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Tuesday 28 November 2017

16:00-19:00 Registration

Wednesday 29 November 2017

8:00 Registration (continues to 15:00)
Poster setup
8:30-9:00 Welcome Mitch Goldberg and Niels Bormann (ITWG Co-chairs)

Welcome by EUMETSAT

An Overview of EUMETSAT

Alain Ratier
  Local Arrangements Dieter Klaes
  Review of agenda Mitch Goldberg and Niels Bormann (ITWG Co-chairs)

9:00-10:00 Session 1a: Community software – session dedicated to Paul van Delst (oral presentations - 12 minutes) Chairs: Andrew Collard and Bill Smith

1.01 Benjamin Johnson CRTM Development Status and Future Plans
1.02 Quanhua (Mark) Liu Community Radiative Transfer Model (CRTM) Applications to Support Sensor Cal/Val and EDR Generations
1.03 James Hocking RTTOV Development Status
1.04 Liam Gumley Paul van Delst presentation / CSPP LEO: Recent updates and support for JPSS-1

10:00-10.15Session 1b: Community software – session dedicated to Paul van Delst (oral presentations - 12 minutes)Chairs:Andrew Collard and Bill Smith

1p.01 Withdrawn  
1p.02 Benjamin Johnson Radar Simulation in CRTM
1p.03 Pascale Roquet RTTOV GUI, the graphical user interface for RTTOV
1p.04 Marco Matricardi Modeling of nonlocal thermodynamic equilibrium effects in the classical and principal component based version of the RTTOV fast radiative transfer model
1p.05 Christina Lupu Evaluation of the radiative transfer model RTTOV - 12 at ECMWF

10:15-10:45 BREAK and poster viewing 1b

10:45-11:15Session 1c: Community software (oral presentations - 12 minutes) Chairs: Allen Huang, Vivienne Payne and Guido Masiello

1.05 Kathleen Strabala NASA International MODIS/AIRS Processing Package (IMAPP):  Current Status and Future Plans
1.06 Nigel Atkinson NWP SAF software deliverables: 2017 to 2022

11:15-11:35 Session 1d: Community software and direct broadcasting (poster introductions - 1 minute: no visual aids)Chairs: Allen Huang, Vivienne Payne and Guido Masiello

1p.06 Scott Mindock CSPP SDR 3.0 Support for JPSS-1
1p.07 Geoffrey Cureton Himawari Support In The CSPP-GEO Direct Broadcast Package
1p.08 Graeme Martin CSPP Geo direct broadcast software for GOES-16 and Himawari-8: project overview and lessons learned
1p.09 Nick Bearson CSPP VIIRS Flood Detection
1p.10 Withdrawn  
1p.11 Qiang Zhao (for Walter Wolf) Planned Updates to the STAR BUFR and GRIB Tailoring System for Satellite Operational Products
1p.12 Gloria Cristina Pujol Contributions of DBNet South America-Argentina Component  for NWP Community
1p.13 Jin Woo Current Status and Future Plan of Direct-Readout LEO Weather Satellite Operation in NMSC/KMA
1p.14 Jessica Braun Aqua and Terra Direct Broadcast Processing at CIMSS/SSEC
1p.15 Liam Gumley NOAA DB Network: Providing advanced sounder data in near real-time for NWP

11:35-12:20Session 2a: Radiative Transfer (oral presentations - 12 minutes) Chairs: Allen Huang, Vivienne Payne and Guido Masiello

2.01 Raymond Armante (for Emilien Bernard) The 4A/OP model: from NIR to TIR, new developments for time computing gain and validation results within the frame of international space missions
2.02 Raymond Armante TIR and SWIR level-1 and level-2 products validation: a deeper insight to updated of the 4A line-by-line radiative transfer model
2.03 Niels Bormann Radiative transfer along a slanted path

12:20-12:40 Session 2b: Community software and direct broadcasting (poster introductions - 1 minute: no visual aids)Chairs: Allen Huang, Vivienne Payne and Guido Masiello

