Tenth International Winds Workshop

February 22 - 26, 2010
Tokyo, Japan

Sponsored by: Japan Meteorological Agency, EUMETSAT, NOAA/NESDIS, World Meteorological Organization

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Workshop Programme

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Sunday 21 February 2010
19:00-21:00 Registration, lobby of KKR Hotel Tokyo

Monday 22 February 2010
9:00-9:30 Registration, in the meeting room "Kujaku"
9:30-9:50 Welcome and workshop opening
9:50-10:10 Introducing recommendations from CGMS 37 to the 10th International Winds Workshop
Mary Forsythe on behalf of Johannes Schmetz
SESSION 1: Operational status
Chair: Arthur de Smet
10:10-10:30 Recent upgrades of and activities for atmospheric motion vectors at JMA/MSC
Ryo Oyama
10:30-10:50 Current status of EUMETSAT operational winds
Ken Holmlund, Leo van de Berg, Jörgen Gustafsson, Arthur de Smet, Greg Dew
10:50-11:20 BREAK
11:20-11:40 WITHDRAWN Operational wind products at NOAA/NESDIS: a status report
Hongming Qi, Antonio Irving, William Pennoyer, Jeffrey Augenbaum, Dexin Zhang
11:40-12:00 Status of operational AMVs from FY-2 satellites
Zhang Qisong, Xu Jianmin, Zhang Xiaohu, Wang Sujuan
12:00-13:20 LUNCH
SESSION 2: AMV derivation
Chairs: Ken Holmlund and Ryo Oyama
13:20-13:40 Tracer selection for tracking in water vapour images
Angeles Hernandez-Carrascal
13:40-14:00 A nested tracking approach for reducing the slow speed bias associated with atmospheric motion vectors (AMVs)
Jaime Daniels, Wayne Bresky
14:00-14:20 Improvements to EUMETSAT AMVs
Régis Borde, Greg Dew, Arthur de Smet, Jörgen Gustafsson
14:20-14:40 Two applications of improvements for AMVs of NSMC/CMA - renavigation based on full earth disc image and calculation of radiation transfer using NWP data
Zhang Xiaohu, Xu Jianmin
14:40-15:00 Sensitivity of AMV height assignment methods to cloud properties using simulated MSG radiances
Régis Borde, Philippe Dubuisson
15:00-15:30 BREAK
15:30-15:50 Recent advances in the processing, targeting and data assimilation applications of satellite-derived atmospheric motion vectors (AMVs)
Howard Berger, Chris Velden, Rolf Langland
15:50-16:10 Winds on Venus and other planets from cloud tracking
Sanjay Limaye
16:10-16:50 PD1: Plenary discussion on plans to develop a portable AMV processing software package
18:00-20:00 ICEBREAKER in room "Tanchou" (sponsored by JMA)

Tuesday 23 February 2010
Chair: Dave Santek
8:30-8:50 Improving AMV impact in NWP
Mary Forsythe, James Cotton, Roger Saunders
8:50-9:10 Recent progress in using satellite winds at the German Weather Service
Alexander Cress
9:10-9:30 Improving the use of quality controlled AMVs in the NCEP global forecast system
Lars Peter Riishojgaard, Jim Jung, Chris Velden
9:30-9:50 Investigating height assignment type errors in the NCEP global forecast system
James Jung, John le Marshall, Jaime Daniels, Lars Peter Riishojgaard
9:50-10:10 The improved use of satellite winds in NCEP global data assimilation and forecast system
Xiujuan Su, John Derber, Dana Carlis and Russ Treadon
10:10-10:40 BREAK
10:40-11:00 Atmospheric motion vectors at ECMWF: operational status and research activities
Iliana Genkova, Niels Bormann, Peter Bauer
11:00-11:20 Accounting for atmospheric motion vector error correlations in the ECMWF 4D-Var and ensembles of data assimilations
Lars Isaksen, Gabor Radnoti
SESSION 4: Characterising AMVs
Chairs: Jaime Daniels and Mary Forsythe
11:20-11:40 AMV monitoring: results from the 4th NWP SAF analysis report
James Cotton, Mary Forsythe
11:40-12:00 Global atmospheric motion vector inter-comparison study
Iliana Genkova, Régis Borde, Johannes Schmetz, Chris Velden, Ken Holmlund, Niels Bormann, Peter Bauer
12:00-12:20 Exploring the behaviour of atmospheric motion vector (AMV) errors through simulation studies
Steve Wanzong, Chris Velden
12:20-13:40 LUNCH
13:40-14:00 Diagnosing the impact of atmospheric motion vectors in the ECMWF 4D-Var assimilation system
Lars Isaksen, Dingmin Li, Carla Cardinali
14:00-14:40 PD2: Plenary discussion on collaborative activities
Chair: Alexander Cress
14:40-15:00 The polar wind product suite
Jeffrey Key, David Santek, Richard Dworak, Chris Velden, Jaime Daniels and Andrew Bailey
15:00-15:20 AVHRR polar winds derivation at EUMETSAT: current status and future developments
Gregory Dew, Jörg Ackermann
15:20-15:50 BREAK
15:50-16:10 Upgraded usage of MODIS-derived polar winds in the JMA operational global 4D-Var assimilation system
Koji Yamashita
16:10-16:30 A 27-year record of satellite-derived polar winds for retrospective analyses
David Santek, Jeffrey Key, Richard Dworak, Michele Rienecker
16:30-16:50 High latitude atmospheric motion vectors: applications for Antarctic and Arctic composite satellite imagery
Matthew Lazzara, Richard Dworak, David Santek, Chris Velden, Jeffrey Key
16:50-17:10 Polar winds from highly elliptical orbiting satellites: a new perspective
Louis Garand
18:00-21:00 CONFERENCE DINNER in room "Tanchou" (sponsored by EUMETSAT)

