Eighth Data Users Workshop

Eighth Data Users Workshop

Eighth FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC Data Users' Workshop
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30 September - 2 October 2014
UCAR Center Green Campus
3080 Center Green Drive, Building # 1 (CG-1)
Center and North Auditoriums
Boulder, Colorado U.S.A.

Agenda Last Updated: 26 September 2014*

Day One: Tuesday, 30 September 2014
8:00-9:00 Registration (CG-1 Lobby)
Session 1: 9:00-12:00 Programmatic (Chair: Ying-Hwa (Bill) Kuo -- UCAR/COSMIC and Co-chair: Richard Anthes -- UCAR)
9:00-9:20 Opening Remarks Tom Bogdan, UCAR President and
Tiger Liu, Chief Scientist, NSPO
9:20-9:50 Linking the "Weather-Ready Nation" Goal to the Global Observing Systems Louis Uccellini -- Director NWS
9:50-10:20 The Role of GPS-RO at ECMWF Alan Thorpe -- Director ECMWF
10:20-10:40 Break and Group Photo
10:40-12:00 Panel discussion
Moderator: Richard Anthes -- UCAR
Eric DeWeaver -- NSF
Doug Whiteley -- NOAA/NESDIS
Paul Straus -- The Aerospace Corporation
Axel Von Engeln -- EUMETSAT
John Murphy -- NOAA/NWS
Alan Thorpe -- Director ECMWF
Anthony Mannucci -- JPL
Jann-Yenq (Tiger) Liu -- NSPO
12:00-13:00 Working Lunch
Session 2: 13:00-14:00 CDAAC Operations (Chair: Ching-Yuang Huang -- NCU)
13:00-13:30 CDAAC : Current Status and Future Plans Bill Schreiner - UCAR/COSMIC
13:30-14:00 Session 2 Discussion
14:00-14:15 Break
Session 3: 14:15-16:00 Scientific Applications and Data Validation (Chair: Stig Syndergard -- DMI and Co-chair: Ulrich Foelsche -- IGAM/Univ. of Graz)
14:15-14:35 A review of the impact of GPS-RO assimilation on weather analysis and prediction in the Southern Ocean and Antarctica (invited) David Bromwich -- Ohio State Univ./Byrd Polar Research Center
14:35-14:55 Remote sensing of "atmospheric boundaries" with GNSS radio occultation (invited) Chi Ao -- JPL
14:55-15:10 New radiosonde temperature bias adjustments for potential NWP applications based on GPS RO data Bomin Sun -- NOAA/NESDIS/STAR & IMSG
15:10-15:25 The El Niño-Southern Oscillation signal in geopotential height and wind derived from GPS RO Barbara Scherllin-Pirscher -- Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change
15:25-15:40 COSMIC observations of intra-seasonal variability in the lower latitude ionosphere due to waves of lower atmospheric origin Nick Pedatella -- UCAR/COSMIC
15:40-16:00 Session 3 Discussion
16:00-17:00 Student Poster Introductions (Chair: Nicholas Pedatella - UCAR/COSMIC)
17:00-18:30 Poster Session and Collaborative Discussion
  Representing moist thermodynamic processes in COSMIC radio occultation refractivity profiles within precipitating and non-precipitating clouds Manuel de la Torre Juarez -- JPL/Caltech
  A comparative study of GPS RO data assimilation with 3DVAR and 4DVAR methods on the simulations of typhoons and Mei-Yu heavy rainfall event Pay-Liam Lin -- National Central University
  Impact of GPS RO data on WRF simulations of typhoons Morakot and Megi Fang-Ching Chien -- NTNU
  Impact of MetOp GPS RO data on typhoon forecast Ming-En Hsieh -- TTFRI
  Assessment of the GPS RO data impact by the assimilation of the nonlocal excess phase Shu-Ya Chen -- UCAR/COSMIC
  Estimation of winds from GNSS radio occultation Olga Verkhoglyadova -- JPL/Caltech
  Planetary boundary layer heights from COSMIC and CALIOP over ocean Shu-Peng (Ben) Ho -- UCAR/COSMIC
  Evaluation of radiosonde water vapor measurements over lands using COSMIC from 2006 to 2013 Liang Peng -- UCAR/COSMIC
  Equatorial Kelvin waves in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere derived from COSMIC GPS RO measurements Joowan Kim -- NCAR
  Seasonal evolution of estimated stratopause height and its distance to the cold point tropopause from COSMIC radio occultations Heidar Thrastarson -- JPL
  Characteristics of global multiple tropopause as observed with radio occultation measurements from COSMIC Xiaohua Xu -- School of Geodesy and Geomatics, Wuhan University
  COSMIC/FORMOSAT-3 observations of influence of different phases of QBO over temperature in the tropopause region: Focus on the tropical dynamics Surendra Dhaka -- University of Delhi
