Tuesday 6 May 2008

15.00-19.00 Registration

Wednesday 7 May 2008

8.00 Registration (continues to 15:00)  
8.30-8.35 Welcome Co-chairs Allen Huang, Stephen English
  Local arrangements Dirceu Herdies, Rodrigo Souza, Simone Costa
8.35-8.55 "Facing the challenges of Meteorology in Tropical South America" Maria Assunção Faus da Silva Dias - CPTEC/INPE Director
8.55-9.00 Review of agenda Co-chairs

9.00-10.15

Session 1: Guy Rochard session on direct broadcast packages, preprocessing, calibration and frequency protection.
  Chairs: Pascal Brunel and Liam Gumley
1.1 Kathleen Strabala IMAPP: Software to Transform EOS Direct Broadcast Data into Science Products
1.2 John Overton International Polar Orbiter Processing Package (IPOPP)
1.3 Nigel Atkinson AAPP developments and experiences with processing MetOp data
1.4 Liam Gumley EOS Direct Broadcast Real-Time Products for the US National Weather Service
1.5 Tom Achtor McIDAS-V - An open source data analysis and visualization tool for multi and hyperspectral satellite data

10.15-10.45 BREAK

10.45-11.30

Session 1: Guy Rochard session on direct broadcast packages, preprocessing, calibration and frequency protection (continued)
  Chairs: Pascal Brunel and Liam Gumley
1.6 Jean Pla Passive microwave protection: results of WRC-07 and future work plan.
1.7 Richard Kelley 3rd Annual Passive Sensing Microwave Workshop Proceedings/Summary
1.8 Bill Bell/Nancy Baker SSMIS Calibration Anomalies:Observed F-16 and F-17 Anomalies, Detailed Analysis of the Root Causes, and the Path Forward

11.30-12.00

Session 2: The Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer
  Chairs: Thierry Phulpin and Dieter Klaes
2.1 Denis Blumstein IASI Performances on MetOp-A after one year in orbit
2.2 Lars Fiedler IASI L1 data quality and NRT monitoring at EUMETSAT
2.3 Peter Schluessel IASI Level-2 Product Processing at EUMETSAT

12.00-13.45 LUNCH (including poster preparation)

13.45-15.00

Session 2: The Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer (continued)
  Chairs: Thierry Phulpin and Dieter Klaes
2.4 Nicole Jacquinet-Husson Spectroscopic database GEISA-2008 edition: content description and assessment through IASI/MetOp flight data
2.5 William Smith Joint Airborne IASI Validation Experiment (JAIVEx) - An Overview
2.6 Daniel Zhou Retrievals with the Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer and validation during JAIVEx
2.7 Paolo Antonelli Using JAIVEX data to evaluate the impact of PCA Noise Filtering on the High Spectral Resolution Physical Retrieval Algorithm
2.8 Stuart Newman Direct radiance validation of IASI - results from JAIVEx

15.00-15.30 BREAK

15.30-17.00

Session 2: The Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer (continued)
  Chairs: Thierry Phulpin and Dieter Klaes
2.9 Xu Liu Retrieval algorithm using superchannels
2.10 Nikita Pougatchev Error Assessment and Validation of the IASI Temperature and Water Vapor Profile Retrievals
2.11 Fiona Hilton Assimilation of IASI Radiances at the Met Office
2.12 Andrew Collard Monitoring and Assimilation of IASI Radiances at ECMWF
2.13 Marc Schwaerz Assimilation of IASI Data into the Regional NWP Model COSMO-EU: Status and Perspectives
2.14 Thierry Phulpin Atmospheric Chemistry using IASI / MetOp: Overview of initial results

17.00-18.30 Poster Session A

19.00-19.30 Icebreaker

19.30 DINNER

Thursday 8 May 2008

8.30-10.15

Session 3: Atmospheric radiative transfer
  Chairs: Marco Matricardi and Louis Garand
3.1 Paul van Delst and Yong Han Community Radiative Transfer Model (CRTM) Status
3.2 Roger Saunders What can RTTOV-9 do for me?
3.3 Marco Matricardi An assessment of the accuracy of the RTTOV fast radiative transfer model using IASI data.
3.4 Tom Kleespies Microwave Radiative Transfer at the Sub-Field-of-View Resolution
3.5 Qi Chengli Error analysis about using CO2-absorbing band for temperature retrieval
3.6 Alan Lipton Fast Forward Modeling in Scattering Atmospheres with Optimum Spectral Sampling
3.7 Allen Huang Development of the Multilayer Cloudy Radiative Transfer Model for the GOES-R Advanced Baseline Imager