Wednesday 24 February 2010
SESSION 6: Mesoscale
Chair: John le Marshall and Kazuki Shimoji
8:30-8:50 Determining optimal conditions for mesoscale AMVs
Hee-Je Cho, Mi-Lim Ou
8:50-9:10 The development for MTSAT rapid scan high resolution AMVs at JMA/MSC
Kazuki Shimoji
9:10-9:30 Atmospheric motion vectors derived from MSG rapid scanning service data at EUMETSAT
Manuel Carranza
9:30-9:50 New developments in the high resolution winds product (HRW), at the satellite application facility on support to nowcasting and very short range forecasting (SAFNWC)
Javier Garcia-Pereda
9:50-10:10 High spatial and temporal resolution atmospheric motion vectors - generation, error characterization and assimilation
John le Marshall, Rolf Seecamp, Yi Xiao, J. Jung, Terry Skinner, Peter Steinle, Holly Sims, A. Rea, Tan Le
10:10-10:40 BREAK
10:40-11:00 Observing system experiments of MTSAT-2 rapid scan atmospheric motion vector for T-PARC2008 using the JMA operational NWP system
Koji Yamashita
11:00-11:20 Verification of AMVs in the T-PARC period
Shunsuke Hoshino
11:20-11:40 A new approach to the detection and tracking of mesoscale convective systems in the tropics using MSG
Thomas Fiolleau, R. Roca
11:40-12:00 A tool to detect inner cloud top dynamics of deep convective systems
Renato Galante Negri, Luiz Augusto Toledo Machado, Régis Borde
12:00-13:00 PD3: Plenary discussion on winds for high resolution NWP
13:00- LUNCH
14:15- Optional group excursion

Thursday 25 February 2010
Chair: Roger Davies
8:30-9:10 MISR CMVs
Roger Davies, Aaron Herber
9:10-9:30 Comparison of MISR and Meteosat-9 cloud motion winds
Katrin Lonitz, Ákos Hováth
9:30-9:50 Inner-core dynamics, rotation gradients, and intensity of tropical cyclones as observed by MISR
Dong Wu, David Nelson, David Diner, Michael Garay, Veljko Jovanovic, Catherine Moroney, Kevin Mueller
9:50-10:10 AMVs from ATSR-2-AATSR and MISRlite (Multi-angle Infrared Stereo Radiometer) constellation for ESA Earth Explorer call
Jan-Peter Muller, David Walton, Daniel Fisher
10:10-10:30 BREAK
10:30-10:50 VAMP - Vertical Aeolus Measurement Positioning
Ad Stoffelen
SESSION 8: Open forum and discussion
Chair: Mary Forsythe
10:50-11:10 The art of evaluating AMV algorithm changes
Arthur de Smet, Iliana Genkova, Mary Forsythe and Niels Bormann
11:10-11:45 PD4: Plenary discussion on process for testing and implementing operational changes
11:45-12:00 Charge to working group breakout sessions
12:00-13:20 LUNCH
13:20-15:00 Working group sessions
WG1: Methods Chairs: Régis Borde and Steve Wanzong
WG2: Data assimilation Chairs: Iliana Genkova and Lars Peter Riishojgaard
15:00-15:30 BREAK
15:30-17:00 Working group sessions continue
17:00-18:00 Additional discussion on PD1 (plenary discussion from Monday)

Friday 26 February 2010
SESSION 9: Surface winds
Chair: Jaime Daniels
8:30-8:50 Verification of scatterometer winds
Ad Stoffelen
8:50-9:10 Operational use of scatterometer winds at JMA
Masaya Takahashi
9:10-9:30 Improvements in the use of scatterometer winds at Meteo-France
Christophe Payan
9:30-9:50 Impact of Metop ASCAT ocean surface winds in the NCEP GDAS/GFS and NRL NAVDAS COAMPS
Li Bi, James Jung, Michael Morgan, Nancy Baker, Dave Santek
9:50-10:10 High resolution sea surface roughness and wind speed with space lidar (CALIPSO)
Yongxiang Hu and Carl Weimer
10:10-10:40 BREAK
SESSION 8: Open forum and discussion continued
10:40-11:50 Working group reports and plenary discussion
WG1: Methods
WG2: Data assimilation
11:50-12:00 Closing comments - WORKSHOP ENDS