12th International Workshop on Greenhouse Gas Measurements from Space





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June 7 (Tue) p.m. - 9 (Thu), 2016

Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

~ Agenda ~

DAY 1: June 7 (Tue), 2016 (Core session time: 13:00 – 18:00)

12:00 Open
12:00-13:00 Registration *(Poster board ready in Hall I, poster setup available from 12:00)
13:00-13:15 Plenary session– Opening

Chairperson: T. Yokota (NIES, Japan)

Tatsuya Yokota, NIES (2 min.)
Welcome speech
Gen Inoue, GOSAT Science Team Chief Scientist (5 min.)
Welcome speech
Ministry of the Environment, Japan (5 min.)
Tatsuya Yokota, NIES, IWGGMS-12 Local Organizer (3 min.)

Session I: Past/Present Satellite GHG mission [13:15-14:15]

Chairperson: H. Shimoda (Tokai U., Japan)

  1. 13:15-13:30
    SCIAMACHY and GOSAT XCO2 and XCH4 retrievals: The GHG-CCI CRDP3 data set
    Michael Buchwitz, et al. (U. Bremen, Germany)
  2. 13:30-13:45
    Summary of NIES GOSAT Project: Activities Over the Past Seven Years and Plans for the Next Five Years
    Tatsuya Yokota, et al. (NIES, Japan)
  3. 13:45-14:00
    The Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) Version 7 Data Product
    David Crisp, et al. (JPL/Caltech, USA)
  4. 14:00-14:15
    Building capacity to access and use greenhouse gas observations
    Takuya Nomoto, et al. (START, Japan)

Session II: SWIR Retrieval Algorithms (1) [14:15-15:30]

Chairperson: S. Hayashida (Nara W. U., Japan)

  1. 14:15-14:30
    How GOSAT has provided uniform-quality spectra and optimized global sampling patterns for seven years
    Akihiko Kuze, et al. (JAXA, Japan)
  2. 14:30-14:45
    Updates to Spectroscopy for the OCO-2 mission
    Vivienne Payne, et al. (JPL/Caltech, USA)
  3. 14:45-15:00
    A New BRDF Model to Reduce Biases in Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) Retrievals
    Vijay Natraj, et al. (JPL/Caltech, USA)
  4. 15:00-15:15
    Reprocessed Warn Levels and their Influence on Bias Correction for OCO-2 v7
    Lukas Mandrake, et al. (JPL, USA)
  5. 15:15-15:30
    FTS methane profile retrieval using dimension reduction method
    Johanna Tamminen, et al. (FMI, Finland)

15:30-16:00 Group photo & Coffee & tea break (30 min.)
Session III: SWIR Retrieval Algorithms (2) [16:00-17:30]

Chairperson: A. Kuze (JAXA, Japan)

  1. 16:00-16:15
    EOF-based regression algorithm for the fast retrievals of XCO2 from the GOSAT observations
    Andrey Bril, et al. (IPNASB, Belarus)
  2. 16:15-16:30
    Application of TanSat retrieval algorithm on GOSAT Observation (ATANGO): global retrieval and product application
    Dongxu Yang, et al. (IAP/CAS, China)
  3. 16:30-16:45
    Improvement of CO2 retrieval algorithm with modified aerosol information using GOSAT measurements over East-Asia
    Yeonjin Jung, et al. (Yonsei U., Korea)
  4. 16:45-17:00
    Lower-tropospheric CO2 from near infrared ACOS-GOSAT observations
    Susan Kulawik, et al. (BAERI/NASA, USA)
  5. 17:00-17:15
    Amazon Column CO2 and CO Observations from Ground and Space to Evaluate Tropical Ecosystem Models
    Manvendra Dubey, et al. (LANL, USA)
  6. 17:15-17:30
    East Asia Regional CO2 Concentrations Observed by GOSAT – Spatial and Seasonal Variations
    Ke-Sheng Cheng, et al. (Taiwan U., Taiwan)