  Ionosphere Plasmasphere Electrodynamics (IPE) model development for understanding connection between terrestrial and space weather Naomi Maruyama -- CU/CIRES, NOAA/SWPC
  Electric density profiles probe by radio occultation from satellites at 500 km and 800 km altitude Jann-Yenq (Tiger) Liu -- National Space Organization
  Empirical modeling ionosphere based on all available RO data in CDAAC Xinan Yue -- UCAR/COSMIC
  Operational processing of rising occultations from TanDEM-X Florian Zus -- GFZ Potsdam
  Validation of ionospheric models using COSMIC TEC measurements Scott A. Budzien -- Naval Research Laboratory
17:00-18:30 Student Poster Session and Collaborative Discussion
  Airborne radio occultation: a set of observing system simulation experiments (OSSE) Xuemeng Chen -- Univ. of California
  Assessment of ionospheric RO probing with FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC observational data Min-Yang Chou -- National Cheng Kung Univ.
  Assessing climate model performance with COSMIC GPS RO Nicholas Davis -- Colorado State Univ.
  Utility of a GPS radio occultation and hyperspectral infrared sounder matchup dataset: independent comparisons Michelle Feltz -- UW -- Madison, SSEC
  The accuracy of current GNSS signal sources for radio occultation missions Erin Griggs -- Univ. of Colorado
  Effects of inferring unobserved thermospheric and ionospheric state variables by data assimilation of FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC on global ionospheric specification and forecasting Chih-Ting Hsu -- National Central University
  Wave impacts on cold-point tropopause temperature observed in radiosonde and GPS data Ji-Eun Kim -- Univ. of Colorado
  Assessing the quality of open-loop tracking applied to airborne GPS radio occultation signals in the tropical atmosphere Brian Murphy -- Purdue Univ.
  Polarimetric radio occultations for rain detection: The ROHP-PAZ ground campaign Ramon Padulles-- ICE-CSIC/IEEC
  Characteristics of tropopause parameters as observed with GPS RO data Therese Rieckh -- Wegener Center, Univ. of Graz
  Scintillation monitoring using asymmetry index Muhammad Shaikh -- Politecnico di Torino
  Using radio occultation and dropsondes for assessing Antarctic NWP model accuracy Jeffrey Sussman -- Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD
  Phase matching (PM) and full spectrum inversion (FSI) comparison of airborne and spaceborne GPS radio occultation signals Kuo-Nung Wang -- Purdue Univ.
  Improving surface pressure determination over Antarctica using GPS RO Aaron Wilson -- Byrd Polar Research Center
  Detection of the inversion layer over the central North Pacific ocean using GPS radio occultation Thomas Winning -- Texas A&M Corpus Christi/Univ. of Hawaii-Manoa
Day Two: Wednesday, 1 October 2014
Parallel Sessions
Session 4:
RO Applications for Meteorology / Weather Forecast (Chair: Lidia Cucurull -- NOAA/ESRL and Co-chair: Eric DeWeaver -- NSF)
Session 5:
RO Data Processing (Chair: Axel Von Engeln -- EUMETSAT and Co-chair: Kent Lauritsen -- DMI)
8:30-8:50 The application of radio occultation observations for climate monitoring and numerical weather prediction in Australia (invited) John Le Marshall -- Bureau of Meteorology, Australia Programming the TriG for better science (invited) Tom Meehan -- JPL
8:50-9:10 Assimilation with a two-dimensional bending angle operator at ECMWF (invited) Sean Healy -- ECMWF Recent and coming processing changes at the ROM SAF (invited) Stig Syndergaard -- Danish Meteorological Institute
9:10-9:25 Strategy to evolve the NOAA/NWS/NCEP operational modeling suite (invited) William Lapenta -- NOAA/NWS Atmospheric turbulence: COSMIC radio occultations and MST radars Lakshmi Kantha -- Univ. of Colorado
9:25-9:40 GPS radio occultation for studying extreme events Riccardo Biondi -- Wegener Center Two-antenna orbit solution of FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC satellite Tzu-Pang Tseng -- GPSARC, NCU
9:40-9:55 GPS RO refractivity profiles in the vicinity of tropospheric horizontal gradients Florian Zus -- GFZ Potsdam Application of full spectrum inversion to airborne GPS radio occultation measurements Loknath Adhikari -- Texas A&M Univ.
