17th JCSDA Technical Review Meeting and Science Workshop

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Day 1: Wednesday, May 29, 2019  

Time Presentations / Topics / Activities  Presenter
Session Monitor  Dr. James Yoe  
9:00 AM – 9:20 AM Welcome from Chairman of the JCSDA Management Oversight Board Dr. Steven Pawson (NASA)
9:20 AM – 9:40 AM Keynote Address  Dr. Jack Kaye, Associate Director for Research of the Earth Science Division (NASA)
9:40 AM – 10:00 AM JCSDA Director Overview Dr. Thomas Auligne
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM Agency Partner Overview  Dr. Ron Gelaro (NASA)
10:15 AM – 10:30 AM Agency Partner Overview Lt. Colonel John McMillen (Air Force)
10:30 AM  – 11:00 AM MORNING BREAK  
11:00 AM – 11:15 AM Agency Partner Overview Dr. Stan Benjamin (OAR)
11:15 AM – 11:30 AM Agency Partner Overview  Dr. Nancy Baker (NRL)
11:30 AM – 11:45 AM Agency Partner Overview  Mr. Kevin Garrett (NESDIS / STAR)
11:45 AM – 12:00 PM Agency Partner Overview  Dr. Daryl Kleist (NWS / NCEP)
12:00 PM  – 1:20 PM  LUNCH BREAK  
Session Monitor  Dr. Daniel Holdaway / Radiative Transfer   
1:20 PM – 1:40 PM Recent Advances in the Community Radiative Transfer Model Dr. Benjamin T. Johnson, Project Lead, JCSDA 
1:40 PM – 2:00 PM Impact of Dust Aerosols on Simulated Infrared Radiances within the Community Radiative Transfer Model (CRTM) Dr. Aaron Naeger, University of Alabama Huntsville
2:00 PM – 2:20 PM Sensitivity of Aerosol Refractive Indices and Impact on CRTM Scattering Calculations Dr. Patrick Stegmann, JCSDA
2:20 PM – 2:40 PM Light Scattering and Radiative Transfer Simulations in Support of CRTM (Presentation will not be posted) Dr. Ping Yang, Texas A&M University
2:40 PM  – 3:00 PM  AFTERNOON BREAK  
3:00 PM - 3:20 PM Perspective on all-sky radiance assimilation over land in the FV3GFS Dr. Yanqiu Zhu, IMSG at NWS / NCEP / EMC
3:20 PM - 3:40 PM Assimilation of Microwave Cloudy Radiances into NASA GEOS Model Using a Novel Bayesian Monte Carlo Technique Dr. Isaac Moradi, NASA GMAO and University of Maryland
3:40 PM – 4:00 PM Fast Solvers and Polarization in the CRTM Dr. Thomas Greenwald, University of Wisconsin
4:00 PM  – 5:00 PM  Poster Session #1 (see listing at end of agenda)   

Day 2: Thursday, May 30, 2019  

Time Presentations / Topics / Activities  Presenter
Session Monitor  Dr. DaNa Carlis / Joint Effort for Data assimilation Integration (JEDI  
9:00 AM – 9:20 AM JEDI Project Overview Dr. Yannick Tremolet, Project Lead, JCSDA
9:20 AM – 9:40 AM JEDI Portability Across Platforms: Containers, Cloud Computing and HPC Environments Dr. Mark Miesch, JCSDA
9:40 AM – 10:00 AM Unit Testing Framework in JEDI Dr. Maryam Abdioskouei, JCSDA
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM  MORNING BREAK  
10:30 AM – 10:50 AM Observation Handling with the IODA Subsystem of JEDI Dr. Stephen Herbener, JCSDA
10:50 AM – 11:10 AM GNSSRO Operators in JEDI Dr. Hailing Zhang, JCSDA
11:10 AM – 11:30 AM Progress Towards Hybrid-4DVar Data Assimilation with FV3-JEDI Dr. Daniel Holdaway, JCSDA
11:30 AM – 11:50 AM Sea-Ice Ocean Data Assimilation (SOCA) using the JEDI: Status Report and Preliminary Results Dr. Guillaume Vernieres, Project Lead, JCSDA
11:50 AM – 1:20 PM  LUNCH BREAK  
Session Monitor  Dr. Ben Ruston / Applications   
1:20 PM – 1:40 PM Toward a Cloud Analysis and Forecasting System Leveraging JEDI Dr. Zhiquan (Jake) Liu, NCAR
1:40 PM – 2:00 PM Bayesian Data Assimilation within the AOML-UMD Ensemble Prediction System Dr. Jonathan Poterjoy, University of Maryland
2:00 PM – 2:20 PM Multispecies Trace Gas Assimilation: Current State of the GMAO system and plans for inclusion in the JEDI Framework Dr. Brad Weir, NASA GMAO / USRA
2:20 PM – 2:40 PM Localization Modeling with a Neural Network, Toward Strongly Coupled Atmosphere-Ocean Data Assimilation Dr. Takuma Yoshida, University of Maryland-College Park
2:40 PM – 3:00 PM  AFTERNOON BREAK  
3:00 PM – 3:20 PM Introducing CDAT, the CIRA Data Assimilation Testbed Dr. Steven Fletcher, CIRA, Colorado State University
3:20 PM – 3:40 PM Satellite Radiance Assimilation Enhancements for the Upcoming NCEP
Operational Rapid Refresh Upgrade
Dr. Haidao Lin, CIRA / CSU and NOAA / ESRL / GSD
3:40 PM – 4:00 PM Satellite Data Assimilation Upgrades to the Global Forecasting System Dr. Andrew Collard, IMSG @ NOAA / NCEP / EMC
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Poster Session #2 (see listing at the end of the agenda)   

