ITSC XIV Proceedings
Beijing, China
25-31 May 2005

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Session 1: ATOVS Radiance Studies

William L. Smith Ultra high spectral resolution satellite remote sounding - results from aircraft and satellite measurements
Lydie Lavanant A global cloud detection scheme for high spectral resolution instruments
Bormin Huang Cloud Classification of Satellite Radiance Data by the Local Region of Influence Method (Abstract only)
Allen Larar Satellite Infrared Radiance Validation Studies using a Multi-Sensor/Model Data Fusion Approach (Abstract only)
Jun Li An optimal cloud-clearing method for AIRS radiances using MODIS
Allen Huang Characterization of infrared imager/sounder and infrared/microwave sounder synergistic cloud-cleared infrared radiances (Abstract only)

Session 2: ATOVS Retrieval Studies

Devendra Singh A neural network based algorithm for the retrieval of TPW from AMSU measurements
Fuzhong Weng Microwave Integrated Retrieval System (MIRS)
Zhigang Yao Preliminary results of atmospheric temperature retrievals with least squares support vector regression
A. K. Sharma NOAA/NESDIS updates for sounding data products and services (Abstract only)
Chien-Ben Chou The analysis of typhoon parameters by using AMSU data
B. J. Sohn Estimating stability indices from MODIS infrared measurements over the Korean Peninsula (Abstract only)
Sung-Yung Lee Version 4 AIRS data products (Abstract only)
Clémence Pierangelo Retrieving the effective radius of Saharan dust coarse mode with AIRS observations (Abstract only)
Éva Borbás Combining GPS occultations with AIRS infrared measurements for improved atmospheric sounding
Deming Jiang Neural networks for atmospheric temperature retrieval from AQUA AIRS/AMSU/HSB measurements
Daniel Zhou Initial retrieval inter-comparisons from the European AQUA Thermodynamic Experiment (Abstract only)

Session 3: ATOVS Cloud Studies

W Paul Menzel Using 22 years of HIRS observations to infer global cloud trends
Claudia Stubenrauch Survey of cirrus and atmospheric properties from TOVS Path-B: Natural variability and impact of air traffic on cirrus coverage
Domenico Cimini Cloud parameters from infrared and microwave satellite measurements
Hong Zhang Sensitivity study of the MODIS cloud top property algorithm to CO2 spectral response functions

Session 4: Climate Applications

John Bates Analysis of systematic errors in climate products
Peter Thorne Climate monitoring of the free atmosphere: past mistakes and future plans (Abstract only)
Tony Reale Satellite coincident reference upper air network
Yinghui Liu Characteristics of satellite-derived clear-sky atmospheric temperature inversion strength in the Arctic, 1980-1996
Lei Shi Using HIRS observations to construct long-term global temperature and water vapor profile time series

Session 5: NPOESS Preparation

Hal Bloom Overview and Status of the NPOESS System: Providing Improved Real-Time Data To Meet Future Needs (Abstract only)
Peter Wilczynski The National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) and NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP) Access to Data (Abstract only)

Session 6: Radiative Transfer and Surface Models

Jean-Luc Moncet The Optimal Spectral Sampling (OSS) method: Current research and new prospects
Ralf Bennartz The successive order of interaction (SOI) radiative transfer model and its possible applications to radiance assimilation of clouds and precipitation (Abstract only)
Xu Liu Validations of a Principal Component-based Radiative Transfer Model Using AIRS and NAST-I Observed Radiances (Abstract only)
Paul Poli Application of radiative transfer to slanted line-of-sight geometry and evaluation with AIRS data
Nicole Jacquinet Assessing spectroscopic parameter archives for the second generation vertical sounders radiance simulation: Illustration through the GEISA/IASI Database
Thomas Kleespies Comparison of simulated radiances, Jacobians and information content for the Microwave Humidity Sounder and the Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit–B
Fuzhong Weng JCSDA Community Radiative Transfer Model (CRTM)

Session 7: Operational Applications

Graeme Kelly Use of satellite radiances in the 4D-VAR ECMWF system (Abstract only)
Brett Harris Use of Level-1d ATOVS radiances in GASP
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 (Abstract only)
Florence Rabier Use of radiances in the operational global assimilation system at Météo-France

Session 8: Use of ATOVS in NWP

Andrew Collard Improved use of AIRS data at ECMWF
Louis Garand AIRS assimilation at MSC (Abstract only)
John Le Marshall AIRS related advances at the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation
Chris Tingwell Assimilation of Level-1D ATOVS radiances in the Australian Region LAPS system (Abstract only)
John George Impact of ATOVS data in a mesoscale assimilation- forecast system over Indian region
Peiming Dong The use of ATOVS microwave data in the Grapes-3Dvar System
David Anselmo The assimilation of AMSU and SSM/I brightness temperatures in clear skies at the Meteorological Service of Canada
Roger Randriamampianina On the use of bias correction method and full grid AMSU-B data in a limited area model
Brett Candy Improved use of AMSU-B data in the UK Met Office regional models
Lei Zhang Assimilation of total precipitable water in a 4D-Var system: A case study
Thomas Auligné Further study of bias correction for satellite data at ECMWF

