The University of Auckland

Eleventh International Winds Workshop

February 20 - 24, 2012
Auckland, New Zealand

Sponsored by: The University of Auckland, EUMETSAT, NOAA/NESDIS, World Meteorological Organization

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Workshop Programme

Monday 20 February 2012
7:30-17:00 Registration, outside Room 206-220 of the Arts 1 Building
9:00-9:20 Welcome and workshop opening
9:20-9:40 Introducing recommendations from CGMS 39 to the 11th International Winds Workshop
Johannes Schmetz
SESSION 1: Operational Status
Chair: Roger Davies & Steve Wanzong
9:40-9:55 Current Status of EUMETSAT Operational Winds
Ken Holmlund, Régis Borde, Marie Doutriaux-Bouchard, Manuel Carranza, Greg Dew, Thomas Heinemann
9:55-10:10 Recent status and development of Atmospheric Motion Vector at JMA
Masahiro Hayashi, Kazuki Shimoji
10:10-10:25 NOAA's Wind Products: Current Status, Operational Updates, Improvements, and Future Plans
Hongming Qi, Jamie Daniels
10:25-10:55 MORNING TEA
10:55-11:10 Status of Operational AMVS from FY-2 satellites since the 10th wind workshop
Zhang Qisong, Zhang Xiaohu, Xu Jianmin
11:10-11:25 Atmospheric Motion Vectors from Kalpana-1: An ISRO Status
Sanjib Kr. Deb, Inderpreet Kaur, C. M. Kishtawal, P. K. Pal
11:25-11:40 Current Status of COMS AMV in NMSC/KMA
Eunha Sohn
11:40-11:55 Operational Generation of Continuous AMVs and Their Assimilation with 4DVAR
John LeMarshall
11:55-13:30 LUNCH
SESSION 2: AMV Derivation
Chairs: John LeMarshall & Sanjib Kr. Deb
13:30-13:45 AMV extraction algorithm in preparation for MTG
Régis Borde, A. De Smet, G. Dew, P. Watts, HJ. Lutz, M. Carranza, M. Doutriaux-Boucher
13:45-14:00 Operational Retrieval of MSG AMVs Using the New CCC Method for Height Assignment
M. Doutriaux-Boucher, M. Carranza, A. de Smet, G. Dew, R. Borde
14:00-14:15 Latest developments in NWC SAF Resolution Winds (HRW) product
Javier García-Pereda, Régis Borde, Roger Randriamampianina
14:15-14:30 Atmospheric Motion Vectors Derived via a New Nested Tracking Algorithm Developed for the GOES-R Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI)
Jamie Daniels, Wayne Bresky, Andrew Bailey, Steve Wanzong, Chris Velden
14:30-14:45 Study of relationship between spatial and temporal image resolutions for AMV Derivation of Next Generation Satellites
Kazuki Shimoji, Masanori Hayashi
14:45-15:15 AFTERNOON TEA
15:15-15:30 Multiplet Based Technique to Derive Atmospheric Winds from Kalpana‐1
Sanjib K. Deb, C. M. Kishtawal, Inderpreet Kaur, P. K. Pal, A. S. Kirankumar
15:30-15:45 Derivation of AMVs from single-level retrieved MTG-IRS moisture fields
Laura Stewart, John Eyre
15:45-16:00 Deriving Atmospheric Motion Vectors From AIRS Moisture Retrieval Data
David Santek, Sharon Nebuda, Chris Velden, Jeff Key, Dave Stettner
16:00-16:15 WITHDRAWN FY-2E IR1 Brightness Temperature Sensitivity Analysis for Clear Region Atmospheric Motion Vector Derivation from Geostationary Satellite IR Images
Zhen-hui Wang
16:15-16:30 Characteristics of Severe Rainfall Events at the Duplicate Display of Satellite Images and Winds
Xu Jianmin, Ren Sulin, Chao Zhiqian
16:30-16:45 ASCAT and OSCAT Scatterometer Wind Products
Ad Stoffelen, KNMI scatterometer group
16:45-19:00 WELCOME RECEPTION in Old Government House
19:00 END OF DAY 1