9:55-10:10 Effects of a special filtering on assimilation of radio occultation bending angle by NWP model Hui Liu -- UCAR Updates on the neutral atmosphere inversion algorithms at CDAAC Sergey Sokolovskiy -- UCAR/COSMIC
10:10-10:30 Break
Parallel Sessions
Session 4:
RO Applications for Meteorology / Weather Forecast (Chair: Sean Healy -- ECMWF and Co-chair: Riccardo Biondi -- Univ. of Graz)
Session 5:
RO Data Processing (Chair: Jens Wickert -- GFZ Potsdam and Co-chair: Sergey Sokolovskiy -- UCAR/COSMIC)
10:30-10:45 A physically based data quality control procedure and its impact on the assimilation of GPS RO observations in the tropical lower troposphere Ying-Hwa Kuo -- UCAR/COSMIC Refractivity fluctuations as a systematic error source in radio occultations Kent Lauritsen -- Danish Meteorological Institute
10:45-11:00 Evaluating two cumulus parameterization schemes in a cycling ensemble data assimilation system with GPS radio occultation refractivity profiles Xingqin Fang -- UCAR/COSMIC Effect of small scale ionospheric disturbances on RO data quality Olga Verkhoglyadova -- JPL/Caltech
11:00-11:15 Cyclones over the southern ocean: A COSMIC analysis Adrian McDonald -- Univ. of Canterbury Ionospheric correction in the troposphere Zhen Zeng -- UCAR/COSMIC
11:15-11:30 Impact of infrared, microwave and radio occultation satellite observations on operational numerical weather prediction Lidia Cucurull -- NOAA/ESRL/GSD A variational combination of multi-frequency GNSS signals for stratospheric RO data processing Tae-Kwon Wee -- UCAR/COSMIC
11:30-12:00 Session 4 Discussion Session 5 Discussion
12:00-13:15 Working Lunch
13:30 Bus transportation to field trip leaves from CG1.
14:30-16:30 Guided field trip to the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keensburg, CO. http://www.wildanimalsanctuary.org/
17:00 Bus leaves Wild Animal Sanctuary for Star Kitchen Seafood Restaurant in Denver, CO
18:00-20:30 Dinner for all registered workshop participants and speakers at the Star Kitchen Seafood Restaurant, 2917 West Mississippi Ave, Denver, CO. Phone: (303) 936-0089 http://www.starkitchendenver.com/
20:30 Bus transportation leaves from the restaurant back to Boulder
Day Three: Thursday, 2 October 2014
Parallel Sessions
Session 6:
RO Applications for Climate (Chair: Barbara Scherllin-Pirscher -- Univ. of Graz and Co-chair: Shu-peng (Ben) Ho -- UCAR/COSMIC)
Session 7:
RO Data Applications for Ionosphere (Chair: Paul Straus -- The Aerospace Corporation and Co-chair: Bill Schreiner -- UCAR/COSMIC)
8:30-8:50 Climate monitoring with GPS RO -- achievements and challenges (invited) Andrea Steiner -- Univ. of Graz Radio occultation as a tool for investigating physical processes in the high latitude ionosphere (invited) Anthony Mannucci -- JPL/Caltech
8:50-9:10 Reducing uncertainty in climate prediction by climate monitoring (invited) Stephen Leroy -- Harvard Uni. Atmospheric and ionospheric volcanic disturbances probed by FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC (invited) Jann-Yenq (Tiger) Liu -- NSPO
9:10-9:25 On possible reasons for systematic errors in GPS radio occultation climatologies, their characterization, and potential ways to remove some of them Ulrich Foelsche -- IGAM, Univ. of Graz Scintillation nowcasting with GNSS radio occultation data Keith Groves -- Boston College
9:25-9:40 New measures of gravity wave contributions to the atmospheric momentum budget utilizing COSMIC RO and HIRDLS temperature profiles M. Joan Alexander -- NWRA/CoRA Ionospheric model parameter estimation with EnKF based on the GPS data Xiaocheng Wu -- National Space Science Center, CAS
9:40-9:55 Application and limitations of RO data for the detection of Arctic boundary layer properties Manisha Ganeshan -- Universities Space Research Association Explanation of the sporadic-E layer formation by comparing FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC data with meteor and wind shear information Wen-Hao Yeh -- NCU
9:55-10:10 Planetary boundary layer height and cloud-top-height from COSMIC and CALIPSO over eastern Pacific Ocean Feiqin Xie -- Texas A&M Univ. Ionospheric variability as observed by the CTECS, COSMIC, and CORISS sensors Rebecca L. Bishop -- The Aerospace Corporation
10:10-10:30 Break
Parallel Sessions
Session 6:
RO Applications for Climate (Chair: Andrea Steiner -- Univ. of Graz and Co-chair: Feiqin Xie -- Texas A&M Univ.)
