Annual Seminar 2021

Monday, 13 September
Opening
10:00 AM 10:50 AM
Joint welcome address to Annual Seminar and WCRP-WWRP Symposium (the welcome addresses are not livestreamed)
Speakers: Gerhard Adrian (WMO) , Florence Rabier (ECMWF ) , Sarah Jones (Deutscher Wetterdienst) , Tobias Fuchs (Deutscher Wetterdienst) , Detlef Stammer (WCRP) , Jan Keller (TIRA) , Estelle de Coning (WWRP) , Ullrich Löhnert (DAOS)
50m
11:00 AM 12:00 PM
Ice breaker
1h
Session 1: Which observations are used and do they meet the requirement?
Chair: Kirsti Salonen (ECMWF) , Viju John (EUMETSAT)
12:00 PM 12:25 PM
An Earth System view of observation
Speaker: Stephen English (ECMWF)
25m
12:25 PM 12:50 PM
Atmospheric observations - satellite: overview, recent developments and gap analysis
Speaker: Christina Köpken-Watts (DWD)
25m
12:50 PM 1:00 PM
Break (joint with WMO Symposium)
10m
1:00 PM 1:25 PM
In situ atmospheric observations: status, developments, gap analysis
Speaker: Bruce Ingleby (ECMWF)
25m
1:25 PM 1:50 PM
Ocean and wave observations: overview, recent developments and gaps
Speaker: John Siddorn (NOC)
25m
1:50 PM 2:15 PM
Sea ice observations: overview, recent developments and gap analysis
Speaker: Gunnar Spreen (University of Bremen)
25m
2:15 PM 3:00 PM
Poster session 1 (joint with WMO Symposium P1)
45m
Session 1 cont.: Which observations are used and do they meet the requirement?
Chair: David Lavers (ECMWF) , Ariane Frassoni (National Institute for Space Research)
3:00 PM 3:25 PM
Atmospheric composition observations: overview, recent developments and gap analysis in the context of environment prediction
Speaker: Antje Inness (ECMWF)
25m
3:25 PM 3:50 PM
Atmospheric composition observations: overview, recent developments and gap analysis in the context of weather prediction
Speaker: Angela Benedetti (ECMWF)
25m
3:50 PM 4:00 PM
Break (joint with WMO Symposium)
10m
4:00 PM 4:25 PM
Snow-free land observations
Speaker: Cristina Charlton-Perez (Met Office)
25m
4:25 PM 4:50 PM
Snow land observations: overview, recent developments
Speaker: Melody Sandells (Northumbria University)
25m
4:50 PM 5:00 PM
Break
10m
5:00 PM 6:00 PM
Poster session 2 (joint with Symposium P1)
1h
6:00 PM 7:00 PM
Poster session 3 (joint with Symposium P1)
1h
Tuesday, 14 September
Session 2: How are observations processed and assimilated?
Chair: Cristiano Zanna (ECMWF) , Sihye Lee (KIAPS)
10:15 AM 11:00 AM
Radiometric Calibration and Recalibration: Theory, Practice and Future Perspective
Speaker: Peng Zhang (CMA)
45m
11:00 AM 12:00 PM
Poster session 4 (joint with WMO Symposium P2)
1h
12:00 PM 12:45 PM
Observation processing and calibration: how to assess errors in level 1 radiances; the role of NWP in cal/val
Speaker: Nigel Atkinson (Met Office)
45m
12:45 PM 1:00 PM
Break (joint with WMO Symposium)
15m
1:00 PM 1:45 PM
Practical challenges using observations in operational numerical weather prediction systems
Speaker: Peter Lean (ECMWF)
45m
1:45 PM 2:00 PM
Break (joint with WMO Symposium)
15m
2:00 PM 3:00 PM
Poster session 5 (joint with WMO Symposium P2)
1h
Session 2 cont.: How are observations processed and assimilated?
Chair: Richard Engelen (ECMWF) , Pauline Martinet (Météo-France)
3:00 PM 3:45 PM
Considerations for radiative transfer observation operators in Data Assimilation
Speaker: Patrick Eriksson (Chalmers & ECMWF Fellow)
45m
3:45 PM 4:00 PM
Break
15m
4:00 PM 4:45 PM
Overview of observational aspects of data assimilation
Speaker: Mark Buehner (Environment and Climate Change Canada)
45m
4:45 PM 5:00 PM
Break (joint with WMO Symposium)
15m
5:00 PM 6:00 PM
Poster session 6 (joint with WMO Symposium P2)
1h
Wednesday, 15 September
Session 3: Current challenges
Chair: Cristina Lupu (ECMWF) , Fabien Carminati (Met Office)
10:15 AM 11:00 AM
Observation error covariances, can we handle spatial obs error correlations
Speaker: Joanne Waller (Met Office)
45m
11:00 AM 12:00 PM
Poster session 7 (joint with WMO Symposium P3)
1h
12:00 PM 12:45 PM
Bias aware data assimilation
Speaker: Patrick Laloyaux (ECMWF)
45m
12:45 PM 1:00 PM
Break (joint with WMO Symposium)
15m
1:00 PM 1:45 PM
Challenges in microwave radiative transfer parameterization of the Earth surface, passive and active, from low to high frequencies, for both atmosphere and surface characterizations
Speaker: Catherine Prigent (Observatoire de Paris / Estellus)
45m
1:45 PM 2:00 PM
Break
15m
2:00 PM 3:00 PM
Poster session 8 (joint with WMO Symposium P3)
