5th DBNet Coordination Group Meeting (DBNet-CG-5)

The meeting will be held as three online Microsoft Teams sessions, 12:00-15:00 UTC

Please note that the meeting will be recorded for preparing minutes of meeting (for internal use only).

START:           23 November 2021, 12:00 UTC
END:              25 November 2021, 15:00 UTC

Meeting Documents

TUESDAY 23 November 2021

Documents

12:00

1.           OPENING OF THE SESSION

 

12:05

1.1     Welcome

1.1

12:10

1.2        Introduction of participants

 

12:20

1.3        Approval of the agenda

1.3

 

 

 

12:25

2.           STATUS OF DBNET REGIONAL NETWORK COMPONENTS AND SERVICES

Note: The presentations will be uploaded by contributors (Italics) before the meeting and the online session will be Q&A

 

12:25

2.1        Asia-Pacific: Météo-France, IMD, KMA, CMA, JMA, BOM

A4.13. CMA to consider provision of FY-3, Metop, SNPP, NOAA-20 from its receiving stations to DBNet (Jiamusi, Guangzhou, Urumqi)

2.1.1, 2.1.2,
2.1.3, 2.1.4,
2.1.5, 2.1.6

 

12:55

2.2      EARS, incl partner stations: EUMETSAT (Nick Coyne)

2.2

13:10

2.3      South America: Argentina, Brazil

A4.4. Argentina to investigate non-availability on GTS of Marambio products

2.3.1, 2.3.2

 

13:25

2.4.1  NOAA, incl partner stations: CIMSS (Liam Gumley)

2.4.1

2.4.2 Polar-Orbiting Satellite Network Update: Meteorological Service of Canada (Matt Arkett, Alec Casey)

2.4.2

13:40

2.5      Monitoring by NWP/SAF: MetOffice (Nigel Atkinson/Elisabeth Nolland)

A3.9. Investigate a way to verify and display the operational status of the DBNet-stations (e.g. sending data or not)

2.5

 

14:00

2.6     Discussion on network status and plans and operational issues

2.6

 

 

 

14:15

3.           EVOLUTION OF SERVICES AND NETWORK

 

14:15

3.1      MWRI (EUMETSAT, Simon Elliot)

A3.8. Investigate the possibility of providing DBNet data for MWRI

A3.3. Define descriptors for MWRI and HIRAS

3.1

 

14:30

3.2      SAWIDRA – Africa (ACMAD, Ali Ahmed Abani)

A4.1. Eumetsat to provide GTS IDs for SAWIDRA (to Leon) and to contact SAWIDRA to nominate a point of contact to DBNet

3.2

 

14:45

3.3      Distribution of Direct Broadcast AIRS data (CIMSS, Liam Gumley)

A4.2. Ask GODEX-NWP if they wish to have AIRS+collocated AMSUA transmitted over DBNet (CIMSS already providing it from some of its stations, should it also be made available from other stations?)

A4.3. DBNet operators to indicate interest in contributing Level 0 AIRS AMSUA data to CIMSS

 

 

 

 

15:00

End of Day 1

 

 

WEDNESDAY 24 November 2021

Documents

12:00

3.      EVOLUTION OF SERVICES AND NETWORK (cont’d)

 

12:00

3.4      Usage of hyperspectral IR sounders in NWP – Report from ITWG/NWP subgroup, Fiona Smith

A4.5. ITWG/NWP: to review DBNet data assimilated in NWP, especially for local area models (spreadsheet prepared for response by ITWG/NWP members - Fiona sent email on use of Hyperspectral DBNet observations to ITWGNWP mailing list on 22 October 2020. Survey is available here).

