Agenda for the 15th BSRN Scientific Review and Workshop

July 16-20, 2018, Boulder, Colorado, USA.

Monday evening, 16 July 2018

5:00pm – 7:30pm Ice breaker CIRES Atrium

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

7:30 am – 8:30 am Registration and poster setup Registration desk in hallway
Registration continues all morning
8:30 am - 10:00 am Plenary
8:30 – 8:35 Chuck Long Opening Welcome
8:35 – 8:50 Christine Wiedinmyer CIRES Welcome and info
8:50 – 9:05 Jim Butler NOAA GMD Welcome and Info
9:05 – 9:15 Chuck Long BSRN Project Manager Greetings and meeting charge
9:15 – 9:30 Amelie Dremel WRMC update - status, challenges, tasks
9:30 – 9:45 Tim Oakley GCOS welcome and status
9:45 – 10:00 Tristan L'Ecuyer GDAP status and BSRN

10:00 am -10:30 am Coffee and poster viewing

10:30 am – 12:05 pm Plenary
10:30 – 10:45 Tim Oakley BSRN in the wider WMO/GCOS community
New Site Proposals (20 min each)
10:45 – 11:05 Adriana Gonzalez Cabrera Selegua, a proposed new BSRN site in the south of Mexico
11:05 – 11:25 Ankie Piters A proposed new BSRN site at Paramaribo, Suriname (NE South America)
11:25 – 1145 Luis Suarez Salas Proposal of a BSRN station at the Observatory of Huancayo, Peru
11:45 – 12:05 Dr.Aaesha Abdulla Alnuaimi A proposed new BSRN site near Dubai, UAE

12:05 pm - 1:40 pm Lunch

1:40 pm – 3:00 pm Plenary
New Site Proposals (Continued, 20 min each)
1:40 - 2:00 Bryan Fabbri Granite Island in Lake Superior, A new BSRN water site proposal
2:00 – 2:20 Béatrice Morel Assessing surface solar radiation variability and trends in the South-West Indian Ocean from BSRN-like measurements over Reunion island: proposal for a new site
2:20 – 2:40 Carlo Wang New proposed BSRN stations in the Western Pacific region: Mt. Jude and Orchid Island
2:40 – 3:00 Dénes Fekete Solar and meteorological measurements at Budapest-Lőrinc, Hungary: proposal for BSRN station

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Coffee and poster viewing

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Plenary
Other Sites (20 min each)
3:30 – 3:50 Josh Peterson The UO Solar Radiation Monitoring Lab – where we’ve been and where we’re going
3:50 – 4:10 Wouter Knap BSRN Cabauw – status and applications
4:10 – 4:30 Sidi Biaka Solar Radiation Measurement in the Sahara (Algeria)
4:30 – 5:00 Discussion and organization for Wednesday morning WG breakouts
All at once or staggered?
Proposed Use of BSRN in Solar RE WG (Enio Pereira)
Formation of committee to review/amend BSRN Manual and Minimum requirements

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

8:30 am - 11:30 am Working Group breakouts Room locations to be announced
10:00 am - 10:30 am Coffee and poster viewing
11:30 am Break for lunch
1:30 pm Busses leave for excursion Please arrive at least 15 minutes early for boarding. Location will be announced
6:30 pm Group Dinner The Med restaurant, 1002 Walnut St, Boulder, CO

Thursday, 19 July 2018

8:30 am - 9:50 am Plenary
Satellite and Model Studies
8:30 – 8:50 Laurent Vuilleumier Validation of satellite solar irradiance estimates: separating clear-sky and cloud effect
8:50 – 9:10 Paul Stackhouse The Critical Importance of BSRN to Quantify Uncertainties and Improve NASA/GEWEX SRB Fluxes and Resulting Impacts
9:10 – 9:30 Taiping Zhang Application of the BSRN and RadFlux Data in Validation and Analysis of the GEWEX SRB All-Sky and Clear-Sky Shortwave Downward Fluxes
9:30 – 9:50 Dave Rutan Use of BSRN data in the validation of NASA's Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) EBAF & SYN1deg data products

9:50 am -10:20 am Coffee and poster viewing

10:20 am - 12:00 pm Plenary
Satellite and Model Studies (Continued)
10:20 – 10:40 Zhuosen Wang Evaluation of MODIS/VIIRS/Landsat-8 Albedo Products over BSRN Sites
10:40 – 11:00 Martin Wild Use of BSRN data to estimate the Global Energy Balance and its changes
11:00 – 11:20 Matthias Schwarz From point to area: worldwide assessment of the representativeness of monthly surface solar radiation records
Analysis Studies
11:20 – 11:40 Jordi Badosa The uses of the PAL BSRN station: research, innovation and training
11:40 – 12:00 Fred Denn Aerosol Optical Depth, Calibration and Determination

