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Agenda and Talks (PDF/Powerpoint)

Monday, 8.10.2012, am

Session: Radar and ground-based profiling in Numerical Weather Prediction
Organizer: Ulrich Löhnert

9:00 - 9:15 Sarah Jones Head of Research and Development, DWD
  Opening Address
   
9:15 - 10:15 Louis Wicker NOAA-NSSL
  Toward Developing a Storm-scale Prediction System for Hazardous Weather: Current Status and Future Plans
[PDF]
   
10:15 - 10:40 Break / Coffee
   
10:40 - 11:10 Günther Haase and Martin Ridal SMHI
  Assimilation of quality-controlled weather radar data in HARMONIE
[PDF Part1] [PDF Part2]
   
11:10 - 11:50 Discussion on Radar DA
[PDF]
   
11:50 - 12:10 Volker Lehmann DWD
  Doppler Wind lidar Microwave Radiometer for operational profiling of wind and thermodynamics
[PDF]
   
12:10 - 12:30 Dominique Ruffieux MeteoSwiss
  CN-MET, an operational system combining measurements and models
[PDF]
   
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

 

Monday, 08.10.2012, pm

Session: Perspectives on Lidar in Data Assimilation
Organizer: Volker Wulfmeyer

13:30 - 14:30 Mike Hardesty NOAA ESSL
  General Overview of Lidar DA
[PDF]
   
14:30 - 15:00 Pierre Brousseau Meteo-France
  WV-Lidar DA with 3DVAR AROME RUC
[PDF]
   
15:00 - 15:30 Break / Coffee
   
15:30 - 16:00 Matthias Grzeschik WESS, Tübingen
  T-Lidar DA with 3DVAR and/or EnKF
[PDF]
   
16:00 - 16:30 Angela Benedetti ECMWF
  Aerosol-Lidar-DA, Results from GEMS und MACC
[PDF]
   
16.30 - 17:30 Discussion
[PDF]
   
18:00 - 20:00 Poster Session & Icebreaker

 

Tuesday, 09.10.2012, am

Session: Ensemble Data Assimilation
Organizer: Tijana Janjic Pfander

9:00 - 10:00 Peter Houtekamer Environment Canada
  Increasing the realism of a global ensemble Kalman filter
[PDF]
   
10:00 - 10:40 Eugenia Kalnay University of Maryland
  Advances with the LETKF: Running in Place, and Assimilation of Precipitation
[PDF]
 
10:40 - 11:10 Break / Coffee
   
11:10 - 11:40 Roland Potthast DWD
  Application of Ensemble Methods at DWD
[PDF]
   
11:40 - 12:00 Hendrik Reich DWD
  Localization: Theory and application
[PDF]
   
12:00 - 12:30 Discussion
[PDF]
   
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

 

Tuesday, 09.10.2012, pm

Session: Particle Filters in Data Assimilation
Organizer: Peter Jan van Leuwen, Amos Lawless

13:30 - 14:30 Peter Jan van Leeuwen University Reading
  An introduction to particle filters
[PDF]
   
14:30 - 15:00 Melanie Ades (to be confirmed) University Reading
  The equivalent weights particle filter in high dimensional systems
[PDF]
   
15:00 - 15:30 Break / Coffee
   
15:30 - 16:30 Xuemin Tu University Kansas
  Implicit Particle Filters
[PDF]
   
16.30 - 17:30 Discussion

 

Wednesday, 10.10.2012, am

Session: Model and Measurement Error
Organizer: Roland Potthast, Andreas Rhodin

9:00 - 10:00 Martin Leutbecher ECMWF
  Towards more reliable uncertainty prediction
[PDF]
   
10:00 - 10:30 Franz Berger DWD, Observatorium Lindenberg
  Observational Error
[PDF]
   
10:30 - 11:00 Break / Coffee
   
11:00 - 11:30 Andreas Rhodin DWD
  Observation Error in the Data Assimilation Context
[PDF]
   
11:30 - 12:30 Discussion
[PDF]
   
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

 

Wednesday, 10.10.2012, pm

Session: Observation Impact and Diagnostics
Organizer: Martin Weissmann, George Craig

13:30 - 14:30 Takemasa Miyoshi University Maryland
  Observation impact estimates with an ensemble-based approach
[PDF]
   
14:30 - 15:00 Pierre Brousseau Meteo-France
  Evaluation of data impact in the mesoscale AROME 3D-Var system at Meteo-France
[PDF]
   
15:00 - 15:30 Break / Coffee
   
15:30 - 16:00 Lorena Garcies Artigues Universitat Illes Balears
  Testing sensitivity products for Mediterranean targeting campaigns: a DTS-MEDEX-2009 case study
[PDF]
   
16:00 - 16:30 Matthias Sommer LMU München
  Estimating observation impact in the regional-scale COSMO/KENDA system
[PDF]
   
16:30 - 17:00 Discussion
[PDF]

 

Thursday, 11.10.2012

Session: Eumetsat Satellite Seminar Day
Organizer: Christina Köpken-Watts

9:00 - 9:45 Thomas August EUMETSAT
  The operational IASI L2 products at EUMETSAT: retrieval algorithms, validation and developments
[PDF]
   
9:45 - 10:30 Stephen English ECMWF
  The data assimilation problem for satellite observations sensitive to both atmosphere and the earth's surface
[PDF]
   
10:30 - 11:00 Break / Coffee
   
11:00 - 11:45 Christian Marquardt, Axel v. Engeln EUMETSAT
  Processing of Radio Occultation Data at EUMETSAT
[PDF]
   
11:45 - 12:30 Stephen English ECMWF
  An assessment of the value of satellite observations for humidity analysis in the context of numerical weather prediction
[PDF]
   
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
   
13:30 - 14:15 Philip Watts EUMETSAT
  MSG-SEVIRI cloud products and OCA (Optimal Cloud Analysis) retrieval scheme
[PDF]
   
14:15 - 14:45 Marianne König EUMETSAT
  MSG-SEVIRI volcanic ash retrieval
[PDF]
   
14:45 - 15:00 Philip Watts EUMETSAT
  MSG-SEVIRI volcanic ash retrieval using the OCA processor
[PDF]
   
15:00 - 15:30 Harald Rothfuss EUMETSAT
  Introduction to the EUMETSAT data centre and data services
[PDF]
   
15:30 - 16:00 Break / Coffee
   
16:00 - 16:45 Regis Borde EUMETSAT
  Atmospheric Motion Vectors: Status of operational product and ongoing development work
[PDF]
   
16:45 - 17:15 Martin Weissmann LMU
  Height correction of AMVs with airborne lidar observations
[PDF]
   
17:15 - 17:30 Closure of Symposium