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Monday, November 9

5:30-7:00 pm  Welcoming ReceptionMarriott Riverfront

Tuesday, November 10 

Peter Pilewskie and Tom Woods, LASP University of Colorado – Boulder
SORCE Mission Status (Tom Woods)

Gary Rottman, LASP, University of Colorado – Boulder
Validity of Today’s Solar Irradiance Measurements to Future (100 years) Climate Studies

Session 1.  TSI Measurements and Modeling 

Kok Leng Yeo, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Gӧttingen, Germany
SATIRE-S Reconstruction of TSI and SSI since 1974

Frédéric Clette, WDC – SILSO, Royal Observatory of Belgium, Brussels
New Re-Calibrated Sunspot Numbers and the Past Solar Output

Stijn Nevens, Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium, Brussels
TSI Reconstruction over the Last 300 Years

Gary Chapman, San Fernando Observatory, California State University, Northridge
Modeling TSI Variations using Photometric Images from the San Fernando Observatory

Odele Coddington, LASP, University of Colorado – Boulder
A New Record of Total Solar Irradiance from 1610 to Present

Claus Frӧhlich, Davos Wolfgang, Switzerland
TSI and Ly-α Reconstruction Back to 1915 Based on Sunspot Area from RGO, Ca-II Data from Mt. Willson and the 4-Component Proxy Model Calibrated 1978-2015

Werner Schmutz (presented by William Ball), Physikalisch-Metorologisches Observatorium / World Radiation Center (WRC), Davos, Switzerland
The PREMOS/PICARD TSI Record: Comparison to other instruments and the 2013/2014 TSI-composite

Steven Dewitte, Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium, Brussels
The Value of the Solar Constant

Greg Kopp, LASP/University of Colorado – Boulder
Wanted:  A TSI Measurement Record

Thierry Dudok de Wit, LPC2E, CNRS and University of Orléans, France
Making of Composites out of Multiple Observations: The New TSI and MgII Index Composites

 Session 2.  Sun-Climate Connection:  Top-down and Bottom-up Coupling 

Anne K. Smith, NCAR/Atmospheric Chemistry Observations & Modeling, Boulder, CO
Interpreting Correlation and Multi-Regression Analyses of Solar Cycle Impacts

Andrew Kren, NOAA/Global Systems Division (GSD), Boulder, CO
The Response of the Stratosphere to the 11-Year Solar Cycle, the Quasi-Biennial Oscillation, and the Pacific Decadal Oscillation

Chihoko Cullens, University of California, Berkeley
The 11-Year Solar Cycle Signature on Wave-Driven Dynamics in WACCM

Kalevi Mursula, ReSoLVE CoE, Space Physics Unit, University of Oulu, Finland
Why Does the Positive Phase of NAO Pattern Appear Preferentially in the Declining Phase of the Solar Cycle?

James Russell III, Center for Atmospheric Sciences, Hampton University, VA
Validation of the Global Distribution of CO2 Volume Mixing Ratio in the Mesosphere and Lower Thermosphere from SABER

Jia Yue, Center for Atmospheric Sciences, Hampton University, VA
Increasing Carbon Dioxide Concentration in the Upper Atmosphere Observed by SABER

Ales Kuchar, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic; and Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science ETH, Zurich, Switzerland
Attribution of the 11-year solar cycle in lower-stratospheric temperature and ozone

Guoyong Wen, NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD
Surface Temperature and Planetary Albedo Responses to Total and Spectral Solar Forcing on Multi Decadal Time Scales in GISS GCMAM

Yukihiro Takahashi, Dept. of Cosmosciences, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
Relationship Between Solar Parameters and Typhoon/Thunderstorm Occurrences with One-Month Periodicity

Wednesday, November 11 

Session 3.  Climate Change during the Space Era 

Drew Shindell, Duke University, Durham, NC
Solar Forcing of Industrial Era Climate Change

Norm Loeb, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA
Earth’s Radiation Imbalance Observed from Space

Alex Ruzmaikin, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
Solar Forcing of the Earth’s Climate on Multi-Decadal Time Scales

Pavle Arsenovic, Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland
Climate and Ozone Layer in the Future: Implications of Grand Solar Minimum

Rolando Garcia, NCAR/Earth System Laboratory, Boulder, CO
Trends and Solar Cycle Signals of CO and CO2 in the MLT

John Emmert, U.S. Naval Research Lab (NRL), Washington DC
Past and Future Climate of Thermospheric Density:  Solar and Anthropogenic Influences

Session 4.  Solar Spectral Irradiance (SSI) Measurements and Modeling 

William Ball, PMOD/WRC, Davos, Switzerland
New Results on the Stratospheric Ozone Response to Solar Spectral Irradiance Variability

Jerald Harder, LASP, University of Colorado – Boulder
Construction of a SORCE-Based Solar Spectral Irradiance (SSI) Record for Input into Chemistry Climate Models

Jim Butler, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
Spectral Solar Irradiance Requirements for Earth Observing Sensors Operating in the Ultraviolet to Shortwave Infrared

Matthieu Kretzschmar, LPC2E, CNRS and University of Orléans, France
On the Stability of Solar Spectral Irradiance Records

Ken Tapping, Canadian National Research Council, Herzberg Inst. of Astrophysics D.R.A.O., Penticton, BC, Canada
Using F10.7 and Other Activity Indices to Examine Continuity of Solar Activity Cycles