Session IV: Validation & Intercomparison (1) [17:30-18:00]

Chairperson: I. Morino (NIES, Japan)

  1. 17:30-17:45
    An intercomparison of retrieved XCO2 based on the H and M gain GOSAT and OCO-2 spectra over the central Australia
    Hiroshi Suto, et al. (JAXA, Japan)
  2. 17:45-18:00
    Update on Validation of OCO-2 Observations of Column-Averaged Mole Fractions of Carbon Dioxide (XCO2)
    Gregory Osterman, et al. (JPL, USA)

- Day 1 Adjourn -

18:30 -20:30 Reception

DAY 2: June 8 (Wed), 2016 (Core session time: 9:30– 18:45)

9:00 Open

Session V: Airborne Measurements & Validation (2) [9:30-11:00]

Chairperson: K. Shiomi (JAXA, Japan)

  1. 9:30-9:45
    Processes inferred from CH4 and CO2 observed during the airborne GLAM campaign above the Mediterranean Basin
    Philippe Ricaud, et al. (CNRS, France)
  2. 9:45-10:00
    Surface Modelling of CO2 Concentrations based on Flight Test of TanSat Instruments
    TianXiang Yue, et al. (IGSNRR/CAS, China)
  3. 10:00-10:15
    Distinguishing small scale CO2 emission structures using OCO-2
    Florian Schwandner, et al. (JPL, USA)
  4. 10:15-10:30
    A Preliminary Result on Characteristics of Temporal Column Abundances of CO2 and CH4 from the Ground-based FTS at Anmyeondo, Korea during 2014-2015
    Tae-Young Goo, et al. (NIMS, Korea)
  5. 10:30-10:45
    Validation of GOSAT SWIR XCO2 and XCH4 retrieved by PPDF-S method
    Chisa Iwasaki, et al. (U. Tokyo, Japan)
  6. 10:45-11:00
    Continuous in-situ measurements of CO and CO2 concentrations and CO2 isotope ratios (13C, 18O) in Nagoya city: Towards CO and CO2 simultaneous measurements by GOSAT-2 satellite
    Akie Yuba, et al. (ACAP, Japan)

11:00-12:30 Poster Session (1) with coffee & tea – Odd number posters -

Chairperson: Y. Yoshida (NIES, Japan)

12:30-14:00 Lunch break (90 min.)

Session VI: Thermal Infrared [14:00-15:30]

Chairperson: R. Imasu (U. Tokyo, Japan)

  1. 14:00-14:15
    Are thermal infrared measurements of CO2 from GOSAT and IASI over the Arctic Ocean in summer able to detect climatic change?
    Claude Camy-Peyret, et al. (IPSL, France)
  2. 14:15-14:30
    Verification of CH4 Profile Retrievals from GOSAT Thermal Infrared Measurements
    Arno de Lange, et al. (SRON, The Netherlands)
  3. 14:30-14:45
    Global Concentrations of CH4: Retrieval and validation of Metop-A/IASI CH4 columns
    Evelyn De Wachter, et al. (BIRA-IASB, Belgium)
  4. 14:45-15:00
    Quantifying Lower Tropospheric Methane Concentrations Using GOSAT near-IR and TES thermal IR measurements.
    John Worden, et al. (JPL/Caltech, USA)
  5. 15:00-15:15
    Validation of the GOSAT TANSO-FTS TIR CH4 vertical profile data product using CH4 vertical profiles from MIPAS (ESA and IMK) and ACE-FTS
    Kevin Olsen, et al. (U. Toronto, Canada)
  6. 15:15-15:30
    Global Methane Distributions Retrieved from IASI Observations in the Thermal and Short-Wave Infrared
    Diane Knappett, et al. (STFC/RAL, UK)

15:30 -16:00 Coffee & tea break (30 min.)