Session 9: International Status Reports

James Purdom The redesign and evolution of the Global Observing System (Abstract only)
Wenjian Zhang China's current and future meteorological satellite systems (Abstract only)
Dieter Klaes EUMETSAT plans
John Eyre The NWP SAF: what can it do for you? (Abstract only)
Mitchell Goldberg NESDIS plans for AIRS, CrIS and IASI: Program and science (Abstract only)
George Ohring Assimilation of satellite cloud and precipitation observations in NWP models: Report of a workshop (Abstract only)
James Purdom The Virtual Laboratory for Satellite Training and Data Utilization: Maximizing the use of satellite data across the globe (Abstract only)

Session 10: Direct Reception/Software packages

Frank Øynes MEOS POLAR - A cost effective Direct Broadcast terminal for current and future L and X-band polar orbiting satellites (Abstract only)
Nigel Atkinson AAPP status report and review of developments for NOAA-N and METOP
Philippe Marguinaud The IASI L1 processing software and its integration within AAPP (Abstract only)

Session 11: Preparations for METOP

Denis Blumstein IASI on METOP: On ground calibration of the FM2 instrument (Abstract only)
Peter Schlüssel Super-channel selection for IASI retrievals
Thomas King Development of the IASI operational processing and distribution system (Abstract only)
Simon Elliott Dissemination of global products from Metop
Marc Schwaerz A joint temperature, humidity, ozone, and SST retrieval processing system for IASI sensor data: Properties and retrieval performance analysis
Éamonn McKernan Calibration and validation of Metop/ATOVS and AVHRR products

Session 12: Future Instruments

Carl Schueler NPOESS VIIRS: Design, performance estimates and applications
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) (Abstract only)
Bjorn Lambrigtsen A microwave sounder for GOES-R: A GeoSTAR progress report


