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Thursday 24 June 2021 (Day 1 Recording)

12:15 Virtual Meeting opens  
 12:30 Welcome Liam Gumley, Vincent Guidard (ITWG Co-chairs)
Welcome message Florence Rabier (Director-General, ECMWF)

12:45-14:15 Working Group reports (oral presentations - 15 minutes) Chair-persons: Liam Gumley, Vincent Guidard

Numerical Weather Prediction

Radiative Transfer and Surface Properties
Advanced Sounders
Products and Software
International Issues and Future Systems  

14:15-15:00Session 1: International (oral presentations - 12 minutes) Chair-person: Dorothée Coppens

1.01 Richard Kelley
Alion Science for DOC/NOAA/NESDIS
Two ITU Items of Interest since ITSC-XXII
1.02 Mitch Goldberg
Report from CGMS
1.03 Philipe Chambon
Report from IPWG

15:00-15:15 Health Break

15:15-16:45Session 2: Radiative Transfer (oral presentations - 12 minutes) Chair-person: Christina Stumpf

2.01 Xavier Calbet
Results on the radiative transfer model effects from the in-homogeneity of water vapor fields in the field of view of infrared and microwave sounders
2.02 Thibault Delahaye
CO2 spectroscopy in 4A/OP: new developments and applications to satellite missions
2.03 James Hocking
Met Office
RTTOV development status
2.04 Benjamin Johnson
Recent advances in the Community Radiative Transfer Model
2.05 Leonhard Scheck
Hans Ertel Centre For Weather Research / Lmu Munich
A fast neural network based method for generating synthetic satellite images in the solar spectral range
2.06 Jun Yang
Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences
Recent developments and applications of advanced radiative transfer modeling system (ARMS)

16:45 End of Day 1

Friday 25 June 2021

12:15-12:30 Virtual Meeting open

12:30-14:00 Session 3: Products, Retrievals and Software (oral presentations - 12 minutes) (Day 2, Part 1 Recording)Chair-person: Kathleen Strabala

3.01 Nigel Atkinson
Met Office
NWP SAF Processing Packages to support EPS-SG and MTG
3.02 Jérôme Pernin
Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique
A newly born TIGR data set to meet the requirements of the high spectral resolution instruments : the TIGR-2020
3.03 Graeme Martin
Overview of the NASA CrIS Level 1B Version 3 Data Product and Product Assessment
3.04 Hao Hu
Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences
GSDART: A Global Scene-Dependent Atmospheric Retrieval Testbed for Passive Microwave Sounding Instruments
3.05 Tim Hultberg
Hyperspectral Infrared Machine Learning (HSIR ML)
3.06 Anthony L. Reale
Enterprise Comparison of Atmospheric Profiles Derived from Polar Satellite and GNSS Constellations

14:00-14:15 Information on how poster sessions will run

14:15-14:30 Health break

14:30-16:00 Poster session 1

16:00-16:50 Session 4: Space agency reports (oral presentations - 8 minutes) (Day 2, Part 2 Recording)Chair-person: Nadia Fourrié

4.01 Dorothee Coppens
4.02 Kozo Okamoto
4.03 Mitch Goldberg
4.04 Peng Zhang
National Satellite Meteorological Center
4.05 Sergey Uspensky
SRC Planeta
4.06 Kenneth Holmlund

16:50 End of Day 2

Monday 28 June 2021

12:15-12:30 Virtual Meeting open

12:30-13:45 Session 5: Calibration - Validation (oral presentations - 12 minutes) (Day 3, Part 1 Recording) Chair-person: Michelle Loveless

5.01 Hu Yang
University of Maryland
Current Status and Future Improvements for JPSS ATMS On-orbit Absolute Calibration
5.02 Fei Tang
Nanjing Joint Institute for Atmospheric Sciences
Bias characterization of FengYun-4A/AGRI infrared channels using Advanced Radiative Transfer Modeling System (ARMS)
5.03 Peng Zhang
National Satellite Meteorological Center
The Progress on Retrospective Calibration of Historical Chinese Fengyun Satellite Data
5.04 Jaap Onderwaater (for Timo Hanschmann)
A consistently calibrated data record of the High-Resolution Infrared Radiation Sounder (HIRS) radiances
5.05 Cheng-Zhi Zou
The Reprocessed Suomi NPP Satellite Observations

13:45-14:00Session 1: International (Continued) (oral presentations - 12 minutes)Chair-person: Michelle Loveless

