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Sounding Science
Material from the Sounding Science Community Workshop

Meeting was held May 7, 2009 at Caltech's Beckman Institute, Pasadena California

Notes from the Workshop

A workshop was held to discuss the driving science questions in atmospheric research that revolve around "moist thermodynamics", the hydrologic cycle and satellite observations, we call it "sounding science" for short. We hope to provide a unified voice for a community working on some of the most important questions in weather and climate research.

  • Invitation to Workshop (PDF, 37 KB)
  • Agenda (PDF, 74 KB)
  • Summary of the Workshop (PDF, 105 KB)


  • Presentations

    Water vapor and cloud feedbacks (PDF, 2.27 MB)
    Andrew Dessler

    Climate models and feedbacks (PDF, 8.64 MB)
    Andrew Gettelman

    Satellite observations, the boundary layer and improved representations of small subgrid scales in climate models (PDF, 6.96 MB)
    Joao Teixeira

    Precipitation (PDF, 1.44 MB)
    Stan Kidder

    Multi-sensor water vapor climatology (PDF, 1.51 MB)
    Eric Fetzer

    How well can satellite observations describe the hydrological cycle of the Madden-Julian Oscillation (PDF, 4.61 MB)
    Duane Waliser, Baijun Tian

    A global climatology of temperature and water vapor variance scaling from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder: Implications for future sounding requirements (PDF, 2.26 MB)
    Brian Kahn

    Cancelled -- Estimation of cloud properties using UV, visible, infrared/far-infrared measurements from space
    Javier Martin-Torres

    Deriving BL height from GPS (PDF, 1.89 MB)
    Chi Ao


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  • Eric Fetzer - Eric.Fetzer@jpl.nasa.gov, 818-354-0649
  • Bjorn Lambrigtsen - Bjorn.Lambrigtsen@jpl.nasa.gov, 818-354-0649
  • Joao Teixeira - Joao.Teixeira@jpl.nasa.gov, 818-354-0649
  • Duane Waliser - Duane.Waliser@jpl.nasa.gov, 818-354-0649

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