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May 21-22, 2013


International Geostationary Ocean Color and Air Quality Coordination Meeting

May 23, 2013

NASA Ames Conference Center (Building 3)



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Tuesday May 21  – Plenary Session (Ballroom)

8:00     Registration

8:30     Welcome (Ames Center Director, Dr. S. Pete Worden)

8:35     GEO-CAPE Mission Status (Jay Al-Saadi)

8:50     GEO-CAPE Atmosphere SWG Activities  (Daniel Jacob)

9:10     GEO-CAPE Ocean Color SWG Activities (Antonio Mannino)

9:30     TEMPO Overview (Kelly Chance)

9:50     Break

10:10   DISCOVER-AQ – joint campaign activities (Crawford/Tzortziou/Mannino)

10:45   Mission Design Activities Updates

            Atmosphere Instrument Assessment of Alternatives given TEMPO (Richard Key)

            Instrument Risk Assessment (George Andrew)

            Technology Assessment/Investment (Karen Moe)

            NASA GEO guidelines/database (Bernie Bienstock)

11:15   Status of Hosted Payload Activities in the US (Al Tadros)

11:30   Discussion, Q&A of GEO-CAPE hosted payload path forward

12:00   Lunch

            Mission Design Coordination Team Discussion – (bring your lunch to Northwing Room)


1:00     Atmosphere Breakout (Ballroom)

1:00     Science to Improve California’s Air Quality and Climate Programs (Bart Croes)

1:30     Highlights of GeoTASO IIP Instrument (Jim Leitch)

1:45     Highlights of Pan-FTS IIP Instrument (Stan Sander)

2:00     Afternoon Submitted Science Presentations

2:00   Natraj: Simulated atmospheric composition retrievals for the Panchromatic Fourier Transform Spectrometer (PanFTS)

2:15   Jacob: Observing North American background ozone from geostationary orbit

2:30   Bowman: Boundary layer ozone measurements from UV and IR radiances from TES/OMI and IASI/GOME-2:  Implications for GEO-CAPE

2:45   Cohen: Using space-based observations to understand urban emissions and chemistry

3:00     Break 

3:30  S.-W. Kim: Sensitivity of modeled vertical column NO2 , HCHO, CHOCHO, and O3 to emission inventories in the Los Angeles Basin           

3:45   Liu: Instrument Requirements for TEMPO and Predicted Trace Gas Performance

4:00   Torres: Is TEMPO spatial resolution adequate to meet GEO-CAPE aerosol requirements?

4:15   Wang: TEMPO/GEO-CAPE synergy with GOES-R for aerosol retrievals

4:30 – 7:00 pm  Poster Session


1:00     Ocean Color Discussion Sessions (Showroom)

            (format:  lead overview presentation of ~15-20 min followed by discussion)

1:00     Topic #1:  New science enabled by GEO-CAPE (temporal/spatial dimension) including new products unique to GEO-CAPE – led by Joe Salisbury

2:15     Break

2:30     Topic #2:  Product uncertainty/error tolerance analysis (including atmospheric correction)   – led by Chuanmin Hu

4:00     Topic #3:  Longitude and temporal overlap – led by Joe Salisbury   + access additional multimedia support files for this topic here

    • What do we gain/lose by shifting east or west of 95W?  As hosted payload on communications satellite we may have to settle for different longitude.  What range of longitude is acceptable to achieve GEO-CAPE ocean science objectives?

5:00 – 7:00 pm  Poster Session


Wednesday May 22

Atmosphere Session (Ballroom)

8:30        Discussion of Science and Applications Value Matrices (SVM/AVM) and Traceability Matrices (STM/ATM) (Doreen Neil, Jessica Neu)

9:30        Parallel Working Sessions for each of four Groups: Emissions, Aerosols, Hemispheric to                        Global OSSE (please choose a corner of the Ballroom); Regional OSSE (please go to                  Northwing Room)

10:30   Break

Resume with Open Discussions on WG FY13 activities, future plans

10:45      Working Group: Aerosols (led by Chin, Wang)

11:30   Lunch 

               Interdisciplinary Science Discussion – C. Jordan  (bring your lunch to Northwing Room)

12:30      Working Group: Regional OSSE (led by Pierce, Bowman)

1:15       Working Group: Emissions (led by Henze, Frost)

2:00     Break

2:15        Working Group: Hemispheric to Global OSSE (led by Edwards, da Silva)

3:00        Defining the Road Ahead:  GEO-CAPE in the context of TEMPO (led by Jacob, Al-Saadi)

               (MDC team requested to participate)

-   Should TEMPO be viewed as the Phase 1 implementation of GEO-CAPE?

