Fourth Data Users Workshop

Fourth Data Users Workshop



Fourth FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC Data Users Workshop

27-29 October 2009: Boulder, Colorado U.S.A
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Day One: Tuesday, 27 October 2009 (CG-1 Auditorium)
Session 1: Programmatic
(Chair: Bill Kuo - UCAR/COSMIC)
Opening Remarks Rick Anthes - UCAR
Nick Yen - National Space Organization
Kuan Hsiu Hsiao, TECO Houston
Bill Schreiner - UCAR/COSMIC
GNSS Radio Occultation: Where We Are and Where We Are Going Anthony Mannucci - JPL/Caltech

(Chair: Chris Rocken - UCAR/COSMIC)
FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC: Current Status and Future Outlook Nick Yen - National Space Organization
CDAAC: Current Status and Future Plans Bill Schreiner - UCAR/COSMIC
Structural uncertainty and biases of radio occultation inversions in the lower troposphere Sergey Sokolovskiy - UCAR/COSMIC
Error distribution of COSMIC electron density profile retrieval: Simulation study Xinan Yue - UCAR/COSMIC
Session 2: Scientific Impact of Radio Occultation
(Chair: John LaBrecque - NASA HQ)
COSMIC Contributions to Ionospheric Research Stan Solomon - NCAR/HAO
The Road to Operational RO: A Historical Perspective Tom Yunck - GeoOptics LLC
Climate Monitoring with GNSS RO Stephen Leroy - Harvard University
Session 3: Scientific Application / Validation
(Chair: Toshitaka Tsuda - RISH, Kyoto University)
GRAS Radio Occultation Measurements onboard of Metop Axel von Engeln - EUMETSAT
The polar summer tropopause inversion layer observed by COSMIC Bill Randel - NCAR
First results from the processing of GRAS raw sampling data Christian Marquardt - EUMETSAT
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
Tropopause altitude identification using GPS radio occultation bending angle data Huw Lewis - Met Office
COSMIC Observations of the Stratospheric Sudden Warming of January 2009 Jeffrey Taylor - NCAR/ACD
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
Poster Session
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
Student Poster Session/Competition
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): Scientific Application / Validation (Continued in CG-1, Room TBD)
(Chairs: Robert Kursinski - University of Arizona and Christian Marquardt - EUMETSAT)
Global studies of stratospheric gravity wave activity using COSMIC GPS-RO Toshitaka Tsuda - RISH, Kyoto University
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
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
Quasi-Stationary Temperature Structure in the Upper Troposphere over the Tropical Indian Ocean Inferred from COSMIC RO Noriyuki Nishi - Japan/Kyoto University
Planetary boundary layer characteristics from GPS water vapor profiles Chi Ao - JPL
Comparison of methods for estimating planetary boundary layer height from radiosonde temperature, humidity and refractivity profiles Dian Seidel - NOAA
Atmospheric diurnal cycle observed from GPS radio occultation soundings Feiqin Xie - JPL
Vertical Structure of the Atmosphere within Clouds Revealed by COSMIC Data Xiaolei Zou, Florida State University and Bill Kuo (presenter), UCAR/COSMIC
New insight into ENSO from GPS RO and related observations Robert Kursinski - University of Arizona
The calibration of the expression of the refractivity and its impact in Numerical Weather Prediction Josep Aparicio - Environment Canada
The Use of GPS/COSMIC Occultations to Analyze Turbulent Structures in the Atmosphere Larry Cornman - Research Applications Laboratory, NCAR
Turbulence Estimation Techniques for COSMIC Occultation Data James Burkert - Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research
Session 4: Climate
(Chair: Dian Seidel - NOAA)
Data Quality Issues Affecting Current GPS RO Retrievals and Implications for Future Receiver Development Anthony Mannucci - JPL/Caltech
Carrier phase and bending angle noise in CHAMP, COSMIC and GRAS data Christian Marquardt - EUMETSAT
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
Comparability of GPS Radio Occulation: inter-comparison of COSMIC, CHAMP, SAC-C, and GRACE-A Data Ben Ho - NCAR
GLOBCLIM: A Database for Climatologies based on Radio Occultation Ulrich Foelsche - IGAM, University of Graz
Climate Change Detection with the GPS Radio Occultation Record Andrea K. Steiner - Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change (WegCenter)
Day Two: Wednesday, 28 October 2009 (Parallel Sessions)
Session 5: Forecasting and Data Assimilation (CG-1, Room TBD)
(Chairs: Lidia Cucurull - NOAA/NCEP and Stephen Mango - NOAA/NESDIS/OSD)
Update on the assimilation of GPS RO data at NCEP Lidia Cucurull - NOAA/NCEP
Recent progress in the assimilation of GPSRO at the Met Office Michael Rennie - UK Met Office
An Impact Study of COSMIC Refractivity Data on the CWB Global Forecast System Ming-Jen Yang - National Central University
Impacts of COSMIC GPS Observations on a Climate Reanalysis Jeff Anderson - NCAR
