Fourth Data Users Workshop

Fourth Data Users Workshop



Workshop on the Scientific Applications of FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC Data and Follow-on Mission Planning

27-29 October 2009: Boulder, Colorado U.S.A

Agenda Last Updated: Oct 26th 2009
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Day One: Tuesday, 27 October 2009 (CG-1 Auditorium)
Session 1: 08:30-11:40 Programmatic
(Chair: Bill Kuo - UCAR/COSMIC)
8:30-9:20 Registration (CG-1 Lobby)
9:20-9:40 Opening Remarks Rick Anthes - UCAR
Nick Yen - National Space Organization
Kuan Hsiu Hsiao, TECO Houston
Bill Schreiner - UCAR/COSMIC
9:40-10:00 GNSS Radio Occultation: Where We Are and Where We Are Going Anthony Mannucci - JPL/Caltech
10:00-10:20 Break and Group Photo
10:20-10:40 FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC: Current Status and Future Outlook Nick Yen - National Space Organization
10:40-11:00 CDAAC: Current Status and Future Plans Bill Schreiner - UCAR/COSMIC
11:00-11:20 Structural uncertainty and biases of radio occultation inversions in the lower troposphere Sergey Sokolovskiy - UCAR/COSMIC
11:20-11:40 Error distribution of COSMIC electron density profile retrieval: Simulation study Xinan Yue - UCAR/COSMIC
11:40-13:00 Lunch
Session 2: 13:00-14:00 Scientific Impact of Radio Occultation
(Chair: John LaBrecque - NASA HQ)
13:00-13:20 COSMIC Contributions to Ionospheric Research Stan Solomon - NCAR/HAO
13:20-13:40 The Road to Operational RO: A Historical Perspective Tom Yunck - GeoOptics LLC
13:40-14:00 Climate Monitoring with GNSS RO Stephen Leroy - Harvard University
14:00-14:20 Break
Session 3: 14:20-17:00 Scientific Application / Validation
(Chair: Toshitaka Tsuda - RISH, Kyoto University)
14:20-14:40 GRAS Radio Occultation Measurements onboard of Metop Axel von Engeln - EUMETSAT
14:40-15:00 The polar summer tropopause inversion layer observed by COSMIC Bill Randel - NCAR
15:00-15:20 First results from the processing of GRAS raw sampling data Christian Marquardt - EUMETSAT
15:20-15:40 Break
15:40-16:00 Observing the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere with GPS radio occultation data: Results from CHAMP, GRACE, TerraSAR-X, and FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC Torsten Schmidt - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences
16:00-16:20 Tropopause altitude identification using GPS radio occultation bending angle data Huw Lewis - Met Office
16:20-16:40 COSMIC Observations of the Stratospheric Sudden Warming of January 2009 Jeffrey Taylor - NCAR/ACD
16:40-17:00 Assessment of radiosonde temperature measurements in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere using COSMIC radio occultation data Wenying He - Institute of Atmospheric Physics,Chinese Academy of Sciences
17:00-18:30 Poster Session + Reception / Refreshments
Posters (will stay up the entire meeting)
Radio Occultation Capability on Decadal Survey Missions Kenneth Hurst - JPL
Assessment of Systematic Biases of Radiosonde Temperature and Water Vapor Measurements using GPS Radio Occultation from COSMIC Ben Ho - NCAR
Meso-scale Data Assimilation Experiments in Low Latitudes with GPS RO data Masaru Kunii - Meteorological Research Institute
Using COSMIC to assess the accuracy of temperature and water vapor profiles from [NCEP,ECMWF,AIRS] under cloudy conditions Patrick Callaghan - UCAR/COSMIC
Mid-latitude summer nighttime anomaly in OI 135.6nm airglow emission monitored by TIP and other instruments Mei-Lan Hsu - National Cheng Kung University
Spectrum properties of gravity wave derived from GPS RO technique Shiang-Kun Yan - Center for Space and Remote Sensing Research, National Central University
Seismo-ionospheric Electron Density Anomalies before the 12 May 2008 Mw7.9 Wenchuan Earthquake Observed by FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC Jann-Yenq Liu - NCU/ISS & NCAR/HAO
Electron density profiles in the equatorial ionosphere observed by the FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC and a digisonde portable sounder at Jicamarca Chien-Chih Lee - General Education Center, CYU
The variations of equatorial ionization anomaly observed from FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC during solar minimum period Weisheng Chen - Institute of Space Science, National Central University
Applying WVR to verify the precipitable water vapor measured by ground-based GPS Ta-Kang Yeh - Ching Yun University
Assimilating FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC Radio Occultation Data with NCAR Thermosphere-Ionosphere Electrodynamics Global Circulation Model Ming-Quey Chen - National Central University,Taiwan
Comparisons of COSMIC and C/NOFS GPS Occultation Ionospheric Scintillation Measurements with Ground-based Radar and VHF Measurements Kenneth Tanyi - AFRL
