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1 CEOS Response to GCOS-IP Mitch Goldberg, CEOS Climate Coordinator GCOS STEERING COMMITTEE, XVII, 2010

2 CEOS is ready! CEOS will respond to the new GCOS Implementation Plan. Great opportunity to organize ourselves to not only prepare the report but to execute. CEOS is more capable, with formation of virtual constellations and association with other important organizations such as WCRP, WMO and CGMS 2

3 Request for action by GCOS and WCRP May 12, 2010


5 Establishing CEOS Working Group on Climate Mission: coordinating the implementation of the CEOS climate activity plans from the various CEOS Agencies – Review generation of FCDRs and derived ECV satellite products by Member Space Agencies – Identify multi-agency implementation teams for each product and review their actions – Ensure coherent implementation plan exists for each product – Ensure coordination of climate product generation with other relevant international initiatives – Make recommendations to above teams and receive recommendations from them, for transmission to CEOS Plenary – Ensure compliance of satellite products with GCOS Monitoring Principles and with the GCOS 128 doc*. 5 *: Guideline for the Generation of Satellite-based Datasets and Products meeting GCOS Requirements

6 Role of the CEOS Climate Coordinator Organize CEOS responses to GCOS Implementation Plans – GCOS 92 (2004 Implementation plan) – GCOS 107 (2006) Satellite Supplement – CEOS Response to GCOS 92 & 107 (2006) – New GCOS IP (August 2010) Provide progress reports of CEOS climate actions to UNFCCC and GEO – CEOS climate actions related to GCOS reported to GEO via GEO Subtask CL-06-01c Represent CEOS at GCOS meetings 6

7 Background: UNFCCC-GCOS-CEOS-GEO In December 2003 at the 9 th Conference of the Parties (COP-9) a UNFCCC Decision: – Requested GCOS to develop a phased 5-10 year implementation plan – Invited GCOS and GEO, which was also drafting its implementation plan, to collaborate closely in developing their respective plans The GCOS plan, The Implementation Plan for the Global Observing System for Climate, was released late in 2004 Parties at COP-10 in December 2004 adopted Decision 5/CP.10: – Addressed implementation of the GCOS plan – Invited Parties with space agencies involved in global observations to request those agencies to provide a coordinated response to the recommendations in the implementation plan Space agencies involved in global observations chose to coordinate their response through CEOS 7

8 GEO Sub-Task CL-06-01c Key Climate Data from Satellite Systems – This sub-task is led by USA (NASA, NOAA,, CEOS, GCOS and WMO to: Establish actions securing the provision of key data for climate studies and forecasting from satellite systems. – Output is highly relevant to CL-06-01a*, since CL-06-01c provides critical datasets for reprocessing & reanalyses – Key data for climate are crosscutting, essential climate variables (ECVs) are also essential for other societal benefit areas 8 *: CL-06-01a : Sustained Reprocessing and Reanalysis of Climate Data

9 CEOS 59 Climate Actions in response to GCOS-92 (IP2004) and GCOS-107 (satellite supplement) Action plan adopted by CEOS in Sep. 06 Overall goals Ensuring continuity of climate-relevant satellite measurements (13 actions); Taking a systematic approach to generating fundamental climate data records (FCDRs) (11 actions); Preserving climate data records (4 actions); Ensuring access to climate data products (10 actions); Coordinating international communities and interaction with users (10 actions); and Addressing future measurement needs (11 actions). 9

10 Two Important Current Tasks WP4300: CEOS Progress Report update to UNFCCC SBSTA Due: September 2010 – Coordinated Response delivered to SBSTA in 2006 – Progress report delivered to SBSTA in 2008 – CEOS invited to provide update to SBSTA in 2010 WP4200: CEOS Coordinated Response to new GCOS-IP Due: May 2011 10

11 11 Report is responsive to SBSTA request, which asked for CEOS to report on behalf of Parties that support space agencies 009/sbsta/eng/l06.pdf 009/awglca6/eng/inf01.pdf


13 2010 CEOS Progress Report Status Report builds on 2008 update report Contains inputs from CEOS climate action teams and other stakeholders Several iterations with input from providers and reviewers All 59 actions were addressed because we want to transition to the development of new and/or redefine actions for the new CEOS response. Includes discussion on planning the CEOS response to the new GCOS IP Carbon forest tracking, terrestrial validation, early warning for disasters related to climate change 13

14 Report also includes updates of other international climate groups where CEOS agencies are members and making significant contributions to the development of CDRs GSICS - Global Satellite InterCalibration System SCOPE-CM – Sustained COordinated Processing of Environmental Satellite Data for Climate Monitoring CGMS – Coordination Group for Meteorological Satellites WCRP – World Climate Research Programme 14 14