A4.6. WMO to prepare a questionnaire on the access to and use of Hyperspectral IR DBNet data for GODEX-NWP and ITWG/NWP (WMO Secretariat/Mikael)

A4.7. ITWG/NWP to review NWP need for imager clusters in hyperspectral IR sounder FOVs

3.4

 

 

 

12:20

4.             DBNet IMPLEMENTATION

 

12:20

4.1       Direct Broadcast

 

12:20

4.1.1     Review of satellite priorities at stations (WMO, Mikael Rattenborg)

4.1.1

12:30

4.5       Planning (DB services on planned satellite systems)

4.5.1    JPSS-2 (Jim McNitt, NOAA)

A4.16. Provide one page on Orbital upgrade for JPSS-2

         4.5.1

12:50

4.2       Processing software, status of L0/L1 packages

 

12:50

4.2.1     CSPP (CIMSS, Liam Gumley)

4.2.1

13:10

4.2.2     AAPP (NWP/SAF, Nigel Atkinson/Elisabeth Nolland)

4.2.2

13:30

4.2.3     The introduction of FY3L0pp and FY3L1pp (CMA, Chengli Qi)

4.2.3

13:45

4.2.4    Discussion of processing software issues

 

14:05

4.3       Processing system

 

14:05

4.3.1     Feasibility of FY-3 cloud-based processing (CMA, Siwei Tian)

4.3.1

14:15

4.3.2     Discussion of processing system issues

 

14:30

4.4       Dissemination

 

14:30

4.4.1     The use of CCCC groups in GTS bulletin headers (EUMETSAT, Simon Elliot)

4.4.1

14:40

4.4.2  Transition from GTS to WIS 2.0 (Rémy Giraud, Chair of SC-IMT)

4.4.2

 

 

 

15:00

End of Day 2

 

 

THURSDAY 25 November 2021

Documents

12:00

4.         DBNet IMPLEMENTATION (cont’d)

 

12:00

4.5       Planning (DB services on planned satellite systems)

 

12:00

4.5.2     Metop-SG, Arctic Weather Satellite (AWS), and Doppler Wind Lidar (EUMETSAT, Nick Coyne)

4.5.2

12:25

4.5.3     Preliminary plan for FY-3E (CMA, Siwei Tian)

4.5.3

12:45

4.5.4     Others

 

12:50

4.3       Processing system

4.3.3    Cloud-based DBNet processing (CIMSS, Liam Gumley)

A4.11. Acquiring NOAA-20 pass via Amazon Ground Station end-to-end to get familiar with process. Liam to share experience on this.

 

 

 

 

13:10

5.       DBNet DOCUMENTS REVISION

 

13:10

5.1      DBNet Software Installation and Configuration Handbook (CIMSS, Liam Gumley)

A3.6. Prepare initial version of DBNet Software Installation and Configuration Handbook for publication on DBNet webpages

 

13:20

5.2        Guide to DBNet (WMO, Mikael Rattenborg)

A3.5. DBnet operators to review the 2017 version of the DBNet guide and to provide input to Mikael on areas where the guide needs to be revised

 

 

 

 

13:30

6.         DBNet ARTICLE

 

13:30

6.1         Status of draft (WMO, Mikael Rattenborg)

A3.7. Prepare first version of DBNet article for publication in a journal (tbd) and in the WMO Bulletin

 

 

 

 

13:40

7.           COORDINATION

 

13:40

7.1       DBNet Coordination Group membership (WMO)

 

13:45

7.2       Operational points of contacts (DBNet OPS) (WMO)

 

13:50

7.3       Other groups (WMO Expert teams, ITWG, IROWG, CGMS, GODEX-NWP, NOAA HR user group) (WMO, Mikael Rattenborg/Zoya Andreeva)

7.3

13:55

7.4       Summary of GODEX-NWP-4 (WMO, Mikael Rattenborg)

7.4

14:05

8.      AOB

 

 

 

 

14:20

9.         CONCLUSION

 

14:20

9.1        DBNet priorities

 

14:35

9.2        Action review

9.2

14:55

9.3        Next meeting

 

 

 

 

15:00

End of Day 3 and Adjourn

 

 

General Background Information

INF.1

Report of DBNet-CG-4