An Impact study of FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC Radio Occultation and Other Satellite Data Cyclone Gonu Prediction Prasad Rao Anisetty - National Central University
The validation of FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC atmospheric retrieval profile with high-resolution in-situ sounding data Po-Hsuing Lin - National Taiwan University
An Examination of Spatial and Temporal Variability Statistics from FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC and Rayleigh Lidar Observations Adrian McDonald - University of Canterbury
Atmospheric Parameter Estimations in Mesosphere and Lower Thermosphere Retrieved by FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC Satellites Shun-Peng Shih - Shu-Te University/Department of Computer and Communication
The Radio Occultation Processing Package (ROPP) Huw Lewis - Met Office
17:00-18:30 Student Poster Session/Competition + Reception / Refreshments
Posters (will stay up the entire meeting)
Studying the effect of GPS RO bending angle variations on the retrieval process of dry atmospheric temperature profiles: A sensitivity analysis Panagiotis Vergados - York University
Impact of COSMIC data on Tropical Cyclogenesis Xingqin Fang - UCAR/COSMIC
The low-latitude ionospheric plasma caves underneath the equatorial ionization anomaly discovered by FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC I-Te Lee - Institute of Space Science, National Central University
COSMIC Observations of TEC Enhancements during a Geomagnetic Disturbance Peichen Lai - Boston College
Impact to CWB/GFS for assimilation of the FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC GPS RO local refractivity observations Yu-Chun Chen - National Central University
An Investigation of GPS Radio Occultation of FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC by means of International Reference Ionosphere Chi-Yen Lin - National Central University, Institute of Space Science
A Study of IRI-2007 Spread-F and FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC S4 Index Shih-Ping Chen - National Central University (NCU) Institute of Space Science
The El Nino - Southern Oscillation Signatures in the Troposphere Observed by FORMOSAT3/COSMIC Yang-Yi Sun - National Central University, Institute of space science
Validation of High Latitude Electron Density Measurements from COSMIC Radio Occultations under Disturbed Ionospheric Conditions Man Feng - University of Calgary
Comparison of FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC data with ionosonde for three Brazilian stations Claudia Ely - INPE
Precise orbit determination and quality assessment of GPS observables for FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC and GRACE missions Tzu-Pang Tseng - National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
COSMIC radio occultation technique for analysis of the tropopause during Tropical Cyclones Riccardo Biondi - DTU Space
GNSS Radio Occultation Technique and Detailed Evaluation Study Using COSMIC Data for Australia Erjiang Fu - RMIT University
Observations of the ionospheric response to the 15 December 2006 geomagnetic storm: long duration positive storm effect Nicholas Pedatella - Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado
Study of total electronic content anomalies observed by FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC, GIM, IRI, and Jason-1 satellite altimetry Kuo-Hsin Tseng - The Ohio State University
A Global Survey of COSMIC electron density characteristics in the comparison with Ground-based Ionosonde Measurements Tam Dao - Institute of Space Science
Determination of Sea Surface Height Using Shipborne GPS Claire Yi-Ju Chen - NCTU
Day Two: Wednesday, 28 October 2009 (Parallel Sessions)
Session 3 (Continued) 9:00-14:40 Scientific Application / Validation (Continued in CG-1, Room TBD)
(Chairs: Robert Kursinski - University of Arizona and Christian Marquardt - EUMETSAT)
9:00-9:20 Global studies of stratospheric gravity wave activity using COSMIC GPS-RO Toshitaka Tsuda - RISH, Kyoto University
9:20-9:40 Global estimates of gravity wave propagation direction and momentum flux from the COSMIC/CHAMP GPS RO temperature retrievals Ling Wang - NorthWest Research Associates, CoRA Division
9:40-10:00 Coupling of Large-Scale Atmospheric Waves in Stratospheric/Mesospheric Temperature at Middle and High Latitudes: COSMIC GPS VS. MLS-AURO Observations Marianna Shepherd - CRESS, York University
10:00-10:20 Quasi-Stationary Temperature Structure in the Upper Troposphere over the Tropical Indian Ocean Inferred from COSMIC RO Noriyuki Nishi - Japan/Kyoto University
10:20-10:40 Break
10:40-11:00 Planetary boundary layer characteristics from GPS water vapor profiles Chi Ao - JPL
11:00-11:20 Comparison of methods for estimating planetary boundary layer height from radiosonde temperature, humidity and refractivity profiles Dian Seidel - NOAA
