Final Agenda

Aquarius/SAC-D Science Team Meeting Agenda

Presentation files are posted to this website.

Tuesday, November 11

1000-1300: Check-in at Meeting Registration Desk
1000-1500: Poster Set-up
Emerald Foyer
Emerald 3

1300-1330
Welcome and Opening Remarks

Gary Lagerloef: Meeting Agenda and Objectives
Eric Lindstrom: NASA Program Overview
CONAE Program Overview and SAC-D Status
Gene Feldman: Aquarius Mission Status

Emerald 2

1330-1710
Key science results

Abstracts

13:30-1350
Gary Lagerloef, Earth & Space Research, USA
Aquarius Satellite Salinity Measurement Mission Status, and Science Results from the initial 3-Year Prime Mission

1350-1410
Annette deCharon, University of Maine, USA
Broadly Sharing the Importance of Ocean Salinity

1410-1430
Arnold L. Gordon, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, USA (Invited)
Aquarius SSS-max and SSS-min views of the Sea

1430-1450
Lisan Yu, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA
Where can ocean salinity be used as a rain gauge?

1450-1510
Nadya Vinogradova, Atmospheric and Environmental Research (AER), USA
Linking  information from sea surface salinity to oceanic freshwater fluxes using near-surface salinity budgets

1510-1520
Discussion

Emerald 2

15:20-15:40
Break

Emerald 3

Key science results continued

abstracts

1540-1600
Tong Lee, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA
Aquarius sea surface salinity measurements bring new understanding to intraseasonal variability in tropical oceans

1600-1620
Hsun-Ying Kao, Earth and Space Research, USA
Seasonal to Interannual Variations of the Salinity Fronts Under the Pacific Intertropical Convergence Zone

1620-1640
Tangdong Qu, University of Hawaii, USA
Sea surface salinity variability and ENSO

1640-1700
Subrahmanyam Bulusu, University of South Carolina, USA
Estimation of the Barrier Layer Thickness in the Indian Ocean using satellite derived salinity

1700-1720
Ebenezer Nyadjro, NOAA PMEL, USA
Salinity Structure of the Indian Ocean Dipole: Perspectives from Aquarius and SMOS satellite missions

Emerald 2

1730-2000
Poster session / Reception

Emerald 3

Wednesday, November 12 – Morning Sessions

930-1110
Key science results continued

abstracts

930-950
Y. Tony Song, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA
Modeling Skin-Layer Salinity with an Extended Surface-Salinity Layer

950-1010
Semyon Grodsky, University of Maryland, USA
Interannual Caribbean salinity in satellite data and model simulations

1010-1030
Xiaosu Xie, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA
Relating river discharges to salinity changes

1030-1050
R. Dwi Susanto, University of Maryland, USA
Freshwater Flux from Bay of Bengal, South China Sea and Eastern Indian Ocean and Its Impacts on the Indonesian Throughflow

1050-1110
Discussion

Emerald 2

11:10-11:30
Break

Emerald 3

1130-1230
SISS Working Group topics

abstracts

1130-1150
Yi Chao, Remote Sensing Solutions, USA
Satellite & In Situ Salinity (SISS) Working Group: Current Status and Future Plans

1150-1210
James Carton, University of Maryland, USA
Mixed layer salt balance and the role of eddies in a global ocean simulation

1210-1230
Kyla Drushka, University of Washington Applied Physics Laborabory, USA
The Diurnal Cycle of Salinity

Emerald 2

1230-1400
Lunch

on your own

Wednesday, November 12 – Afternoon Sessions

1400 – 1520
SPURS Results

abstracts

1400-1420
Eric Lindstrom, NASA Headquarters, USA
Salinity Processes in the Upper Ocean Regional Study (SPURS)

1420-1440
Yi Chao, Remote Sensing Solutions, USA
Validation of Aquarius Sea Surface Salinity Data with In Situ Measurements from the SPURS Field Experiment

1440-1500
Frederick Bingham, University of North Carolina Wilmington, USA
The North Atlantic Subtropical Surface Salinity Maximum as Observed by Aquarius

1500-1520
Jie Yang, University of Washington Applied Physics Laborabory, USA
Regional rainfall measurements using Passive Aquatic Listener during SPURS field campaign

Emerald 2

1520-1540
Break

Emerald 3

1540 -1710
Aquarius Salinity Validation

abstracts

1540-1600
Oleg Melnichenko, International Pacific Research Center, University of Hawaii, USA
Aquarius SSS optimum interpolation analysis for global and regional studies

1600-1620
Seungbum Kim, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA
Evaluation of sea surface salinity variability in the East China Sea observed by the Aquarius instrument