10.15-10.45 BREAK

10.45-11.45

Session 4: Surface emission and scattering
  Chairs: Fuzhong Weng and Roger Saunders
4.1 Jun Li Retrieval of Global Hyperspectral Surface Emissivity Spectra from Advanced Infrared
4.2 Jonathan Taylor Using Hyperspectral IR Sounder Data Over Land - PC radiative transfer and 1d-Var.
4.3 Eric Pequignot Infrared continental surface emissivity spectra retrieved from IASI observations
4.4 Eva Borbas Recent updates of the UW/CIMSS high spectral resolution global land surface infrared emissivity database

11.45-13.15 LUNCH (including poster preparation)

13.15-15.00 Poster Session B (including refreshments from 14:30)

15.00-17.00 ITSC-15 Action items presented by ITSC-15 WG co-chairs
(10 minutes each)

Moderators: Allen Huang and Stephen English

Technical sub-group reports (5 minutes each)

17.00-17.15 Working group formation

Evening: Luau from 19.00

14.00-15.15

Session 7: Developments in use of sounding data in NWP and Environmental Prediction
  Chairs: Dirceu Herdies and John Derber
7.1 Niels Bormann Recent developments in the use of ATOVS data at ECMWF
7.2 Bill Bell A Comparison of IASI water Vapour and SSMIS window channel impacts on NWP analyses and forecasts
7.3 Louis Garand Impact of combined AIRS and GPS-RO data in the new version of the Canadian global forecast model
7.4 Martin Stengel The Assimilation of Cloudy Infrared Radiances in the HIRLAM Model: Initial Experiences
7.5 Gang Ma Impact of VASS radiance of FY3 assimilation on numerical typhoon prediction

15.15-15.45 BREAK

15.45-17.00

Session 7: Developments in use of sounding data in NWP and Environmental Prediction (continued)
  Chairs: Dirceu Herdies and John Derber
7.6 Brett Harris An Information Based Radiance Data Selection Scheme for Efficient Use of a Multi-Satellite Constellation
7.7 Benjamin Ruston Use of Hyperspectral IR Data in 4D Assimilation at NRL
7.8 Banghua Yan Intercomparison of the Cross-Track and Conical Scanning
7.9 Thomas Auligne Impact of AIRS and AMSU-A data in regional data assimilation over the Antarctic.

17.30-19.00 Working Groups

Evening free to go to Angra dos Reis?

Saturday 10 May 2008

9.00-11.00 Working Groups
11.00-11.15 BREAK
11.15-12.00 Working Groups
12.00-13.00 LUNCH
13.30 Depart for boat tour of islands
18.00 Departure for those going direct to island for dinner
Group dinner on island (at end of tour for those going on the island tour)

Sunday 11 May 2008

Day: Various activities, including trip to Paraty
18.00-19.00 Working groups (or as arranged by WG co-chairs)
19.00-19.15 BREAK
19.15-20.00 Working groups (or as arranged by WG co-chairs)
19.30 DINNER

Monday 12 May 2008

9.15-10.00

Session 9: Developments in assimilation of sounding data in NWP in cloud regions.
  Chairs: Niels Bormann and Michael Uddstrom
9.1 R. Montroty Impact of rain-affected microwave data assimilation on the analyses and forecasts of tropical cyclones
9.2 Peiming Dong Experiment of the Use of Satellite Microwave Data Affected by Cloud in Numerical Prediction
9.3 Min-Jeong Kim The inclusion of cloudy radiances in the NCEP GSI analysis system

10.00-10.30 BREAK

10.30-11.00

Session 9: Developments in assimilation of sounding data in NWP in cloud regions (continued).
  Chairs: Niels Bormann and Michael Uddstrom
9.4 John Le Marshall Using Clear and Cloudy AIRS Data in Numerical Weather Prediction
9.5 Sid Boukabara 1DVAR Pre-processing System for NWP Assimilation

19.00 Churrasco

Tuesday 13 May 2008

8.30-9.30

Working Group Reports
  Co-chairs: Allen Huang and Stephen English

9.30-10.00 BREAK

10.00-11.00

Working Group Reports (continued)
  Co-chairs: Allen Huang and Stephen English

11.00-12.00

Future meetings, other events relevant to ITWG
Plans for next meetings and closing remarks
  Co-chairs: Allen Huang and Stephen English

12.00-13.00 LUNCH

Departures for Rio de Janeiro airport