ESSIC/CISESS at the AMS Annual Meeting

by: Deb Baker


ESSIC/CISESS had a large presence at the AMS Annual Meeting, held in mid-January in Denver and virtually.


Professor Jim Kinter III (GMU) was a speaker at the Town Hall Progress Report on The Unified Forecast System Research to Operations (UFS R2O) Project. He and his fellow panelists talked about the  collaborative and coordinated development of medium-range and sub-seasonal to seasonal predictions, the regional, high-resolution hourly-updating and convection-allowing ensemble system for prediction of short range severe weather and hurricane applications.


ESSIC/CISESS Talks included:

    • Katherine Lukens: A Novel Archive for the Intercomparison of Winds from Multiple Observing Platforms Provides for Aeolus Evaluation (coauthors: Kevin Garrett, Kayo Ide, David Santek, Brett Hoover, and Ross N. Hoffman)
    • Katherine Lukens: Investigation into the Potential Value of Stratospheric Balloon Winds Assimilated in NOAA’s Finite-Volume Cubed-Sphere Global Forecast System – FV3GFS (coauthors: Kayo Ide, and Kevin Garrett)
    • Jifu Yin: Refinement of NOAA AMSR-2 Soil Moisture Data Product using an Optimal Machine Learning Model
    • Jun Dong: NOAA Snowfall Rate Product and Recent Enhancements through Machine Learning (coauthors: Huan Meng, Yongzhen Fan, Yalei You & Ralph Ferraro)
    • Yongsheng Zhang: The Aerosol-Monsoon Interactions over the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea and Associated Asian Summer Monsoon Rainfall Changes in the Early Summer: Satellite Observations (coauthors: Xuepeng Zhao and Huai-Min Zhang)
    • Javier Alfredo Villegas Bravo: Tasking of RADARSAT-2 Synthetic Aperture Radar over Extratropical Cyclones
    • Xi Shao: Enabling VIIRS Sensor Data Record Validation with a New Global/Regional Validation Site (GReVS) System (coauthors: Wenhui Wang, Yong Chen, Yan Bai, Tung-Chang Liu, Bin Zhang and Sirish Uprety)
    • Xi Shao: Evaluation of Spire Radio Occultation Retrievals with ATMS Microwave and RS41 Radiosonde Measurements (coauthors: Shu-Peng Ho, Xin Jing, Yong Chen, Xinjia Zhou and Bin Zhang)
    •  Xin Jing: Evaluation of Operational and Reprocessed SNPP VIIRS Reflective Solar Band Datasets Using RadCalNet and Landsat 8/OLI Data (coauthors: Sirish Uprety, Tung-Chang Liu, Bin Zhang and Xi Shao)
    • Veljko Petkovic: Bayesian Deep Learning for Uncertainty Estimates of ML-based Satellite Products
    • Chengquan Huang: Improving Global Surface Type Climatology By Synthesizing VIIRS-based Map Products with Fine Resolution Land Cover Data (coauthors: Xiwu Zhan, Michael Barlage, and Ivan Csiszar)
    • William Miller: Can Spire RO Bending Angle Data Assimilation Improve HWRF Tropical Cyclone Forecasts? A Hurricane Ian (2022) Case Study (coauthor: Xi Shao)
    • Amanda Farris (UMN): Improving the Understandability and Usability of NOAA CPC Drought & Week 2 U.S. Hazards Outlooks (coauthors: Linda Herbrand, Melissa A. Kenney, Apoorva Joshi, Shubhechchha Sharma, Manashree Padiyath, Michael Gerst)
    • Jingjing Peng: Multi-parameter Analysis of Interannual Land Surface Change using Satellite Products
    • John Xun Yang, TROPICS Moisture and Temperature Retrieval with NOAA MiRS (coauthors: Yong-Keun Lee, Chris Grassotti, Kevin Garrett, Quanhua (Mark) Liu, William Blackwell, R. Vincent Leslie, Tom Greenwald, Ralf Bennartz and Scott Braun)
    • Christopher Grassotti: NOAA’s Microwave Integrated Retrieval System (MiRS): Recent Applications and First Results from JPSS-2 ATMS
    • Isaac Moradi: Implementation of a Discrete Dipole Cloud Scattering Database into Community Radiative Transfer Model
    • Margaret Orr (GMU): Rules of Engagement: Moderating and Debunking Misinformation about Climate Change on Social Media
    • Guangyang Fang: Visualizing Mechanisms of Equatorial Pacific El Niño and Atlantic Niño in Virtual Reality.
    • Youhua Tang (GMU): Developing and Evaluating JEDI-Based Regional Aerosol Data Assimilation for NOAA UFS-AQM System (coauthors: Cory Martin, Min Huang, Yunyao Li, Tianfeng Chai, Mariusz Pagowski, Hongli Wang, Daryl Kleist, Barry Baker, Patrick Campbell, Jianping Huang, Jeff McQueen, Raffaele Montuoro, Rick Saylor, Daniel Tong,  Catherine Thomas, Ivanka Stajner and Youngsun Jung)
    • Peng Yu: The Status of the Land Surface Temperature Product from GOES-18 (coauthors: Yunyue Yu and Yuling Liu)
    • Lin Lin: Assessment of CrIS Radiometric Stability and Consistency through Intercomparison with GOES-16/-17/-18 ABI IR Bands
    • Bin Zhang: Climate Quality Processing of RO Excess Phases from Multiple RO Missions at NOAA STAR
    • Bin Zhang: SNPP and NOAA-20 VIIRS Sensor Data Record Reprocessing on Amazon Cloud Web Service
    • Sirish Uprety: Assessing VIIRS Reflective Solar Band Radiometric Performance using Time Series Analysis (coauthors: Xin Jing, Xi Shao, Wenhui Wang and Bin Zhang)


ESSIC/CISESS Posters included:


    • Corinne Carter: Study of consistency between geostationary and polar-orbiting vegetation indices using directional reflectance vs. nadir BRDF-adjusted reflectances – NBAR (coauthors: Jingjing Peng and Yunyue Yu)
    • Yongsheng Zhang: NOAA Oceanographic Satellite Products Scientific Stewardship at NESDIS National Centers for Environmental Information: Data Archival, Public Access, & Quality Monitoring (coauthors: Xuepeng Zhao, Huai-Min Zhang, and Korak Saha)
    • Manashree Padiyath (UMN): User Focus Groups to Assess NOAA Climate Prediction Center’s Drought and Week 2 U.S. Hazards Outlook Products and Services (coauthors Amanda Farris, Michael Gerst, Linda Herbrand, Melissa A. Kenney, Apoorva Joshi, Shubhechchha Sharma)