11:20-11:40 Atmospheric diurnal cycle observed from GPS radio occultation soundings Feiqin Xie - JPL
11:40-12:00 Vertical Structure of the Atmosphere within Clouds Revealed by COSMIC Data Xiaolei Zou, Florida State University and Bill Kuo (presenter), UCAR/COSMIC
12:00-12:20 New insight into ENSO from GPS RO and related observations Robert Kursinski - University of Arizona
12:20-13:40 Lunch
13:40-14:00 The calibration of the expression of the refractivity and its impact in Numerical Weather Prediction Josep Aparicio - Environment Canada
14:00-14:20 The Use of GPS/COSMIC Occultations to Analyze Turbulent Structures in the Atmosphere Larry Cornman - Research Applications Laboratory, NCAR
14:20-14:40 Turbulence Estimation Techniques for COSMIC Occultation Data James Burkert - Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research
14:40-15:00 Break
Session 4: 15:00-17:20 Climate
(Chair: Dian Seidel - NOAA)
15:00-15:20 Data Quality Issues Affecting Current GPS RO Retrievals and Implications for Future Receiver Development Anthony Mannuci - JPL/Caltech
15:20-15:40 Carrier phase and bending angle noise in CHAMP, COSMIC and GRAS data Christian Marquardt - EUMETSAT
15:40-16:00 Bending Angle Data Quality and Its Effects on Refractivity and Temperature Climate Records from Different RO Satellites Barbara Pirscher - Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change
16:00-16:20 Break
16:20-16:40 Comparability of GPS Radio Occulation: inter-comparison of COSMIC, CHAMP, SAC-C, and GRACE-A Data Ben Ho - NCAR
16:40-17:00 GLOBCLIM: A Database for Climatologies based on Radio Occultation Ulrich Foelsche - IGAM, University of Graz
17:00-17:20 Climate Change Detection with the GPS Radio Occultation Record Andrea K. Steiner - Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change (WegCenter)
17:30 Bus to restaurant leaves from CG-1 front door.
18:30 Workshop banquet for all workshop registered participants and speakers at Heaven Star Restaurant.
Day Two: Wednesday, 28 October 2009 (Parallel Sessions)
Session 5: 9:00-12:20 Forecasting and Data Assimilation (CG-1, Room TBD)
(Chairs: Lidia Cucurull - NOAA/NCEP and Stephen Mango - NOAA/NESDIS/OSD)
9:00-9:20 Update on the assimilation of GPS RO data at NCEP Lidia Cucurull - NOAA/NCEP
9:20-9:40 Recent progress in the assimilation of GPSRO at the Met Office Michael Rennie - UK Met Office
9:40-10:00 An Impact Study of COSMIC Refractivity Data on the CWB Global Forecast System Ming-Jen Yang - National Central University
10:00-10:20 Impacts of COSMIC GPS Observations on a Climate Reanalysis Jeff Anderson - NCAR
10:20-10:40 Break
10:40-11:00 Impact of GPS Radio Occultation Data on Tropical Cyclone Prediction Bill Kuo - UCAR/COSMIC
11:00-11:20 Impact of FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC Radio Occultation Data on Predictions of Typhoon and Mei-yu Fronts near Taiwan Ching Yuang Huang - National Central University
11:20-11:40 Examination of 2008 and 2009 tropical cyclones with COSMIC data Christopher Hill - Mississippi State University
11:40-12:00 Initialization of the Environment of Tropical Cyclogenesis by Assimilating Radio Occultation Refractivity with an Ensemble Filter Hui Liu - COSMIC/IMAGE/NCAR
12:00-12:20 Diurnal and Seasonal variation of refractivity profiles Xiang Jie - UCAR/COSMIC
12:20-13:40 Lunch
Session 6: 13:40-17:20 Ionosphere and Space Weather
(Chairs: Jann-Yenq Liu - NCU/ISS & NCAR/HAO and Kaiti Wang - Plasma and Space Science Center, National Cheng Kung University)
13:40-14:00 COSMIC/FORMOSAT-3 Observations of Ionospheric Structure and Variability Kenneth Dymond - NRL
14:00-14:20 TIP observations of the low latitude ionosphere Clayton Coker - NRL
14:20-14:40 Observation System Simulation Experiments Using JPL-USC GAIM with COSMIC and Ground-Based GPS Observations Xiaoqing Pi - JPL
14:40-15:00 Break
15:00-15:20 Can the Weddell Sea anomaly and related phenomena be explained by conjugate effects? Alan Burns - NCAR/HAO
15:20-15:40 Mid -Latitude Summer Nighttime Anomaly of the Ionospheric Electron Density Observed by FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC Charles Lin - ISAPS, NCKU
15:40-16:00 Ionospheric Plasma Depletion Bay Observed by FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC Jann-Yenq Liu - NCU/ISS & NCAR/HAO
16:00-16:20 Break
16:20-16:40 Radio Occultation Measurements of Ionospheric Scintillation Paul Straus - The Aerospace Corporation
16:40-17:00 Global S4 index variations observed using FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC GPS RO technique during a solar minimum year Uma Gouthu - National Central University
17:00-17:20 Observations of tri-band beacon signal scintillation from FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC TBB program Hsiao Tung Yuan - Hsing Wu College
17:30 Bus to restaurant leaves from CG-1 front door.
