University of Copenhagen

Twelfth International Winds Workshop

June 16 - 20, 2014
Copenhagen, Denmark

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

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Workshop Programme

Sunday 15 June 2014
19:00-21:00 Registration - lobby at Hotel Kong Arthur
Monday 16 June 2014
8:00-9:00 Registration in meeting room
9:00-9:05 Welcome and workshop opening
Mary Forsythe
9:05-9:15 Welcome and workshop opening
Aksel Walløe Hansen
9:15-9:35 Introducing recommendations from CGMS 41 to the 12th International Winds Workshop
Johannes Schmetz
9:35-9:55 IWWG input to the WMO vision for the GOS in 2025
Lars Peter Riishojgaard
SESSION 1: Operational Status
Chairs: Jianmin Xu and Steve Wanzong
9:55-10:15 Current Status of EUMETSAT Operational Winds
Ken Holmlund (EUMETSAT), Régis Borde, Manuel Carranza, O. Hautecoeur
10:15-10:35 Operational wind products at NOAA/NESDIS
Hongming QI (NOAA/NESDIS), Jaime Daniels, William Pennoyer, Andrew Bailey, Jeffrey Augenbaum
10:35-11:05 BREAK
11:05-11:25 Current status and plans of JMA operational wind product
Kazuki Shimoji (JMA)
11:25-11:45 Status of operational AMVs from FY-2 satellites since the 11th winds workshop
Zhand Xiaohu (NSMC/CMA), Xu Jianmin, Zhang Qisong
11:45-12:05 An overview of the status of atmospheric motion winds derived from INSAT at IMD
12:05-12:25 Current status of COMS AMVs in NMSC/KMA
E.J. Cha, H.K. Jeong, E.H. Sohn, S.J. Ryu
12:25-12:45 "NWC SAF / high resolution winds" AMV software evolution between 2012 and 2014
Javier García-Pereda (NWCSAF/AMET)
12:45-14:00 LUNCH
SESSION 2: AMV Derivation
Chairs: Graeme Kelly and Marie Doutriaux-Boucher
14:00-14:20 FY-2 on-orbit operational calibration approach (CIBLE) and its benefit to FY-2D/E AMV products
Qiang Guo (NSMC/CMA), Boyang Chen, Xuan Feng, Changjun Yang, Xin Wang, Xiuzhen Han
14:20-14:40 NESDIS atmospheric motion vector (AMV) nested tracking algorithm: exploring its performance
Jaime Daniels, Wayne Bresky, Steven Wanzong, Andrew Bailey, Chris Velden
14:40-15:00 An overview of 10 years research on AMVs at EUMETSAT
Régis Borde
15:00-15:15 Introduction of Poster Session 1
15:15-16:10 BREAK and POSTER SESSION
16:10-16:30 Recent improvements in the derivation of geostationary atmospheric motion vectors at EUMETSAT
Manuel Carranza (EUMETSAT), Régis Borde, Marie Doutriaux-Boucher
16:30-16:50 EUMETSAT operational dual-Metop wind products
Olivier Hautecoeur (METIS S.A.S./EUMETSAT), Régis Borde, Marie Doutriaux-Boucher, Manuel Carranza
16:50-17:10 Status of VIIRS polar winds
Jeff Key (NOAA/NESDIS/CIMSS), Jaime Daniels, Steve Wanzong, Andrew Bailey, Hongming Qi, Wayne Bresky, Dave Santek, Chris Velden, Walter Wolf
17:10-17:30 Motion tracking and cloud height assignment methods for Himawari-8 AMVs Images and Winds
Kazuki Shimoji (MSC/JMA)
17:40-19:00 ICEBREAKER in H C Ørsted Institute
19:00 END OF DAY 1

