SCM-08 RO-CLIM

Radio occultation based gridded climate data sets (RO-CLIM)

1. Project Description

SCOPE-CM (“Sustained and coordinated processing of Environmental Satellite data for Climate Monitoring”) is a network of agencies and operators of environmental satellite systems, supporting the generation of Climate Data Records (CDRs) from multi-agency satellite data. It is originally a WMO initiative, and interfaces strongly to both CGMS and CEOS. Within SCOPE-CM, the contributing organisations coordinate scientific and technical development activities and cooperate on the generation of global climate data records. The overall aim is the advancement of the sustained generation of CDRs from satellite data.

In 2013, the collaborators within the ROTrends project submitted a Letter of Intent to the “2013 Call for LoI for SCOPE-CM Projects”. The suggested project, named RO-CLIM, covers the generation of climatological data from RO and model data. RO-CLIM also puts the work performed under ROTrends into the formal SCOPE-CM framework. It was accepted by the SCOPE-CM Executive Panel and a full Project Description [1], and a first year Project Plan and Progress Report [2] were prepared for the RO-CLIM project, which formally started on Jan 1, 2014. The Project Plan and Progress Report is used for reporting to the SCOPE-CM Executive Panel and is thus updated annually.

Summary presentations from the SCOPE-CM Executive Panel Meetings are given below, together with the annually updated project documents and some of the key reference documents.

2. RO-CLIM participants

 H. Gleisner
 K.B. Lauritsen
 S. Syndergaard
 ROM SAF (DMI)  http://www.romsaf.org
 S. Healy
 ECMWF  http://www.ecmwf.org
 A. von Engeln
 C. Marquardt
 R.A. Roebeling
 EUMETSAT  http://www.eumetsat.int
 T. Schmidt
 J. Wickert
 GFZ  http://isdc.gfz-potsdam.de
 C. Ao
 T. Mannucci
 NASA/JPL  http://genesis.jpl.nasa.gov
 M. Ringer
 UK Met Office  http://www.metoffice.gov.uk
 R. Kursinski
 SS&E LLC
 B. Schreiner
 S.-P. Ho
 D. Hunt
 UCAR  http://www.cosmic.ucar.edu
 A. Steiner
 U. Foelsche
 B. Scherllin-Pirscher
 G. Kirchengast
 WEGC  http://www.wegcenter.at

 

3. RO-CLIM Climate Data Records

 Version 1: CHAMP, Sep 2001-Sep 2008

 Member  Bending angle  Refractivity, p, T, Z (dry)
 ROM SAF (DMI)  netCDF  netCDF
 EUM  netCDF  N/A
 GFZ  netCDF  netCDF
 JPL  netCDF  netCDF
 UCAR  netCDF  netCDF
 WEGC  netCDF  netCDF
 full ensemble  netCDF  netCDF
 
 User Guide  roclim_ug_v10.pdf

 

4. RO data processing documentation

 Document repositories

 Center  URL
 ROM SAF (DMI)  http://www.romsaf.org/product_archive
 EUM  http://
 GFZ  http://
 JPL  http://
 UCAR  http://
 WEGC  http://

 

5. References

5.1 RO-CLIM project documents

RO-CLIM/SCOPE-CM (2014), RO-CLIM Project Description, 24 Mar 2014. pdf

RO-CLIM/SCOPE-CM (2016), RO-CLIM Project Plan and Progress Report, 15 Jul 2016. pdf

5.2 RO-CLIM presentations

Radio occultation based gridded climate data sets (RO-CLIM project), presented at the SCOPE-CM 9th Executive Panel Meeting, 3 Mar 2014, EUMETSAT, Darmstadt. pdf

RO-CLIM (SCM-08) — Radio occultation based gridded climate data sets, presented at the SCOPE-CM 10th Executive Panel Meeting, 24 Mar 2015, WMO, Geneva, Switzerland. pdf

RO-CLIM (SCM-08) — Radio occultation based gridded climate data sets, presented at the SCOPE-CM 11th Executive Panel Meeting, 27 Sep 2016, EUMETSAT, Darmstadt. pdf

5.3 Journal articles (ROTrends)

[1] Steiner, A. K., D. Hunt, S.-P. Ho, G. Kirchengast, A. J. Mannucci, B. Scherllin-Pirscher, H. Gleisner, A. von Engeln, T. Schmidt, C. Ao, S. S. Leroy, E. R. Kursinski, U. Foelsche, M. Gorbunov, Y.-H. Kuo, K. B. Lauritsen, C. Marquardt, C. Rocken, W. Schreiner, S. Sokolovskiy, S. Syndergaard, S. Heise, and J. Wickert (2013), Quantification of structural uncertainty in climate data records from GPS radio occultation, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 1469-1484, doi:10.5194/acp-13-1469-2013, http://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/13/1469/2013.
[2] Ho, S.-P., G. Kirchengast, S. Leroy, J. Wickert, T. Mannucci, A. K. Steiner, D. Hunt, W. Schreiner, S. V. Sokolovskiy, C.O. Ao, M. Borsche, A. von Engeln, U. Foelsche, S. Heise, B. Iijima, Y.-H. Kuo, E. R. Kursinski, B. Pirscher, M. Ringer, C. Rocken, and T. Schmidt (2009), Estimating the uncertainty of using GPS radio occultation data for climate monitoring: Inter-comparison of CHAMP refractivity climate records 2002-2006 from different data centers, J. Geophys. Res., 114, D23107, doi:10.1029/2009JD011969.
[3] Ho, S.-P., D. Hunt, A. K. Steiner, A. J. Mannucci, G. Kirchengast, H. Gleisner, S. Heise, A. von Engeln, C. Marquardt, S. Sokolovskiy, W. Schreiner, B. Scherllin-Pirscher, C. Ao, J. Wickert, S. Syndergaard, K. Lauritsen, S. Leroy, E. R. Kursinski, Y.-H. Kuo, U. Foelsche, T. Schmidt, M. Gorbunov (2012), Reproducibility of GPS radio occultation data for climate monitoring: Profile-to-profile inter-comparison of CHAMP climate records 2002 to 2008 from six data centers, J. Geophys. Res., 117, D18111, doi:10.1029/2012JD017665.

5.4 Reference documents

SCOPE-CM (2012), SCOPE-CM Phase 2 Implementation Plan, 22 Nov 2012. pdf

GCOS (2006), Systematic observation requirements for satellite-based products for climate, GCOS-107 (WMO/TD No. 1338), September 2006. pdf

GCOS (2011), Systematic observation requirements for satellite-based products for climate – 2011 Update, GCOS-154, December 2011. pdf