How satellite data are being used to advance our understanding of fundamental weather and climate processes in the atmosphere, oceans, land surface, and cryosphere, and will continue to improve our ability to observe, analyze, predict, and communicate weather and climate data at a new level of fidelity and timeliness

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Tuesday, 6 January 2015: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
231ABC (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Hosts: (Joint between the 20th Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography; the 11th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; and the Third Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation )
Cochairs:  Derek J. Posselt, AOSS, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI and Steve Ackerman, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

  11:00 AM
A New View of Snowfall: A Multi-Year Global Snowfall Census from Spaceborne Radar
Mark S. Kulie, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and N. B. Wood, T. S. L'Ecuyer, and R. Bennartz
  11:30 AM
  11:45 AM
Using Satellite Observations to Understand Cloud-Climate Interactions: The Subtropical Cloud Transition
Joao Teixeira, JPL, Pasadena, CA; and M. Lebsock, P. Kalmus, G. Matheou, and K. Suselj