Visiting Scientists

Visiting Scientists

As part of the NWP SAF project we have an ongoing visiting scientist programme. This programme allows scientists from institutions that are not SAF members to participate in the activities of the SAF, either as Visiting Scientists or as Associate Scientists, through appropriate projects in their home institutes. If you are interested in joining us for e.g. 1-6 months to work on one of our research projects please feel free to contact us via the Helpdesk.

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IdTitleHostAppointed ScientistStartEndTask is
NWP_VS21_02Preparing an extension of RTTOV-DOM for application to ICON-ART aerosol Christina Köpken-Watts, DWDLukas Muser (KIT)01/01/202201/07/2022Completed
NWP_AVS20_01Development of the SURface Fast Emissivity Model for Ocean (SURFEM-Ocean)Stephen English, ECMWF Lise Kilic01/07/202014/04/2022Completed
NWP_AS19_02/03RTTOV v13 beta test reports and responsesOxford University (AS19_02) and Seoul National University (AS19_03), James HockingSimon Proud (AS19_02) and B.J. Sohn (AS19_03)01/04/202029/07/2020Completed
NWP_VS18_03Comparisons of ocean radiative transfer model simulations with GMI observations, between 10 and 170 GHzObservatoire de Paris/LERMA, Stephen EnglishLise Kilic21/12/201830/6/2020Completed
NWP_VS18_02 Inter-comparison of line-by-line radiative transfer models MonoRTM and AMSUTRAN for microwave frequencies from the Top-Of-AtmosphereMet office, Emma Turner & Roger SaundersKaren Cady-Pereira01/09/201831/12/2018Completed
NWP_VS18_01 Updating the CAMEL surface emissivity atlas for RTTOVUniversity of Wisconsin/SSEC, Roger SaundersEva Borbas and Michelle Feltz01/05/201831/12/2018Completed
NWP_VS16_09RTTOV-12 beta testingMet Office, Roger SaundersRobin Faulwetter, Harald Anlauf14/10/201614/10/2016Completed
NWP_VS16_08ASCAT-6.25 validation on coastal jets – 2KNMI, Ad StoffelenIsabel Monteiro04/07/2016
NWP_VS16_07Atmospheric clear-sky Radiative Transfer model intercomparison at mm/submm wavelengthsMet Office, Roger Saunders, James HockingJuan R. Pardo25/09/201630/09/2016Completed
NWP_VS16_06RTTOV-12 beta testingMet Office, Roger SaundersSimon Proud14/10/201614/10/2016Completed
NWP_VS16_05RTTOV-12 beta testingMet Office, Roger SaundersB.J. Simon14/10/201614/10/2016Completed
NWP_VS16_04Assessment of the mesospheric temperature sounding channels of SSMISMet Office, Bill Bell and Anna BootonBenjamin Ruston10/05/2016 20/05/2016Completed
NWP_VS16_03An investigation of the impact of the assimilation of M-T SAPHIR data in the Met Office data assimilation systemMet Office, Bill Bell and Amy DohertyIndira Rani01/07/201630/07/2016Completed
NWP_VS16_02Optimization of ASCAT data assimilation in global NWPICM-CSIC, Ad StoffelenWenming Lin01/01/2016 18/11/2016Completed
NWP_VS16_01Comparison of MFASIS fast RT model and RTTOV-12Met Office, Roger Saunders and James HockingLeonhard Scheck11/04/2016