Changyong Cao Intersatellite calibration of HIRS from 1980 to 2003 using the Simultaneous Nadir Overpass (SNO) method for improved consistency and quality of climate data
Zhaohui Cheng Study of MSU Channel-3 brightness temperature time series using SNO calibration method (Abstract only)
Clémence Pierangelo 8-year climatology of dust aerosol in the infrared with HIRS (Abstract only)
Alain Chédin Impact of tropical biomass burning emissions on the diurnal cycle of mid to upper tropospheric CO2 retrieved from NOAA-10 satellite observations (Abstract only)
Claudia Stubenrauch Evaluation of parametrizations of microphysical and optical properties for radiative flux computations in climate models using TOVS-ScaRaB satellite observations
Chunxiang Shi Study on cloud classifications by using AVHRR, GMS-5 and Terra/MODIS satellite data
Donald Chu Resolving tropical storm inner core temperatures with a three-meter geostationary microwave sounder
Jeffery Puschell Wind Imaging Spectrometer and Humidity-sounder (WISH): A practical NPOESS P3I high-spatial resolution sensor
Bjarne Amstrup First experiences with RTTOV8 for assimilating AMSU-A data in the DMI 3D-Var data assimilation system
Steve English Implications for modelling ocean surface emissivity for AMSU, ATMS and CMIS from the Windsat mission (Abstract only)
Ralf Bennartz The Second International Precipitation Working Group (IPWG-2004) Workshop (Abstract only)
Jakob Grove-Rasmussen Implementation of AMSU-A usage over sea-ice in DMI-HIRLAM
Sang-Won Joo Recent development of ATOVS usage in Korea Meteorological Administration
Fatima Karbou On the assimilation of AMSU-A & -B raw radiances over land at Météo-France (Abstract only)
Kozo Okamoto Assimilation of SSM/I radiances in the NCEP global data assimilation system
Yoshihiro Yamazaki TOVS and the MM5 analysis over Portugal
Vibeke Thyness Assimilating AMSU-A over sea ice in HIRLAM 3D-Var
Per Dahlgren Assimilation of ATOVS data at SMHI, Sweden
Izabela Dyras The retrieval of the atmospheric humidity parameters from NOAA/AMSU data for winter season
Songyan Gu Soil moisture retrieval test of the west of China by use of AMSU microwave data (Abstract only)
Zhe Liu Analysis of typhoon rananim using ATOVS retrieval products
Zhiquan Liu Robust variational inversion: with simulated ATOVS radiances
S. Kondragunta Total Ozone Analysis from SBUV/2 and TOVS (TOAST) (Abstract only)
Cheng-Zhi Zou MSU Channel 2 brightness temperature trend when calibrated using simultaneous nadir overpasses (Abstract only)
Peter Wang Assessment of precipitation characters between ocean and coast area during Winter Monsoon in Taiwan
Thwong Zong Yang Rain rate estimation in summer of Taiwan
Yong Han Optran Version 7 (Abstract only)
Paul van Delst The Community Radiative Transfer Model (CRTM) framework (Abstract only)
Fiona Hilton Establishing a microwave land surface emissivity scheme in the Met Office 1D-Var
Chengli Qi Atmospheric transmittance calculation of InfRared Atmospheric Sounder of FY-3A meteorological satellite
Dieter Klaes First results from NOAA-18 with the ATOVS and AVHRR product processing facility for EPS
Fengying Zhang Overview of ATOVS data processing and applications at NSMC
R. Suresh Foreshadowing the tracks of tropical depressions and cyclonic storms and understanding their thermodynamical structure over Bay of Bengal and Arabian sea using TOVS and ATOVS data
Domenico Cimini Analysis of radiosonde quality characteristics by ground- and satellite-based simultaneous observations during the WVIOP2004 experiment
Tony Reale Satellite Coincident Reference Upper Air Network and Potential Impacts on Real-time and Retrospective Satellite Products (Abstract only)
Tony Reale NOAA operational sounding products for Advanced TOVS: 2004/5 (Abstract only)
Jörg Schulz The humidity composite product of EUMETSAT's Climate Monitoring SAF: Towards an optimal merging of satellite data sets
Vanessa Sherlock Preliminary results from the Lauder site of the Total Carbon Column Observing Network (TCCON)
Vanessa Sherlock A simulation study of the impact of AIRS fast model errors on the accuracy of 1D-Var retrievals from AIRS radiances
Steve Ackerman Cloud Detection: Optical Depth Thresholds and FOV Considerations (Abstract only)
Jian Liu An automated, dynamic threshold cloud detection algorithm
Tiziano Maestri Preliminary results combining ground-based RAMAN Lidar and NAST-I airborne spectrometer to describe the evolution of a cirrus cloud – EAQUATE, ITALY 2004
Chaohua Dong Experimental study on water vapor amount calculation using 940 nm absorption spectral band
Yang Hu FY3 Microwave Imaging Radiometer (MWIR) surface parameters inversion algorithm and validation in China (Abstract only)
Tim Schmit Applications of the GOES-R HES (Hyperspectral Environmental Suite) Infrared measurements (Abstract only)
Jun Li Improvement on sounding retrievals from GOES Sounder measurements
Chian-Yi Liu Synergistic Use of the ABI and HES for Atmospheric Sounding and Cloud Property Retrieval (Abstract only)
Thomas Kleespies NOAA-KLMN HIRS Level 1b data issues
Thomas Kleespies Plotting realistic instantaneous field of view ellipsoids on an arbitrary earth projection
Bjorn Lambrigtsen Microwave Sounder Scan Bias Analysis From AIRS/AMSU Observations (Abstract only)
Licheng Zhao Introduction to China Meteorological Satellite Operational System (Abstract only)
Denis Blumstein IASI on Metop : In-Flight calibration plan (Abstract only)
Andrew Collard Selection of a subset of IASI channels for rear real time dissemination
Marco Matricardi The introduction of clouds and aerosols in RTIASI (Abstract only)
Niels Bormann Assimilation of infrared limb radiances from MIPAS in the ECMWF 4DVAR system
Niels Bormann RTMIPAS: A fast radiative transfer model for the assimilation of infrared limb radiances from MIPAS
James Cameron Operational use of AIRS observations at the Met Office
James Cameron Estimation of the Representivity Error for AIRS (Abstract only)
Sylvain Heilliette Assimilation of cloudy radiances from hyperspectral infrared radiances (Abstract only)
Reinhold Hess Status of assimilating satellite data at Deutscher Wetterdienst – tuning observation and background errors for 1D-VAR
Matthew Szyndel SEVIRI radiance assimilation at ECMWF
Hua Zhang The assimilation of AIRS radiance over land at Météo -France
Eva Borbas Global profile training database for satellite regression retrievals with estimates of skin temperature and emissivity
Jing Huang The retrieval error analysis of atmospheric temperature profile from satellite data
Domenico Cimini Investigating AMSU and AMSR-E rainfall estimates using active microwave sensors (Abstract only)
Rodrigo de Souza ICI atmospheric profiles over Rondonia using HSB data emulated from AIRS information
Rodrigo de Souza Performance of the AQUA/NASA and NOAA-16/ICI soundings over Rondonia during the Dry-To-Wet LBA Experiment
Elcio Shiguemori Investigation of methodologies for atmospheric retrieval for the CPTEC operational system
Martin Stengel Remote sensing of vertical integrated water vapour using SEVIRI infrared measurements (Abstract only)
C. Grassotti Land surface emissivity database for conically scanning microwave sensors (Abstract only)
Roger Saunders RTTOV-8 — the latest update to the RTTOV model
Roger Saunders Results of a comparison of radiative transfer models for simulating AIRS radiances
David Shawn Turner The gradient fast line-by-line model
Hal Woolf Do Training Datasets Make a Difference? (Abstract only)
Allen Huang International MODIS/AIRS Processing Package (IMAPP) Current Status and Future Prospects (Abstract only)
Adam Dybbroe Improved navigation of Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer data at high latitudes
Walter Wolf A Near Real-Time AIRS Processing and Distribution System: Current Products and Future Plans (Abstract only)
Lihang Zhou The Application of Principal Component Analysis (PCA) to AIRS Data Compression (Abstract only)
Yunlong Lin Introduction to Spatial Heterodyne Observations of Water (SHOW) Project and its instrument development