2p.01 Stephan Havemann Improvements to fast radiative transfer modelling of hyperspectral infrared sounders
2p.02 Xavier Calbet Effects of atmospheric turbulence in radiative transfer modelling
2p.03 Wenguang Bai Estimation of CO2 column retrieval errors from ignoring 1.6μm polarization calculation in forward modeling for space-borne polarization-sensitive instruments
2p.04 Fuzhong Weng Simulation of UV Radiance Using UNL-VRTM
2p.05 Raymond Armante From GEISA-2015 to GEISA-2018
2p.06 Oleksander Bobryshev Oxygen line-mixing: Consolidating a spectroscopy for AMSU-A
2p.07 Emma Turner Quantification of line-by-line parameter errors in the 183.31 GHz water vapour line
2p.08 Domenico Cimini Sensitivity of microwave downwelling brightness temperatures to spectroscopic parameter uncertainty (paper)
2p.09 Heather Lawrence Uncertainties in the dielectric constant model for seawater used in FASTEM and implications for the calibration/validation of new microwave sounding and imaging instruments (paper)
2p.10 Steve J. English A reference model for ocean surface emissivity from the microwave to the infrared (paper)
2p.11 Louis Garand Accounting for variations of the trial field along the line of sight of the satellite in radiance data assimilation

12:40-13:30 LUNCH

13:30-14:00 Poster viewing 1d, 2b

14:00-15:15 Session 3a: Calibration, validation and uncertainty (oral presentations - 12 minutes) Chairs: William Bell and Tony Reale

3.01 Tim Hewison Global Space-based Inter-Calibration System (GSICS)  Infrared Reference Sensor Traceability and Uncertainty
3.02 Gerrit Holl A new Fundamental Climate Data Record (FCDR) for nearly 40 years of measurements from the High resolution Infrared Radiation Sounder (HIRS) based on a metrologically traceable uncertainty analysis
3.03 Fabien Carminati Characterisation of numerical weather prediction model biases for improved satellite cal/val
3.04 Alexander Uspensky Cal/Val studies for microwave and infrared sounding data from METEOR-M series satellites (paper)
3.05 Stuart Newman An assessment of Meteor-M N2 MTVZA imager/sounder data at the Met Office and ECMWF for GAIA-CLIM

15:15-15:35Session 3b: Calibration, validation and uncertainty (poster introductions - 1 minute: no visual aids)Chairs: William Bell and Tony Reale

3p.01 Stuart Newman The GAIA-CLIM project
3p.02 Stefano Migliorioni Robust quantification of uncertainty on short-range model forecasts in radiance space based on reference sonde data
3p.03 Bretty Candy Assessment and assimilation of microwave imager observations in NWP global models
3p.04 Heather Lawrence Assimilation of FY-3C MWHS-2 at ECMWF and evaluation of the microwave imager FY-3C MWRI at ECMWF and the Met Office
3p.05 Marc Prange Natural and vicarious calibration targets for satellite based microwave sensors
3p.06 Lihang Zhou Post Launch Calibration and Validation of JPSS-1 Sensor Data Records (SDRs) and Environment Data Records (EDRs) Algorithms
3p.07 Joe Taylor Current Status of the CrIS Calibration Activities at UW-SSEC
3p.08 Allen Larar

Arctic field campaign inter-comparisons in support of SNPP CrIS validation

3p.09 Ninghai Sun Advances in Suomi NPP ATMS Data Reprocessing
3p.10 Bomin Sun Vaisala Radiosonde RS92 to RS41 Transition: Implications for Satellite Data Cal/Val

15:35 Group photo

15:50-16:15 Break and poster viewing 3b

16:15-17:15 Session 4a: New and current observations (oral presentations - 12 minutes) Chairs: Peng Zhang and Stephen English