Impact of GPS Radio Occultation Data on Tropical Cyclone Prediction Bill Kuo - UCAR/COSMIC
Impact of FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC Radio Occultation Data on Predictions of Typhoon and Mei-yu Fronts near Taiwan Ching Yuang Huang - National Central University
Examination of 2008 and 2009 tropical cyclones with COSMIC data Christopher Hill - Mississippi State University
Initialization of the Environment of Tropical Cyclogenesis by Assimilating Radio Occultation Refractivity with an Ensemble Filter Hui Liu - COSMIC/IMAGE/NCAR
Diurnal and Seasonal variation of refractivity profiles Xiang Jie - UCAR/COSMIC
Session 6: Ionosphere and Space Weather
(Chairs: Jann-Yenq Liu - NCU/ISS & NCAR/HAO and Kaiti Wang - Plasma and Space Science Center, National Cheng Kung University)
TIP observations of the low latitude ionosphere Clayton Coker - NRL
Observation System Simulation Experiments Using JPL-USC GAIM with COSMIC and Ground-Based GPS Observations Xiaoqing Pi - JPL
Can the Weddell Sea anomaly and related phenomena be explained by conjugate effects? Alan Burns - NCAR/HAO
Mid -Latitude Summer Nighttime Anomaly of the Ionospheric Electron Density Observed by FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC Charles Lin - ISAPS, NCKU
Ionospheric Plasma Depletion Bay Observed by FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC Jann-Yenq Liu - NCU/ISS & NCAR/HAO
Radio Occultation Measurements of Ionospheric Scintillation Paul Straus - The Aerospace Corporation
Global S4 index variations observed using FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC GPS RO technique during a solar minimum year Uma Gouthu - National Central University, and Jann-Yenq Liu (presenter) - NCU/ISS & NCAR/HAO
Observations of tri-band beacon signal scintillation from FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC TBB program Hsiao Tung Yuan - Hsing Wu College
Day Three, Morning: Thursday, 29 October 2009 (Parallel Sessions)
Session 5: Forecasting and Data Assimilation (Continued in CG-1, Room TBD)
(Chair: Michael Rennie - UK Met Office)
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
Preliminary impact study of GPS RO observations in the low resolution WRF-NMM in NCEP Yen-Chih Shen - Central Weather Bureau
The Impact of FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC Data on Regional Weather Predictions Yong-Run Guo - NCAR/MMM
Impact of FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC GPS Radio Occultation and Dropwindsonde Data on Regional Model Predictions Fang-Ching Chien - National Taiwan Normal University
Data Assimilation of Side-looking Radio Occultation by Observing System Simulation Experiment Hiromu Seko - Meteorological Research Institute
Day Three, Morning: Thursday, 29 October 2009 (Parallel Sessions)
Session 6: Ionosphere and Space Weather (Continued in CG-1, Room TBD)
(Chair: Clayton Coker - NRL)
Observing the Ionosphere using FORMOSAT3/COSMIC and the Remote Ionospheric and Atmospheric Detection System (RAIDS) Scott Budzien - NRL
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
Global Analysis of Sporadic E layer from COSMIC-GPS Radio Occultation Chien Ya Wang - Chinese Culture University
Investigating COSMIC GPS Radio Occultation Observables as Diagnostics for Active Ionospheric Heating Experiments Cheng-Yung Huang - Institute for Scientific Research
Three-dimensional and numerical ray tracing on a phenomenological ionospheric model Lung-Chih Tsai - CSRSR, National Central University
Wrap-up Discussions
(Chairs: Christian Rocken - UCAR/COSMIC and Bill Schreiner - UCAR/COSMIC)
Future Missions
(Chairs: Michael Crison - NOAA and Nick Yen - National Space Organization)
The Future of GNSS Remote Sensing John LaBrecque - NASA HQ
COSMIC Future Plans Dave Ector - NOAA/NESDIS/OSD
Radio occultation at GFZ Potsdam: current status and future prospects Torsten Schmidt - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences
KOMPSAT-5 RO Mission Status Sungki Cho - KASI: Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute
FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC Follow-On Status at NSPO Nick Yen - National Space Organization
CICERO - Continued RO Data, Efficiently, in Real-Time Christian Lenz and Chris McCormick (presenter) - Broad Reach Engineering and GeoOptics LLC
GPSRO Mission on Iridium NEXT Om Gupta - Iridium Communicaitons Inc.
GNSS RO on CLARREO David Rosenbaum - NASA Langley Research Center.
The TriG GNSS Science Instrument Tom Meehan - JPL
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
New Experiments with the GISMOS Airborne Radio Occultation System Jennifer Haase - Purdue University
EUMETSAT's possible contributions to the future radio occultation constellation Axel Von Engeln - EUMETSAT
The Italian ROSA project and its benefits from COSMIC Mission Francesco Vespe - ASI: Italian Space Agency
Wrap-up Discussion
(Chairs: Dave Ector - NOAA/NESDIS/OSD and Bill Kuo - UCAR/COSMIC)