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Plenary
Analysis Studies (Continued)
1:30 – 1:50 Nozomu Ohkawara 2017 Pyrgeometer Inter-comparison in Darwin, Australia
1:50 – 2:10 Ibrahim Reda Recent Updates about the ACP, IRIS, and AERI Infrared Comparisons
2:10 – 2:30 Carlo Wang Performance of thermal offset corrections for modern pyranometers
2:30 – 2:50 Chris Cox The D-ICE Campaign for Ice Mitigation Study
2:50 – 3:10 John Augustine An update on trends in surface radiation over the U.S. as determined from the seven SURFRAD BSRN sites

3:10 pm - 3:40 pm Coffee and poster viewing Posters need to be removed by the end of the day Thursday

3:40 pm - 5:00 pm Plenary
Working Group Breakout Reports
  1. Infrared WG
  2. Cold Climate Issues WG
  3. Spectral WG
  4. Proposed Use of BSRN in Solar RE WG
  5. BSRN Manual Committee

Friday, 20 July 2018

8:30 am - 12:00 pm Plenary
Business Meeting
Discussion of new sites proposals
Discussion of new Project Manager and proposed Deputy Project Manager
Other business

10:00 am - 10:30 am Coffee

12 noon Adjourn


BSRN Site posters

1) Jordi Badosa BSRN station PAL at SIRTA Observatory, Paris Region: status and news
2) Stephane Mevel BSRN Station of Carpentras (France) : status and news
3) Laurent Vuilleumier Status of the Payerne BSRN station (2018)
4) Kai Rosin Status of Tartu-Tõravere (TOR) BSRN station
5) Angelo Lupi The Dome-C Antarctic BSRN Station
6) Brighton Mabasa Status Of De Aar BSRN And Solar Radiometic Activities At South African Weather Sevices (Saws)
7) Enio Pereira Status of the active BSRN sites in Brazil
8) Nozomu Ohkawara Status of Japanese BSRN stations
9) JEONGPIL JANG Radiation measurement at Ieodo & Socheongcho Ocean Research Station in South Korea
10) Il-Sung Zo Radiation Measurement on South Korea : In focus on Observation Environment and Quality Control
11) Marion Maturilli Status of the Arctic BSRN Site Ny-Ålesund
12) Gary Hodges U.S. SURFRAD BSRN Station Update
13) Gary Hodges ARM BSRN Station Update
14) Stefan Wacker Status of the Lindenberg BSRN station
15) Karthik Ramanathan Status of 4 Indian BSRN Stations
16) Elke Ludewig Status update of BSRN station Sonnblick (SON)-(Jul 2018)
17) Fred Denn Status of the NASA Langley Research Center (LRC) BSRN station
18) Rosa Garcia Cabrera Status of the Izana BSRN Station in July 2018

Proposed Sites Posters

1) Carlo Wang New proposed BSRN stations in the Western Pacific region: Mt. Jude and Orchid Island
2) Dénes Fekete Solar radiation measurements at Budapest-Lőrinc station
3) Chris Cox Status and plans for BSRN stations in the northern CAA and Greenland
4) Bryan Fabbri Granite Island in Lake Superior, A new BSRN water site proposal
5) Béatrice Morel Assessing surface solar radiation variability and trends in the South-West Indian Ocean from BSRN-like measurements over Reunion island: proposal for a new site
6) Mauro Mazzola Toward The Implementation Of A New Candidate BSRN Station In The Ross Sea Area, Antarctica
7) Roberto Bonifaz Preliminary results of the first six months operation of the Selegua Station in Southern Mexico
8) Ansgar Delahaye A proposed new BSRN site near Dubai, UAE

Science Posters

1) Stefan Wacker for Jörg Trentmann Validation of CM SAF Satellite-Derived Surface Radiation Data Records Using BSRN Measurements
2) Stuart Freidenreich Use of BSRN Data to Assess Changes in the Shortwave Surface Flux Simulation for Three Generations of the GFDL Coupled Climate Model
3) Matt Shupe Distributed radiation measurements at MOSAiC
4) Jordi Badosa Intercomparison of 7 solar radiometers on a tilted plane for photovoltaic applications: preliminary results
5) Joop Mes Data analyses of 1.5 year field testing of the Razon+ DNI & diffuse system
6) Will Beuttell Direct spectral irradiance measurements from rotating shadowband EKO grating spectroradiometer
7) Rosa Garcia Cabrera Comparison of observed and modelled cloud-free longwave downward radiation (2010-2016) at the high mountain BSRN Izaña station
8) Matthias Schwarz Partitioning of Solar Energy in the Climate System