4.01 Qifeng Lu The status of FY-3C and FY-4A in NWP and the preparation of FY-3D for NWP
4.02 Wei Han (for Peiming Dong) Study on the simulation and bias characteristics of FY-4A GIIRS observation
4.03 Indira Rani Impact of the assimilation of water vapor imager radiances from INSAT 3D and 3DR satellites in the NCMRWF Unified Model (paper)
4.04 Hyeyoung Kim Application of Microwave Satellite Data to KMA Local Data Assimilation and Prediction System (LDAPS)

17:15-17:30       Session 4b: New and current observations (poster introductions - 1 minute: no visual aids) Chairs: Peng Zhang and Stephen English

4p.01 Andrew Collard Plans for the utilization of JPSS and GOES-R satellite systems
4p.02 Yoichi Hirahara Operational use of Suomi NPP ATMS radiance data in JMA’s global NWP system
4p.03 Yasutaka Murakami Assimilating clear-sky radiance of SSMIS humidity sounding channels in the JMA global NWP system with newly developed cloud detection algorithm (paper)
4p.04 Jeon-Ho Kang Development of the SSMIS processing system and their impacts on the 3DVAR in KIAPS
4p.05 Bryan Karpowicz Microwave Radiance Assimilation at NRL: Advanced Techniques, Developments, and Future Sensors
4p.06 Bryan Karpowicz (for Steve Swadley) Salvaging of the Final SSMIS Flight Unit for a Future Flight-of-Opportunity
4p.07 Withdrawn  
4p.08 Stuart Newman (for Amy Doherty) Investigation into the impact of SAPHIR on humidity analyses at the Met Office

17:45 Icebreaker, supported by DWD (with poster viewing 1b, 1d, 2b, 3b, 4b)

Thursday 30 November 2017

08:30-10:00 Session 5a: Assimilation - clouds (oral presentations - 12 minutes) Chairs: Kozo Okamoto and Christina Köpken-Watts

5.01 Alan Geer All-sky assimilation of IASI upper-troposphere water vapour channels
5.02 Kozo Okamoto Evaluation and assimilation of all-sky infrared radiances of Himawari-8
5.03 Imane Farouk Towards the improvement of the assimilation of cloudy IASI observations in numerical weather prediction (paper)
5.04 Masahiro Kazumori Development of an all-sky assimilation of microwave imager and sounder radiances for the Japan Meteorological Agency global numerical weather prediction system (paper)
5.05 Peter Weston Assimilation of AMSU-A in the presence of cloud and precipitation
5.06 Stefano Migliorini All-sky assimilation of microwave sounders at the Met Office

10:00-10:15 Session 5b: Clouds: assimilation and radiative transfer (poster introductions - 1 minute: no visual aids) Chairs:Kozo Okamoto and Christina Köpken-Watts

5p.01 Katrin Lonitz Matching scales of observed and simulated cloud and precipitation processes seen in the microwave spectrum
5p.02 Yanqiu Zhu Further developments in the all-sky microwave radiance assimilation and expansion to ATMS in the GSI at NCEP (paper)
5p.03 Andrew Collard (for Li Bi) All-sky infrared radiances assimilation of selected humidity sensitive IASI channels at NCEP/EMC
5p.04 Moved to 5.02  
5p.05 Alan Geer Scattering from non-spherical frozen particles in all-sky microwave radiative transfer
5p.06 Victoria Galligani Evaluation and comparison of simulated microwave cloudy radiances using RTTOV-SCAT and ARTS (paper)
5p.07 Jerome Vidot Hyperspectral IR cloudy radiance and Jacobian simulations: comparison between RTTOV and LIDORT

10:15-10:45 BREAK and poster viewing 5b

10:45-12:00 Session 6a: Climate (oral presentations - 12 minutes) Chairs: Hank Revercomb and Claudia Stubenrauch

