Themed Joint Session 9 Sixth AMS Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation

Program Chairs: James G. Yoe , NOAA/NWS/NCEP ; Thomas Auligne , Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation
Reviewers: Gary McWilliams , NESDIS JPSS Program Office/Science and Technology Corporation ; Mitch Goldberg , NOAA/NESDIS/JPSS

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Sunday, 7 January 2018

4:00 PM-5:00 PM: Sunday, 7 January 2018

Monday, 8 January 2018

8:45 AM-10:00 AM: Monday, 8 January 2018

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Joint Session 3
Special Session on JPSS
Location: Salon H (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the 22nd Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography; the 14th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; and the Sixth AMS Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation )
Cochairs: Mitch Goldberg, NOAA/NESDIS/JPSS; Ivan Csiszar, NOAA/NESDIS/JPSS
9:00 AM
J3.2
First VIIRS Imagery from JPSS-1
Donald W. Hillger, NOAA/NESDIS, Fort Collins, CO; and T. J. Kopp, C. J. Seaman, S. D. Miller, D. T. Lindsey, and J. Torres
9:15 AM
J3.3
The JPSS CrIS Instrument and the Evolution of Space-Based Sounders
Ronald J. Glumb, Harris Corporation, Fort Wayne, IN; and L. Suwinski, S. Wells, R. Malloy, A. J. Glumb, and M. C. Colton
9:30 AM
J3.4
An All-Weather, Multi-Platform Hyperspectral Retrieval System: The NOAA Unique Combined Atmospheric Processing System (NUCAPS); Recent Algorithm Enhancements Geared Toward Near–Real Time and Long-Term User Applications
Antonia Gambacorta, NOAA, College Park,, MD; and N. Nalli, F. Iturbide-Sanchez, C. Tan, K. Zhang, X. Xiong, M. Wilson, B. Sun, C. D. Barnet, L. L. Strow, T. S. King, L. Soulliard, A. Wheeler, N. Smith, L. Zhou, T. Reale, A. Sharma, W. W. Wolf, and M. Goldberg

10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018

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Joint Session 7
Communicating the Value of Satellite Data to the Public
Location: Salon H (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the 14th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; the 22nd Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography; the 13th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice; and the Sixth AMS Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation )
Cochairs: Kathryn Shontz, NOAA; Susan A. Jasko, California Univ. of Pennsylvania
10:30 AM
J7.1
Communicating Value: A Mutual Exploration, an Ongoing Conversation—Not a Sales Pitch
William Hooke, Associate Executive Director of AMS, Washington, DC
11:00 AM
J7.2
Communicating the Value of the Satellite Data: Examples from NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
Margarita Gregg, NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI, Asheville, NC; and K. Arzayus, M. J. Brewer, K. S. Casey, E. Kihn, K. V. Matthews, S. Mesick, J. L. Privette, N. A. Ritchey, M. Tanner, R. S. Vose, and M. Wohlgemuth
11:30 AM
J7.4
What Is a Satellite Measurement? Communicating Abstract Satellite Science Concepts to the World
Nadia Smith, Science and Technology Corporation, Columbia, MD; and K. Shontz and C. D. Barnet

2:00 PM-3:00 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018

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Joint Session 14
Direct Broadcast Capabilities for Polar-Orbiting and Geostationary Satellites and Their Use in Support of Societal Needs
Location: Salon H (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the 14th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; the 22nd Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography; and the Sixth AMS Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation )
Cochairs: Satya Kalluri, NOAA/NESDIS/STAR; Kathleen Strabala, CIMSS
2:00 PM
J14.1
Operational Capabilities, Products, and Customers of the NOAA Direct Broadcast Real Time Network
Liam Gumley, CIMSS/Space Science and Engineering Center/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
2:30 PM
J14.3
Status of the GOES-R Series GOES Rebroadcast
James McNitt, NESDIS, Silver Spring, MD; and M. Seybold
2:45 PM
J14.4
CSPP Geo Software for Processing Direct Broadcast Data from a New Generation of Geostationary Satellites
Graeme Martin, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and L. Gumley, N. Bearson, J. Braun, G. Cureton, A. De Smet, R. Garcia, T. Jasmin, S. Mindock, E. Schiffer, and K. Strabala

3:15 PM-4:15 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018

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Joint Session 17
Satellite Testbeds and Proving Ground Activities
Location: Salon H (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the 14th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; the 22nd Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography; and the Sixth AMS Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation )
Cochairs: Donald W. Hillger, NOAA/NESDIS; Huan Meng, NOAA/NESDIS/Center for Satellite Applications and Research
4:00 PM
J17.4
GOES-16 and Himawari-8 Integration at the Satellite Proving Ground for Marine, Precipitation, and Satellite Analysis
Michael J. Folmer, CICS, College Park, MD; and J. M. Sienkiewicz, J. D. Clark, H. D. Cobb III, N. A. Ramos, J. A. Nelson Jr., A. Orrison, M. Klein, J. Kibler, S. D. Rudlosky, S. J. Goodman, and M. Goldberg