Tuesday 21 February 2012
Chair: Jeff Key
8:35-8:50 Polar Winds from VIIRS
Jeff Key, Richard Dworak, Dave Santek, Wayne Bresky, Steve Wanzong, Jaime Daniels, Andrew Bailey, Chris Velden, Hongming Qi, Pete Keehn, Walter Wolf
8:50-9:05 Global AVHRR Winds from Dual-Metop Operations
Ken Holmlund, Greg Dew
9:05-9:20 AVHRR Polar Winds Derivation at EUMETSAT: Current Status and Future Developments
Gregory Dew, Régis Borde
9:20-9:35 High Latitude Satellite‐Derived Winds From Combined Geostationary and Polar Orbiting Satellite Data
Brett Hoover, Dave Santek, Matt Lazzara, Rich Dworak, Jeff Key, Chris Velden, Nick Bearson
9:35-9:50 Assimilation and Forecast Impacts Using the Expected Error in the Quality Control of MODIS Polar Winds
David Santek, Brett Hoover, James Jung
9:50-10:05 OSSE to infer the impact of Arctic AMVs extracted from highly elliptical orbit imagery
L. Garand, Y. Rochon, S. Heilliette, J. Feng, A.P. Trishchenko
10:05-10:35 MORNING TEA
SESSION 4: Winds in NWP
Chairs: Lars Peter Riishojgaard & Chris Velden
10:35-10:50 AMVs at the Met Office: Activities to Improve Their Impact in NWP
James Cotton, Mary Forsythe, Roger Saunders, Richard Marriott
10:50-11:05 Recent progress in using satellite winds at the German Weather Service
Alexander Cress, Heinz Werner Bitzer
11:05-11:20 The satellite winds activities at MeteoFrance
Christophe Payan , Nathalie Saint-Ramond
11:20-11:35 An overview of the status of the operational assimilation of AMV's at ECMWF
Niels Bormann, Kirsti Salonen, Carole Peubey, Tony McNally, Cristina Lupu
11:35-11:50 Assimilation of scatterometer winds at ECMWF
Giovanna De Chiara, Peter Janssen, Hans Hersbach, ,Niels Bormann
11:50-12:05 Accounting for the situation-dependence of the AMV observation error in the ECMWF system
Kirsti Salonen, Niels Bormann
12:05-13:30 LUNCH
13:30-13:45 The Impact of Satellite Atmospheric Motion Vectors in the U.S. Navy Global Data Assimilation System: The Superob Procedure
Patricia M. Pauley, Nancy L. Baker, Rolf Langland, Liang Xu, Chris Velden
13:45-14:00 An Investigation of the Impact of Atmospheric Motion Vectors on NAVDAS-AR/NOGAPS
Nancy Baker, Rolf Langland, Pat Pauley, Dagmar Merkova, Ron Gelaro, Chris Velden
14:00-14:15 Recent works on satellite winds in NCEP data assimilation system (GSI)
Xiujuan Su, John Derber, James Jung
14:15-14:30 Application of hourly COMS AMVs in KMA operation
Eunhee Lee
14:30-14:45 Evaluation and Quality Control of Nested Tracking Approach for AMVs
Sharon Nebuda, Jim Jung, Dave Santek, Jamie Daniels, Wayne Bresky
14:45-15:00 Impact Studies of AMVs and Scatterometer in the JMA Operational NWP System
Koji Yamashita, Toshiyuki Ishibashi
15:00-15:30 AFTERNOON TEA
15:30-15:45 Atmospheric Motion Vector Impact Study Using the NCEP Global Forecast System
James Jung, Kevin Garrett, Lars Peter Riishojgaard
15:45-16:00 Observation Impact of Satellite Winds in NASA GEOS-5 Forecast System
Dagmar Merkova, Ronald Gelaro, Nancy Baker, Pat Pauley, Rolf Langland, Liang Xu
16:00-16:15 Application of the NWCSAF MSG SEVIRI Package to derived AMVs and their impact on the Metoffice Nowcasting system
Graeme Kelly, James Cotton, Peter Lean, Stefano Migliorini, Javier García-Pereda
16:15-16:30 An Observing System Experiment of MTSAT Rapid Scan AMV Using the JMA Operational NWP System
Koji Yamashita
16:30-17:30 GROUP DISCUSSION: NWP winds impact study, mesoscale winds
Moderators: James Cotton & Christophe Payan
17:30 END OF DAY 2