6.01 Claudia J. Stubenrauch The role of upper tropospheric cloud systems in climate: building observational metrics for Process Evaluation Studies
6.02 Martin Stengel 35 years of cloud observations based on HIRS measurements
6.03 Christoforos Tsamalis Evaluation of the CM SAF Upper Tropospheric Humidity (UTH) climate data record from AMSU-B/MHS sounders
6.04 Cheng-Zhi Zou Evaluation of Inter-Sensor Biases between SNPP/ATMS and POES/AMSU-A
6.05 William Bell The use of satellite radiances in the C3S ERA5 Reanalysis

12:00-12:15 Session 6b: Climate (poster introductions - 1 minute: no visual aids) Chairs: Hank Revercomb and Claudia Stubenrauch

6p.01 Eui-Seok Chung An assessment of the consistency between satellite measurements of upper tropospheric water vapor
6p.02 Nathalie Selbach The GEWEX water vapor assessment (G-VAP) – results from inter-comparisons and stability analysis
6p.03 Nathalie Selbach Climate Data Records and user service of the EUMETSAT Satellite Application Facility on Climate Monitoring
6p.04 Timo Hanschmann Preparing HIRS radiances as input to Reanalysis within the Copernicus Climate Change Service
6p.05 Cyril Crevoisier Towards homogeneous reference datasets from Metop-A and Metop-B validated observations
6p.06 Mayte Vasquez Intercomparisons and Validation of IASI L1 Reprocessed Data of MetOp-A
6p.07 Mohamed Dahoui Detection of trends and variability of certain atmospheric features by analysing  long time series of  satellite monitoring statistics (paper)
6p.08 Withdrawn  

12:15-13:30 LUNCH

13:30-14:00 Poster viewing 6b

14:00-14:40 Session 7: NWP centre reports (poster introductions - 3 minutes: 1 slide) Chairs: Dirceu Herdies and Eunhee Lee

7p.01 Norio Kamekawa (JMA) Recent upgrades of satellite radiance data assimilation at JMA (poster) (paper)
7p.02 Mohamed Dahoui (ECMWF) Overview of ECMWF NWP changes since ITSC-20 (poster)
7p.03 Christina Köpken-Watts (DWD) Developments in satellite data assimilation at DWD since ITSC-XX (poster)


Nadia Fourrie (Météo France)/Florian Suzat (Météo France)

Overview of infrared radiance assimilation in Météo-France models/Ongoing developments on the use of microwave sounders and imagers at Météo-France (7p.04poster) (7p.05 poster)


Brett Candy (Met Office) NWP Centre Update:  Met Office
7p.07 Fiona Smith (BoM) Satellite assimilation at the Bureau of Meteorology (poster)
7p.08 Indira Rani (NCMRWF) NCMRWF NWP status
7p.09 Andrew Collard (NCEP, for John Derber) Progress and plans for the use of radiance data in the NCEP global and regional data assimilation systems

Action Items from ITSC-20 Moderators: Mitch Goldberg and Niels Bormann

14:40-14:50 CGMS report (Mitch Goldberg)

14:50-15.30 Working group action items from ITSC-20 (10 minutes)

15:30-16.00 BREAK

16:00-16:40 Working group action items from ITSC-20 (10 minutes)

16:40-17:05 Special topics (10 minutes each)

17:05-17:15 Technical sub-group reports (5 minutes each)

17:30-18:30 Technical Sub-Group Meetings

18:45-20:45 GAIA-CLIM workshop on satellite validation with NWP

Friday 1 December 2017

8:30-9:45 Session 8a: Hyperspectral IR (oral presentations - 12 minutes) Chairs: Nigel Atkinson and Thomas August

8.01 Tim Hultberg A global-local hybrid approach to retain new signals in hyperspectral PC products
8.02 Hank Revercomb Correction to Remove the Residual Responsivity Dependence of Spectral Instrument-Line-Shapes for Fourier Transform Spectrometers
8.03 Yong Chen Reprocessing of Suomi NPP CrIS SDR and Impacts on Radiometric and Spectral Long-term Accuracy and Stability
8.04 Dorothee Coppens MTG-IRS L1 processing overview and performances
8.05 Carmine Serio Determination of the experimental error of high spectral resolution infrared observations from spectral residuals: application to IASI

