Sixth Data Users Workshop

Sixth Data Users Workshop

Sixth FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC Data Users' Workshop
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30 October - 1 November 2012
UCAR Center Green Campus
3080 Center Green Drive, Building # 1 (CG-1)
Boulder, Colorado U.S.A.

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Day One: Tuesday, 30 October 2012
8:00-9:00 Registration (CG-1, Lobby)
Session 1: 9:00-12:00 Programmatic (CG-1, Center and North Auditoriums)
(Chair: Bill Kuo - UCAR/COSMIC)
9:00-9:20 Opening Remarks Tom Bogdan - UCAR
Tiger JY Liu - National Space Organization
Chia-Pei Chou - TECO Houston
Shu-peng Ben Ho - UCAR/COSMIC
9:20-9:50 NASA's Global Environmental Remote Sensing Program Jack Kaye - NASA
9:50-10:20 The Important Role of Satellite Data in Advancing the Weather Forecasts Louis Uccellini - NCEP/NOAA
10:20-10:40 Break
10:40-11:00 COSMIC-2: A Platform for Advanced Ionospheric Observations Paul Straus - The Aerospace Corporation
11:00-11:20 New Science Opportunities on COSMIC-2/FORMOSAT-7 Anthony Mannucci - JPL/Caltech
11:20-11:40 GPS and climate Graeme Stephens - NASA
11:40-12:00 A Status Report on the Development of the ATOMMS Remote Sensing System Rob Kursinski - Broad Reach Engineering
12:00-13:00 Lunch (CG-1)
Session 2: 13:00-14:00 CDAAC Operations (CG-1, Center and North Auditoriums)
(Chair: Anthony Mannucci - JPL/Caltech)
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 and Group Photo
Session 3: 14:15-16:00 Scientific Applications and Data Validation (CG-1, Center and North Auditoriums)
(Chair: William Randel - NCAR/ACD and Co-chair: Josep Maria Aparicio - Environment Canada)
14:15-14:30 Reproducibility of GPS Radio Occultation Data for Climate Monitoring: Profile-to-Profile Inter-comparison of CHAMP Climate Records 2002 to 2008 from Six Data Centers Shu-peng Ben Ho - UCAR/COSMIC
14:30-14:45 Tropical tropopause variability observed in GPS data and links with stratospheric water vapor William Randel - NCAR
14:45-15:00 The Impacts of GPS Radio Occultation Data on the Analysis and Prediction of Tropical Cyclones Bill Kuo - UCAR/COSMIC
15:00-15:15 Probing a hurricane's eye with the GPS radio occultation technique Panagiotis Vergados - Jet Propulsion Laboratory
15:15-15:30 Turbulence Locations and Intensities from Radio Occultation Soundings Lakshmi Kantha - University of Colorado, Boulder
15:30-15:45 Assimilation of GNSS Radio Occultation Data at GRAPES Yan Liu - China Meteorological Administration
15:45-16:00 Reconstructing the GPS Refractivity Profiles inside the Atmospheric Boundary Layer with MODIS Cloud-top-temperature over Subtropical Eastern Oceans Feiqin Xie - Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
16:00-17:00 Student Poster Introductions (CG-1, Center and North Auditoriums)
(Chair: Zhen Janet Zeng - UCAR/COSMIC and Co-chair: Pay-Liam Lin - NCU)
17:00-18:30 Poster Session and Reception (CG-1, South Auditorium and Lobby)
Assimilations of GPS radio occultation data with vertical thinning Shu-Ya Chen - UCAR/COSMIC
Preliminary Studies of the Applications of HHT (Hilbert-Huang Transform) on FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC GOX Payload Trending Data Chen-Joe Fong - National Space Organization (NSPO)
Discussion on the global features and trends of the tropopause derived from GPS/COSMIC RO data Tingting Han - Ezhou Polytechnic
Calibration of Microwave Temperature in the Lower Stratosphere from 2001 to 2010 using GPS RO Data Shu-peng Ben Ho - UCAR/COSMIC
Characteristics of Global Precipitable Water in ENSO Events Revealed by COSMIC Measurements Ching-Yuang Huang - National Central University
Forecast Sensitivity of Typhoon to GPS RO Observations using WRF adjoint Ching-Yuang Huang - National Central University
Space System for Disasters Research including GNSS Receivers for TEC Measurements Anatoliy Lozbin - Institute of Space Techniques and Technologies
