2022 Sun Climate Symposium – Science Program Agenda

2022 Sun Climate Symposium – Science Program Agenda

Improved Climate-Record Reconstructions from Solar Variability and Earth System Observations

May 16-20, 2022 Madison, Wisconsin

Monday, May 16

5:30 – 7:00 pmWelcoming Reception (Concourse Hotel)

Tuesday, May 17

7:15 – 8:15 amContinental Breakfast
8:00 – 8:10 amWelcome/Introduction
8:10 – 8:30 amOverview of NASA Sun-Climate Missions and Research Projects
 Erik Richard, LASP, University of Colorado, Boulder
David Considine, NASA Headquarters
Session 1: Recent Observations and Methods for Improving Climate-Record Reconstructions
Chairs: Greg Kopp and Tom Woods
8:30 – 9:00 amAJ Timothy Jull (Keynote)
 Department of Geosciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, Isotope Climatology and Environmental Research Centre, Institute for Nuclear Research, Debrecen, Hungary
The 14C and tree-ring view of solar flares, cycles and climate
9:05 – 9:30 amLaure Lefevre (Invited)
 World Data Center SILSO, Royal Observatory of Belgium
The Sunspot Number: Reevaluations and Reconstructions
9:30 – 10:00 amBreak
10:00 – 10:15 amFrédéric Clette
 World Data Center SILSO, Royal Observatory of Belgium
The F10.7cm radio flux revisited
10:15 – 10:35 amTheodosios Chatzistergos (Invited)
 Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Göttingen, Germany, INAF Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma, Porzio Catone, Italy
Ca II K observations for irradiance studies
10:35 – 10:50 amTed Amdur
 Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard UniversityA stable reconstruction of total solar irradiance over the satellite era
10:50 – 11:05 amGreg Kopp
 LASP/University of Colorado – Boulder, CO
From the Latest TSI Measurements to the Historical Record
11:05 – 11:20 amKalevi Mursula
 Curious long-term increase of the visual band of the solar spectrum in TAV2 and TSIS-1 SIM datasets
11:20 – 1:00 pmLunch Buffet – Concourse
Session 2: Measurements and Models of Solar and Climate Variability
Chairs: Jae Lee, Dong Wu and Brad Pierce
1:00 – 1:30 pmGavin Schmidt (Keynote)
 NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
Historical drivers of climate change in the GISS Earth System Model
1:30 – 1:50 pmLynn Harvey (Invited)
 LASP, University of Colorado – Boulder. CO
The role of the polar vortex in Sun-Earth coupling
1:50 – 2:05 pmLon Hood
 Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, Tucson
QBO/Solar modulation of the Madden-Julian short-term climate oscillation: Mechanisms and comparisons with models
2:05 – 2:25 pmMarty Mlynczak (Invited)
 NASA Langley Research Center
Observations of a Cooling and Contracting Mesosphere from 2002-2021
2:25– 2:40 pmJae Lee
 Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, NASA GSFC
Non-Gaussian Distribution of TOA SW Flux as Observed by MISR and CERES
2:40 – 2:55 pmXianglei Huang
 Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
An Update on the Direct Influence of Solar Spectral Irradiance on the Surface Climate
2:55 – 3:10 pmTom Woods
 LASP, University of Colorado – Boulder, CO
Solar Variability Results from the Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE) Mission
3:10 – 3:30 pmBreak
3:30 – 3:45 pmWolfgang Finsterle
 PMOD/WRC, Switzerland
The updated VIRGO TSI time series
3:45– 4:00 pmSergey Marchenko
What Causes Total Solar Irradiance Changes During a Deep Solar Minimum
4:00 – 4:15 pmMarty Snow
 South African National Space Agency (SANSA)
SOLSTICE:  Seventeen Years, Eighteen Versions
4:15 – 4:30 pmSerena Criscuoli
 NASA GSFC and SSAI, Greenbelt, MD
Understanding the variability of Balmer Lines
4:30 – 4:45 pmAndrea Diercke
 National Solar Observatory (NSO), Boulder, CO
Solar H-alpha excess during Solar Cycle 24 from full-disk filtergrams of the Chromospheric Telescope
4:45 – 5:00 pmScott McIntosh
 National Center for Atmospheric Research, University of Maryland Baltimore County, NASA/GSFC
Sunspot Cycle 25: Early Indications, Long-term Implications