9:45-10:15Session 8b: Composition (poster introductions - 1 minute: no visual aids) Chairs: Antonia Gambacorta and Hank Revercomb

8p.01 Cyril Crevoisier (for Olivier Membrive) Retrieval of the 3 main anthropogenic greenhouse gases from IASI: status and lessons learned for validation
8p.02 Guido Masiello Physically-based simultaneous retrieval for CO, CO2, CH4, HNO3, NH3, OCS and N2O from IASI observations and inter-comparison with in situ observations and AIRS, GOSAT, OCO-2 satellite products
8p.03 Vivienne Payne Harnessing the power of sounders for atmospheric composition and chemical assimilation
8p.04 Virginie Capelle A decade of Infrared dust aerosol characteristics (AOD and mean layer altitude) retrieved daily from IASI
8p.05 Alexander Polyakov Technique and results of retrieving the total ozone content using satellite  IR measurements from «Meteor-М» No 2
8p.06 Jonghyuk Lee Uncertainty of temperature sounding caused by the variation of CO2 concentration
8p.07 Allen Huang (for Chien-Ben Chou) Using MTSAT-2 Visible Images to Retrieve Aerosol Optical Depth (paper)
8p.08 Dirceu Luis Herdies Estimation of the Aerosols Direct Radiative Forcing in the Amazon region using MODIS
8p.09 Olivier Coopmann Towards a strengthening of the coupling of Numerical Weather Prediction and Chemistry Transport Models to improve the retrieval of thermodynamic fields from infra-red passive sounders: The ozone case (paper)
8p.10 Olivier Coopmann Greenhouse gases in-situ profiles from the APOGEE campaign in support to satellite infrared sounder assimilation

10:15-10:45 BREAK and poster viewing 8b

10:45-12:15 Session 9a: Hyperspectral IR assimilation (oral presentations - 12 minutes) Chairs: Fiona Smith and Louis Garand

9.01 Vincent Guidard What is the impact of IASI in global NWP?
9.02 Norio Kamekawa Assimilation of Suomi-NPP/CrIS radiances into the JMA's global NWP system (paper)
9.03 Marco Matricardi The use of reconstructed radiances to assimilate the full IASI spectrum at ECMWF
9.04 Jun Li Impact of assimilating the VIIRS-based CrIS cloud-cleared radiances on hurricane forecasts
9.05 Kirsti Salonen Impact of hyperspectral IR radiances on wind analyses
9.06 David Santek Feature-tracked 3D winds from hyperspectral infrared sounders: Status and requirements for future missions

12:15-12:35Session 9b: Assimilation of IR observations (poster introductions - 1 minute: no visual aids)Chairs: Fiona Smith and Louis Garand

9p.01 Reima Eresmaa The current impact of infrared radiances in the ECMWF NWP system
9p.02 James Jung Preparing for CrIS Full Spectral Resolution in the NCEP Global Forecast System
9p.03 Euijong Kang CrIS channel selection for the KMA UM data assimilation based on an iterative method
9p.04 Kirsti Salonen MTG-IRS level 2 data assimilation into the ECMWF model
9p.05 Young-Chan Noh Impact of assimilation of a new set of IASI channels on the UM precipitation forecast over East Asia
9p.06 Alain Beaulne Impact of assimilating multispectral radiances from Himawari and Meteosat satellites on global forecasts
9p.07 Chris Burrows Assimilation of geostationary radiances at ECMWF
9p.08 Ruth B. E. Taylor Use of geostationary imager clear-sky radiances in Met Office Global NWP
9p.09 Haixia Liu Comparison among three cloud-clearing radiance products
9p.10 Seon Ki Park Assessing Potential Impact of Air Pollutants Observations from Geostationary Satellite  on Air Quality Prediction through OSSEs (paper)

