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2022 ITWG Interim Working Group Meetings

Working Group Meetings

Please mark your calendars for the 2022 interim ITWG working group meetings to be held in advance of ITSC-24 on the dates and times shown below.

Working Group Date Time Co‑Chairs Brief Description Documents
Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) 3 Scientific
Meetings (below)
  Brett Candy,
Fiona Smith
Operational and research applications of LEO and GEO sounder and imager radiance data in numerical weather prediction  
Climate studies

Wednesday, 23 February

12 UTC Nathalie Selbach,
Cheng-Zhi Zou
Studies applying the long-term climate database of polar sounder data Presentation and Notes

International Issues and Future Systems

Thursday, 17 March 12 UTC Niels Bormann,
Peng Zhang
Cooperative actions with the international weather satellite community on issues involving polar remote sensing 1. Review of actions & recommendations (Co-Chairs)
2. WMO data policy and core satellite data (Ken Holmlund)
3. Update on CGMS baseline and gap analysis for passive sounders (Peng Zhang)
4. FY-3E/FY4B commissioning status (Peng Zhang)
5. Outcomes of ECMWF/URSI RFI workshop (Niels Bormann)
Radiative Transfer and Surface Property Modelling Tuesday, 1 March 14 UTC Ben Johnson,
Marco Matricardi
Fostering the development of radiative transfer and surface models for sounder applications  
Advanced Sounders Thursday, 24 March 12 UTC Dorothee Coppens,
Dave Tobin
Planning and recommendations in preparation for future instrumentation Agenda and review of actions/recommendations (Co-Chairs)
Performance Status of FY 3E/HIRAS II and FY 4B/GIIRS (Lu Lee)
NOAA's Plans for Hyperspectral IR Sounding from a Geostationary Orbit (Andy Heidinger)
The Use of Hyperspectral Sounding Observations For NWP (Bill Smith Sr.)
Advanced IR Sounder Nature and Role for the Next NOAA Spaceborne Architecture (Hank Revercomb)
Products and Software

Wednesday, 23 March

 13 UTC Nigel Atkinson,
Graeme Martin
Promoting the development and utilization of meteorological techniques and products from operational and research satellites in weather and climate applications

1. Agenda and slides (Co-Chairs and Mathieu Asseray)
2. Singularity presentation (Jim Davies)
3. Minutes

Technical Sub-group Date Time Co‑Chairs Brief Description Documents
RTTOV/CRTM     James Hocking,
Ben Johnson
Discussions related to RTTOV/CRTM  
Radio Frequency Interference ECMWF
  Nancy Baker,
Rich Kelley
Frequency protection for the microwave region of the electromagnetic spectrum used for scientific and operational applications of passive remote sensing  

Please note that the NWP WG has planned 3 scientific meetings:

  • Wed 16 March 2022 7-8 am UTC - dealing with higher model resolutions
  • Wed 27 April 2022 7-8 am UTC - observation error covariance studies
  • Wed 11 May 2022 7-8 am UTC- handling increasing volumes of satellite observations

The co-chairs of the working groups and the technical sub-group will be sending out their own announcements regarding the arrangements for each meeting. Please note that all are welcome to attend these meetings in advance of ITSC-24.

Contact Maria Vasys or Leanne Avila to be added to the ITWG email list.