Wednesday, May 18

7:15 – 8:15 amContinental Breakfast
Session 2: Measurements and Models of Solar and Climate Variability (cont)
Chairs: Jae Lee, Dong Wu and Brad Pierce
8:00 – 8:15 pmRobert Leamon
 University of Maryland, Baltimore County, NASA GSFC
The Solar Cycle Clock: Prediction of F10.7, EUV Irradiance, and the Last X-flare of Solar Cycle 25
8:15 – 8:30 amLeif Svalgaard
 Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Sunspot Group Numbers 1700-2021 with Monthly Resolution from Several Populations of Observations and Implications for Climate Change
Session 3: Long Term Atmospheric Measurements
Chairs: Paul Menzel and Peter Pilewskie
8:30 – 9:00 amNormal Loeb (Keynote)
 NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA Tracking Changes in Earth’s Energy Flows
9:00 – 9:20 amAnne Sledd (Invited)
 CIRES, University of Colorado – BoulderThe influence of Clouds on Solar Radiation in the “New Arctic”
9:20 – 9:40 amAndrew Heidinger (Invited)
 NESDIS GEO Growing use of Satellites for Supporting Solar Energy Applications
9:40 – 10:00 amSteve Platnick (Invited)
 NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, WI Time Series Analysis of the NASA MODIS and VIIRS Cloud Products
10:00 – 10:30 amBreak
10:30 – 10:45 amLarrabee Strow
 University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) Physics Department and JCET Satellite Hyperspectral Infrared Climate Time Series Combining AIRS and CrIS
10:45 – 11:05 amEva Borbas (Invited)
 Space Science and Engineering Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI Inferring Three Decades of Global Cloud and Moisture Properties from the HIRS Data Record
11:05 – 11:25 amJacola Roman (Invited)
 Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA Evolution of Stratospheric Temperature Trends from MW+IR Sounders, GPS-RO and Reanalysis using Nonparametrics Multivariate Regression Techniques
11:25 – 11:40 amMatthew DeLand
 Science Systems and Applications, Inc., (SSAI) Polar Mesospheric Clouds and Solar Effects:  An update
11:40 – 11:55 amNingchao Wang
 NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA Nitric Oxide Concentrations and Radiative Cooling in Earth’s Atmosphere Derived from SABER
11:55 – 12:10 pmDave White
 Climate Change Truth The Essential Role of Photosynthesis in Defining Net Zero Carbon Dioxide Emissions for Equilibrium Calculations
12:10 – 12:25 pmSusan Nossal
 Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison Multidecadal Northern Hemisphere Midlatitude Geocoronal Hydrogen Emission Observations
12:15 – 1:30 pmLunch Buffet – Concourse
1:30 – 4:00 pmUniversity of Wisconsin & Monona Terrace –  Tours
1:30 PMDepart Concourse to walk to Univ. of Wisconsin or Monona Terrace
      Group 1:  Effigy Mound Tour
      Group 2: Monona Terrace Tour
3:30 PMWalk back to the Concourse
4:30 – 6:30 pmPoster Session / Reception