8:00 PM-10:00 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Ryan Symposium Reception
Location: The Reverbery at the Hilton (Austin, Texas)

8:00 PM-10:30 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Fourth Annual Speed Networking Event for Students and Early Career Professionals
Location: Ballroom A (ACC) (Austin, Texas)

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

8:30 AM-10:00 AM: Tuesday, 9 January 2018

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Joint Session 22
National and International Program Overviews for Environmental Satellites (Invited)
Location: Salon H (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the 14th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; the Eighth Conference on Transition of Research to Operations; the 22nd Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography; and the Sixth AMS Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation )
Cochairs: Mitch Goldberg, NOAA/NESDIS/JPSS; Daniel T. Lindsey, NOAA/NESDIS
9:30 AM
J22.4
The EUMETSAT Satellite Programmes—Providing Continuity for the Future (Invited Presentation)
Kenneth Holmlund, EUMETSAT, Darmstadt, Germany; and P. Schlüssel, R. Stuhlmann, B. Bojkov, R. Munro, D. Klaes, F. Montagner, J. Grandell, and D. Just

10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Tuesday, 9 January 2018

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Joint Session 25
Special Session on GOES-R
Location: Salon H (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the 14th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; the 46th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology; the 22nd Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography; and the Sixth AMS Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation )
Cochairs: Daniel T. Lindsey, NOAA/NESDIS/STAR/RAMMB; Jorge Torres, KOB-TV
10:30 AM
J25.1
Geostationary Lightning Mapper: Post Launch Test Results
Clemens E. Tillier, Lockheed Martin, Palo Alto, CA; and S. F. Edgington, H. Demroff, R. van Bezooijen, H. J. Christian Jr., and P. M. Bitzer
10:45 AM
J25.2
GOES-R Series ABI Mode and Mesoscale Domain Sector Request Process
Kathryn W. Mozer, NOAA, College Park, MD; and D. Nietfeld, M. Seybold, E. M. Guillot, J. K. Zajic, B. Rapp, B. Gockel, C. M. Gravelle, and P. O'Reilly
11:15 AM
J25.4
Workshops on GOES-16 Data for National Weather Service SOOs and DOHs
Bill Ward, NWS, Honolulu, HI; and F. Alsheimer, B. C. Carcione, C. B. Entwistle, R. D. Ewald, M. T. Stavish, G. T. Stano, K. W. Mozer, J. J. Gerth, S. S. Lindstrom, T. J. Schmit, C. M. Gravelle, K. J. Runk, M. A. Bowlan, J. G. LaDue, J. E. Ogren, E. J. Szoke, and D. Bikos
11:30 AM
J25.5
Using the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) on GOES-16 to Visualize Solar Eclipses
Timothy J. Schmit, NOAA/NESDIS/Center for Satellite Applications and Research, Madison, WI; and M. M. Gunshor, J. M. Feltz, K. Bah, K. W. Mozer, and J. P. Nelson III
11:45 AM
J25.6
Advanced Imagery Applications Development for GOES-16 ABI
Steven D. Miller, CIRA/Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and D. T. Lindsey, C. J. Seaman, J. E. Solbrig, Y. J. Noh, L. Grasso, and K. Micke

1:30 PM-2:30 PM: Tuesday, 9 January 2018

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Joint Session 31
NOAA Satellite Data Operations
Location: Salon H (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the 14th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; the 22nd Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography; and the Sixth AMS Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation )
Cochairs: Natalia Donoho, NOAA/NESDIS; Kathryn W. Mozer, NOAA
1:45 PM
J31.2
NOAA/NESDIS ESPDS—Enterprise Multi-Mission Operational Product Generation and Distribution for NESDIS
Rich Baker, Solers, Greenbelt, MD; and M. Brogan, G. Wilkinson, P. MacHarrie, S. Britton, E. Richards, S. Walsh, R. Niemann, and D. M. Beall
2:00 PM
J31.3A
GOES-16 Product Readiness: Post-Launch Product Testing Status of the L2+ Algorithms
Wayne M. MacKenzie Jr., NOAA/NESDIS, Greenbelt, MD; and J. M. Daniels, R. Kaiser, M. Seybold, E. M. Kline, and K. W. Mozer
2:15 PM
J31.4
GOES-S Post-Launch Testing and Data Release Strategy
Matthew Seybold, NESDIS, College Park, MD; and E. M. Kline, R. Race, J. Fulbright, D. Pogorzala, W. M. MacKenzie Jr., K. W. Mozer, J. McNitt, and J. Kline

