NOAA/NESDIS Cooperative Research Program (CoRP)

Using Satellite Observations and Models to Understand and
Communicate Information on Climate Variability and Change

Wednesday, 17 August 2011
9:00AM Welcome, Logistics, Agenda Otis Brown, NCSU/CICS-NC Director
Scott Hausman, NCEI, Deputy Director
Session 1: Workforce Development Showcase
9:20AM Introduction to Workforce Development Showcase Otis Brown, NCSU/ CICS-NC Director
9:25AM CI Post Doc Panel: From PhD to Employment Jesse Bell, CICS-NC, Research Associate
Jessica Matthews, CICS-NC, Post Doctoral Fellow
Carl Schreck, CICS-NC, Post Doctoral Fellow
Andrea Schumacher, CIRA, Research Associate
Tom Smith, CICS-MD, Physical Scientist
Raymond Fornes, NCSU, Emeritus Professor/ Associate Dean for Research
10:45AM Break (on your own)  
11:00AM Plenary: Crowdsourcing Scott Hausman, NCEI, Deputy Director
11:30AM General Announcements Otis Brown, NCSU/CICS-NC Director
Jennifer Roshaven, CICS-NC Program Specialist
11:45AM – 1:15PM Lunch (on your own)  
Session 2: Cooperative Research Program
1:15PM Introduction to CoRP Ingrid Guch, STAR/CoRP
1:30PM Plenary: Where Science Gains Value Al Powell, STAR
2:00PM Plenary: Objective Determination of Feature Resolution in an SST Analysis Richard Reynolds, CICS-NC
2:30PM Plenary: Land Surface Temperature Product Validation Using Climate Observation Networks Pierre Guilllevic, CICS-NC
3:00PM Break and Poster Display Set-up
Session 3: Poster Session
3:20PM Poster Introductions (One Minute Per Poster) All Poster Presenters
3:40PM Poster Viewing All
4:40PM Closing Comments Otis Brown, NCSU/CICS-NC Director
4:45PM Adjourn
Thursday, 18 August 2011
9:00AM Welcome/Announcements Otis Brown, CICS-NC
Jennifer Roshaven, CICS-NC
9:05AM Plenary: Advancing Climate Prediction at NCEP: Evaluation and Application of CFS Wayne Higgins, NOAA
Session 4: Invited Talks
9:35AM US Climate Reference Network Soil Moisture and Temperature Jesse Bell, CICS-NC
9:50AM Tropical Montane Cloud Forests: Importance and Challenges in a Changing Environment Daniel Comarazamy, CREST
10:05AM Deriving Precipitation Features in the Southeastern United States From Long-Term Remotely Sensed Data Olivier Prat, CICS-NC
10:20AM A Satellite Rainfall Rate Estimation Algorithm Pablo Mejias, CREST
10:35AM Break (on your own)
10:50AM Another Look at Maximum Potential Intensity Estimates for Tropical Cyclones Andrea Schumacher, CIRA
11:05AM The Madden–Julian Oscillation and Equatorial Waves in Upper Tropospheric Water Vapor Carl Schreck, CICS-NC
11:20AM Ecoregional Analysis of Near Shore Sea-Surface Temperature in the North Pacific Meredith Payne, CIOSS
11:35AM Coastal-Interior Ocean Flux Estimates From a High-Resolution Data Assimilative Model Alexander Kurapov, CIOSS
11:50AM General Announcements Ingrid Guch, NOAA
Jennifer Roshaven, CICS-NC
12:05PM-1:35PM Lunch (on your own)
1:35PM Improved Historical Reconstructions of SST and Marine Precipitation Variations Thomas Smith, CICS-MD
1:50PM Assessment of NCEP GFS Cloud Fractions, Temperature, and Relative Humidity Against Satellite Retrievals Hye Lim Yoo, CICS-MD
2:05PM An Overview of True-Color Imagery Products from Space: ATS-3 to GOES-R Don Hillger, CIRA
2:20PM Response of Liquid Cloud Water Path to Loading of Various Aerosol Types over the Atlantic Ocean Ousmane Sy Savane, CREST
2:35PM Improvement of Aerosol Retrieval Over Urban Scenes by Refining Surface Albedo Model Ana Picón, CREST
2:50PM Break (on your own)
3:05PM Plenary: Satellite Observations and Numerical Model Simulations of the Influence of Sea Surface Temperature on Surface Winds Dudley Chelton, CIOSS
3:35PM Award Presentation, Symposium Summary and Wrap Up Otis Brown, NCSU/ CICS-NC Director
Ingrid Guch, NOAA
3:50PM NCDC Building Tour Gregory Hammer, NCEI
5:00PM Adjourn