ISCCP-NG 2019 Meeting
International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project – Next Generation (ISCCP-NG) Workshop (invitation only)
Program Committee Andrew Heidinger (NOAA/SSEC), Tristan L’Ecuyer (Univ. Wisconsin-Madison/SSEC), Joerg Schulz (EUMETSAT), Remy Roca (LEGOS), Brian Kahn (NASA/JPL), and Graeme Stephens (GEWEX and A-CCP)
From 28–30 October 2019, a workshop will be held to discuss priorities for the future direction of the International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project – Next Generation (ISCCP-NG), which will be held at EUMETSAT in Darmstadt, Germany. The local organization of the workshop is led by EUMETSAT in coordination with partners.
The Earth observing capabilities from geostationary orbit have advanced substantially over recent years. With the launch of GOES-17 in 2018, the global geostationary constellation is now comprised of sensors with 10 or more channels, viewing the earth at sub-hourly time scales and with resolutions finer than 5 km. With the launch of Meteosat Third Generation (MTG) in 2021, the global geostationary constellation will have 10 common spectral channels.
There is a clear need to exploit this new Earth observing capability. However, the scientific needs will vary widely among potential users of current geostationary data sets, and an eventual ISCCP-NG data record, in addition to the programmatic priorities among sponsoring agencies and international partners. The primary goal of the workshop is to define the scientific scope and the technical contents and methods needed for ISCCP-NG.