Wednesday 22 February 2012
SESSION 5: Characterising AMVs
Chair: Paul Menzel & Jianmin Xu
8:35-8:50 Understanding AMV Errors Through the NWP SAF monitoring and Analysis reports
James Cotton, Mary Forsythe, Antonio Garcia Mendez
8:50-9:05 Long Term Statistics of MPEF Winds
Arthur de Smet, Manuel Carranza, Marie Doutriaux-Boucher
9:05-9:20 Studying the relationship between synthetic NWP-derived AMVs and model winds
Peter Lean, Stefano Migliorini, Graeme Kelly
9:20-9:35 GOES-R Readiness: Atmospheric Motion Vectors (AMVs) Validation Activities
Steve Wanzong, Wayne Bresky, Chris Velden, Jaime Daniels, Andy Bailey
9:35-9:50 Using Model Simulations to Improve the Characteristics of Current Atmospheric Motion Vectors
A. Hernandez-Carrascal, N. Bormann, R. Borde, H.-J. Lutz, S. Wanzong
9:50-10:05 Estimates of AMVs Errors using MISR CMVs and Data Assimilation Diagnostics in GRAPES
Han Wei, Xue Jishan
10:05-10:20 MORNING TEA
10:20-10:35 Characterising height assignment error by comparing best-fit pressure statistics from the Met Office and ECMWF system
Kirsti Salonen, James Cotton, Niels Bormann, Mary Forsythe
10:35-10:50 Comparing CO2/IRW and H2O/IRW CTPs
Anthony Schreiner, W. Paul Menzel, William Straka, Andy Heidinger
10:05-11:50 GROUP DISCUSSION: AMV Intercomparison plan, Simulated Data Studies
Moderators: Jamie Daniels & Régis Borde
19:30-late CONFERENCE DINNER at Kermadec Brasserie (sponsored by EUMETSAT)

Thursday 23 February 2012
Chair:Ad Stoffelen
8:35-8:50 MISR Winds
Roger Davies
8:50-9:05 MISR 17.6 km Gridded Cloud Motion Vectors: Overview and Assessment
Kevin Mueller, Michael Garay, Catherine Moroney, Veljko Jovanovic
9:05:9:20 Evaluation of Upgraded MISR Stereo Motion Vectors
Ákos Hováth
9:20-9:35 Observations of Tropospheric Winds from MISR: Global Scale to Mesoscale to Cloud Scale
Michael J. Garay, Kevin J. Mueller, Veljko M. Jovanovic, Catherine M. Moroney, David J. Diner, Dong L. Wu
9:35-9:50 Arctic PBL cloud height and motion retrievals from MISR and MINX
Dong L. Wu, Michael Garay, Earl Hansen, Veljko Jovanovic, Catherine Moroney, Kevin Mueller, David Nelson, David Diner
9:50-10:05 Stereo retrievals of cloud and smoke winds and heights from EO platforms: past, present and future
Jan-Peter Muller, Daniel Fisher, David Walton, Richard Cole
10:05-10:20 Wind retrievals from tandem spacecraft: The SABLE mission concept
Robert Wood, Dong L. Wu, David J. Diner, Michael J. Garay, Veljko Jovanovic
10:20-10:50 MORNING TEA
Poster Presentation: Catherine Moroney "Status of New MISR Wind Retrievals"
10:50-11:50 GROUP DISCUSSION: AMV open source software
Moderator: Johannes Schmetz Group Discussion: AMV Open Source Software
Intro: Javier García-Pereda NWC SAF/HRW (High Resolution Winds) as "Stand alone AMV calculation software"
12:00-13:30 LUNCH
13:30-15:00 Working group sessions
WG1: Wind Extraction Methods Chairs: Ken Holmlund & Steve Wanzong
WG2: Data Assimilation Chairs: Niels Bormann & Dave Santek
15:00-15:30 AFTERNOON TEA
15:30-17:00 Working group sessions continue
17:00 END OF DAY 4

Friday 24 February 2012
Chair: Ákos Hováth
8:35-8:50 Aeolus - ESA'S Wind LIDAR Mission and its Contribution to NWP
Paul Ingmann, Anne Grete Straume, Ad Stoffelen
8:50-9:05 Aeolus: L2B winds and preparations at ECMWF
Mike Rennie
9:05-9:20 Sampling Aeolus Winds for Data Assimilation
Ad Stoffelen, Gert-Jan Marseille, Jos de Kloe, Jur Vogelzang, Harald Schyberg, MetNo, KNMI satellite winds group
9:20-9:35 Satellite and Airborne Wind-LIDAR Atmospheric Motion Vectors Comparison - A Case Study
Iliana Genkova, Martin Weissmann, Steve Wanzong
9:35-9:50 Observing System Simulation Experiments for a Space-borne Doppler Wind Lidar in the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation
Lars Peter Riishojgaard, Zaizhong Ma, Michiko Masutani, Jack Woollen, Dave Emmitt, Sid Wood, Steve Greco
9:50-10:20 MORNING TEA
10:20-11:05 WG1: Wind Extraction Methods
11:05-11:50 WG2: Data Assimilation
11:50-12:05 Closing Comments
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12:05-13:30 CLOSING REFRESHMENTS in Old Government House