15 Also describes the significant progress in CEOS agencies commitments to sustained generation of climate data records and key climate observations NOAA Climate Data Records Program NASA on-going reprocessing of EOS datasets ESA Climate Change Initiative EUMETSAT Climate Program & SAFs USGS Plans for developing FCDRs and ECVs JAXAs key climate observations (GCOM)

16 New CEOS Response to GCOS- IP 2010 Good opportunity for a new CEOS response with more actionable actions and identification of lead groups to coordinate. – For example: Action A31 Continue production of satellite ozone data records suitable for studies of interannual variability and trend analysis. Reconcile residual differences between ozone data sets produced by different satellite systemsneeds ownership for international coordination and then development of strategy and work plan with level of effort that needs to then be aligned with agencies climate program. 16

17 CEOS Working Groups Support to GCOS Working Group on Cal/Val – GEO Data Quality Assurance Guideline document – Antarctic Dome C calibration campaign verified Dome C as excellent satellite intercalibration and long term monitoring site, transfer SeaWiFS stable lunar calibration to AVHRR and other sensors at Dome C Working Group on Information Systems and Services – Developing a portal for easy access to climate diagnostics Working Group on Education – Workshops/training for data utilization 17 17

18 CEOS Virtual Constellations CEOS Response supported by the 6 CEOS Virtual Constellations.. – Precipitation – Land Surface Imaging – Atmospheric Composition – Ocean Surface Topography – Ocean Color – Ocean Surface Vector Winds 18 Virtual Constellations (and the WMO) also identify future gaps in the observing system

19 Organizational groups where CEOS agencies are members WMO Space Programme – GSICS - Global Satellite InterCalibration System – SCOPE-CM – Sustained COordinated Processing of Environmental Satellite Data for Climate Monitoring CGMS – Coordinated Group of Meteorological Satellites – ITWG, IPWG, IWWG, IROWG WCRP – World Climate Research Programme – GEWEX International Working Groups – GPM X-Cal 19 19

20 Approach Identify domain leads (atmos, ocean, land) Coordinate with CEOS working groups, CEOS virtual constellations, and Climate related external groups (e.g. SCOPE- CM, GSICS, WCRP, CGMS), and experts to develop plans responding to the GCOS IP10 actions. Plans must be actionable with high level of effort identified. Groups need to reach into the expert community, including authors contributing to the original CEOS response to the 2004 GCOS IP We expect that the new CEOS response will help agencies to plan their Climate Data programs. 20

21 GCOS-IP Action A23: Continue the Cloud Climate Data Record Action: Continue the climate data record of calibrated visible and infrared radiances, e.g., from the International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project, and include additional data streams as they become available; reprocess the cloud products as a continuing activity accounting for lessons learnt from preceding research. International Program (s): GEWEX Radiation Program, SCOPE-CM Team Leader: William B. Rossow, CCNY Members: Ken Knapp, Arata Okuyama, Liu, Yujie,, Yves Desormeaux, Kenneth Holmlund, Carlos Angelis, Hilawe Semunegus Lead Agency: NOAA – Contributing agencies: JMA, CMA, EUMETSAT, INPE, KMA, ISRO, NASA, ESA, Description of the Deliverable(s): Reduced resolution, calibrated visible and infrared radiances, Global cloud products at three space-time resolutions, Documentation (including scientific basis) and Quality Assessments Significance of the Deliverable(s): Longest, globally complete, diurnally resolved cloud property information record sufficient to determine cloud effects on radiation exchanges from meso-weather-scale to decadal scale Accuracy requirements – Target: 5% Planned: 7% Stability requirements – Target: 1%Planned: 2% Horizontal resolution requirements – Target: 30 kmPlanned: 10km Vertical resolution requirements – Target: 150mPlanned: 150m Key activities and time frames to meet deliverable. – Revision of calibration and cloud retrieval based on latest research: March 2011 – Complete re-processing at higher spatial resolution: September 2011 21 This info. will also help GCOS with their new satellite supplement

22 Other considerations Continuity of key data sets New datasets potentially improving product over next 5 years Key datasets for validation Impediments to progress. Threshold requirements 22

23 Domain Leads/Participants (current) Atmosphere - Goldberg, Young, Eckman, Zehner, Neeck, Ochiai, Wilson, Ector, Von Engeln, Privette Ocean – Dowell, Digiacomo, Lindstrom, Wilson, Bonekamp, B.S. Gohil, Parisot Terrestrial – Csiszar, Cecil, Holm Cal/Val – Stensass/Lecomte Data Management- Apaphant Education- Jungbluth 23

24 Summary CEOS has a significant task to respond to the latest GCOS IP. Identify POCs/owners and complete template. Recommend CEOS/WCRP/WMO/…Workshop to broaden community feedback and involvement in developing the CEOS Plan 24

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