CALIPSO/CloudSat Science Team meeting, 1-3 March 2016

The next CALIPSO/CloudSat meeting will be held in Newport News, Virginia, Tuesday morning, 1 March, through end of day Thursday, 3 March 2016) and will consist of plenary and poster sessions over a period of 3 days. Sessions will be organized around scientific and programmatic themes. Ample time will be reserved for questions and discussion.
We are soliciting science investigation reports from science team members and others.  Submitted abstracts will be used to select oral and poster presentations.  An agenda will be distributed in early February 2016.  We are particularly interested in highlighting research results that underscore the value of multi-year datasets of active radar and lidar datasets, both alone and in combination with passive measurements.  Also, we encourage the oral/poster presentations to articulate what are the remaining gaps and what are the future observational needs.
Topics to be covered:
  • Aerosol sources, pollution, chemistry, and transport
  • Clouds, Radiation, and Dynamics 
  • Radiation Budget
  • Aerosol-Cloud-Precipitation Interactions, Cloud Processes 
  • Precipitation/Snowfall
  • Model Assessments, Model Development and Assimilation
  • Ocean/Altimetry Studies
In addition, reports on algorithm development, data production, and data validation will be presented from key project and science team members.  An overview of  flight hardware status and performance, lifetime projections will also be discussed.
All ROSES-funded science team members are expected to submit an abstract.

The meeting will be held at:
Newport News Marriott at City Center
740 Town Center Drive
Newport News, VA 23606
Complimentary self-parking is at the Marriott garage and can be accessed from Canon Blvd and Pearl Way