2:45 PM-3:45 PM: Tuesday, 9 January 2018

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Themed Joint Session 6
Development and Communication of Next-Generation Satellite Information for Forecasting Extreme Weather—Part II
Location: Salon H (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the 14th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; the 22nd Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography; the Sixth Symposium on the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise; and the Sixth AMS Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation )
Cochairs: Satya Kalluri, NOAA/NESDIS/STAR; Chad M. Gravelle, NOAA/NWS Operations Proving Ground
2:45 PM
TJ6.1
All-Sky Layered Precipitable Water Products from ABI/AHI and Their Applications in Nowcasting and Forecasting the Severe Storms
Jun Li, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and J. Gerth, Y. K. Lee, Z. Li, T. J. Schmit, P. Wang, and S. Lindstrom
3:00 PM
TJ6.2
Highlights of the First Year of GOES-16 Imagery
Daniel T. Lindsey, NOAA/NESDIS/STAR/RAMMB, Fort Collins, CO; and S. D. Miller, C. J. Seaman, and S. J. Goodman
3:15 PM
TJ6.3A
3:30 PM
TJ6.4
Monitoring Oceanic Convection Using the Geostationary Lightning Mapper
Michael J. Folmer, CICS, College Park, MD; and C. Clark-Robertson, L. J. Phillips, J. M. Sienkiewicz, J. D. Clark, H. D. Cobb III, N. A. Ramos, S. D. Rudlosky, P. C. Meyers, and S. J. Goodman

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

8:30 AM-10:00 AM: Wednesday, 10 January 2018

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Session 1
Assimilation of Satellite Data to Improve Forecasts of Land Surfaces, Oceans, and Air Quality
Location: Salon K (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Sixth AMS Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation
Cochairs: Jeffrey D. Cetola, U.S. Air Force Weather Requirements; James G. Yoe, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation
8:30 AM
1.1
Subdaily Variation in Aerosol Observations and Models, and Impacts of Geostationary Aerosol Data Assimilation
Edward J. Hyer, NRL, Monterey, CA; and D. A. Peterson, P. Xian, J. S. Reid, K. C. Kaku, J. Zhang, M. Choi, H. K. Lim, and J. Kim
8:45 AM
1.2
9:00 AM
1.3
Surface Emissivity as an Analysis Variable in GSI
Biljana Orescanin, RTi, College Park, MD; and B. Johnson, A. Collard, and T. Auligne

9:15 AM
1.4
On the Limitations of Variational Bias Correction
Isaac Moradi, NASA, Greenbelt, MD; and W. McCarty and R. Gelaro
9:30 AM
1.5A
Regional to Global Vegetation Products Derived From JPSS VIIRS Data For Environmental Modeling and Monitoring
Mingshi Chen, IMSG, NOAA/NESDIS/STAR, College Park, MD; and M. Li, Z. Jiang, and I. Csiszar
9:45 AM
1.6
Simulation of UV Radiance Using UNL-VRTM
Fuzhong Weng, NOAA/NESDIS, College Park, MD; and S. Ding and C. Pan

10:00 AM-10:30 AM: Wednesday, 10 January 2018


Coffee Break

10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Wednesday, 10 January 2018

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Session 2
Development of Innovative Methods for Assimilating Satellite Observations in Environmental Analysis and Prediction
Location: Salon K (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Sixth AMS Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation
Cochairs: Will McCarty, NASA GSFC; Krishna Kumar, RTi, NOAA/NESDIS/STAR
10:30 AM
2.1
The Joint Effort for Data Assimilation Integration
Yannick Trémolet, Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation, Boulder, CO
11:30 AM
2.5
Community Radiative Transfer Model (CRTM) for Operational and CubeSat Satellite Applications
Quanhua (Mark) Liu, STAR, College Park, MD; and B. Johnson, T. Zhu, M. Chen, Y. Chen, L. Lin, and F. Weng

1:30 PM-2:30 PM: Wednesday, 10 January 2018

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Lecture 2
2018 Horton Lecture
Location: Room 18A (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
1:30 PM
L2.1
Rain Rates from Space: Past & Future (Invited Presentation)
Gerald R. North, Texas A&M Univ., College Station, TX
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Session 3
Assessment of the Impact of Satellite Data on Numerical Weather Predictions Skill—Part I
Location: Salon K (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Sixth AMS Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation
Cochairs: Kathryn Shontz, NOAA; Thomas Auligné, Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation
1:30 PM
3.1A
Satellite Radiance Data Impact in RAP Version 4
Haidao Lin, CIRA/Colorado State Univ. and NOAA/ESRL/GSD, Boulder, CO; and S. S. Weygandt, Y. Xie, M. Hu, C. R. Alexander, and S. G. Benjamin
1:45 PM
3.2
Satellite Data Assimilation at ECMWF
Florence Rabier, ECMWF, Reading, Berkshire, U.K.; and S. J. English and R. Engelen