Tuesday 17 June 2014
SESSION 3: AMV intercomparison project
Chairs: Javier García-Pereda and Dave Santek
9:00-9:20 A new atmospheric motion vector intercomparison study
David Santek (CIMSS), Javier García-Pereda (NWCSAF/AEMET), Chris Velden, Iliana Genkova, Dave Stettner, Steve Wanzong, Sharon Nebuda, Régis Borde, Manuel Carranza
SESSION 4: Use of satellite-derived winds in NWP
Chairs: Kirsti Salonen and Koji Yamashita
10:00-10:20 Improving the use of satellite winds at the German Weather Service
Alexander Cress (DWD)
10:20-10:40 AMV impact studies at the Met Office
James Cotton, Mary Forsythe, Francis Warrick, Richard Marriott
10:40-11:10 BREAK
11:10-11:30 AMVs in the operational ECMWF system
Kirsti Salonen (ECMWF), Niels Bormann
11:30-11:50 Improving the use of radiosonde and satellite-derived winds at the Meteorological Service of Canada
Stéphane Laroche (MSC), Judy St-James, Iriola Mati, Réal Sarrazin
11:50-12:10 Assimilation of GOES hourly AMVs in NCEP global data assimilation and forecast system
Xiujuan Su (NOAA/NCEP), Jaime Daniels, John Derber, Yangrong Lin, Andy Bailey, Wayne Bresky, Hongming Qi
12:10-12:30 Assimilation of GOES-R atmospheric motion vectors (AMVs) in the NCEP global forecast system
Sharon Nebuda (CIMSS), Jim Jung, Dave Santek, Jaime Daniels, Wayne Bresky
12:30-13:50 LUNCH
SESSION 5: MISR, AATSR and Sentinel winds
Chair: Iliana Genkova
13:50-14:10 The MISR NRT CMV product: MISR cloud motion vectors with three-hour latency
Kevin Mueller (NASA/JPL), Steve Protack, Nancy Baker, Brian Rheingans, Veljko Jovanovic, Sebastian Val
14:10-14:30 Globally distributed time series of the enhanced MISR cloud motion vector product
Roger Davies, Kevin Mueller
14:30-14:50 Atmospheric motion vectors from the tandem operation of AATSR and ATSR-2
Jan-Peter Muller (University College London), Daniel Fisher
14:50-15:05 Introduction of Poster Session 2
15:05-16:00 BREAK and POSTER SESSION
SESSION 6: Boundary layer
Chair: David Halpern
16:00-16:20 Satellite observations of tropical planetary boundary wind shear
David Halpern (NASA/JPL), Michael Garay
16:20-16:40 Scatterometer ocean surface vector wind products at NOAA
Paul Chang (NOAA/NESDIS), Zorana Jelenak, Joseph Sienkiewicz, Julia Figa-Saldana, BS Gohil
16:40-17:00 Impact studies of ASCAT winds in the ECMWF 4D-VAR assimilation system
Giovanna DeChiara (ECMWF), Peter Janssen, Jean Bidlot, Stephen English
17:00-17:20 Satellite wind activities at Meteo-France
Christophe Payan, Nathalie Boullot, Dominique Mékies
17:20 END OF DAY 2

Wednesday 18 June 2014
SESSION 7: High resolution satellite-derived winds
Chairs: Ad Stoffelen and Mary Forsythe
9:00-9:20 Scatterometer winds for mesoscale dynamics
Ad Stoffelen (KNMI), Anton Verhoef, Wenming Lin, Marcos Portabella, Patrick Bunn, Jos de Kloe, Jur Vogelzang, Jeroen Verspeek
9:20-9:40 Scatterometer winds in the mesoscale HARMONIE model
Gert-Jan Marseille (KNMI), Ad Stoffelen
9:40-10:00 Scatterometer winds in rapidly developing storms (SCARASTO) first experiments on data assimilation of scatterometer winds
Teresa Valkonen (NMI)
10:00-10:20 The impact of tracer size, the temporal gap between images and the wind guess in the extraction of atmospheric motion vectors
Javier García-Pereda (NWCSAF/AEMET), Régis Borde
10:20-10:40 Operational use of NWC SAF AMV package in the Met Office mesoscale forecasting system
Graeme Kelly (Met Office), Peter Lean, Stefano Migliorini
10:40-11:10 BREAK
11:10-11:30 Observing system experiments of MTSAT-1R rapid scan AMV using the JMA operational mesoscale and local NWP system in 2011 and 2012
Koji Yamashita (JMA)
11:30-11:50 MISR stereo observations of Karman vortex streets
Ákos Horváth (Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research, Kevin Mueller, C. Nunalee
11:50-12:50 PLENARY DISCUSSION: Winds for high resolution NWP
12:50-18:00 LUNCH / OPTIONAL GROUP EXCURSION to the Castle of Kronberg
18:00-21:00 WORKSHOP DINNER at Carlsberg Museum and Business Centre (sponsored by EUMETSAT)
21:00 END OF DAY 3