Warming in the tropical tropopause layer estimated from GPS radio occultation data during 2001-2010 Sanjay Mehta - RISH, Kyoto University
Calibration of Temperature of Tropopause/Stratosphere (TTS) from Microwave Measurements using Radiosonde Types Identified by Radio Occultation Data Liang Peng - UCAR/COSMIC
Inclusion of atmospheric profiles from GNSS radio occultation on the CPTEC-INPE's global model Luiz Sapucci - INPE-CPTEC
GNSS for Global Earth Observation: The European coordination action GfG2 Jens Wickert - GFZ Potsdam
Statistic analysis of the ionospheric topside scale height based on COSMIC RO measurements Xu Xu - UCAR/COSMIC
A feasibility study of the radio occultation electron density retrieval aided by ionospheric data assimilation model Xinan Yue - UCAR/COSMIC
Student Posters
Role of sensible and latent heat fluxes from the ocean in the genesis of Cyclone Nargis (2008) Vanessa Almanza - University of Hawaii at Manoa
Validating estimates of the width of the tropical belt from reanalyses with FORMOSAT/COSMIC radio occultation data Nicholas Davis - Colorado State University
Assimilation of FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC electron density profiles into a coupled Thermosphere/Ionosphere model using ensemble Kalman filtering I-Te Lee - NCAR/HAO
The effects of 3D error covariance for an ionospheric data assimilation model Chi-Yen Lin - CU-CIRES, NOAA-SWPC
Initial atmospheric refractivity profile results from airborne GPS radio occultation measurements during PREDICT Brian Murphy - Purdue University
Ocean Wave Slopes from GPS and XM-Radio Reflections for Sea Salt Salinity (SSS) Corrections Nicole Quindara - Purdue University
Height-Integrated Pedersen Conductivity of Ionosphere from COSMIC Observations Cheng Sheng - University of Texas at Arlington
Inference of meridional neutral winds and zonal electric fields from NmF2 and hmF2 observations Yang-Yi Sun - CIRES-CU, NOAA-SWPC
The impact of COSMIC radio occultation data on the prediction of typhoon Morakot Matthias Trattler - University of Graz
Data Assimilation of COSMIC GPS Radio Occultation (RO) soundings impacts on the rainfall simulation of a Mei-Yu event during TiMREX (2008) Chuan-Chi Tu - University of Hawaii
Airborne and Spaceborne GPS Radio Occultation Signal Strength and Performance Comparison Kuo-Nung Eric Wang - Purdue University
Detection of ionospheric sporadic-E layer by using signal to noise ratio data of GPS radio occultation technique Wen-Hao Yeh - National Central University
Day Two: Wednesday, 31 October 2012 (Parallel Sessions)
Session 4:
RO Applications for Meteorology/Weather Forecast (CG1, Center Auditorium)
(Chair: Ching-Yuang Huang - NCU and Co-chair: Anthony Reale - NOAA/STAR)
8:30-8:45 Improvement of Rainfall Ensemble Forecast of Typhoon Morakot (2009) from Assimilation of GPS RO Refractivity Data Xingqin Fang - UCAR/COSMIC
8:45-9:00 Assimilation of GPS RO Data for Tropical Cyclone Prediction with HWRF Chunhua Zhou - NCAR
9:00-9:15 Relative impact of GPSRO observation on forecast error Thomas Auligne - NCAR
9:15-9:30 Impacts of GNSS RO Observations on Prediction of Typhoon Morakot: An OSSE Study for COSMIC-2 Ching-Yuang Huang - National Central University
9:30-9:45 The Impact of Data Assimilation on the Simulation of Typhoon Apporoaching Taiwan Pay-Liam Lin - National Central University
9:45-10:00 Recent Improvements to WRF/DART Ensemble Assimilation System for GPS RO Data Assimilation Hui Liu - NCAR
10:00-10:15 Impact of Quality Control and Data Thinning of GPS RO Data in WRF-Var on Typhoon Track Forecast Ming-En Hsieh - Taiwan Typhoon and Flood Research Institute
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-10:45 Impact of assimilating COSMIC GPS RO moisture and temperature profiles on Polar WRF simulations of West Antarctic cyclones Francis Otieno - BPRC The Ohio State University