Thursday, May 19

7:15 – 8:15 pmContinental Breakfast
Session 4: Stellar Variability and Connections to the Sun
Chairs: Marty Snow, Greg Kopp and Doug Rabin
8:00 – 9:20 amVladimir Airapetian (Invited)
 NASA GSFC, SEEC and American University, Washington, DC
The Active Young Sun and Its Impact on the Early Earth Climate
8:20 – 8:40 amBenjamin Montet (Invited)
 School of Physics, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Magnetic Variability of Sun-like Stars Observed by Kepler and TESS
8:40 – 8:55 amNina-Elisabeth Nemec
 Institut für Astrophysik, Georg-August-Universität
Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany, Max-Planck-Institut für Sonnensystemforschung, Göttingen, GermanyWhy active Suns are spot dominated
8:55 – 9:25 amAlexander Shapiro (Keynote)
 Max-Planck Institute for Solar System Research
The solar-stellar connection
9:25– 9:40 amSowmya Krishnamnurthy
 Max-Planck-Institut fur Sonnensystemforschung, Gottingen, Germany
Inclination and metallicity dependence of the near-UV Ca II H\&K line emissions
9:40 – 10:00 amCecilia Garraffo

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Stellar High-Energy Radiation and its Effects on Exoplanets

10:00 – 10:30 amBreak
Session 5: Next-generation Observations and Models for Sun and Earth
Chairs: Tom Woods, Erik Richard and Peter Pilewskie


10:30 – 11:00 amTristan L’Ecuyer (Keynote)
 The PREFIRE Mission:  Documenting the Spectral Character of Polar Emission
11:00 – 11:20 amGraeme Stephens (Invited)
 Observing Earth’s energy balance in the era of the Atmospheric Observing System (AOS)
11:20 – 11:40 amVanderlei Martins (Invited)
11:40 – 12:00 pmMaria Hakuba (Invited)
 Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena
Future Observations of Earth’s Radiation budget and the science they enable
12:00 – 2:00 pmLunch – on your own
2:00 – 2:25 pmPeter Pilewskie
 LASP/University of Colorado – BoulderLibera and Continuity of the Earth Radiation Budget Climate Data Record
2:15 – 2:35 pmHank Revercomb (Invited)
 University of Wisconsin-Madison, Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC), Madison, WI IR Measurements for CLARREO:  the Compelling Need for an On-orbit SI Reference Sensor
2:35 –2:50 pmYolanda Shea
 NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA
CLARREO Pathfinder:  A New Perspective of Earth
2:50 – 3:05 pmGreg Kopp
 LASP, University of Colorado – Boulder
ARCSTONE:  Providing a Spectral-Irradiance Reference for On-Orbit Calibrations of Earth-Monitoring Instruments
3:05 – 3:20pmKelly Chance
3:20 – 3:50 pmBreak
3:50 – 4:05 pmSusan Breon
 NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
TSIS-2 Development
4:05 – 4:20 pmThomas Sparn
 LASP, University of Colorado – Boulder
Observation implementation lessons learned and the effect of the global pandemic on future strategies
Science Dinner at the Pyle Center
5:15 pmWalk to the Pyle Center (Shuttle available)
5:50 pmArrive at The Pyle Center / Reception
6:15 pmDinner
8:30 pmWalk back to the Concourse (Shuttle available)
8:45 pmArrive back at the Concourse

Friday, May 20

7:15 – 8:15 amContinental Breakfast
Session 6: Improved Solar Reference Spectra: Implications for Remote Sensing and Radiative Transfer
Chairs: Odele Coddington and Peter Pilewskie
8:15 – 8:30 amOdele Coddington
 LASP, University of Colorado – Boulder
The Full-Spectrum Extension of the TSIS-1 Hybrid Solar Reference and Impacts for Solar Irradiance Variability Modeling
8:30 – 8:50 amDaniel Marsh (Invited)
 NCAR, Boulder, CO, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
The impact on model state of implementing the TSIS-1 Hybrid Solar Reference and Impacts for Solar Irradiance Variability Modeling
8:50 – 9:10 amPaul Smith (Invited)
 LASP, University of Colorado – Boulder
CLARREO Pathfinder Uses Solar Calibrations to Obtain Low-Uncertainty Reflectance and Radiance Measurements of Earth Scenes
9:10 – 9:30 amRaj Bhatt, (Invited)
 NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA
Impact of reference solar spectra differences on radiometric cross-calibration of satellite imagers
Meeting Wrap-Up / Summary
9:50 – 10:30 amPeter Pilewskie and Tom Woods, LASP, University of Colorado – Boulder