Session VII: Methane & Biomass Burning [16:00-17:15]

Chairperson: S. Maksyutov (NIES, Japan)

  1. 16:00-16:15
    Continuous in-situ observation of methane at a paddy field in India
    Yutaka Matsumi, et al. (Nagoya U., Japan)
  2. 16:15-16:30
    Comparison of GOSAT CH4 measurements with in-situ measurements and model simulations
    Sachiko Hayashida, et al. (Nara W. U., Japan)
  3. 16:30-16:45
    Atmospheric CH4 and CO2 enhancements and biomass burning emission ratios derived from GOSAT observations of the 2015 Indonesian fire plumes
    Rob Parker, et al. (U. Leicester, UK)
  4. 16:45-17:00
    Mitigating model biases and constraining North American methane emissions using weak constraint 4D-Var
    Ilya Stanevich, et al. (U. Toronto, Canada)
  5. 17:00-17:15
    The GOSAT COMEX Experiment: Validation of GOSAT-directly derived fluxes
    Ira Leifer, et al. (Bubbleology Res. Intnl, USA)

Session VIII: Carbon Dioxide Fluxes [17:15-18:45]

Chairperson: Y. Niwa (MRI, Japan)

  1. 17:15-17:30
    Surface CO2 and CH4 fluxes simultaneously inferred from proxy GOSAT XCH4:XCO2 retrievals: Trend and Inter-annual variations
    Liang Feng, et al. (U. Edinburgh, UK)
  2. 17:30-17:45
    Quantifying Regional CO2 Flux Estimates Using OCO-2 Data

    Dylan Jones, et al. (U. Toronto, Canada) cancelled
  3. 17:45-18:00
    Estimating 2015 CO2 fluxes with OCO-2 observations
    Junjie Liu, et al. (JPL/Caltech, USA)
  4. 18:00-18:15
    Orbiting carbon observatory (OCO-2) tracks 2 Giga tons of carbon release to the atmosphere during the El Nino 2015
    Prabir Patra, et al. (JAMSTEC, Japan)
  5. 18:15-18:30
    Multi-model Flux Inversion Comparison using OCO-2 Data
    Sean Crowell, et al. (U. Oklahoma, USA)
  6. 18:30-18:45
    Influence of El Nino on Atmospheric CO2: Findings from the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) Mission
    Abhishek Chatterjee, et al. (NASA GMAO/USRA, USA)

- Day 2 Adjourn -

DAY 3: June 9 (Thu), 2016 (Core session time: 9:30– 17:00)

9:00 Open

Session IX: Future Mission (1) [9:30-10:30]

Chairperson: A. Löscher (ESA, The Netherlands)

  1. 9:30-9:45
    TROPOMI is ready for launch: Pre-flight performance and calibration measurements
    Robert Voors, et al. (Airbus D. S., The Netherlands)
  2. 9:45-10:00
    The Pre-Launch Status of TanSat Mission
    Yi Liu, et al. (IAP/CAS, China)
  3. 10:00-10:15
    The Status of NIES GOSAT-2 Project and NIES Satellite Observation Center
    Tsuneo Matsunaga, et al. (NIES, Japan)
  4. 10:15-10:30
    The OCO-3 Mission: Overview of Science Objectives and Status
    Annmarie Eldering, et al. (JPL/Caltech, USA)

10:30-12:00 Poster Session (2) with coffee & tea – Even number posters -

Chairperson: H. Noda (NIES, Japan)

12:00-13:30 Lunch break (90 min.)

