• ICGPSRO2018

    4th International Conference on GPS Radio Occultation in 2018
    and
    11th FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC Data Users’ Workshop

    2018年第四屆國際GPS掩星觀測研討會

    暨 第11屆福衛三號資料使用者研討會

    April 18~20, 2018

    Howard International House, Taipei, Taiwan

    Slide 1
  • ICGPSRO2018

    4th International Conference on GPS Radio Occultation in 2018
    and
    11th FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC Data Users’ Workshop

    2018年第四屆國際GPS掩星觀測研討會

    暨 第11屆福衛三號資料使用者研討會

    April 18~20, 2018

    Howard International House, Taipei, Taiwan

    Slide 2
  • ICGPSRO2018

    4th International Conference on GPS Radio Occultation in 2018
    and
    11th FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC Data Users’ Workshop

    2018年第四屆國際GPS掩星觀測研討會

    暨 第11屆福衛三號資料使用者研討會

    April 18~20, 2018

    Howard International House, Taipei, Taiwan

    Slide 3

Program Plan


Day One - April 18, 2018        Day Two - April 19, 2018       Day Three - April 20, 2018       Poster


Day One - AM : Wednesday April 18, 2018
08:00~09:00Registration
09:00~09:05 Welcome Remarks
09:05~09:30 Opening Remarks
Chaired by: Chun-Liang Lin
09:30~10:00 Press Conference
Session 1
Keynote
Chaired by: C.Y. Huang
10:00~10:30 Keynote
The Importance of COSMIC-2/FORMOSAT-7 for Space-Based Weather Monitoring
Harry Cikanek, STAR, NOAA
10:30~10:55 Keynote
Ionospheric Space Weather Observed by FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC
J.Y. Liu, NCU
10:55~11:20 Keynote
Impact of COSMIC GPS Radio Occultation Data on Tropical Cyclone Prediction
Bill Kuo, UCAR
Session 2
FORMOSAT-7/COSMIC-2 Inauguration
Chaired by: M. D. Cheng
11:20~11:35 An Era of Constellation Observation – FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC and FORMOSAT-7/COSMIC-2 Vicky Chu, NSPO
11:35~11:50 Technical Challenges and Lessons Learned of the FORMOSAT-7/COSMC-2 Satellite Constellation Joe Fong, NSPO
11:50~12:05 Invited
UCAR COSMIC Data Analysis and Archive Center Status and Plans
Jan Weiss, UCAR
12:05~12:10 Group Photo
12:10~13:00 Lunch Break
Day One PM : Wednesday April 18, 2018
Session 3
RO Impact on Weather Forecast
Chaired by: Xiaolei Zou and Shu-Chih Yang
13:00~13:20 Invited
Use of GPS Radio Occultation Measurements at ECMWF
Sean Healy, ECMWF
13:20~13:40 Invited
Some New Results on Local and Non-local Bending Angle
Xiaolei Zou, UMD
13:40~14:00 Invited
Reflections on GPSRO as the Most Accurate Thermometer From Space
Josep M. Aparicio, Environment Canada
14:00~14:15 Impact of the Local Spectral Width of Bending Angle on GPS RO Data Assimilation in TWRF - Forecast Experiment for Typhoon CasesYu-Chun Chen, TTFRI
14:15~14:30 Assimilation of GPS Radio Occultation (RO) Data with a regional Hybrid-Gain Data Assimilation Algorithm: OSSE Experiments Based on 2006 Hurricane Helene Chih-Chien Chang, NCU
14:30~14:45 Coffee Break
Session 4
Space Weather and Ionosphere
Chaired by: Nicholas Pedatella and Charles Lin
14:45~15:05 Invited
NSF Space Weather Research Program
Irfan S. Azeem, NSF
15:05~15:25 Invited
Space Weather Studies by new NASA Missions Collaborating with the FORMOSAT-7 / COSMIC-2 Satellite Program
Stanley C. Solomon, UCAR
15:25~15:45 Invited
The NASA Ionospheric Connection Explorer: The mission to understand ionospheric variability.
Thomas J. Immel, UC Berkeley
15:45~16:00 The Impact of FORMOSAT-7/COSMIC-2 Satellite Mission on Space Weather Monitoring by Using Global Ionospheric Data Assimilation SpecificationChi-Yen Lin, NCU
16:00~16:15 The Development of Ionospheric Forecast System by Assimilating GPS Radio occultation Chia-Hung Chen, NCKU
16:15~16:30 Global Ionosperic Specification Model by Assimilating Radio Occultation And GPS TEC MeasurementsP. K. Rajesh, NCKU
16:30~17:30 Session X1
Workshop Poster Session - 2 min. presentation
Chaired by: Charles Lin and Estel Cardellach
17:30~18:30 Session X2
Workshop Poster Session
18:30~20:30 4th ICGPSRO Conference Banquet
End of Day One Program