12:35-13:30 LUNCH

13:30-14:00 Poster viewing 9b

14:00-14:45 Session 10a: Land surface studies (Oral presentations - 12 minutes) Chairs: Eva Borbas and Ben Ruston

10.01 Reima Eresmaa Assimilation of tropospheric-sensitive infrared radiances over land
10.02 Virginie Capelle Impact of dust aerosols on the retrieval of IR land surface emissivity spectrum: a new simultaneous approach accounting for dust characteristics and surface temperature from IASI
10.03 Rory Gray A Dynamic Infrared Land Surface Emissivity Atlas based on IASI Retrievals

14:45-15:10 Session 10b: Land surface studies (poster introductions - 1 minute: no visual aids) Chairs: Eva Borbas and Ben Ruston

10p.01 Withdrawn  
10p.02 Eva Borbas The status of the Combined ASTER and MODIS Emissivity Over Land (CAMEL) Product
10p.03 Chawn Harlow MACSSIMIZE: An upcoming campaign to focus on the development and evaluation of Arctic snow emissivity models suitable for use in assimilation of satellite microwave sounder data
10p.04 Niels Bormann The current forecast impact of surface-sensitive microwave radiances over land and sea-ice in the ECMWF system
10p.05 Jisoo Kim The characteristics of the real-time land surface emissivity of the ATMS data for numerical weather prediction model
10p.06 Keyi Chen Increased use of microwave humidity sounding data from the FY-3 series in the ECMWF assimilation system
10p.07 Cristina Lupu Surface skin temperature for satellite data assimilation
10p.08 Sylvain Heilliette Assimilation of land surface skin temperature observations derived from GOES imagery
10p.09 Guido Masiello Implementation of a real-time Level 2 SEVIRI processor for the simultaneous physical retrieval of surface temperature and emissivity at global scale
10p.10 Hyun-Sung Jang Use of surface observations as pseudo channels for improving AIRS temperature and moisture retrieval
10p.11 AK Mitra Assessment of soil wetness variation for extreme events  using direct broadcast receiving system at IMD
10p.12 Chunlei Meng The Joint Land Data Assimilation System (JLDAS)

15:10-16:00 BREAK and poster viewing for 5b, 6b, 7b, 8b, 9b, 10b

16:00-17:00 Session 11a: Retrieval products (oral presentations - 12 minutes) Chairs: Bomin Sun and Kathleen Strabala

11.01 Thomas August The EUMETSAT operational IASI L2 products and services, from Global to Regional
11.02 Lihang Zhou (for Antonia Gambacorta) Status of the NPP and J1 NOAA Unique Combined Atmospheric Processing System (NUCAPS) for atmospheric thermal sounding: recent algorithm enhancements and near real time users applications (paper)
11.03 Sergio DeSouza-Machado Single Footprint All-Sky Retrievals using a Fast, Accurate TwoSlab Cloud Representation
11.04 William Smith Sr. Combining Polar Hyper-spectral and Geostationary Multi-spectral Sounding Data – A Method to Optimize Sounding Spatial and Temporal Resolution (paper)

17:00-17:20 Session 11b: Retrieval products and applications (poster introductions - 1 minute: no visual aids) Chairs: Bomin Sun and Kathleen Strabala

11p.01 Quanhua (Mark) Liu Overview of JPSS-1 and Suomi NPP ATMS SDR and EDR Products
11p.02 A. K. Sharma Exploitation of Hyperspectral Sounder and Microwaves sounder Data Products generated at NOAA/NESDIS