Session 7:
RO Data Applications for Ionosphere (Chair: Jann-Yenq (Tiger) Liu -- NSPO and Co-chair: Anthony Mannucci -- JPL/Caltech)
10:30-10:45 Assessment of the Seasonal and Inter-annual Radiosonde Temperature Biases in the Lower Stratosphere using COSMIC, CHAMP, and GRACE from 2006 to 2013 Shu-Peng (Ben) Ho -- UCAR/COSMIC Dependence of height-integrated Pedersen conductivity in high-latitudes on the solar and geomagnetic activities Yue Deng -- Univ. of Texas at Arlington
10:45-11:00 Geopotential heights and mean tropospheric temperatures Hans Gleisner -- Danish Met. Institute Observations of ionosphere/thermosphere coupling as observed by COSMIC Kenneth Dymond -- Naval Research Lab
11:00-11:15 A new way to look tropical tropopause layer using GPS RO bending angle profiles Daggumati Rao -- SRM Univ. Morphology of sporadic E layer retrieved from COSMIC GPS radio occultation measurements: Wind shear theory examination Yen-Hsyang Chu -- NCU
11:15-11:30 Diagnosing tropical precipitation and relative humidity relationship Panagiotis Vergados -- JPL Impact of RO data in assimilative ionospheric models Douglas Brinkman -- The Aerospace Corporation
11:30-12:00 Session 6 Discussion Session 7 Discussion
12:00-13:00 Working Lunch
Session 8: 13:00-16:10 COSMIC-2 and Future Missions (Chair: Vicky Chu -- NSPO and Co-chair: Kendra Cook -- NOAA)
13:00-13:20 GEROS-ISS: Innovative remote sensing using GNSS reflectometry and radio occultation onboard the International Space Station (invited) Jens Wickert -- GFZ Potsdam
13:20-13:40 The future of GNSS-RO for global weather monitoring and prediction -- A COSMIC-2/FORMOSAT-7 program status update (invited) Kendra Cook -- NOAA
13:40-13:55 On the scaling of NWP errors with increasing GNSS RO sampling densities Rob Kursinski -- Moog Advanced Missions & Science
13:55-14:10 Ionospheric aspects of COSMIC-2 Paul Straus -- The Aerospace Corporation
14:10-14:25 Overview of EUMETSATs radio occultation activities Axel von Engeln -- EUMETSAT
14:25-14:40 Simulations and observations of GNSS ocean surface reflections Per Hoeg -- Technical University of Denmark
14:40-14:55 Impact of GPS RO constellations beyond COSMIC-2 S. Mark Leidner -- Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc.
14:55-15:10 Break
15:10-15:25 Pattern measurements of POD and RO antennas for COSMIC-2 George Purcell -- JPL
15:25-15:40 Preliminary results of FY3 GNOS in-orbit testing and its data validation Congliang Liu -- Center of Space Science and Applied Research, CAS
15:40-15:55 Impact of potential loss of microwave and radio occultation observations in operational numerical weather prediction Richard Anthes -- UCAR
15:55-16:10 Impacts of FORMOSAT-7/COSMIC-II RO data on typhoon forecasts Ching-Yuang Huang -- NCU
16:10-17:00 Wrap-up Discussions (Chair: Anothony Mannucci -- JPL/Caltech and Co-chair: Richard Anthes -- UCAR)
17:00 Workshop adjourns

*agenda is subject to change