Session X: Future Mission (2) [13:30-15:00]

Chairperson: T. Matsunaga (NIES, Japan)

  1. 13:30-13:45
    An introduction to MicroCarb, first European program for CO2 monitoring
    Francois Buisson, et al. (CNES, France)
  2. 13:45-14:00
    Scientific and Technical insight into MicroCarb
    Denis Jouglet, et al. (CNES, France)
  3. 14:00-14:15
    Advances in Pulsed Lidar Measurements of CO2 Column Concentrations in Airborne Campaigns and for Space
    James Abshire, et al. (NASA/GSFC, USA)
  4. 14:15-14:30
    Updated Performance Simulations for a Space-Based CO2 Lidar Mission
    Stephan Kawa, et al. (NASA, USA)
  5. 14:30-14:45
    Optical Depth Distribution and Surface Elevation Variability Derived from CALIPSO Lidar Measurements
    Zhaoyan Liu, et al. (NASA/LaRC, USA)
  6. 14:45-15:00
    GreenLITE over Paris: A New Approach to Urban Scale Monitoring of Greenhouse Gas
    Jeremy Dobler, et al. (Harris Co., USA)

15:00 -15:30 Coffee & tea break (30 min.) (*Poster removal by 15:30)

Session XI: Future Mission (3) and Survey [15:30-16:45]

Chairperson: D. Crisp (JPL/Caltech, USA)

  1. 15:30-15:45
    Radiometric and spectral sizing for future CO2 observing space missions
    Bernd Sierk, et al. (ESA/ESTEC, The Netherlands)
  2. 15:45-16:00
    The GeoCarb Mission
    Berrien Moore III, et al. (U. Oklahoma, USA)
  3. 16:00-16:15
    Plans and progress on greenhouse gas observations in the Arctic and boreal regions from a highly elliptical orbit (HEO) mission
    Ray Nassar, et al. (Environment and Climate Change Canada, Canada)
  4. 16:15-16:30
    NASA, Greenhouse Gases, and the Decadal Survey
    Ken Jucks, et al. (NASA HQ, USA)
  5. 16:30-16:45
    Towards an operational observing system to monitor fossil CO2 emissions
    Armin Löscher, et al. (for Yasjka Meijer) (ESA, The Netherlands)

16:45-17:00 Closing Session & Future Plan

Chairperson: T. Yokota (NIES, Japan)

Next IWGGMS-13 Plan
IWGGMS-12 International Committee (6 min)
Closing address
Ryoichi Imasu (GOSAT-2 Science Team Chief Scientist) (6 min.)
IWGGMS-12 Local Organizer (3 min.)

