Achieving Satellite Instrument
Calibration for Climate Change

16-18 May 2006 · The National Conference Center


Workshop Overview/Objectives
Joe Tansock, Space Dynamics Laboratory/USU

Keynote Address

Keynote Address: NOAA, GEOSS, and Cal/Val
Mary Kicza, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Satellite and Information Services, NOAA

Session 1.
Agency Roles

Cal/Val and Continuity of Environmental Observations
Jack Kaye, NASA Headquarters
NIST - Measurement Science for Climate
Katharine Gebbie, Director of the Physics Laboratory
NPOESS Agencies' Roles
Steve Mango, Chief Scientist NPOESS/IPO
Carl Hoffman, Senior NPOESS Advisor
NOAA Contributions to Satellite Calibration and the need for a National and International Framework
Al Powell, Director, Center for Satellite Applications and Research (STAR)
Global Space-based Inter-Calibration System (GSICS)
Mitch Goldberg, NOAA/NESDIS
CCSP Observations: Overview and Critical Issues
Bob Cahalan, NASA

Session 2.
Review Requirements for Measuring Global Climate Change

Observations and their Analysis for WCRP/COPES
Kevin Trenberth, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
Review of Previous Climate Calibration Workshop
George Ohring, NOAA (Consultant)
Lesson Learned from CCSP 1.1 Temperature Trends in the Atmosphere
Tom Karl, NCDC
Systematic Observation Requirements for Space-based Products for Climate
Stephan Bojinski, Global Climate Observing System Secretariat

Session 3.
Calibration Status for Current Instruments and Plans for Future Instruments

Calibration Status of Instruments to Measure Scattered UV
Calibration Status for Current Instruments and Plans for Future Instruments: AVHRR, Landsat, MODIS, VIIRS, APS, ABI
Bruce Guenther, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Goddard Earth Science and Technology Center
Calibration Status for the Infrared: HIRS, AIRS, IASI, CrIS, HES
Hank Revercomb, University of Wisconsin - Madison SSEC
Operational Calibration of Satellite Microwave Instruments for Weather and Climate Applications
Far-Infrared Spectroscopy of the Troposphere (FIRST)
Martin Mlynczak, NASA Langley Research Center
Calibration Status of the Solar Irradiance Monitor (SIM): The Present and the Future
Jerry Harder, University of Colorado (LASP)
The Accuracy of Total Solar Irradiance Measurements
Greg Kopp, CU/LASP
Earth Radiation Budget (ERB): CERES Calibration Status
Kory Priestley, NASA Langley Research Center
Measuring Global Sea Level Rise With Satellite Radar Altimetry
Laury Miller, NOAA/NESDIS
Calibration of TRMM Precipitation Radar
Toshio Iguchi, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT)
Climate Quality Observations from Satellite Lidar
Dave Winker, NASA Langley Research Center

Session 4.
Concepts and Methodologies for Achieving Calibration of Global Climate Change Measurements

Simultaneous Nadir Overpass Method for Inter-satellite Calibration of Radiometers
Soft Calibration for BUV Ozone Data
Steve Taylor, SSAI
Vicarious Calibration Using Earth Targets
Xiangqian (Fred) Wu, NOAA/NESDIS/ORA
Use of the Moon as an On-orbit Calibration Source
Tom Stone, US Geological Survey
LUSI (LUnar Spectral Irradiance): A New Program to Reduce the Uncertainty in the Absolute Lunar Spectral Irradiance
Steven Lorentz, L-1 Standards and Technology, Inc.
System Level Approach to Satellite Instrument Calibration
Joe Tansock, Space Dynamics Laboratory/USU
Climate Calibration Observatory: Roadmap/Decadal Survey Mission Concept
Bruce Wielicki, NASA Langley Research Center
Dedicated Climate Mission
Jim Anderson, Harvard University
TRUTHS (Traceable Radiometry Underpinning Terrestrial- and Helio- Studies)
Nigel Fox, NPL
Status of GCOS Upper-Air Reference Network Planning
Dian Seidel, NOAA

Breakout Group Overview

Overview of Breakout Groups
George Ohring, NOAA (Consultant)

Reference Materials

pdf file Satellite Instrument Calibration for Measuring Global Climate Change
Final report for workshop held November 12-14, 2002 at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD
pdf file Stability and Accuracy Requirements for Satellite Remote Sensing Instrumentation for Global Climate Change Monitoring
Paper from ISPRS 2004
pdf file Implementation Plan for a Global Space-Based Inter-Calibration System (GSICS)
Draft - 5 April 2006
pdf file Systematic Observation Requirements for Satellite-based Products for Climate
Supplemental details to the satellite-based component of the “Implementation Plan for the Global Observing System for Climate in Support of the UNFCCC (GCOS-92)”