2:45 PM-3:45 PM: Wednesday, 10 January 2018

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Session 4
Assessment of the Impact of Satellite Data on Numerical Weather Predictions Skill—Part II
Location: Salon K (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Sixth AMS Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation
Cochairs: Patricia Pauley, NRL; John F. LeMarshall, Melbourne
3:15 PM
4.3
3:30 PM
4.4
Improvements to the Specification of the Mass and Wind Field in the Southern Hemisphere from Use of Earth Observations from Space
John F. Le Marshall, Bureau of Meteorology, Docklands, Australia; and D. Howard, R. Norman, Y. Xiao, J. A. Jung, C. Tingwell, S. Soldatenko, P. Lehmann, T. Morrow, J. Daniels, S. Wanzong, X. Wang, J. Fernon, T. Le, K. Zhang, and A. Cate

3:45 PM-5:30 PM: Wednesday, 10 January 2018


Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)

Poster Session 1
Poster Session for the Sixth AMS Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Sixth AMS Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation
1199
Impacts of Assimilating Vertical Velocity, Latent Heating, or Hydrometeor Water Contents Retrieved from a Single Reflectivity Dataset
Yoonjin Lee, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collin, CO; and C. D. Kummerow and M. Zupanski

1200
Assimilation of GOES-13 Imager Clear-Sky Water Vapor (6.5 mm) Radiances into a Warn-on-Forecast System
Thomas A. Jones, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NOAA/OAR/NSSL, Norman, OK; and X. Wang and P. S. Skinner

1201
Preparing for CrIS Full Spectral Resolution Radiances in the NCEP Global Forecast System
James A. Jung, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, College Park, MD; and A. Collard, K. Bathmann, A. Heidinger, D. Groff, and M. Goldberg

1202
Assimilation of KOMPSAT-5 GPSRO in the GSI 4D-EnVar Assimilation System
Suryakanti Dutta, Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation, College Park, MD; and T. Auligne and J. G. Yoe

1204
The Impact of Assimilation of GPM Microwave Imager Satellite Radiance on Hurricane Forecasts
Zhaoxia Pu, Univ. of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and V. Tallapragada, J. Jin, W. McCarty, and C. Yu

1205
Global Forecast Dropout Prediction Tool (GFDPT) Future Strategies at NCEP
V. Krishna Kumar, NOAA/NESDIS, College Park, MD; and A. Eichmann and J. C. Alpert

1206
Characterization of ATMS Bias in Cloudy Conditions Using GMI and Different Scattering Databases
Lin Lin, CICS–Univ. Maryland Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, College Park, MD; and F. Weng

1207
Optimizing the CRTM for Improved Performance of All-Sky Radiance Data Assimilation
Thomas Greenwald, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and R. Bennartz

1208
Generation of CRTM Coefficients for JPSS-1 and ORS-6 Mission Sensors
Tong Zhu, NESDIS, College Park, MD; and Q. Liu, B. Johnson, Y. Chen, and T. Auligne

1210
Ground Truth of a 1-km Downscaled NLDAS Air Temperature Product for Warm Weather Temperatures using the New York Community Air Survey
Heather Eliezer, New York, NY; and S. Johnson, M. Al-Hamdan, W. L. Crosson, and T. Insaf

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1211
1212
NPP-CrIS Spectral Gap Channels Prediction and Validation
Hui Xu, Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD; and Y. Chen, L. Wang, and C. Cao

Thursday, 11 January 2018

8:30 AM-9:30 AM: Thursday, 11 January 2018

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Themed Joint Session 9
Communication of Next-Generation Satellite Information
Location: Room 17A (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the 34th Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies; and the Sixth AMS Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation )
Chair: Randall Bass, FAA
8:30 AM
TJ9.1
NASA MSFC GOES-16 Receiving Station and Data Visualization
Kevin M. McGrath, NASA Short-term Prediction Research and Transition Center, Huntsville, AL; and P. Meyer, G. Jedlovec, and E. Berndt
8:45 AM
TJ9.2
Using the Satellite Information Familiarization Tool (SIFT) to Train on New Multi-Spectral Geostationary Satellite Sensors
Scott S. Lindstrom, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and J. J. Gerth, R. K. Garcia, and D. Hoese
9:00 AM
TJ9.3
GOES-16 Image Service and Applications from NOAA
Daniel P. Pisut, IMSG, Silver Spring, MD; and T. Loomis and V. Goel