CREW-4 Oral presentations

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Tuesday 4 March 2014


Sub-Topic 1.1 Existing retrieval methods

08:45 Keynote: Overview of combined retrievals from active instruments
Robin Hogan

09:15 The MODIS cloud optical and microphysical property product: Overview of the Collection 6 algorithm and preliminary results
Steve Platnick et al. (presenter Kerry Meyer)

09:30 The Community Cloud Optimal Estimation Retrieval for Climate (CC4CL): Retrieval System and Application to AVHRR and MODIS sensors
M. Jerg et al., and the ESA Cloud CCI team

09:45 Enhancing the PPS cloud mask confidence in the polar night with the VIIRS Day-Night band
Adam Dybbroe and Ronald Scheirer

10:00 Cloud and Radiation Parameter Retrievals from Satellites Using Updated NASA Langley Algorithms
Patrick Minnis

Sub-Topic 1.2 New methods

10:45 Application of a Spectrally Consistent Multichannel Adiabatic Retrieval to the MODIS Cloud Product
John Rausch et al.

11:00 Cloud optical properties of multilayer clouds from solar and thermal SEVIRI channels
Luce Bugliaro

11:15 Retrieving cloud microphysical properties in a fully 3D environment using active and passive sensors
Mark Fielding

11:30 MODIS Cloud Thermodynamic Phase Discrimination for Collection 6 and Comparisons with CALIOP and POLDER
Benjamin Marchant

11:45 A Methodology for Simultaneous Retrieval of Ice and Liquid Water Cloud Properties
O. Sourdeval et al.

Sub-Topic 1.3 New sensors

13:00 Keynote: Overview on cloud retrievals from passive sensors
Ralf Bennartz

13:15 Combining vertical resolved ground observations and geostationary satellite observations by use of a forward model approach
Anja Hünerbein et al.

13:30 Evaluation of cloud products for Himawari-8/-9
Kazuki Shimoji et al.

13:45 A Simultaneous Cloud-Atmosphere-Surface Retrieval Algorithm Using Hyperspectral Data
Xu Liu et al. (presenter Nadia Smith)

14:00 South Korea’s geostationary satellite cloud retrievals: current status and plans for GK-2A in 2017
Yong-Sang Choi et al.

Wednesday 5 March 2014


Sub-Topic 2.1 Retrieval evaluations

08:30 Keynote: Inter-comparison of cloud observations from CALIOP and passive sensors
Dave Winker

09:00 Extension of the CREW-type Analysis to VIIRS
Andrew Heidinger

09:15 CREW: Update on the evaluation of SEVIRI cloud parameter retrievals
Ulrich Hamann et al.

09:30 The inter-comparison of cloud properties retrieved from AVHRR and MODIS using three state-of-the-art retrieval schemes
Martin Stengel et al.

09:45 Validation of SEVIRI cloud top height retrievals from A-Train data
Chu-Yong Chung et al.

10:30 Keynote: Geometric cloud height assignment by Geosynchronous meteorological satellite - simulation and bias analysis
Feng Lu

11:00 Retrieval and validation of cloud properties from the AATSR instrument
Caroline Poulsen et al.

11:15 A Review of Cloud Property Retrievals over Snow and Sea-ice Surfaces
Andi Walther and Andrew Heidinger

11:30 Towards characterizing the uncertainty of in-situ cloud observations: A case study for the ESA CCI Cloud project validating satellite-based cloud amount in mountain and Polar Regions
Jędrzej S. Bojanowski and Reto Stöckli

11:45 Comparing OCA and DARDAR upper layer COT in multi-layer situations
Phil Watts

12:00 UW-Atmospheric PEATE cloud evaluation capabilities: resolving cirrus optical thickness retrieval differences between solar reflectance, IR, and CALIOP observations
Robert Holz et al.

Thursday 6 March 2014


Sub-Topic 3.1 Now casting applications

08:30 Keynote: Cloud retrievals for severe weather forecasts
Daniel Rosenfeld

09:00 SAFNWC/MSG cloud products
M. Derrien et al.

09:15 Cloud properties retrieved from passive imagers and application to the shortwave flux estimation, regarding renewable energy
Takashi Nakajima et al.

09:30 New Methods to Infer Aircraft Icing Conditions from Satellite Cloud Retrievals
William L. Smith Jr. et al.

09:45 Impact of Smoke on Ice Cloud Properties in Geostationary Data
Bryan Baum and Andrew Heidinger


Sub-Topic 4.1 Medium and long-term cloud climatologies

10:30 Keynote: What did we learn from the GEWEX Cloud Assessment
Claudia Stubenrauch, S. Kinne and GEWEX Cloud Assessment Team

11:00 Evaluation of cloud optical and microphysical property observations in the CLAAS dataset
Jan Fokke Meirink et al.

11:15 Ten Year Time Series of High Cloud Frequencies from HIRS and MODIS
Richard Frey and W. Paul Menzel

11:30 ESA Climate Change Initiative: Evaluation of the FAME-C cloud properties for the years 2007-2009
Cintia Carbajal Henken et al.

11:45 A comparison of NOAA/AVHRR derived cloud amount with MODIS and surface observation data
Liu Jian Yang Xiaofeng Cuipeng

Sub-Topic 4.2 Aggregation methods and cloud data analysis

13:30 Keynote: Aggregation methods and their uncertainties
Nadia Smith et al.

14:00 Extending error characterization of cloud masking: Exploring the validity and usefulness of the Naïve Bayesian probabilistic cloud masking method
Karl-Göran Karlsson

14:15 The cloud cover vertical distribution and its diurnal cycle observed from Multi-Geostationary data
Genevieve Seze

14:30 An assessment of cloud liquid water path and droplet number concentration retrievals derived from MODIS-like observations: Comparison with large-eddy simulation and implications for aerosol indirect effect study
Daniel Miller and Zhibo Zhang

14:45 MODIS Collection 6 Clear Sky Restoral: Filtering cloud mask “not clear” pixels
Kerry Meyer et al.

Friday 7 March 2014


Sub-Topic 4.3 Climate Model Analysis

09:00 Keynote: How to prepare satellite-based cloud information for use by modelers
Robert Pincus

09:30 Towards Traceable and Uniform Climate Data Records
Rob Roebeling