10:45-11:00 Impact of GPS radio occultation data on the analysis and prediction of an intense synoptic-scale storm over the Southern Ocean near the Antarctic Peninsula Shu-Ya Chen - UCAR/COSMIC
11:00-11:15 Developments on the interpretation and assimilation of GPSRO data at Environment Canada Josep Maria Aparicio - Environment Canada
11:15-11:30 Assimilation of GNSS RO refractivity data into the JMA global NWP system Hiromi Owada - Japan Meteorological Agency
11:30-12:00 Session 4 Discussion
12:00-13:15 Lunch (CG-1)
Session 6:
RO Applications for Climate (CG-1, Center Auditorium)
(Chair: Rob Kursinski - BRE and Co-chair: Thomas Birner - CSU)
13:15-13:30 Longitudinal dependence in the inter-annual variation of the temperature anomalies Sanjay Mehta - RISH, Kyoto University
13:30-13:45 Using GPS-RO to evaluate Climate Data Records from MSU/AMSU Carl Mears - Remote Sensing Systems
13:45-14:00 Quantifying the deep convective temperature signal within the tropical tropopause layer (TTL) using co-located measurements from CloudSat and COSMIC Thomas Birner - Colorado State University
14:00-14:15 Structural Evolution of the Madden-Julian Oscillation from COSMIC Radio Occultation Data Zhen Zeng - UCAR/COSMIC
14:15-14:30 COSMIC Validation and Potential Benchmark Status in the NOAA Products Validation System (NPROVS) Anthony Reale - NOAA/STAR
14:30-14:45 Towards improved corrections for radiation-induced biases in radiosonde observations Bomin Sun - NOAA/NESDIS/STAR
14:45-15:00 Global Assessment of Radiosonde Systematic Temperature Biases in the Lower Stratosphere using COSMIC, CHAMP, and GRACE from 2001 to 2010 Shu-peng Ben Ho - UCAR/COSMIC
15:00-15:15 Break
15:15-15:30 Detection of cold region in the stratosphere and its seasonal variation over higher latitudes using COSMIC/FORMOSAT-3 satellite observation during 2007-2011 Vinay Kumar - University of Delhi
15:30-15:45 Monthly climatologies of geopotential height and geostrophic wind from ten years of GPS RO data Olga Verkhoglyadova - JPL/Caltech
15:45-16:00 Separation of the lapse rate and cold-point tropopauses in the tropics and the impact on cloud top - tropopause relationships Laura Pan - NCAR
16:00-16:15 A Deep Convection Climatology over the Central Amazon derived from COSMIC Radio Occultations Water Vapor Profiles Ant?nio Alci?lio Amorim da Rocha - Universidad de Estado do Amazonas
16:15-16:30 Estimating the Low Latitude Free Tropospheric Water Vapor Feedback using COSMIC GPS RO Data Rob Kursinski - Broad Reach Engineering
16:30-17:00 Session 6 Discussion
17:15 Bus to restaurant leaves from CG-1 front door.
18:00 Banquet for all registered workshop participants and speakers at Golden Lotus restaurant.
Day Two: Wednesday, 31 October 2012 (Parallel Sessions)
Session 5:
RO Data Processing (CG-1, North Auditorium)
(Chair: Chi Ao - JPL and Co-Chair: Estel Cardellach - ICE-CSIC/IEEC)
8:30-8:45 An Analysis of the Short-Term Stability of GNSS Satellite Clocks Erin Griggs - University of Colorado
8:45-9:00 Processing and application of GPS radio occultation data at GFZ: recent results from GRACE-A, MetOp-A, TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X Florian Zus - GFZ Potsdam
9:00-9:15 EUMETSAT Radio Occultation Observation With Metop-A and Metop-B in Orbit Axel von Engeln - EUMETSAT
9:15-9:30 Simplified generation of radio occultation climatologies Hans Gleisner - Danish Meteorological Institute
9:30-9:45 Measurement noise and how to deal with it in data processing Tae-Kwon Wee - UCAR/COSMIC
9:45-10:00 Systematic Residual Ionospheric Errors in Radio Occultation Data and a Potential Way to Minimize them Julia Danzer - Wegener Center
10:00-10:15 On the Resolution and Noise Characteristics of GPS Radio Occultation Retrievals: A Simulation Study Chi Ao - JPL
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-10:45 Detection of tropospheric ducts with GPS radio occultation Sergey Sokolovskiy - UCAR/COSMIC
10:45-11:00 Specifying the Equatorial Ionosphere using DINEOFs Russell Stoneback - University of Texas at Dallas