Day Two - AM : Thursday April 19, 2018
Session 5
Climate and RO Analysis
Chaired by: Sean Healy and Jia-yuh Yu
08:45~09:05 Invited
Studying Atmosphere and Climate with GNSS RO Data: Recent Results from the Wegener Center, Graz, Austria
Ulrich Foelsche, Uni Graz
09:05~09:25 Invited
An Overview of EUMETSAT's Radio Occultation Activities
Axel von Engeln, EUMETSAT
09:25~09:45 Invited
Temperature Trends and Climate Variability from GPS RO, RADIOSONDES, and AMSU
A. K. Steiner, Uni Graz
09:45~10:00 Characteristics of the Tropical Tropopause Inversion Layer using High-Resolution Temperature Profiles by COSMIC GPS-RONoersomadi, Kyoto University
10:00~10:15 Coffee Break
Session 6
Space Weather and Ionosphere
Chaired by: Irfan Azeem and Loren Chang
10:15~10:35 Invited
GNSS Remote Sensing and Earth Science Strategic Direction
Anthony J. Mannucci, JPL
10:35~10:55 Invited
Impact of COSMIC Observations in a whole Atmosphere-Ionosphere Data Assimilation Model
Nicholas Pedatella, NCAR
10:55~11:10 S4 index Observations and Global Morphology of ionospheric Scintillations Using FS3/COSMIC GPS radio Occultation DataL. C. Tsai, NCU
11:10~11:25 Estimation of Sporadic E layer Parameters from GPS radio Occultation Measurements Christina Arras, GFZ
11:25~11:40 Quasi-biennial Variations in ionospheric Tidal/SPW Amplitudes: Observations and ModelingLoren Chang, NCU
11:40~11:55 COSMIC ionospheric Electron Density Profiles Product: Quality Control, Performance Analysis and Statistics Iurri Cherniak, UCAR/COSMIC
11:55~13:00 Lunch Break
Day Two - PM : Thursday April 19, 2018
Session 7
Scientific Application / Validation
Chaired by: Anthony Mannucci and A. K. Steiner
13:00~13:20 Invited
GNSS-RO and GNSS-R Activities at NOAA Under the Quantitative Observing System Assessment Program (QOSAP)
Lidia Cucurull, NOAA
13:20~13:40 Invited
A New Inversion Scheme to Improve the Aqua AIRS Global Temperature and Water Vapor Retrievals in the Upper Troposphere and Lower Stratosphere using GPS Radio Occultation Measurements
Shu-Peng Ho, UCAR
13:40~14:00 Invited
Ensemble forecast sensitivity to observation impact for GPS RO
Kayo Ide, UMD
14:00~14:15 Vertical thermodynamic Characterization of Heavy Precipitation Using GNSS Radio Occultation ObservationsRamon Padulles, JPL
14:15~14:30 Effect of the Different Refractivity Input on the Signal Amplitude Method's PBL Heights Bo Han, NTU
14:30~14:45 The GNSS-RO Data Impact on the Typhoon Predictions by MPAS-GSI Model Shu-Ya Chen, NCU
14:45~15:00 Invited
Science Highlights from Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere, and Climate / FORMOSAT-3 (COSMIC/FORMOSAT-3)
Bill Schreiner, UCAR
15:00~15:15 Coffee Break
Session 8
Data Processing
Chaired by : J. Weiss and Ulrich Foelsche
15:15~15:35 Invited
Honing in on atmospheric Excess Phase Computation for Radio Occultation
Douglas Hunt, UCAR
15:35~15:50 Taiwan Data Processing Center Preparation Chia-Ping (Mark) Cheng, CWB
15:50~16:05 Taiwan Radio Occultation Process System (TROPS) Cheng-Yung Huang, NSPO
16:05~16:20 An Inter-Frequency Aiding Scheme to Improve GNSS Receiver Carrier Tracking for Radio Occultation ApplicationsRong Yang, CU Boulder
16:20~16:35 Upgrading the CDAAC post- and re-processing LEO Orbit Products and Its Impact on GPS RO Retrieval Yoke Yoon, UCAR
16:35~16:50 Invited
Opportunities for GPS Radio Occultation Data for Improving Weather Forecasting in Ghana and Africa
Amos T. kabo bah, UENR
17:10~18:30 Open Discussion
Group 1:Toward Improvement of Atmospheric Analysis and Prediction with RO Data (Coordinators: CY Huang/Sean Healy)(Main Room)
Group 2:Coordinate International Cooperative Observations for Space Weather Studies (Coordinators: Charles Lin/Christina Arras) (Room 101)
Group 3:Challenges of GNSS-R and Opportunities of FORMOSAT-7R (Coordinators: J. C. Juang/James Garrison)(Room 103)
End of Day Two Program

