A43B:
Cloud Observations and Uncertainties III Posters


Session ID#: 7556

Session Description:
Clouds play a significant role in Earth’s hydrological cycle and radiation budget. Representation of clouds in climate models remains as one of the largest uncertainties in predictions of future climate. Long-term cloud retrievals with accurate uncertainty estimates are necessary for improving cloud parameterizations within climate models. 

Cloud properties can be retrieved using space- or ground-based remote sensors or directly from in situ aircraft probes. Studies have shown large differences of cloud properties among various methods, raising questions about the assumptions behind them and/or their representativeness. The uncertainties could come from the measurements themselves and retrieval algorithms applied downstream to them. To advance our understanding of clouds and their processes, it is crucial to understand and quantify the uncertainties associated with measurements and retrievals.

This session invites papers on cloud property 1) measurements or retrievals, 2) uncertainty analyses, and 3) implementation of realistic uncertainties on the measurements and retrievals.

Primary Convener:  Chuanfeng Zhao, Beijing Normal University, College of Global Change and Earth System Science, Beijing, China
Conveners:  Xiquan Dong, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, United States, Derek J Posselt, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI, United States and Jonathan H. Jiang, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States
Chairs:  Xiquan Dong, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, United States and Chuanfeng Zhao, Beijing Normal University, College of Global Change and Earth System Science, Beijing 100875, China
OSPA Liaison:  Xiquan Dong, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • GC - Global Environmental Change
Index Terms:

0320 Cloud physics and chemistry [ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION AND STRUCTURE]
0321 Cloud/radiation interaction [ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION AND STRUCTURE]
1640 Remote sensing [GLOBAL CHANGE]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Sergey Y Matrosov, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, United States
Kyo-Sun Sunny Lim1, Laura Riihimaki1, Jennifer M Comstock1, Beat Schmid1, Chitra Sivaraman2, Yan Shi1 and Greg M McFarquhar3, (1)Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, United States, (2)Pacific Northwest National Lab, Richland, WA, United States, (3)University of Oklahoma, Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies and School of Meteorology, Norman, OK, United States
Jennifer M Comstock, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, United States, Doug Sisterson, Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago, IL, United States and Ken Kehoe, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, United States
Makoto Kuji1, Risa Fujimoto1, Mayu Miyagawa1, Ryoko Funada1, Masahiro Hori2, Hiroshi Kobayashi3, Seizi Koga4, Junji Matsushita5 and Masataka Shiobara6, (1)Nara Women's University, Nara, Japan, (2)JAXA Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Tsukuba, Japan, (3)University of Yamanashi, Department of Environmental Sciences, Yamanashi, Japan, (4)AIST, Tsukuba, Japan, (5)NIPR, Tachikawa, Japan, (6)NIPR National Institute of Polar Research, Tokyo, Japan
Yue Li, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, United States and Andrew K Heidinger, NOAA/NESDIS, Madison, WI, United States
Thomas Fauchez, Oak Ridge Associated Universities, Oak Ridge, TN, United States, Steven E Platnick, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, Kerry Meyer, Universities Space Research Association Greenbelt, Greenbelt, MD, United States, Zhibo Zhang, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD, United States, Céline Cornet, Laboratoire d'Optique Atmosphérique - Université de Lille, CNRS, UMR 8518, Villeneuve d'Ascq, France, Frédéric Szczap, Laboratoire de Météorologie Physique, Univ. Clermont Auvergne, CNRS, UMR 6016, Clermont-Ferrand, France and Philippe Dubuisson, Lab. d'Optique Atmosphérique, Villeneuve D'Ascq, France
Yu Oishi1, Haruma Ishida2 and Takashi Y. Nakajima1, (1)Tokai University, Tokyo, Japan, (2)JMA Japan Meteorological Agency, Tokyo, Japan
Tai-Fang Fan1, David R Doelling2, Moguo Sun3 and Rajalekshmy Raju1, (1)SSAI, Hampton, VA, United States, (2)NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States, (3)Science Systems and Applications, Inc. Hampton, Hampton, VA, United States
Yunpeng Shan1, Wilcox Eric1, Lan Gao1, Tianliang Zhao2 and Yan Yin3, (1)Desert Research Institute Reno, Reno, NV, United States, (2)Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing, China, (3)Nanjing Univ. Inf. Sci. & Tech, Nanjing, China
John Rausch and Ralf Bennartz, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, United States
Jussi S. Leinonen, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Environmental Remote Sensing Laboratory, Lausanne, Switzerland, Matthew D Lebsock, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States, Lazaros Oreopoulos, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States and Nayeong Cho, Universities Space Research Association Columbia, Columbia, MD, United States
Frank Werner, Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology, Baltimore, MD, United States, G. Wind, Science Systems and Applications, Inc., Lanham, MD, United States, Zhibo Zhang, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD, United States, Steven E Platnick, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States and Larry Di Girolamo, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, United States
Latifa Ameena Yousef, National Center of Meteorology, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates and Marouane Temimi, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology at Khalifa University of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Ralph Kuehn, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, United States, Robert Holz, UW SSEC, Madison, WI, United States, Johnathan W Hair, NASA Langley, Hampton, VA, United States, Mark Vaughan, Science and Technology Corporation, Boulder, CO, United States and Edwin W Eloranta, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, United States
Stefan Stapelberg1, Martin Stengel2, Cornelia Schlundt1, Oliver Sus1, Rainer Hollmann1, Caroline Anne Poulsen3 and ESA Cloud_cci Team, (1)Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD), Offenbach am Main, Germany, (2)Deutscher Wetterdienst, Offenbach, Germany, (3)Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Didcot, United Kingdom
Hye-Won Kim1, Jong-min Yeom2, Sun-Hee Woo3, Youn-Soo Kim2 and Tae-Byeong Chae2, (1)Korea Aerospace Research Institute, Daejeon, South Korea, (2)KARI Korea Aerospace Research Institute, Daejeon, Korea, Republic of (South), (3)KARI Korea Aerospace Research Institute, Daejeon, South Korea
Yu Someya, Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, Ryoichi Imasu, University of Tokyo, Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, Bunkyo-ku, Japan, Kei Shiomi, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Kanagawa, Japan, Naoko Saitoh, Chiba University, Chiba, Japan and Yoshifumi Ota, Meteorological Research Institute, Ibaraki, Japan