NWP_VS15_05ASCAT-6.25 validation on coastal jetsKNMI, Ad StoffelenIsabel Monteiro10/201510/2015Completed
NWP_VS15_04Investigation into the partitioning of cloud signals into IASI reconstructed radiancesMet Office, Fiona SmithOlaf Stiller
08/2015 09/2015Completed
NWP_VS15_03MFASIS - a fast radiative transfer method for the visible spectrumMet Office, Roger SaundersLeonhard Scheck04/201504/2015Completed
NWP_VS15_02Microwave Surface Emissivity over sea-iceECMWF, A.J. Geer and S.J. English Fabrizio Baordo 05/201505/2015Completed
NWP_VS15_01Constrained adaptive bias correction for satellite radiance assimilation in the ECMWF 4D-Var system ECMWF, T. McNallyWei Han08/2015 02/2016Completed
NWP_VS14_05Validation of foam coverage derived from wave dissipative energy from a wave model for RTTOVECMWF, S. EnglishM. Anguelova 07/201407/2014Completed
NWP_VS14_04An evaluation of FY-3C satellite data quality at ECMWF and the Met OfficeECMWF, S. English and Met Office, W. BellQifeng Lu 08/08/2014
NWP_VS14_02On mesoscale analysis and ASCAT ambiguity removal(ICIM-CSIC)
Ad Stoffelen, KNMI
Marcos Portabella and
Wenming Lin
NWP_VS14_01Preliminary studies towards the use of IASI PC products in the Météo-France global data assimilation systemCNRS/GAME
V. Guidard
Stéphanie Guedj 01/07/201418/12/2014Completed
NWP_VS13_02The Zeeman effect implementation for SSMIS in ARTS v. RTTOVLuleå University of Technology
Division of Space Technology
Roger Saunders
Richard Larsson10/02/2014
NWP_VS13_01The RTTOV UWiremis module: Investigation into the angular dependence of IR surface emissivityUniversity of Wisconsin
Madison USA
Roger Saunders
Eva Borbas09/04/2013 31/12/2013Completed
NWP_VS12_04RTTOV-11 beta testingVarious Institutes,
Roger Saunders
Various01/01/2013 03/01/2013 Completed
NWP_VS12_03Evaluation of control variables for the assimilation of cloud-affected infrared radiancesMet Office, Ed PavelinDr. Pauline Martinet,
NWP_VS12_02Improved ocean emissivity modelling for assimilation of microwave imagers using foam coverage derived from a wave modelECMWF, Steve EnglishDr. Louis Francois Meunier
Second-order structure function analysis of
scatterometer winds over the Tropical Pacific:
Part 1. Spectra and Structure Functions
Explicit handling of surface emission for the exploitation of high spectral resolution infrared satellite sounding radiances from IASI over land and sea-ice
TELSEM 1D-var experiments at the Met Office: final report
Evaluation of FY-3B data and an assessment of passband shifts in AMSU-A and MSU during the period 1978 – 2012
Report on land surface data assimilation activities in Europe and the Americas in the context of NWP SAF objectives
IASI Channel Selection for Reconstructed Radiances
Cloud information from high spectral resolution IR sounders
Second-order structure function analysis of scatterometer winds over the tropical Pacific: Part 2. Rainy and dry regions
Evaluation of the 15 min. NWC SAF High Resolution AMVs
Polarization options for the EPS-SG
Signatures of upscale and downscale energy transfer deduced from a third-order structure function analysis of scatterometer winds over the tropical Pacific
Evaluation of new hourly GOES AMVs with
Expected Error
FASTEM-4 Validation

Quantitative precipitation estimation from satellite data (password protected — NWPSAF members only)

RTTOVCLD version 8: Independent Assessment, v1.1

The validation of cloud detection for AIRS

Validation of background error covariances for radiance assimilation
Implementation Plan for a NRT global ASCAT soil moisture product for NWP
Part 1: NWP User Community Requirements Summary
Part 2: METOP ASCAT Data Streams and Data Formats

CIMMS Liaison Meeting, 15-17 May 2006 (password protected — NWPSAF members only)

Part 3: Azimuthal Anisotrophy of Scatterometer Measurements over Land
Part 5: Implementation Plan for a Soil Moisture Product for NWP
RTTOVSCATT model summary & reviewer comments
Part 6: Selection of resampling Procedure
Part 7: Definition of Quality Flags
Part 9: ERS-METOP Scatterometer Cross-Calibration

Visit to EUMETSAT to discuss AMVs (26-29 June 2005) v1.3

Comparison of radiative transfer model jacobians in the presence of hydrometeors between JCSDA model and NWP SAF model

Part 4: Discrete Global Grid Systems
Development of the GPU-based RTTOV-7
IASI and AMSU Radiative Transfer Models

91-level ECMWF diverse profile dataset

SMOS Community Microwave Emission Model (SMOS-CHEM)

An evaluation of the FY-3A sounding radiance observations
The RTTOV UWiremis IR land surface emissivity module
Ozone information from high spectral resolution infrared sounders
Comparison of CPTEC AIRS L2 intercomparison and validation with Met Office IASI L2 intercomparison and validation
TELSEM: a Tool to Estimate Land Surface Emissivities at Microwave frequencies
Improving the assimilation of IASI and ATOVS data in polar region and limited area models
Synoptic assessment of AMV errors

Incorporation of RTTOV-8 in the JCSDA CRTM

Comparison of progress in assimilating cloud-affected microwave radiances at NCEP, ECMWF, JMA and the Met Office
Tools for improved use of hyperspectral IR observations
Using simulated satellite images to improve the characterization of Atmospheric Motion Vectors (AMVs) and their errors for Numerical Weather Prediction
ASCAT coastal AWDP prototype

Incorporation of the JCSDA Zeeman RT model in RTTOV v9

Investigation of the suitability of the 6S radiative transfer model to extend RTTOV to solar wavelengths
Comparison of radiative transfer models for AMSU-B in presence of ice clouds
Towards the assimilation of satellite microwave observations over land: feasibility studies using SSMI/S, AMSU-A and AMSU-B
Bias correction of window channels on microwave and infrared sounders
Use of AIRS cloudy radiances
Archive of all visiting scientists’ reports