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Joint 2007 EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite &
15th AMS Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography Conference
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
24 28 September 2007

With the word ‘global’ taking on increasing significance in conversations about our planet’s weather, climate and environment, Europe and the U.S. joined together to organize a conference to promote developments in the use of environmental satellites in studies of the Earth. Following an initiative first proposed almost six years ago by SSEC scientist Chris Velden, EUMETSAT and NOAA joined with AMS to host the join conference in September 2007. The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute graciously agreed to serve as the local host and the stage was set in Amsterdam, The Netherlands—a beautiful city sometimes called ‘the Venice of the North’.

SSEC/CIMSS had a significant presence at the conference with more than 35 attendees. Our researchers gave talks and posters in every session. Several served as keynote speakers and session chairs. The influence of the work we are doing here in this building was certainly felt at this historic conference.

Perhaps the highlight of the conference was a special session devoted to the contributions of our own Paul Menzel. His recent retirement from NOAA and 40 years of service were honoured with a special plaque recognizing his contributions to communities on both sides of the Atlantic. After a presentation by Paul on the history of the GOES program, several close colleagues and friends spoke briefly about his important role in the science community and his dedicated mentoring efforts over the years. It was truly a special afternoon for a special colleague.

Posters and Presentations given by SSEC scientists at conference

  • Achtor, Thomas
    • Verbal Presentation
      Interactive processing for multi- and hyperspectral environmental satellite data: The next generation of McIDAS
  • Ackerman, Steven
    • Verbal Presentation
      MODIS cloud detection - what have we learned about global cloud distributions from MODIS?
  • Antonelli, Paolo
    • Poster
      The Hydrological SAF Visiting Scientist program: merging of AMSU and SEVIRI data to improve precipitation estimates for convective systems
  • Bedka, Kristopher
    • Poster
      Statistical comparisons between satellite-derived atmpspheric motion vectors, rawinsondes, and NOAA wind profiler observations
    • Poster
      Satellite signatures associated with significant convectively-induced turbulence events
    • Verbal Presentation
      Improved representation of satellite-derived atmospheric motion vectors by attributing the assigned heights to tropospheric layers
  • Bedka, Sarah
    • Poster
      Evaluation of GOES-12 Sounder single field of view and 3x3 retrievals of total prepicitable water over the ARM SGP site
  • Bennartz, Ralf
    • Verbal Presentation
      Constraints on the first indirect aerosol effect from global satellite observations
  • Berger, Howard
    • Poster
      A proposed new quality indicator to estimate atmospheric motion vector observation error
    • Poster
      Tropical cyclone outflow diagnostics as observed in GOES Rapid-Scan Atmospheric Motion Vector analyses
    • Verbal Presentation
      The impact of GOES rapid-scan atmospheric motion vectors on global numerical weather prediction models
  • Best, Fred
    • Poster
      High accuracy infrared radiances for weather and climate, Part 1: NIST TXR Validation of scanning HIS radiances and a UW-SSEC blackbody
  • Borbas, Eva
    • Poster
      A high spectral resolution global land surface infrared emissivity database
  • Brunner, Jason
  • Calvert, Corey
    • Poster
      Evaluation of prototype GOES-R cloud algorithms using SEVIRI, CALIPSO and CloudSat data
  • DeSlover, Daniel
    • Poster
      Joint Airborne IASI Validation Experiment (JAIVEx) cirrus cloud property intercomparison
  • Dutcher, Steven
    • Poster
      The Atmosphere Product and Evaluation and Test Element (PEATE) for the NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP)
  • Evan, Amato
    • Poster
      Arguments against a physical long-term trend in global ISCCP cloud amounts
    • Verbal Presentation
      Satellite-observed West African dust outbreaks and the relationship with North Atlantic hurricane activity
  • Feltz, Wayne
    • Poster
      Satellite-based nowcasting and aviation weather applications for convection, turbulence, and volcanic ash
    • Poster
      Satellite-derived mountain wave turbulence interest field detection
  • Genkova, Iliana
    • Poster
      Wind retrieval performance on synthetic GOES-R ABI imagery
    • Poster
      Height-resolved wind vectors from GOES sounder moisture analyses
  • Heidinger, Andrew
    • Poster
      Characteristics of the AVHRR Pathfinder Atmospheres Extended (PATMOS-x) Could Climatology
    • Poster
      Comparison of MetOp AVHRR cloud products from the CLAVR-x, MAIA and PPS systems
  • Holz, Robert
    • Verbal Presentation
      A global comparison of active lidar (CALIPSO) and passiveinfrared (MODIS) retrievals of cloud properties
  • Huang, Allen
    • Verbal Presentation
      Overview of CIMSS activities in support of the U.S. GOES-R algorithm working group
  • Huang, Bormin
    • Poster