1.04 Gianpaolo Balsamo
The new International Earth Surface Working Group

14:00-14:15 Health break

14:15-15:45 Poster Session 2

15:45-16:45 Session 6: Climate (oral presentations - 12 minutes) (Day 3, Part 2 Recording) Chair-person: Nathalie Selbach

6.01 William Bell 
Preparations for Assimilating Sounding Observations in the Next Generation Global Atmospheric Reanalysis at ECMWF - ERA6
6.02 Indira S. Rani
An overview of the satellite sounding radiance assimilation in the IMDAA regional reanalysis
6.03 Henry Revercomb
UW-Madison, Space Science and Engineering Center
Rationale for Flight of an Infrared SI Reference Sensor for Climate Data Uncertainty Quantification
6.04 Yoann Tellier
Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique, CNRS, IPSL
Clear-Sky Estimation of Earth Outgoing Longwave Radiation and Atmospheric Heating Rate with IASI

16:50 End of Day 3

Tuesday 29 June 2021

12:15-12:30 Virtual meeting open

12:30-14:20 Session 7: NWP centre reports (oral presentations - 10 minutes) (Day 4, Part 1 Recording) Chair-person: Agnes Lane

7.01 Indira S. Rani
7.02 Chris Tingwell
Bureau of Meteorology
Bureau of Meteorology
7.03 Ruoying Yin
Numerical Weather Prediction Center
7.04 Hidehiko Murata
Japan Meteorological Agency
7.05 Emily Liu
7.06 Philippe Chambon
7.07 Christina Köpken-Watts
7.08 Alain Beaulne
7.09 Chawn Harlow
Met Office
Met Office
7.10 Mohammed Dahoui
7.11 Benjamin Ruston
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

14:20-14:30 Health break

14:30-15:45 Poster Session 3

15:45-16:45 Session 8: NWP Advances (oral presentations - 12 minutes) (Day 4, Part 2 Recording) Chair-person: Nancy Baker

8.01 Roger Randriamampianina
Norwegian Meteorological Institute
Improving the use of satellite radiances in high latitude regional NWP
8.02 Fiona Smith
Bureau of Meteorology
Operational Hyperspectral Sounder Error Correlations
8.03 Hongyi Xiao
China Meteorological Administration
Impact of FY-3D MWRI Radiance Assimilation in GRAPES 4D-Var on Typhoon Shanshan Forecasts
8.04 Wei Han
Assimilation of Geostationary Hyperspectral InfraRed Sounders (GeoHIS) : progresses, challenges and perspectives

16:45 End of Day 4

Wednesday 30 June 2021

12:15-12:30 Virtual meeting open

12:30-13:30 Session 9: All-sky assimilation (oral presentations - 12 minutes) (Day 5, Part 1 Recording) Chair-person: Christina Köpken-Watts

9.01 Maziar Bani Shahabadi
Environment and Climate Change Canada
Recent Progress for All-Sky Microwave Radiance Assimilation in Environment Canada’s Global Deterministic Weather Prediction System
9.02 Philipe Chambon (on behalf of Mary Borderies)
Météo-France/ DESR/ CNRM
Status of the assimilation of cloudy and rainy microwave observations in the Météo-France global NWP model ARPEGE
9.03 David Duncan
Moving AMSU-A to all-sky assimilation at ECMWF
9.04 Kozo Okamoto
Preliminary assimilation of all-sky IR radiances of Himawari-8 in the global data assimilation system at JMA

13:30-14:45 Poster Session 4

14:45-15:00 Health break

15:00-15:30 Session 10: NWP Surface (oral presentations - 12 minutes) Chair-person: Cristina Lupu

10.01 Niels Bormann
Advances in the assimilation of MW sounding data over snow and sea-ice
10.02 Camille Birman
CNRM-UMR3589, Météo-France & CNRS
Assimilation of SEVIRI retrieved land surface temperature in AROME NWP model

15:30-16:30 Session 11: NWP Future (oral presentations - 12 minutes)  (Day 5, Part 2 Recording) Chair-person: Kirsti Salonen

11.01 Will McCarty
NASA Global Modeling and Assimilation Office
Investigating the Impacts of Hyperspectral Infrared Sounders in Geostationary Orbits Using Observing System Simulation Experiments
11.02 Chris Burrows
Initial assimilation tests of CrIS short-wave channels at ECMWF
11.03 William Smith
Hyperspectral Radiance Sounding Information Content
11.04 Bjorn Lambrigtsen
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Is a Geostationary Microwave Sounder Now Feasible?

16:30-16:45 Closing Session Co-chairs: Vincent Guidard, Liam Gumley

16:45 End of Day 5 – End of ITSC-23