Day Three - AM : Friday April 20, 2018
Session 9
GNSS-R Science Impact
Chaired by: J.C. Juang and Jens Wickert
08:45~09:15Keynote
Ocean Remote Sensing with Reflectometry: Current Status and Future Directions
James Garrison, Purdue University
09:15~09:35Invited
The Radio Occultation and Heavy Precipitation experiment aboard PAZ (ROHP-PAZ): after launch activities
Estel Cardellach, IEEC-CSIC
09:35~09:55Invited
GNSS Remote Sensing from space for Earth observations: Selected recent European and German activities
Jens Wickert, GFZ
09:55~10:10Invited
Recent GNSS Reflectometry Results from the UK TDS-1 Satellite
Martin Unwin , SSTL
10:10~10:25Coffee Break
10:25~10:40Taiwan’s GNSS Reflectometry Mission - The FORMOSAT-7 Reflectometry (FS-7R) MissionTom Lin, NSPO
10:40~10:55Evaluating the impact of the FORMOSAT7-R wind on tropical cyclone assimilation and prediction Shu-Chih Yang, NCU
10:55~11:10On the Uncertainties of Typhoon Surface Wind Speed Retrieved from Simulated GNSS-R Delay-Doppler Maps Hwa Chien, NCU
11:10~11:25Retrieve Delay-Doppler Map Made by Oceanic Reflected GNSS Signal to Evaluate Ocean Surface Roughness Wen-Hao Yeh, NSPO
11:25~12:20Section 10
FORMOSAT7/COSMIC-2 Science Collaboration (Round Table Discussion)
Chaired by: Chun-Liang Lin and Bill Kuo
12:20~17:00Adjourn and NSPO Technology Tour

Poster List

P.A1 Simulating the performance of a low-cost GNSS radio occultation instrument in the troposphereS. Healy (ECMWF)
P.A2 FORMOSAT-7/COSMIC-2 Joint Program Verification and Validation (V&V) Chen-Joe Fong (NSPO)
P.A3 Comparison of three retrievals of COSMIC GPS radio occultation results in the tropical upper troposphere and lower stratosphereNoersomadi (DMI)
P.A4 Climate Correction of Radiosonde Temperature Biases in the Lower Stratosphere using GPS RO data from 2006 to 2016Shu-Peng Ho (COSMIC/UCAR)
P.A5 The Assessment of Taiwan Yushan AIS CubicSat for Marine Meteorological Big DataS.-L. Kao (NCKU)
P.A6 Estimation of Marine Boundary Layer Heights over the Western North Pacific using GPS Radio Occultation ProfilesYi-Hsiu Chen (NCNU)
P.A7 Cloud top and cloud top height retrieval from RO in tropical cyclonesElżbieta Lasota (Wrocław University)
P.A8 Simulations of GNSS radio occultation profiles in the troposphere with complex refractive indexPawel Hordyniec (Wrocław University)
P.A9 Detection and Processing of Coherent GNSS Reflections Observed From SpaceEric Loria (Ohio State University)
P.I1 The Response of Ionospheric TEC and 630 nm Airglow Emissions During the 2016 Stratospheric Sudden WarmingY.-C. CHIU (NCU)
P.I2 Comparison of Formosat-5 AIP Electron Density with Solar and Geomagnetic Indices Cornelius Csar Jude H. Salinas (NCU)
P.I3 Regional S4 index variations observed using FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC GPS RO technique during Stratospheric Sudden Warming in recent yearsEthan Dai (NCU)
P.I4 Photochemical model for atomic oxygen ion retrieval from ground-based observations of airglowY. Duann (NCU)
P.I5 Ionospheric electron density inversion for Global Navigation Satellite Systems radio occultation using aided Abel inversionsMin-Yang Chou (NCKU)
P.I6 Plasma Depletion Bays in the Equatorial Ionosphere Observed by FORMOSAT3/COSMIC during 2007–2014Chang Fu Yuan (NCU)
P.I7 Study of Day-to-day Ionospheric Tidal Variability by using Global Ionospheric SpecificationJia-Ting Lin (NCKU)
P.O1 The Proposed Application of GPS Radio Occultation to Enhance GPS Accuracy and Improve Location Information ReliabilityKuang-Han Ke (Gran Systems )
P.O2 IGOSat (Ionospheric and Gamma-ray Observations Satellite), an educational CubeSat project with scientific return through technology demonstrationJordan Vannitsen
(Odysseus Space)

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