18:30 Workshop banquet for all workshop registered participants and speakers at Heaven Star Restaurant.
Day Three, Morning: Thursday, 29 October 2009 (Parallel Sessions)
Session 5: 8:30-10:10 Forecasting and Data Assimilation (Continued in CG-1, Room TBD)
(Chair: Michael Rennie - UK Met Office)
8:30-8:50 Impact of assimilating COSMIC refractivity profiles on Polar WRF forecasts of synoptic-scale cyclones over West Antarctica David Bromwich - Ohio State University/Byrd Polar Research Center
8:50-9:10 Preliminary impact study of GPS RO observations in the low resolution WRF-NMM in NCEP Yen-Chih Shen - Central Weather Bureau
9:10-9:30 The Impact of FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC Data on Regional Weather Predictions Yong-Run Guo - NCAR/MMM
9:30-9:50 Impact of FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC GPS Radio Occultation and Dropwindsonde Data on Regional Model Predictions Fang-Ching Chien - National Taiwan Normal University
9:50-10:10 Data Assimilation of Side-looking Radio Occultation by Observing System Simulation Experiment Hiromu Seko - Meteorological Research Institute
10:10-10:40 Break
Day Three, Morning: Thursday, 29 October 2009 (Parallel Sessions)
Session 6: 8:30-10:10 Ionosphere and Space Weather (Continued in CG-1, Room TBD)
(Chair: Clayton Coker - NRL)
8:30-8:50 Observing the Ionosphere using FORMOSAT3/COSMIC and the Remote Ionospheric and Atmospheric Detection System (RAIDS) Scott Budzien - NRL
8:50-9:10 Analysis of ionospheric electron parameters in relation to the geomagnetic index Dst from RO data of FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC Kaiti Wang - Plasma and Space Science Center, National Cheng Kung University
9:10-9:30 Global Analysis of Sporadic E layer from COSMIC-GPS Radio Occultation Chien Ya Wang - Chinese Culture University
9:30-9:50 Investigating COSMIC GPS Radio Occultation Observables as Diagnostics for Active Ionospheric Heating Experiments Cheng-Yung Huang - Institute for Scientific Research
9:50-10:10 Three-dimensional and numerical ray tracing on a phenomenological ionospheric model Lung-Chih Tsai - CSRSR, National Central University
10:10-10:40 Break
10:40-12:00 Wrap-up Discussions
(Chairs: Christian Rocken - UCAR/COSMIC and Bill Schreiner - UCAR/COSMIC)
12:00-12:20 Student Poster Competition Award Ceremony
12:20-13:45 Lunch
13:45-17:45 Future Missions
(Chairs: Michael Crison - NOAA and Nick Yen - National Space Organization)
13:45-14:00 The Future of GNSS Remote Sensing John LaBrecque - NASA HQ
14:00-14:15 COSMIC Future Plans Dave Ector - NOAA/NESDIS/OSD
14:15-14:30 Radio occultation at GFZ Potsdam: current status and future prospects Torsten Schmidt - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences
14:30-14:45 KOMPSAT-5 RO Mission Status Sungki Cho - KASI: Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute
14:45-15:00 FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC Follow-On Status at NSPO Nick Yen - National Space Organization
15:00-15:15 CICERO - Continued RO Data, Efficiently, in Real-Time Christian Lenz - Broad Reach Engineering and GeoOptics LLC
15:15-15:30 Break
15:30-15:45 GPSRO Mission on Iridium NEXT Om Gupta - Iridium Communicaitons Inc.
15:45-16:00 GNSS RO on CLARREO David Rosenbaum - NASA Langley Research Center.
16:00-16:15 The TriG GNSS Science Instrument Tom Meehan - JPL
16:15-16:30 Status report on the development and demonstration of a new global climate sensor: The Active Temperature, Ozone and Moisture Microwave Spectrometer (ATOMMS) Robert Kursinski - University of Arizona
16:30-16:45 New Experiments with the GISMOS Airborne Radio Occultation System Jennifer Haase - Purdue University
16:45-17:00 EUMETSAT's possible contributions to the future radio occultation constellation Axel Von Engeln - EUMETSAT
17:00-17:15 The Italian ROSA project and its benefits from COSMIC Mission Francesco Vespe - ASI: Italian Space Agency
17:15-17:45 Wrap-up Discussion
(Chairs: Dave Ector - NOAA/NESDIS/OSD and Bill Kuo - UCAR/COSMIC)
Workshop Closure