1620-1640
James Reagan, CICS-MD/NODC, USA
Comparison analysis between Aquarius sea surface salinity and World Ocean Database in situ analyzed sea surface salinity

1640-1700
Peter Hacker, University of Hawaii, SOEST, HIGP/IPRC, USA
Aquarius SSS space/time biases with respect to Argo data

1700-1710
Discussion

 Emerald 2

1710-1900
Poster Session

Emerald 3

Thursday, November 13 – Morning Sessions

8:30-10:30
SAC-D Instruments and science results from Argentinian colleagues

abstracts

830-850
Monica Rabolli, CONAE, Argentina
SAC-D/ Aquarius 3rd Year

850-910
Hugo Marraco, CONAE, Argentina
NIRST  ready for science

910-930
C. Bruscantini and F. Grings, CONAE, Argentina
Using Aquarius Radiometer and Scatterometer for generating new soil moisture products (Active, Passive, Active-Passive)

930-950
Juan Federico Bianchi, National Water Institute, Argentina, Argentina
Assessment of SMOS, Aquarius and AMSR2 Soil Moisture assimilation into hydrological models of a flatland basin

950-1010
Rajat Bindlish, USDA ARS, USA
Aquarius/SAC-D Soil Moisture Product using V3.0 Observations

1010-1030
Raul Guerrero, INIDEP, Argentina
The Salinity Signature of the Cross-Shelf Exchanges in the Southwestern Atlantic Ocean: Satellite Observations

1030-10:50
Ricardo Matano, CEOAS, Oregon State University, USA
The Salinity Signature of the Cross-Shelf Exchanges in the Southwestern Atlantic Ocean: Aquarius observations and models

Emerald 2

1050-1120
Break

 Emerald 3

1120-1230
Aquarius Salinity Retrieval Algorithm

abstracts

1120-1140
Frank Wentz, Remote Sensing Systems, USA
The Aquarius salinity retrieval algorithm beyond Version 3.0

1140-1200
Thomas Meissner, Remote Sensing System, USA
Mitigation of large scale biases in the Aquarius salinity retrievals

1200-1220
Emmanuel Dinnat, Chapman University/NASA GSFC, USA
Effect of sea water dielectric constant model and sea surface temperature ancillary data on remote sensing of sea surface salinity

1220-1230
Discussion

 Emerald 2

1230-1400
Lunch

 on your own

Thursday, November 13 – Afternoon Sessions

1400-1440
Aquarius Long Term Stability

abstracts

1400-1420
Sidharth Misra, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA
A Fully Internally Calibrated Aquarius Brightness Temperature Measurement using Instrument-Only Corrections

1420-1440
Alexander Fore, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA
Aquarius Scatterometer Calibration and Bias Drift Correction

 Emerald 2

1440-1500
Break

 Emerald 3

1500-1650
Surface Roughness Correction and Rain Effects

abstracts

1500-1520
Wenqing Tang, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA
The effect of rain-induced stratification and surface roughness on Aquarius SSS retrieval

 Emerald 2
1520-1540
Maria Jacob, CONAE, Argentina
Rain Impact Model (RIM) for Aquarius1540-1600
Thomas Meissner, Remote Sensing Systems, USA
Assessment of rain impact on the Aquarius salinity retrievals1600-1620
William Asher, University of Washington, USA
Observations and Modeling of Rain-Induced Near Surface Salinity Anomalies1620-1640
Linwood Jones, University of Central Florida (UCF), USA
A MWR Ocean Roughness Correction Algorithm for the Aquarius SSS Retrieval

1640-1650
Discussion

 Emerald 2

1700-1900
Poster Session

note: 1650-1830
Breakout Discussion: Aquarius Senior Review Proposal
Gary Lagerloef and Gene Feldman
 First Hill Room

Friday, November 143 – Morning Sessions

830-910
RFI Effects

abstracts

830-850
Paolo de Matthaeis, GESTAR / NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA
The Aquarius Radiometers and Radio Frequency Interference: Analysis of RFI at L-band and its Impact on Salinity Retrieval

850-910
Shannon Brown, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA
Rising Above the Noise:  Estimating and Removing Low-Level Undetected RFI Contamination in the Aquarius Salinity Product

 Emerald 2

910-930
Land and Cryosphere Applications for Aquarius Data

abstracts

910-930
Emmanuel Dinnat, Chapman University/NASA GSFC, USA
On the use of observations from the Aquarius/SAC-D mission to study the cryosphere

 Emerald 2

930-1000
Break / Poster removal

 Emerald 3

1000-1230
Wrap up session

 Emerald 2