- Day 3 Adjourn -

Poster Presentations

Core Time: Day 2, June 8 (Wed) for Odd number posters during 11:00-12:30,
and Day 3, June 9 (Thu) for Even number posters during 10:30-12:00
(Poster board: 2100mm(H) x 900mm(W) for A0 Portrait size)
  1. Kei Shiomi, et al. (JAXA, Japan)
    GOSAT CO2 and CH4 calibration and validation activities with portable FTS measurements
  2. Fumie Kataoka, et al. (RESTEC, Japan)
    Inter-comparison between GOSAT and OCO2 SWIR-band Spectral Radiance over Railroad Valley
  3. Jun Yoshida, et al. (NEC, Japan)
    Optimizing observation geometry using the agile GOSAT pointing mechanism for more precise and accurate XCO2 retrieval
  4. Yongxiang Hu, et al. (NASA/LaRC, USA)
    Assessing potential applications of collocated OCO2 Oxygen-A band and CALIPSO lidar measurements
  5. Nicholas Deutscher, et al. (U. Wollongong, Australia)
    TCCON H2O retrievals for satellite validation
  6. Makiko Hashimoto, et al. (JAXA, Japan)
    Aerosol retrieval algorithm and aerosol properties retrieved from GOSAT/TANSO-CAI
  7. Makiko Nakata, et al. (Kinki U., Japan)
    An observational study of urban air pollution with GOSAT/CAI
  8. Yu Someya, et al. (AORI/U. Tokyo, Japan)
    The CO2 slicing algorithm for the TIR cloud/aerosol products of TANSO-FTS2/GOSAT-2
  9. Yu Oishi, et al. (Tokai U., Japan)
    Primary verification of new cloud discrimination algorithm used with GOSAT TANSO-CAI in Borneo Island
  10. Christopher O’Dell, et al. (CSU, USA)
    Are the OCO-2 XCO2 observations good enough for science?
  11. Brad Weir, et al. (NASA/GSFC, USA)
    Accounting for systematic differences between OCO-2 retrievals and model values of XCO2 in an assimilation system
  12. Michael Gunson, et al. (JPL, USA)
    Using a surrogate model to estimate patterns of bias in retrieved XCO2 for OCO-2 observations
  13. Lianghai Wu, et al. (SRON, The Netherlands)
    Retrieving CO2 from the NASA OCO-2 observations using RemoTeC
  14. Johanna Tamminen, et al. (FMI, Finland)
    Using OCO-2 Data to Analyze Anthropogenic CO2 Hotspots: First Preliminary Results
  15. Abhishek Chatterjee, et al. (NASA GMAO/USRA, USA)
    Investigating Regional Carbon Flux Estimates from the GEOS-Carb system using OCO-2 total column CO2 observations
  16. Woogyung Kim, et al. (Yonsei U., Korea)
    CO2 Retrieval over East Asia using CAI aerosol information
  17. Changsub Shim, et al. (Korea Env. Inst., Korea)
    Applying GOSAT and other satellite retrievals to understand spatiotemporal variabilities and emissions of GHG’s over East Asia
  18. Koki Kasai, et al. (Hokkaido U., Japan)
    A Study of Extraction and Analysis of Emission and Absorption Events of Greenhouse Gases with GOSAT
  19. Rajesh Janardanan, et al. (NIES, Japan)
    Towards assessing CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion by GOSAT observations of localized CO2 enhancements
  20. Robert Nelson, et al. (CSU, USA)
    Total Column Water Vapor from OCO-2
  21. Hibiki Noda, et al. (NIES, Japan)
    Simultaneous observations of solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence and atmospheric CO2 dynamics by GOSAT
  22. Andrew Schuh, et al. (CSU, USA)
    Global Atmospheric Inversions of CO2 and Solar-Induced Fluorescence (SIF)
  23. Tomomichi Kato, et al. (Hokkaido U., Japan)
    Ground-based network of Long-term measurement of Sun-Induced Chlorophyll Fluorescence
  24. Hartmut Boesch, et al. (UoL, UK)
    An improved Aerosol Scheme for the GHG Retrieval from GOSAT
  25. Hartmut Boesch, et al. (UoL, UK)
    Latest results from the GreenHouse gas Observations of the Stratosphere and Troposphere (GHOST) airborne shortwave infrared spectrometer
  26. Thomas P. Kurosu, et al. (JPL, USA)
    Four Years of CARVE-FTS Observations of CO2, CH4, and CO in the Alaskan Arctic – Comparison with Satellite Measurements
  27. Bing Lin, et al. (NASA/LaRC, USA)
    Atmospheric CO2 Variations Observed during Recent ASCENDS Airborne Flight Campaigns
  28. Kenji Numata, et al. (NASA/GSFC, USA)
    Airborne measurements of atmospheric methane using pulsed laser transmitters
  29. Voltaire V. Velazco, et al. (U. Wollongong, Australia)