-   Should we emphasize GEO-CAPE activities in support of TEMPO or not?

-   How should we define the Phase 2 implementation of GEO-CAPE?

4:45        Adjourn


Ocean Color Session (Showroom)

(format:  lead overview presentation of ~15-20 min followed by discussion)

8:30   Topic #4:  How to accelerate GEO-CAPE Coastal Ocean Ecosystem mission to launch prior to 2022? – led by Zhongping Lee (MDC participation welcomed)

-   Plan list of actions

-   Justifications (what’s the urgency)

10:00   Break

10:15      Topic #5:  Near & Mid-term planning of GEO-CAPE ocean science & engineering activities (2014-2018) – led by Antonio Mannino  (MDC participation requested)

11:15      Topic #6:  Science & Applications Overview – led by Cara Wilson

11:45   Lunch 

               Interdisciplinary Science Discussion – C. Jordan  (bring your lunch to Northwing Room)

12:45      Topic #7:  Instrument development for Geo ocean color  – led by Curt Davis

               12:45   Ball MOS sensor (Tim Valle)

               1:00     Sensor development issues & requirements recommendations (Jeff Puschell)

               1:15     Pointing study results (James [Jay] Smith)

               1:30     Discussion on remaining engineering tall poles – led by Curt Davis

2:00        Topic #8:  Vicarious calibration and validation in coastal waters (how? what instrument specifications)? – led by Stan Hooker (10 min presentation followed by discussion)

2:45     Break

3:00        Topic #9:  Planning for Gulf of Mexico field campaign (GC-GoMex)  - led by A. Mannino

               3:00  Spatial dynamics of suspended particulate matter in turbid waters (Dirk Aurin)

               3:15  Lessons from Chesapeake Bay campaign – Maria Tzortziou

               3:30  Background on GC-GoMex campaign – Mannino

               3:40  Discussion and planning for GoMex campaign

4:45        Adjourn



5:00 - 7:00 Optional Field Trip to learn about commercial geostationary satellite capabilities.

Thursday May 23 – Plenary Session (Ballroom)

8:30        Geostationary Environment Monitoring Spectrometer (GEMS) (Jhoon Kim)

8:55        GOCI Operational Results  (Yu-Hwan Ahn)

9:20        General presentation on GOCI-II (Yu-Hwan Ahn)

9:45        European OCAPI ocean color Geo mission proposal (David Antoine)

10:10   Break

10:40      Sentinel-4 (Ben Veihelmann)


Ocean Color Breakout (Showroom)

11:00      Introduction and objectives (Mannino)

11:05      KOSC/NASA GSFC collaboration on GOCI data distribution and processing – USPI Activity (Mannino)

11:25      GOCI-II General requirements (Eun-Song Oh)

11:55      Some challenges in GOCI-I & II data processing (Young-Je Park)

12:25   Lunch

1:30        Geostationary ocean color (MODIS-SEVIRI synergy, BRDF, GOCI case study) (Quentin Vanhellemont)

2:00        International Discussion Topics (led by Antonio Mannino)

2:00        I-1:  Minimum Geo ocean color sensor requirements for Geo constellation

2:45     Break

3:00        I-2:  Harmonization of “quasi”-global Geo products – Global vs. coastal coverage

3:30        I-3:  Discussion on atmospheric corrections approaches and required advances (very turbid waters, detecting and correcting for absorbing and non-absorbing aerosols, ozone, and NO2) - led by Bryan Franz

               3:30-3:40     Overview presentation

               3:40-3:55     Requirements for absorbing aerosol corrections (Zia Ahmad)

4:25        I-4:  Discussion on unique geo products and applications (surface currents, improved PP models, process rate measurements) – led by Joe Salisbury

5:15        Adjourn Meeting


Atmosphere Breakout (Ballroom)

GEMS Algorithm Development Status

11:00      Optical Constant of Asian Dust for GEMS (K. M. Lee)

11:15      GEMS cloud algorithm development status (Y. S. Choi)

11:30      Current status of aerosol retrieval algorithm for GEMS (S. S. Park)

11:45      Intercomparison of SAO optimal estimation based total ozone retrievals with Brewer measurements and OMI operational total ozone (Jae H. Kim)

12:00   Lunch

1:00        TEMPO algorithm development status (K. Chance and Team)

Existing and Planned Collaboration Session

1:45        USPI activity with GEMS (Chance)

2:00        Summary/plans from April CEOS-ACC meeting (Al-Saadi, Kim, Chance, Edwards)

2:30        Collaborative GEMS and TEMPO algorithm discussion (Bhartia, Kim, Chance)

3:00        Develop recommendations for future coordination (Open Discussion)

3:30        Adjourn Meeting


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