F. Di Paola

Retrieval of Temperature and Water Vapor vertical profile from ATMS Measurements with Random Forests technique
11p.04 M. Crapeau Experimenting different a priori sources for optimal estimation retrievals with IASI
11p.05 Bill Smith (for Elisabeth Weisz) Hyper-Spectral Sounder Derived Severe Weather Indices (paper)
11p.06 Nai-Yu Wang Combining Imager and Lightning For Enhanced GOES-R Rain Estimates in the NWS Pacific Region
11p.07 Eva Borbas The Suomi-NPP VIIRS Total Precipitable Water Product
11p.08 Junhyung Heo Application of Cumulative Probability Distribution Function to Compositing Precipitable Water with Low Earth Orbit satellite data
11p.09 Withdrawn  
11p.10 Wei Dong Structure Analysis of Heavy Precipitation Over the Eastern Slope of the Tibet Plateau Based on TRMM Data
11p.11 Elisabetta Ricciardelli Analysis of heavy rainfall events occurred in Italy by using Microwave and Infrared Technique

17:20-17:50 Poster viewing 11b

Saturday 2 December 2017


Working Groups (Break at 10:15-10:45)

  • Advanced Sounders (Dieter Klaes and Bill Smith)
  • Climate (Nathalie Selbach and Cheng-Zhi Zou)
  • Radiative transfer and surface properties (Marco Matricardi and Benjamin Johnson)

Sunday 1 November 2015


Working Groups (Break at 10:15-10:45)

  • NWP (Fiona Smith and Andrew Collard)
  • Products and software (Nigel Atkinson and Liam Gumley)
  • International (Stephen English and Peng Zhang)

Monday 4 December 2017

08:30-9:45 Session 12a: Assimilation studies (oral presentations - 12 minutes) Chairs: Vincent Guidard and Brett Candy

12.01 John Eyre The effect of NWP model bias on radiance bias correction schemes
12.02 Wei Han Constrained variational bias correction for satellite radiances assimilation
12.03 Benjamin Ruston Radiance Bias Correction from an Alternative Analysis
12.04 Erin Jones Benefits of Using a Variational Preprocessing Approach for the Assimilation of Satellite Radiances: An Application to Data Assimilation in Environmental Data Fusion
12.05 Sid Boukabara Exploring Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) for NWP and Situational Awareness Applications. Application to Remote Sensing and Data Assimilation/Fusion

10:00-10:15 Session 12b: Assimilation studies (poster introductions - 1 minute: no visual aids) Chairs: Vincent Guidard and Brett Candy

12p.01 Patrik Benacek Satellite Bias Correction in Limited-Area Model ALADIN
12p.02 James Cameron Comparison between global model and VarBC bias corrections in a UK regional model
12p.03 Ed Pavelin Diagnosis of residual biases in the assimilation of AMSU-A
12p.04 Kristen Bathmann Assimilating Infrared and Microwave Sounder Observations with Correlated Errors (paper)
12p.05 Peter Weston Accounting for correlated observation error in the assimilation of ATMS
12p.06 William F. Campbell Posterior Channel Selection for Satellite Radiances with Correlated Observation Error in  Hybrid 4DVar System (NAVGEM)
12p.07 Hyoung-Wook Chun Buddy check for radiance with analysis error variance
12p.08 Stuart Newman A decade of improved fits to satellite observations at the Met Office
12p.09 Olaf Stiller Observation impact diagnostics in an Ensemble Data Assimilation System
12p.10 Steve J. English Data Assimilation Methodology Developments at ECMWF (paper)
12p.11 Louis Garand Toward a coupled ocean-atmosphere data assimilation system:  first impact examination from the viewpoint of satellite radiances
12p.12 Reima Eresmaa Assimilation of satellite data in a coupled ocean-atmosphere system
12p.13 Bob Tubbs Met Office Convective-Scale Satellite Data Assimilation (paper)

10:15-10:45 BREAK and poster viewing 12b

10:45-11:30 Session 13a: Sounding science and validation (oral presentations - 12 minutes) Chairs: Sid Boukabara and Tim Hewison

13.01 Tony Reale Satellite Sounding Product Characteristic Performance and Impact of Satellite Overpass Time
13.02 Alexander Polyakov Studies using spectral measurements of satellite atmospheric FTIR sounder IRFS-2
13.03 Bjorn Lambrigtsen Sounding Science at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory

11:30-11:35 Session 13b: Retrieved products and validation (poster introductions - 1 minute: no visual aids) Chairs: Sid Boukabara and Tim Hewison

13p.01 Withdrawn  
13p.02 Alexander Polyakov Validation  of  temperature  sounding  of  the  atmosphere  from  a  board  of  «Меteor-М»  No 2  satellite  (IRFS-2  device)
13p.03 Sanjeev Singh Identifying downburst events using INSAT-3D  satellite system

11:35-12:15 Session 14: Space agency reports (Space agency poster introductions - 5 minutes: 2 slides) Chairs: John Eyre and Alexander Uspensky

14p.01 Peng Zhang Updates on CMA Meteorological Satellite Programs
14p.02 Dieter Klaes

An update on EUMETSAT Programmes and Plans (poster)

14p.03 Mitch Goldberg NOAA Report
13p.04 Kozo Okamoto Status report of space agency: JMA and JAXA (poster)
13p.05 Alexander Uspensky Russian Meteorological Satellite Programs

12:15-13:30 LUNCH

13:30-14:00 Poster viewing 13b, 14

14:00-15:30 Session 15a: Future observations (oral presentations - 12 minutes) Chairs: Dorothee Coppens and Fuzhong Weng

15.01 Cyril Crevoisier IASI-New generation: scientific objectives and foreseen validation
15.02 Likun Wang A Study on the Benefits of Spatial Resolution for Next Generation Infrared Hyperspectral Sounder Instruments
15.03 Agnes Lim Impact Analysis of LEO Hyperspectral Sensor IFOV size on the next generation high-resolution NWP model forecast performance
15.04 Will McCarty An OSSE Investigating a Constellation of 4-5 μm Infrared Sounders

Ralf Bennartz

The TROPICS mission’s sounding capabilities
15.06 Fuzhong Weng Future Opportunities of Using Microwave Data from Small Satellites

15:30-15:50 Session 14b: Future observations (poster introductions - 1 minute: no visual aids) Chairs: Dorothee Coppens and Fuzhong Weng

15p.01 Francisco Bermudo IASI-NG Program: General Status Overview
15p.02 Adrien Deschamps Overview of the IASI-NG Level 1 Processing
15p.03 Flavia Lenti Introduction to the IASI-NG principal components and L2 operational processor
15p.04 Francesca Vittorioso Preparing the assimilation of IASI-NG in NWP models: a first channel selection (paper)
15p.05 Cédric Goukenleuque Preparing test data for the IRS Level 2 processor
15p.06 Zhenglong Li Value-added Impact from Geostationary Hyperspectral Infrared Sounder on high impact weather forecasting – demonstration with quick regional OSSE
15p.07 Zhenglong Li Using CIRAS and MicroMAS-2 to mitigate the data gap of CrIS and ATMS
15p.08 Nigel Atkinson Level 1 processing for the Microwave Sounder on Metop-SG
15p.09 Fiona Smith Evaluation of Laser Heterodyne Radiometry (LHR) for Numerical Weather Prediction Applications

15:50-16:50 BREAK and poster session 10b, 11b, 12b, 13b, 14, 15b

17:50-17:30 Working groups finalise reports

19:00 Banquet, including
  • Presentation of prizes for best oral and poster presentations

Tuesday 5 December 2017

9:00-10:15 Session 15: Working Group Reports (15 minutes) Co-chairs: Mitch Goldberg and Niels Bormann

10:15-10:45 BREAK

10:45-12:00 Session 15: Working Group Reports (15 minutes) Co-chairs: Mitch Goldberg and Niels Bormann

12:00-12:30 Session 16: Technical Sub-Group Reports (5 minutes) Co-chairs: Mitch Goldberg and Niels Bormann

12:30-12:45 Closing Session Co-chairs: Mitch Goldberg and Niels Bormann