    Validation of GOSAT Products in the Southern Hemisphere: Alice Springs Desert Site Study
  30. Isamu Morino, et al. (NIES, japan)
    Towards TCCON in the Philippines: The importance of monitoring atmospheric carbon in tropical Southeast Asia
  31. Rigel Kivi, et al. (Finnish Meteorological Institute, Finland)
    TCCON and AirCore measurements of greenhouse gases over Sodankylä: comparisons with satellite borne observations
  32. Nikita Rokotyan, et al. (Ural Federal U., Russia)
    Intercomparison between GOSAT and ground-based FTIR data on CO2 and CH4 atmospheric concentrations over Western Siberia during 2011-2015
  33. Robert Knuteson, et al. (U. Wisconsin, USA)
    Simultaneous Nadir Overpass (SNO) Matchups GOSAT/TANSO-FTS and AQUA/AIRS: TIR Band April 2009 –December 2015
  34. Masahiro Kawasaki, et al. (Nagoya U., Japan)
    Measurements of atmospheric CH4 and CO2 column averaged concentrations in Sichuan Basin, China using a desktop optical spectrum analyzer
  35. Yusheng Shi, et al. (NIES, Japan)
    Temporal characteristics of atmospheric CO2 over fire affected regions based on GOSAT data
  36. Liping Lei, et al. (CAS/IRSDE, China)
    Spatio-Temporal Variations Analysis of CH4 Concentration over East Asia Based on Geostatistics
  37. Yutaka Matsumi, et al. (Nagoya U., Japan)
    Preliminary Assessment of Methane Concentration Variation Observed over Sichuan Basin by GOSAT in China
  38. Akinori Yamada, et al. (Chiba U., Japan)
    Impact of differences in line parameter databases on GOSAT TIR methane retrieval
  39. Cecilia Tirelli, et al. (IFAC-CNR, Italy)
    Results of the comparison among IASI/METOP-A, GOSAT/TANSO-FTS Band 4 and HIPPO 3 Carbon Dioxide products
  40. Dejian Fu, et al. (JPL, USA)
    High Resolution Tropospheric CH4 and CO Profiles Retrieved from CrIS and TROPOMI
  41. Tomohiro Oda, et al. (USRA/GSFC, USA)
    Prescribing fossil fuel emissions in CO2 source/sink analysis
  42. Yosuke Niwa, et al. (MRI, Japan)
    A 4D-Var inversion system based on the icosahedral grid model (NICAM-TM 4D-Var)
  43. Julia Marshall, et al. (MPI, Germany)
    Potential clear-sky bias in flux inversions of carbon dioxide based on satellite measurements
  44. Hiroshi Takagi, et al. (NIES, Japan)
    GOSAT CO2 Inversion Inter-comparison Experiment Phase-II
  45. Misa Ishizawa, et al. (NIES, Japan)
    Analysis on Uncertainties in Regional CO2 inversions from GOSAT XCO2 Retrievals
  46. Kazutaka Murakami, et al. (NIES, Japan)
    Evaluations of 1km grid Global Terrestrial Carbon fluxes
  47. Jing Wang, et al. (KLMA/CAS, China)
    The simulation of TanSat measurements in terrestrial CO2 flux estimation
  48. Kazuo Mabuchi, et al. (NIES, Japan)
    Relationships between CO2 flux estimated by inverse analysis and land surface elements in South America and Africa
  49. Dmitry, et al. (NIPR, Japan)
    Study of the footprints of short-term variation in XCO2 observed by TCCON sites using NIES and FLEXPART atmospheric transport models
  50. Shamil Maksyutov, et al. (NIES, Japan)
    Inverse modeling of CO2 and CH4 surface fluxes using GOSAT observations – Level 4 product updates and developments
  51. Zakia Bourakkadi, et al. (LATMOS/IPSL/CNRS, France)
    Quantifying global and regional methane budget by inverse modeling
  52. Makoto Saito, et al. (NIES, Japan)
    Enhanced methane emissions from Amazonian drought
  53. Denis Jouglet, et al. (CNES, France)
    Additional Bands for the improvement of MicroCarb performance
  54. Yukio Yoshida, et al. (NIES, Japan)
    Plan of the GOSAT-2 FTS SWIR products and its preliminary sensitivity study
  55. Ronald Glumb, et al. (Harris Space & Intell. Sys., USA)
    An Update on the TANSO-FTS-2 Instrument for GOSAT-2
  56. Anand Ramanathan, et al. (ESSIC/NASA GSFC, USA)
    CO2 Sounder lidar multi-wavelength approach: Retrievals for airborne and space measurements, column water vapor measurements
  57. Jianping Mao, et al. (U. Maryland, USA)
    Airborne Lidar Measurements of Atmospheric Column CO2 Concentration to Cloud Tops during ASCENDS Science Campaigns


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