generation vertical sounders radiance simulation; illustration through the GEISA/IASI database
6.6 Tom Kleespies Comparison of Simulated Radiances, Jacobians and Information Content for the Microwave Humidity Sounder and the Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit–B
6.7 Fatima Karbou On the estimation and use of land surface microwave emissivities
6.8 Fuzhong Weng
Development of the JCSDA Community Radiative Transfer Model (CRTM)
10:30-11:00 BREAK

Session 7: Operational Applications (Chair: John Eyre)

7.1 Graeme Kelly Use of satellite radiances in the 4D-VAR ECMWF system
7.2 Brett Harris Use of Level-1D ATOVS Radiances in GASP
7.3 Fiona Hilton Current Use of Satellite Data in the Met Office Global NWP Model

Thibaut Montmerle

Respective contributions of polar orbiting and geostationary radiances within Météo-Frances's operational 3D-Var assimilation system at regional scale


Florence Rabier

Use of radiances in the operational assimilation system at Météo-France

12:15-13:45 Lunch

Session 8: Use of ATOVS in NWP (Chair: John Eyre)

8.1 Andrew Collard Improved use of AIRS data at ECMWF+IASI channel selection
8.2 Louis Garand AIRS assimilation at MSC
8.3 John Le Marshall AIRS Associated Accomplishments At The JCSDA
8.4 Chris Tingwell Assimilation of Level-1D ATOVS Radiances in the Australian Region LAPS System
8.5 John George Impact of ATOVS data in a mesoscale assimilation- forecast system over Indian region
8.6 Peiming Dong The Use of ATOVS Microwave Data in the Grapes-3Dvar System

15:15-15:45 BREAK

Session 8: Use of ATOVS in NWP (continued)

8.7 David Anselmo The assimilation of ATOVS and SSM/I brightness temperatures in clear skies at MSC
8.8 Roger Randriamampianina On the use of bias correction method and full grid AMSU-B data in a limited area model
8.9 Brett Candy Improved use of AMSU-B data in UK Met Office regional models
8.10 Lei Zhang Assimilation of total precipitable precipitation in a 4D-Var system: A case study
8.11 Thomas Auligne Progress of bias correction for satellite data at ECMWF

Peking Duck Dinner (sponsored by Raytheon, VCS)


Saturday 28 May 2005

Working Groups


Sunday 29 May 2005

Working Groups
6pm-8pm (or as arranged by chairmen)


Monday 30 May 2005

Session 9: International Status Reports (Chair: Paul Menzel)
9.1 Jim Purdom The Redesign and Evolution of the Global Observing System
9.2 Dong Chaohua (for Wenjian Zhang) China's current and future meteorological satellite systems
9.3 Xu Jianmin Products from FY2C Geostationary Meteorological Satellite
9.4 Devendra Singh Report on Indian Meteorological Satellite Program
9.5 Tom Achtor
(for Alexander Uspensky)
Report on Russian Meteorological Satellite Program
9.6 Dieter Klaes EUMETSAT Plans
9.7 John Eyre The NWP SAF: what can it do for you?
9.8 Mitch Goldberg NESDIS Plans for AIRS, CrIS and IASI: Program and Science
9.9 John Bates Overview of the CLASS and Scientific Data Stewardship programs within NOAA

10:30-11:00 BREAK

Session 9:International Status Reports (continued)

9.10 Guy Rochard Frequency Management
9.11 George Ohring Assimilation of Satellite Cloud and Precipitation Observations in NWP Models: Report of a Workshop
9.12 Jim Purdom The Virtual Laboratory for Satellite Training and Data Utilization: Maximizing the Use of Satellite Data across the Globe

Session 10: Direct Reception/Software Packages (Chair: Guy Rochard)

10.1 Einar Grønås MEOS POLAR - A cost effective Direct Broadcast terminal for current and future L and X-band polar orbiting satellites
10.2 Nigel Atkinson AAPP status report and review of developments for NOAA-N and METOP
10.3 Philippe Marguinaud The IASI L1 processing software and its integration within AAPP

12:30-14:00 Lunch

Session 11: Preparations for METOP (Chair: Dieter Klaes)

11.1 Denis Blumstein IASI on METOP: On ground calibration of the FM2 instrument
11.2 Peter Schlüssel Super Channel Selection for IASI Retrievals
11.3 Thomas King Development of the IASI operational processing and distribution system
11.4 Simon Elliott Dissemination of global products from MetOp
11.5 Marc Schwaerz A Joint Temperature, Humidity, Ozone, and SST Retrieval Processing System for IASI Sensor Data: Properties and Retrieval Performance Analysis
11.6 Éamonn McKernan Calibration and Validation of Metop/ATOVS and AVHRR products

15:30-16:00 BREAK

Session 12: Future Instruments (Chair: Jim Purdom)

12.1 Paul Menzel (for Jeff Puschell) NPOESS VIIRS: Design, Performance Estimates and Applications
12.2 Vince Tabor Initial Joint Polar-orbiting Satellite System (IJPS) Era Processing and Beyond at the Information Processing Division (IPD) of the National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service (NESDIS)
12.3 Bjorn Lambrigtsen Microwave Sounder for GOES-R – A GeoSTAR Progress Report
16:45-19:00 BREAK (Working Group Meetings to finish reports)

19:00 Banquet (sponsored by NSMC)


Tuesday 31 May 2005

9:00-10:00 Technical and Working Group Reports and actions summary
  • AAPP, IAPP, 3I, ERA-40
  • Radiative Transfer and Surface Property Modeling (Louis Garand)
  • ATOVS/TOVS in Climate Studies (John Bates)
  • ATOVS/TOVS in NWP (Steve English)
10:00-10:30 BREAK  
10:30-11:30 Working Group Reports and actions summary (continued)
  • Advanced Infrared Sounders (Bill Smith)
  • International Issues and Future Systems (Paul Menzel)
  • Satellite Sounder Science and Products (Tony Reale)
11:30-11:45 Future meetings relevant to ITWG  
11:45-12:00 Plans for next ITSC meeting and closing remarks Co-Chairs Tom Achtor,
Roger Saunders