Scott McIntosh, NCAR/High Altitude Observatory, Boulder, CO
Quasi-Periodic Variations in Radiative Output Driven By Activity Band Interactions

Sergey Marchenko, Science Systems and Applications Inc. (SSAI), Lanham, MD; and NASA GSFC
Spectral Irradiance Changes in Cycle 24: Inter-comparing Aura/OMI, SORCE SIM, and SORCE SOLSTICE

Gerard Thuillier, Laboratoire Atmosphères, Milieux, Observations Spatiales (LATMOS), France
SOLSPEC onboard the International Space Station: Absolute Solar Spectral Irradiance in the Infrared Domain and Comparison with Recent Solar Models

Courtney Peck, LASP, University of Colorado – Boulder
Demonstrating the Sensitivity of Long-Term Photometric Trends to the Center-to-Limb Profile

Gene Avrett, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Boston, MA
Modeling the Solar Atmosphere: Spectral Irradiance Synthesis for the Period 2010-2015

Cassandra Bolduc, Physikalisch-Metorologisches Observatorium / WRC, Davos, Switzerland
NLTE Calculation of the SOlar spectrum with CRoss-influence of solar ATmospheric structures (SOCRAT)

Tom Woods, LASP, University of Colorado – Boulder
A Different View of Solar Spectral Irradiance Variations: Modeling Total Energy over Six-Month Intervals

Jae Lee, University of Maryland, Baltimore County; and NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD
Solar Rotational Modulations of Spectral Irradiance and Correlations with the Variability of Total Solar Irradiance

Science Dinner — Savannah Riverboat     6 pm boarding, 7 pm departure, 9 pm return

Thursday, November 12

Session 5.  Societal Impacts from Climate Change and Solar Variability 

Bruce Wielicki, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA
Climate Change Accuracy: Observing Requirements and Economic Value

Robert Cahalan, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab (APL), Laurel, MD
Atlantic Coastal Impacts of Global Warming

Session 6.  Variability of the Sun-like Stars  

Jeff Hall, Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff, AZ
The Art of Science and the Physics of Sun-Like Stars

Hugh Hudson, SSL/University of California – Berkeley
The Sun and the Kepler Solar-Type Stars: Quiescence and Flaring

Phil Judge, NCAR/High Altitude Observatory, Boulder, CO
Heinrich Schwabe’s Holistic Detective Agency

Tom Ayres, CASA/University of Colorado – Boulder
The Ups and Downs of Alpha Centauri and Friends

Wes Lockwood, Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff, AZ
Photometric Variations of 290 Sun-Like Stars 1993-2015

Session 7.  Challenges and Opportunities in Solar Observations   

Luc Damé, LATMOS (Laboratoire Atmosphères, Milieux, Observations Spatiales), France
SUITS/SWUSV: A Solar-Terrestrial Space Weather & Climate Investigation

Martin Snow, LASP, University of Colorado – Boulder
GOES-R Extreme Ultraviolet and X-Ray Irradiance Sensor (EXIS)

Marek Stęślicki, Space Research Centre, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
Bragg Soft X-rays Spectrometers: Our future missions

Serena Criscuoli, National Solar Observatory, Boulder, CO
Modeling Solar Irradiance with DKIST

Candace Carlisle, NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD
Total and Spectral solar Irradiances Sensor (TSIS) Project Overview

Erik Richard, LASP, University of Colorado – Boulder
A Compact Solar Spectral Irradiance Monitor for Future Small Satellite and CubeSat Science Opportunities

William H. Swartz, Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Lab (APL), Laurel, MD
The RAVAN CubeSat Mission: Progress toward a new measurement of Earth outgoing radiation

Tom Sparn, LASP, University of Colorado – Boulder
Continuous Constellation for Total and Spectral Solar Irradiance in the next 35 Years

Matt DeLand, Science Systems and Applications Inc. (SSAI), Lanham, MD; and NASA GSFC
Overview of the NASA Solar Irradiance Science Team (SIST) Program

Poster Session — For full list of presenters and abstracts click here

Friday, November 13

Session 8.  Next Generation Observing Systems for Climate Records   

Hank Revercomb, University of Wisconsin – Madison
The CLARREO Climate Benchmarking Mission:  The Absolute Radiance Interferometer (ARI) is a proven prototype for the Infrared portion of the full observing capability


Peter Pilewskie, LASP, University of Colorado – Boulder
The Earth Climate Hyperspectral Observatory: Advances in Climate Change Detection, Attribution, and Remote Sensing

Martin Mlynczak, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA
Long-Term Observations of the Upper Atmosphere

David Crisp, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA
Early Results from the First Year of Operations of the OCO-2 Mission

Alexander Marshak, NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD
Looking at the Entire Sunlit Earth from the L1 Point; The very first results

Ricky Egeland, High Altitude Observatory, NCAR, Boulder, CO
Century-Long Monitoring of Solar Irradiance and Earth’s Albedo Using a Stable Scattering Target in Space

Dong Wu, NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD
What Spatiotemporal Sampling is Needed to Determine Earth Radiation Imbalance from GEO-MEO-LEO Constellation?

Cheryl Yuhas, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC
Overview of the Current and Future Missions for NASA’s Earth Science Division

Symposium Wrap-Up/Summary — Marty Snow, LASP, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO