Atmospheric Composition Validation and Evolution

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18-Oct      ACVE
Calibration of Measured Radiances - Chair: P Veefkind, KNMI (NL)
08:00 Registration+Coffee
09:00 Welcome: Sensor Performance Products and Algorithm Section 
(Henri Laur, ESA EO Mission Management Division and Philippe Goryl, ESA)
09:30 New GOME Level-1 Product: In-Flight Calibration and Degradation Correction 
(Melanie Coldewey-Egbers, German Aerospace Center, Germany)
09:50 The GOME-2 level 1 instrument degradation model version 1b and the GOME-2 level-1 reprocessing campaign R3 (Ruediger Lang, EUMETSAT, Germany)
10:10 Mirror Contamination in Space: In-flight (SCIAMACHY) Contaminant Modelling
 (Matthijs Krijger, SRON Space Research Netherlands)
10.30  Break 
Calibration of Measured Radiances (cont.) - Chair: P Veefkind, KNMI (NL)
10:50 Keynote talk - ECMWF  (R. Engelen)
11:30 SCIAMACHY: Spectral Calibration in the SWIR Channels 
(Günter Lichtenberg, DLR - Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, Germany)
11:50 MIPAS Level 1B Version 8 Radiometric Accuracy Assessment 
(Gaetan Perron, ABB Inc., Canada)
12:20  Lunch
Methods and Instruments for Validation - Chair: D. Nicolae , INOE (RO)
13:20 Validating the NRT Total Ozone Retrieval Algorithm for TROPOMI/S5P based on GOME-2/Metop-A observations (Maria Elissavet Koukouli, Laboratory of Atmospheric Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
13:40 Investigating the effect of horizontal gradients of trace gases, aerosols and clouds on satellite validation of tropospheric trace species using multi-azimuth MAX-DOAS observations (Thomas Wagner, MPIC, Germany)
14:00 A Missing Term In Ground-based Satellite Validation: Spatiotemporal Mismatch Quantified 
(Tijl Verhoelst, Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy (BIRA-IASB), Belgium)
14:20 Validation of GOMOS High Resolution Temperature Profiles using Wavelet Analysis - Comparison with Thule Lidar Observations (Rosario Quirino Iannone, Serco, Italy)
14:40 Versatile QA/validation System For The Evaluation Of Atmospheric Ozone Data Retrievals, From GOME To The Copernicus Sentinels Era 
(Arno Keppens, Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy, Belgium)
15:00  Validation of aerosols, reactive gases and greenhouse gases of the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (Henk Eskes, KNMI, Netherlands)
15.20  Break 
Methods and Instruments for Validation (cont.) Chair: D. Nicolae , INOE (RO)
15:40 The Boundary Layer Air Quality Using Network Of Instruments (BAQUNIN) Super Site For Satellite Atmospheric Chemistry Products Validation 
(Anna Maria Iannarelli, Serco, Italy)
16:00 Dealing With The Influence Of Differences In Measurement Time, Space and Addressed Air Volume Of Satellite and Reference Measurements On Validation Results: Development And Presentation Of An Internet-Based Tool 
(Sabine Wüst, DLR Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany)
Tools and Methods for Validation - Chair: ESA 
16:30 The Sentinel 5 Precursor Mission Performance Centre (Pepijn Veefkind, Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute, De Bilt, The Netherlands)
16:50 HARP overview presentation S&T, NL
17:00 EVDC overview presentation NILU, NO
17:10 TAMP overview presentation SISTEMA, AUT
17:20  Icebreaker


 19-Oct      ACVE
Fiducial Reference Measurements (FRM) - Chair: R. Lang, EUMETSAT (D)
09:00 Recent developments and ongoing efforts within the NDACC network towards FRM (Bavo Langerock, BIRA-IASB, Belgium)
09:20 How Homogeneous Are Ozonesonde Network Data? (Daan Hubert, Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy (BIRA-IASB), Brussels, Belgium)
09:40 An Integrated Approach for the Validation and Exploitation of Atmospheric Missions (Doina Nicolae, National Institute of Research and Development for Optoelectronics, Romania)
10:00 ACTRIS Research Infrastructure For Satellite Validation Activities 
(Lucia Mona, CNR-IMAA, Italy)
10:20 FRM talk (Craig Donlon, ESA/ESTEC)
10.50 Break 
Campaigns / Fiducial Reference Measurements -  Chair: N. Kramarova, NASA (USA) 
11:10 First Results from CINDI-2 - the Cabauw Intercomparison of Nitrogen Dioxide Measuring Instruments 2 (Arnoud Apituley, KNMI, De Bilt, The Netherlands)
11:30 Intercomparison of Three Airborne Imaging DOAS Systems for Mapping of Tropospheric NO2 
(AROMAPEX Campaign, Berlin, April 2016) (Alexis Merlaud, BIRA, Belgium)
11:50 Effect of Megacities on the Transport and Transformation of Pollutants on the Regional to Global Scales (John Burrows, University of Bremen, Germany)
12:10 Active And Passive Remote Sensing Of CH4 (And CO2) Using Airborne Aensors to Support Validation Of Satellite Based Greenhouse Gas Data Products 
(Heinrich Bovensmann, University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany)
12:40 Lunch 
Validation Networks / Fiducial Reference Measurements - Chair: M. van Roozendael, IASB-BIRA (B)
13:40 Keynote talk - NASA  (B. Lefer)
14:20 The Pandonia network for ground validation of satellite-derived trace gas products(Alexander Cede, LuftBlick OG, Austria)
14:40 Harmonization of HCHO products from NDACC solar absorption FTIR measurements in view of global satellite and model validation (Corinne Vigouroux, Trissevgeni Stavrakou)
15:00 German contribution to S5P validation via 12 TCCON and NDACC FTIR stations 
(Ralf Sussmann, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, IMK-IFU, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany)
15:20 Relevance of the Total Carbon Column Observing Network (TCCON) for satellite calibration and validation (Thorsten Warneke, University of Bremen, Germany)
15.50 Break   
Clouds, Water Vapour and Aerosols - Chair: P. Stammes, KNMI (NL)
16:10 Retrieval of aerosol and surface properties from Envisat/MERIS and Sentinel-3/OLCI observations using GRASP algorithm 
(Oleg Dubovik, CNRS / University of Lille-1,Villeneuve d'Ascq, France)
16:30 Evaluation of Aerosol Properties of Satellite Retrievals 
(Stefan Kinne, MPI-m, Germany)
16:50 Cloud Top Pressure Retrieval from MERIS and OLCI: Global Assessment (Juergen Fischer, Institut für Weltraumwissenschaften, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany)
17:20 Poster


 20-Oct    ACVE
Stratospheric and Mesospheric Composition - Chair: M. Koukouli, Laboratory of Atmospheric Physics (GR)
09:00 An Overview of Recent ACE-FTS Version 3.5 Validation Studies (Patrick E. Sheese, University of Toronto, Canada)
09:20 Ground-based Validation Of Altitude, Temperature, And Four Primary Trace Gas Products Of The Operational MIPAS Level-2 Processors (Daan Hubert, Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy (BIRA-IASB), Brussels, Belgium)
09:40 Long-term Validation Of MIPAS ESA Operational Products Using MIPAS-B Measurements(Gerald Wetzel, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
10:00 Key Note Talk : J. Groebner, PMOD/WRC (CH)
10:40 Break 
Stratospheric and Mesospheric Composition (cont.) - Chair: M. Koukouli, Laboratory of Atmospheric Physics (GR)
11:00 The Polar Stratosphere in a Changing Climate (POLSTRACC): A HALO mission to explore the Arctic lowermost stratosphere in the extraordinary winter 2015/16 
(Hermann Anton Oelhaf, Katrlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
11:20 Analysis of Seasonal Differences in the Recent Satellite Ozone Records in the Upper Atmosphere (Natalya Kramarova, SSAI/NASA GSFC, United States of America)
11:40 Particle size distribution of the stratospheric aerosol from SCIAMACHY: sensitivity studies and first results (Elizaveta Malinina, University of Bremen, Germany)
12:00 Results from the second SPARC water vapour assessment (WAVAS II) on satellite data quality (Stefan Lossow, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
12:30 Break 
Tropospheric Composition / Air Quality - Chair: H. Bovensmann, IUP Bremen (D)
13:30 Potential For Observing Ozone Pollution By A Three-band Synergism UV+VIS+TIR Of Satellite Measurements From IASI And GOME-2 
(Yohann Chailleux, LISA (CNRS UMR 7583), France)
13:50 Validation of OMI and TROPOMI SO2 VCD measurements using emission inventories (Vitali Fioletov, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Canada)
14:10 Comparison of OMI NO2 Observations And Their Seasonal And Weekly Cycles With Ground-Based Measurements In Helsinki: Results From ESA Living Planet Fellowship ILMA (Iolanda Ialongo, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Finland)
14:30 Validation and Verification of S5P NO2 Using Ground-based, Airborne and Satellite Data(Andreas Richter, University of Bremen, Germany)
14:50 Validation of CO vertical columns from SCIAMACHY and TROPOMI shortwave infrared measurements (Tobias Borsdorff, Netherlands Institute for Space Research (SRON))
15:20 Break 
15:30 Discussion / Conclusion  

Poster Nr PaperID Abstact Title  Author Affiliation
Calibration of Measured Radiances
1 131 SCIAMACHY: The new Level 0-1 Processor Lichtenberg, Günter DLR - Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt
2 132 SCIAMACHY Lunar Observations for Intercalibration Krijger, Matthijs ESS
3 146 Impact of the Discontinuities of Radiometric Gain Calibration on the
 MIPAS Retrieved Species in Band-A and Band-B
Piro, Alessandro SERCO SPA
4 162 Evaluation of OMI Surface UV Irradiances against NILU-UV 
Measurements: in preparation for TROPOMI/S5P.
Zempila, Melina Maria UVMRP
5 163 Evaluation of Satellite Photobiological Effective Dose Products with a ground-based
 NILU-UV Radiometer: in preparation for TROPOMI/S5P.
Zempila, Melina Maria UVMRP
6 164 Evaluation of Satellite Total Ozone Observations with a ground-based NILU-UV Radiometer: in preparation for TROPOMI/S5P. Zempila, Melina Maria UVMRP
Methods and Instruments for Validation
7 117 Ground-based Assessment Of The SCIAMACHY Operational L2 SGP V6.01 Full Mission Dataset And Its Evolution With Respect To Preceding Processor Versions Keppens, Arno Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy
8 142 NO2 Cross Satellite Validation: The New SCIAMACHY L2V6 Products And The Road To S5P Eichmann, Kai-Uwe University of Bremen
9 166 Aurora Project: Simulation And Validation Of Synergistic Products From Sentinel-4 And Sentinel-5(p) Cortesi, Ugo Istituto di Fisica Applicata "Nello Carrara" (IFAC-CNR)
10 173 Remote Sensing in the O2 A-band Stammes, Piet KNMI
11 177 The GreenHouse gas Observations of the Stratosphere and Troposphere (GHOST) airborne shortwave infrared spectrometer as a validation tool for satellite observations of greenhouse gases Humpage, Neil University of Leicester
12 181 Combined Lidar and Ceilometer Networks for Cloud and Aerosol Monitoring Thomas, Werner Deutscher Wetterdienst
Tools and Methods for Validation 
13 121 HARP - a toolkit for inter-comparing atmospheric data Niemeijer, Sander S&T
14 157 The Technology and Atmospheric Mission Platform (TAMP) for Atmospheric Sciences Cal / Val activities Natali, Stefano SISTEMA GmbH
Fiducial Reference Measurements (FRM)
15 113 Terms and Definitions for Uncertainty in Atmospheric Composition Measurements Compernolle, Steven Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy
16 147 HCHO and NO2 MAXDOAS retrieval harmonization as part of the QA4ECV project Pinardi, Gaia Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy
17 161 Validation of OMI and GOME-2A and GOME-2B tropospheric NO2, SO2 and HCHO products using MAX-DOAS observations from 2011 to 2014 in Wuxi, China Wang, Yang Max Planck institute for Chemistry
18 165 Fiducial Reference Measurements for Ground-Based Infrared Greenhouse Gas Observations (FRM4GHG) at the Sodankylä TCCON site Sha, Mahesh Kumar Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy
19 167 Fiducial Reference Measurements for Ground-Based DOAS Air-Quality Observations Van Roozendael, Michel Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy
20 171 TCCON Measurements From Ascension Island - Challenges Of Running A Remote Site Feist, Dietrich G. Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry
Stratospheric and Mesospheric Composition
21 108 Stratospheric and mesospheric measurements of O3 above Ny Alesund/Spitsbergen Palm, Mathias Universität Bremen
22 109 SCIAMACHY nadir ozone profile retrievals and their validation Shah, Sweta KNMI
23 110 Validation of the new Limb Ozone product SCIAMACHY ESA V6 Rahpoe, Nabiz Univ. Bremen
24 111 Validation of MIPAS IMK/IAA Version 7 ozone profiles Laeng, Alexandra KIT
25 112 Performance of the horizontal gradient model implemented in the MIPAS ESA v8 processor Sgheri, Luca CNR - IAC
26 130 Validation of ozone vertical distributions retrieved from SCIAMACHY limb measurements: IUP Bremen scientific processor V3.5 Rozanov, Alexei University of Bremen
27 137 Validation of SCIAMACHY limb NO2 profiles: accounting for differences in the local solar time Galytska, Evgenia Bremen University
28 148 Assessment of MIPAS ESA V7 Products And First Verification Of MIPAS ESA V8 Products Raspollini, Piera IFAC-CNR
29 159 Validation of SCIAMACHY Limb Water Vapour V4.2 Weigel, Katja University of Bremen
30 160 Improved Algorithm Baseline For The Generation Of Total Ozone Climate Data Records: Application To GOME And OMI. Lerot, Christophe BIRA-IASB
Tropospheric Composition / Air Quality
31 124 Validation Of The ESA-CCI Harmonized Tropospheric Ozone Column Data Product, Using Balloon Sounding Data Delcloo, Andy RMI
32 141 Recent Developments in the Aerosol Layer Height Algorithm for the Sentinel-4 mission Nanda, Swadhin KNMI
33 143 New Developments in the SCIAMACHY L2 Ground Processor Gretschany, Sergei DLR
34 152 Validation of ATSR Total Column Water Vapour (AIRWAVE v1 and v2) using sondes, GPS and independent satellite datasets Dinelli, Bianca Maria ISAC-CNR
35 158 An ECV algorithm for the retrieval of tropospheric HCHO from OMI, GOME(-2), and SCIAMACHY within the Quality Assurance For Essential Climate Variables (QA4ECV) project. De Smedt, Isabelle BIRA-IASB
36 180 Water Vapour Retrievals from MERIS and OLCI: Validation and Representativeness Fischer, Juergen Free University Berlin