Thursday 19 June 2014
SESSION 8: AMV height assignment and treament as layers
Chairs:Angeles Hernandez Carrascal and Jaime Daniels
9:00-9:20 Highlights of CREW-4 and the Plans for ICWG
Rob Roebeling (EUMETSAT), Bryan Baum, Andrew Heidinger
9:20-9:40 Visible channel CMV from Fengyun Geo. Stereo view simulation and bias analysis
Feng Lu (NSMC/CMA), Jianmin Xu
9:40:10:00 Height correction of atmospheric motion vectors using satellite lidar observations from CALIPSO
Kathrin Folger (University of Munich), Martin Weissmann
10:00-10:20 Cloud top, cloud centre, cloud layer , where to place AMVs?
Angeles Hernandez Carrascal (AEMET), Niels Bormann
10:20-10:40 Characterising AMV height assignment errors in a simulation study
Peter Lean (University of Reading), Graeme Kelly, Stefano Migliorini
10:40-11:10 BREAK
11:10-11:30 Investigations on alternative interpretation of AMVs
Kirsti Salonen (ECMWF), Niels Bormann
11:30-12:30 PLENARY DISCUSSION on height assignment, treatment of AMVs over layers, and changes to BUFR format
12:30-13:50 LUNCH
SESSION 9: Open forum and discussion
Chair: Johannes Schmetz
13:50-14:10 Charge to working group breakout sessions
Mary Forsythe and Jaime Daniels
14:10-15:10 Working group sessions
WG1: Methods (Chairs: Régis Borde and Jeff Key)
WG2: Data Assimilation (Chairs: Niels Bormann and James Cotton)
15:10-15:40 BREAK
15:40-17:00 Working group sessions continue
17:00 END OF DAY 4

Friday 20 June 2014
SESSION 10: Reprocessing activities
Chair: Roger Davies
9:00-9:20 Provision of atmospheric motion vectors (AMVs) for the use in Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) model-based reanalysis in the framework of SCOPE-CM
Toshiyuki Kurino (MSC/JMA), Kazuki Shimoji
9:20-9:40 Reprocessing of atmospheric motion vectors at EUMETSAT
Marie Doutriaux-Boucher (EUMETSAT), Roger Huckle, Alessio Lattanzio, Jörg Schulz
9:40-10:00 Historical GOES AMV reprocessing
Steve Wanzong (CIMSS), David Santek, Christopher S. Velden, Jaime Daniels, Dave Stettner, Wayne C. Bresky, Andrew Bailey
10:00-10:20 Comparisons of MISR cloud motion vectors with reanalysis winds
Dong Wu (NASA/JPL)
10:20-10:40 Preliminary assessment of the impact of reprocessed AMVs for the ERACLIM global reanalyses
Carole Peubey (ECMWF),N. Bormann, P. Poli K. Salonen
10:40-11:10 BREAK
SESSION 11: Doppler wind lidar
Chair: Alexander Cress
11:10-11:30 ADM-Aeolus, ESAs wind lidar mission
Anne-Grete Straume-Lindner (ESA-ESTEC), P. Ingmann, A. Elfving
11:30-11:50 Update on the preparations for Aeolus at ECMWF
Mike Rennie (ECMWF), Andras Horanyi, Lars Isaksen
11:50-12:10 Application of Aeolus winds
Ad Stoffelen (KNMI), Gert-Jan Marseille, Jos de Kloe, Harald Schyberg
12:10-12:30 Observing system simulation experiments for space-based Doppler wind lidar observations
12:30-12:45 BREAK
12:45-13:35 WG1: Methods
12:45-13:35 WG2: Data Assimilation
13:35-13:45 Closing Comments