Day 3: Friday, May 31, 2019  

Time Presentations / Topics / Activities  Presenter
Session Monitor Dr. Sara Tucker / Observations  
9:00 AM – 9:20 AM Invited Talk Dr. Dick Dee, ECMWF
9:20 AM – 9:40 AM New and Improved Observation Project Overview Dr. Hui Shao, Project Lead, JCSDA
9:40 AM – 10:00 AM Impact of Assimilating Adaptively Thinned AIRS Cloud-Cleared Radiances in the GEOS Dr. Erica McGrath-Spangler, USRA / GESTAR and NASA GSFC / GMAO
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM  MORNING BREAK  
10:30 AM – 10:50 AM Assimilation of CYGNSS Ocean Surface Winds for Improved Hurricane Prediction Dr. Zhaoxia Pu, University of Utah
10:50 AM – 11:10 AM Impact of Observing Systems Dr. Francois Vandenberghe, Project Lead, JCSDA
11:10 AM – 11:30 AM Background Fit to Space-Based Observations Dr. William Campbell, NRL
11:30 AM – 11:50 AM Wrap Up and Closing of the Workshop Dr. Thomas Auligne, Director of the JCSDA, and Dr. Steven Pawson, Chairman of the JCSDA Management Oversight Board, NASA



Poster Session 1: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 

Poster Title  Author
Implementation of Variational Bias Correction in JEDI Xin Zhang
Data Assimilation Efforts - Microwaves Over Land Biljana Orescanin
Impact Study of the Assimilation of Surface Sensitive Microwave Radiances in the GEOS Hamideh Ebrahimi
AOD Assimilation Using JEDI at NOAA/ESRL/GSD and EMC: Early Results and Prospects  Cory Martin
Evaluation of GOES-16 Clear-Sky Radiance (CSR) Data and Preliminary Assimilation Results at NCEP Haixa Liu
Impact of Simulated TROPICS Data on Tropical Cyclone Analyses and Forecasts Hui Christophersen
Lessons Learned and Initial Assessment of Small Satellite for Data Assimilation, Part One  Ting-Chi Wu
Lessons Learned and Initial Assessment of Small Satellite for Data Assimilation, Part Two Anton Kliewer
Fast 3D Inhomogeneous Radiative Transfer Model Incorporating Nonspherical Hydrometers Kun Zhang
METOP-C RO Evaluation for NCEP Operations  Suryakanti Dutta
Infrared Sea Surface Effective-Enissivity (IRSSE) Model Upgrade Plans for CRTM Nicholas Nalli

Poster Session 2: Thursday, May 30, 2019 

Poster Title  Author
Unifying the Observation Assimilation Strategy in Global NWP System  Benjamin Ruston
Advances of the Community Surface Emissivity Models in Support of NWP Data Assimilation Ming Chen 
Variational All-Sky Himawari-AHI Radiance Data Assimilation at Convective-Scale  Zhiquan (Jake) Liu 
VarBC for AMVs: Can AEOLUS help? Ross M. Hoffman
Strategies for Verifying Cloud Forecasts Over the Globe  Craig Schwartz
Using Analysis Increments to Estimate and Correct Systematic Model Errors Kriti Bhargava
Simulation of AMVs for OSSEs  Ronald Errico
Improved Tropical Cyclone Predictions by Assimilation of Satellite-Retrieved Precipitation with Gaussian Transformation Cheng Da
Preliminary Assimilation of Aeolus Wind Measurements at the GMAO Will McCarty
Investing the Utility of Hyperspectral Sounders in the 9.6 µm Band to Improve Analyses Bryan Karpowicz
Status of Satellite-based Wind Lidar Systems and Data Assimilation  Sara Tucker