1h
Session 3 cont.: Current challenges
Chair: Katie Lean (ECMWF) , Harald Schyberg (Norwegian Meteorological Institute)
3:00 PM 3:45 PM
Towards consistent exploitation of Earth system observations in coupled assimilation systems
Speaker: Patricia de Rosnay (ECMWF)
45m
3:45 PM 4:00 PM
Break (joint with WMO Symposium)
15m
4:00 PM 4:45 PM
Challenges in Quality Control
Speaker: Kristen Bathmann (IMSG at NOAA/NCEP/EMC)
45m
4:45 PM 5:00 PM
Break
15m
5:00 PM 6:00 PM
Poster session 9 (joint with WMO Symposium P3)
1h
Thursday, 16 September
Session 4: Assessing the impact of observations
Chair: Hao Zuo (ECMWF) , Chiara Piccolo (Met Office)
10:15 AM 11:00 AM
Observations monitoring and related diagnostics
Speaker: Mohamed Dahoui (ECMWF)
45m
11:00 AM 12:00 PM
Poster session 10 (joint with WMO Symposium P4)
1h
12:00 PM 12:45 PM
Passive and active observations of clouds and precipitation for model validation and data assimilation
Speaker: Philippe Chambon (Météo-France)
45m
12:45 PM 1:00 PM
Break
15m
Joint global reanalysis session J4-2 with WMO Symposium
Chair: J. Keller, M. Fujiwara
1:00 PM 1:30 PM
JRA-3Q: Japanese reanalysis for three quarters of a century
Speaker: Shinya Kobayashi (JMA)
30m
1:30 PM 1:45 PM
The ERA reanalysis: a detailed record of the climate and weather for the past 70 years
Speaker: Hans Hersbach (ECMWF)
15m
1:45 PM 2:00 PM
A synoptic to decadal evaluation of the 20th century reanalysis version 3
Speaker: Laura Slivinski (CIRES/NOAA)
15m
Session 4 cont.: Assessing the impact of observations
Chair: Hao Zuo (ECMWF) , Chiara Piccolo (Met Office)
2:00 PM 2:45 PM
Evaluating forecast impact of current and future observations
Speaker: Niels Bormann (ECMWF)
45m
2:45 PM 3:00 PM
Break
15m
Session 4 cont.: Assessing the impact of observations
Chair: Katrin Lonitz (ECMWF) , Anthony Weaver (CERFACS)
3:00 PM 3:45 PM
Ocean Observing System Experiments (OSEs)
Speaker: Elisabeth Remy (Mercator Ocean)
45m
3:45 PM 4:00 PM
Break (joint with WMO Symposium)
15m
Joint global reanalysis session J4-4C with WMO Symposium
Chair: A. Valmassoi, B. Ahrens
4:00 PM 4:15 PM
The ERA5-Land Global land surface reanalysis
Speaker: Joaquin Munoz-Sabater (ECMWF)
15m
4:15 PM 4:30 PM
Preparations for assimilating rescued and reprocessed satellite sounding observatins in the next generation global atmospheric reanalysis at ECMWF - ERA6
Speaker: William Bell (ECMWF)
15m
4:30 PM 4:45 PM
The NASA GMAO retrospective analysis for the 21st century GEOS-R21 C
Speaker: Amal El Akkraoui (NASA-SSAI)
15m
4:45 PM 5:00 PM
The CMCC Global Ocean Reanalysis System (C-GLORS): a series of consolidated eddy-permitting ocean reanalyses
Speaker: Deep Sankar Banerjee (CMCC)
15m
5:00 PM 5:15 PM
Break
15m
Session 4 cont.: Assessing the impact of observations
Chair: Katrin Lonitz (ECMWF) , Anthony Weaver (CERFACS)
5:15 PM 6:00 PM
Land observations for model calibration and data assimilation
Speaker: Jana Kolassa (GMAO)
45m
Friday, 17 September
Session 5: New science and future directions
Chair: Elias Holm (ECMWF) , Indira Rani (NCMRWF)
10:15 AM 11:00 AM
Future atmospheric observations: What might be important in the future, techniques to assess
Speaker: Dorothee Coppens (EUMETSAT)
45m
11:00 AM 12:00 PM
Poster session 13 (joint with WMO Symposium P5)
1h
12:00 PM 12:45 PM
Observing the Earth from Space
Speaker: Craig Donlon (ESA)
45m
12:45 PM 1:00 PM
Break (joint with WMO Symposium)
15m
1:00 PM 1:45 PM
Future earth system observations: What might be important in the future, techniques to assess
Speaker: Natalia Donoho (NOAA)
45m
1:45 PM 2:00 PM
Break
15m
Session 5 cont.: New science and future directions
Chair: Chris Burrows (ECMWF) , Enza Di Tomaso (BSC)
2:00 PM 2:45 PM
A holistic perspective of observation value in Earth System NWP and digital twins
Speaker: Tony McNally (ECMWF)
45m
2:45 PM 3:00 PM
Break
15m
3:00 PM 3:45 PM
The role of non-operational observations today and in the future
Speaker: Roger Randriamampianina (Norwegian Meteorological Institute)
45m
3:45 PM 4:00 PM
Break (joint with WMO Symposium)
15m
4:00 PM 4:45 PM
All-surface assimilation: improving the use of satellite data over land, snow and sea-ice surfaces
Speaker: Alan Geer (ECMWF)
45m
4:45 PM 4:55 PM
Closing remarks
Speaker: Andy Brown (ECMWF)
10m
5:00 PM 6:00 PM
Poster session 15 (joint with WMO Symposium P5)
1h
6:00 PM 6:05 PM
Close of Annual Seminar
5m

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