      Current status of lossless compression of ultraspectral sounder and hyperspectral imager data
    • Poster
      Geometrical Exploration of Nonlinear optimization in Measurement Environment (GENOME): Applications to GOES sounders
    • Verbal Presentation
      An efficient method for simultaneous physical retrieval of atmospheric temperature and absorbing gases profiles and surface temperature and emissivity spectrum - Application to Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer (IASI)
  • Jasmin, Tommy
    • Poster
      Web-based tools that facilitate education and training in satellite meteorology
    • Poster
      An open source, three-tiered approach to satellite data collection, delivery, and visualization
  • Key, Jeff
  • Knuteson, Bob
    • Verbal Presentation
      Aircraft validation of infrared emissivity derived from advanced infraRed sounder satellite observations
  • Kulie, Mark
    • Verbal Presentation
      Remote sensing of precipitation at higher latitudes using combined active and passive microwave observations
  • Li, Jinlong
    • Poster
      The physical derivation of emissivity spectrum and its impact on hyperspectral infrared sounding retrieval
  • Li, Jun
    • Verbal Presentation
      All-sky soundings from geostationary infrared sounder radiances
  • Liu, Chian-Yi
    • Poster
      The synergistic use of GEO imager and LEO sounder systems for sounding evolution
  • Moy, Leslie
    • Poster
      Comparison of land surface infrared emissitvity databases from MODIS, AIRS, and SEVIRI
  • Olander, Tim
    • Poster
      Tropical cyclone convection and intensity analysis using differenced infrared and water vapor imagery
    • Verbal Presentation
      The UW-CIMSS Advanced Dvorak Technique (ADT): An IR-based method to estimate hurricane intensity
  • Otkin, Jason
    • Poster
      Large-scale WRF-simulated proxy atmospheric profile datasets used to support GOES-R research activites
    • Poster
      An Intercomparison Study of MODIS-derived and WRF-simulated cloud data
  • Petersen, Ralph
    • Verbal Presentation
      Nowcasting severe convection using objective tools which optimize the impact of sequences of GOES satellite derive moisture products
  • Petty, Grant
    • Poster
      Validation of high latitude ocean precipitation retrievals for AMSR-E and GPM
    • Poster
      Modeling of microwave extinction and scattering by complex snow aggregates for GPM
    • Poster
      Multisensor Simulation and Retrieval of Cold-Cloud Precipitation Observed During the 2003 Wakasa Bay Field Experiment
  • Prins, Elaine
    • Verbal Presentation
      Global geostationary fire detection and monitoring with the wildfire ABBA
  • Revercomb, Hank
    • Verbal Presentation
      High accuracy infrared radiances for weather and climate, Part 2: Airborne validation of IASI and AIRS and the role for future benchmark satellites
  • Santek, Dave
    • Poster
      The global impact of satellite-derived polar winds on model forecasts
    • Verbal Presentation
      Feature-trackd winds from polar satellites: Status and outlook
  • Schmidt, Chris
    • Poster
      GOES-R ABI fire detection and monitoring with the wildfire ABBA
  • Schmit, Tim
    • Poster
      The ABI (Advanced Baseline Imager) on GOES-R
    • Poster
      Intercalibrating the world's geostationary imagers via polar orbiting high spectral resolution data
  • Smith, Bill
    • Verbal Presentation
      Joint Airborne IASI Validation Experiment (JAIVEx) - An Overview of the US component and capabilities
  • Smuga-Otto, Maciej
    • Poster
      Origami and GIPS: running a hyperspectral sounder processing system on a lightweight on-demand distributed computing framework
  • Stettner, Dave
    • Poster
      GOES rapid-scan atmospheric motion vectors: contributions to field experiments and analyses
  • Straka III, William
    • Poster
      Assessing the quality of MODIS and AVHRR Polar winds
    • Poster
      An analysis of the global climatology of ice cloud effective radius using PATMOS-x
  • Taylor, Joe
    • Poster
      Improved radiance validation products: results for operational correction of Tilt induced interferometric errors for the Scanning High-resolution Interferometer Sounder (S-HIS)
  • Tobin, Dave
    • Poster
      Upper level water vapor studies using the Scanning High-resolution Interferometer Sounder
  • Velden, Chris
    • Poster
      SATCON: a satellite-based consensus TC intensity estimation algorithm
  • Vidot, Jerome
    • Poster
      XCO2 retrieval over marine boundary layer clouds: Testing OCO methodology on SCIAMACHY data
  • Wanzong, Steve
    • Poster
      The use of simulated data sets in atmospheric motion vector research
  • Weisz, Elisabeth
    • Poster
      Cloudy sounding and cloud-top height retrieval from AIRS alone single field-of-view radiance measurements
  • Wimmers, Tony
    • Poster
      A prediction scheme for aircraft turbulence at tropopause folds using satellite imagery and EDR data
    • Verbal Presentation
      "MIMIC": Real-time, morphed microwave animations of tropical cyclones
  • Zhang, Hong
    • Poster
      MODIS cloud-top properties estimation and a study of algorithm improvements in low level temperature inversions
Photos by Maciek Smuga-Otto (3rd photo from top was taken by Paul De Valk)

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