11:00-11:15 Theoretical sensitivity of the GNSS polarimetric radio-occultation technique to precipitation events Estel Cardellach - ICE-CSIC/IEEC
11:15-11:30 Global 3-D Ionospheric Electron Density Reanalysis based on Multi-Source Data Assimilation Xinan Yue - UCAR/COSMIC
11:30-12:00 Session 5 Discussion
12:00-13:15 Lunch (CG-1)
Session 7:
RO Data Applications for Ionosphere (CG-1, North Auditorium)
(Chair: Paul Straus - The Aerospace Corporation and Co-chair: Geoff Crowley - ASTRA)
13:15-13:30 Use of Radio Occultation Data in Ionospheric Assimilation Algorithms Geoff Crowley - ASTRA
13:30-13:45 Impact of COSMIC Radio Occultation Ingestion on GAIM Electron Density Profile Specification Mark Butala - NASA JPL
13:45-14:00 Study of the Accuracy and Spatial-Temporal Resolution of Ionospheric Data Assimilation due to Ingestion of RO Observations from Satellite Constellations Gary Bust - JHUAPL
14:00-14:15 Upper Atmosphere Data Assimilation With an Ensemble Kalman Filter Tomoko Matsuo - University of Colorado, Boulder/NOAA
14:15-14:30 Advanced assimilation of ground- and space-based observations for ionospheric specification Alex Chartier - University of Bath
14:30-14:45 Daytime Climatology of Ionospheric NmF2 and hmF2 from COSMIC data Alan Burns - NCAR
14:45-15:00 Break
15:00-15:15 Solar Cycle and Seasonal Variations of the Ionospheric F2 Peak Liying Qian - NCAR/HAO
15:15-15:30 Coordinate investigation of the F2 layer stratification at low-latitude ionsophere: results from the COSMIC and GIRO Biqiang Zhao - IGGCAS
15:30-15:45 First Results from the GPS Compact Total Electron Content Sensor (CTECS) on the PSSCT-2 Nanosat Rebecca Bishop - The Aerospace Corporation
15:45-16:00 Amplitude morphology of GPS radio occultation data for sporadic-E layers Cheng-Yung Huang - National Central University
16:00-16:15 Morphology of Sporadic E Layer Retrieved from COSMIC GPS Radio Occultation Measurements Yen-Hsyang Chu - National Central University
16:15-16:30 On the occurrence of the equatorial F-region irregularities during solar minimum using radio occultation measurements Brett Carter - RMIT University
16:30-17:00 Session 7 Discussion
17:15 Bus to restaurant leaves from CG-1 front door.
18:00 Banquet for all registered workshop participants and speakers at Golden Lotus restaurant.
Day Three: Thursday, 1 November 2012
Session 8
COSMIC-2 and Future Missions (CG-1, Center and North Auditoriums)
(Chair: Jens Wickert - GFZ Potsdam and Co-chair: Dan Mamula - NOAA)
8:30-8:50 Observations and predictions of atmospheric rivers: Current capabilities and future challenges associated with extreme precipitation Marty Ralph - NOAA
8:50-9:05 Approaching the First GNSS Operational Radio Occultation Satellites Mission Carrying TriG Receiver Chen-Joe Fong - National Space Organization (NSPO)
9:05-9:20 Development of the next generation GRAS instrument Jacob Christensen - RUAG Space
9:20-9:35 CICERO: Community Initiative for Continuing Earth Radio Occultation Tom Yunck - GeoOptics Inc.
9:35-9:50 Quality assessments of GPS receiver clocks onboard COSMIC and GRACE satellites based on orbit determination using GPS Tzu-Pang Tseng - GPSARC, National Central University
9:50-10:00 Break
10:00-10:15 An Instrument Suite for Neutral and Ion-drifts, Equivalent Temperatures, and Composition Loren Chang - National Central University
10:15-10:30 Filling a Data Gap in the Ionosphere Dave Rainwater - University of Texas Applied Research Laboratories (ARL:UT)
10:30-10:45 GNSS radio occultation at GFZ: Recent results and activities related to future missions Jens Wickert - GFZ Potsdam
10:45-11:00 KOMPSAT-5 Status Report Bill Schreiner - UCAR/COSMIC
11:00-12:00 Wrap up Discussions (CG-1, Center and North Auditoriums)
(Chair: Bill Kuo - UCAR/COSMIC and Co-chair: Tiger JY Liu - National Space Organization)
12:00 Workshop adjourns

*agenda is subject to change